Friday, August 12, 2011

More New Projects….

Well I seem to have knitter’s “startitis” I have recently started 3 new knitted projects (one of which will be a long time ongoing piece).  My niece is having her first baby in November and it’s going to be a boy.  So of course he needs a blankie.  I’m knitting him a baby blanket with sailboats on it.  I love the soft yellow color!


I’m also in the process of test knitting a shawl pattern.  It’s a fun knit with the cabled sections.  The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Golden Glow.


The third project is my long term project.  I’ve caught the “Blankie Mania” bug and started a Sock Yarn Blankie.  My friend Missy has been working on hers for a few months and now she’s taught me just how fun the little mitered squares are!  The plan is for the blanket to include 1008 little 2.5” mitered squares.  Time will tell how many squares I end up knitting LOL.  This picture shows the first 20 squares.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Camp Loopy Project 2 Finished!

A couple weeks ago I finished the second Campy Loopy project.  I made a pair of mittens and knit them both in 2 days (one mitten each Saturday for 2 weekends).  The challenge was to knit a pair of sock or mittens which had cabling techniques in the pattern.  I fell in love with Busybee Socks and decided to transfer the cabling pattern of the socks to a pair of plain mittens.  I just love how they turned out and I cannot wait for it to get cold enough to wear them.  The yarn is Gale’s Art Sock in the Cherry Blossom colorway.