Pat's Knitting and Quilting
July 26 , 2007
Pattern: Breeze by Jennifer Appleby from Knitty Summer 2007
The front cable and lace pattern, "tilting ladder", is a 24 row repeat - do it 3 times and your done! See how it merges so nicely into the toe shaping?
and only 1 skein of sock yarn!
July 23 , 2007
Have you ever been to Posh Yarn Sundays at 6:00 GMT ? I had my 1st experience a few weeks ago and it was wild! I went ahead of time and made all my yarn purchase decisions (only 1 of which I got). Then continually "refreshed" the site starting at about 1 minute before the update and STILL did not get my 1st choices in time - oh the pressure and fun!! Don't try to buy all of your yarn and THEN check out because it won't be there anymore - luckily I knew this and checked each item out before going back for more! Shipping is $5.65 ( £ 2.75) outside the UK, no matter how much you buy.
To clarify....I'm still knitting from stash (other than the sock yarn clause and my 1 (lace) get out of jail free card.) I have gone a little overboard with sock yarn lately though. I don't usually show yarn purchases on my blog, but since I put the above picture up, I may as well show you another...
Isn't that a pretty pile o' sock yarn? Some Lorna's Laces (Lemon, Tahoe) from the wonderful Linda (emtnestr) and J.Knits (lavender), Schaefer Anne (Desert Flower, Georgia O'Keefe), and Seacoast Handpainted (Scarlett Letter) from Allison at Simply Socks. I would highly recommend all 3 of these online stores - beautiful yarn and superb, friendly service!
I just signed up for Sock a Month 4 and somehow followed Kathy and Shirley to Knitty KAL at the very last minute before it closed! So I have some knitting to do....
July 19 , 2007
Pattern: The Solstice Slip designed by JC Briar for the June Rockin' Sock Club Kit
click pics to enlargeI'm finishing up all the "startitis" socks before starting anything new -"Breeze" anklets are next...
July 13 , 2007
This is my favorite of all Nancy Bush's Sock Patterns ...it was love at 1st site! I'm not sure why I waited so long to make them, but I'm glad I finally did. Beautiful, elegant...in fact so much so, that this may be the 1st pair of socks I've made that I don't wear... I just can't imagine getting them all dirty or even putting them inside shoes!!
July 9, 2007
I finished this scarf on the exact day that the Mystery Stole 3 KAL began so the timing was perfect and a new morning knitting project was born. The pace is just right for me and I love that there is a limit as to how much you can do....keeps me in check! I am using JaegerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk in "indigo" (a beautiful deep midnight blue with that elegant silk luster) on US 4 (3.5mm) needles - no beads.
I've played with the chart to make is easier and quicker for me....taking a few minutes to write in the # for the upcoming knit stitches (no stopping to count while knitting) and coloring right and left slanting decreases.
My sister (Carol) and niece (Dana) have returned to Colorado - We had a great time together! Here they are at Kimball Farm attempting to down a whole Kimball's Special (those from MA know how daunting this task is!)
July 1 , 2007
Without going into a big explanation....I'm going with moderation. A girl can change her mind - right? (Yes - I am embarrassed, but everything I said was true)