Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lady Eleanore II

Sheryl was here for a couple of weeks after Christmas and saw my first Lady Eleanore. I wanted to make her something and she picked out the Lady E pattern. We spent a couple of nights researching yarn and she chose this:

I was a little concerned it would be a little on the wild side...too bright for my tastes but she was right. It is just her style/colors and it turned out beautiful! Husband inserted for scale:

A few modeled shots by the beautiful Z and it was off in the mail to her today.

Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole by Kathleen Power Johnson

Noro Silk Garden color #87 - 10 skeins

Size 8 needles

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A friend of ours created a CaringBridge site to keep you up-to-date on our man, Vince. CaringBridge is a nonprofit organization that helps friends and families stay connected. Anyone can visit his site, so if you know of someone who wishes to stay current on Vince's progress, please feel free to provide them the site address.

Here's the address: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/vinceturk. It might be a good idea to bookmark it in your browser so you don't have to remember it. If your e-mail program doesn't allow you to click on the above link, just copy and paste the address into your web browser's address (or URL) location.

Please visit Vince's site anytime. You can go there to check in on the him and his family, read the updated journal entries and send him encouraging messages by signing the Guestbook. When you register with CaringBridge and sign his guestbook, you will automatically receive e-mail notifications each time his journal is updated. Or, you can subscribe to receive these notifications even before you sign the guestbook. (Of course, you can unsubscribe from these e-mail updates at any time.)

See you at the site! Thanks for your faithful and unceasing prayers!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Taking a break

I am putting this blog on hold for a while. We found out last week my wonderful, loving, strong husband has cancer. We are gearing up for the fight. If you pray please add us to your prayer list.

Monday, September 15, 2008

New Socks!

I am wearing new socks today...

New socks are fun but these really make me happy. They are so bright and psychedelic. Wool dye on acid. I normally hate the pooling that hand dyed yarn can produce but this I embraced and love.

They are pretty from all angles.

A close up blurry detail shot of the pattern:

But they are best peaking out from under my jeans...

Pattern : Wollmeise Sock by Monica Jines located free on the Loopy Ewe Website

Yarn: Woolmeise Wellemsittichvogelfeder also purchased at the Loopy Ewe.

Needles: US #1 Magic Loop

Mods: I knit the pattern into a point at the top of the foot rather than all the way down to the toe. I got tired of it and wanted a quick finish.

New socks. It's going to be a good day today.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Least you think I am all work and no play...

So I do still knit for myself too...Here's proof.

Ok not this one. This sweater should have been in the previous post because it was a commissioned job but it was for my mother-in-law. It was her Birthday present from her husband. Doesn't she look beautiful?!

Pattern: Bed Jacket by Joan McGowan-Michael in Knitting Lingerie Style
Size: 39
Yarn: Sublime, cashmere merino silk dk in shade: 0011
Mods: I knit the sleeves 1.5 inches longer. I used size 7 needles rather than the 9 that the pattern called for so I knit the 43.5 size and came out with a 39/40 for her measurements.

The closure was purchased from Art for Hair.
I would highly recommend this etsy seller. They went out of their way to mail this overnight while the hurricane was approaching Florida so we would get it in time for the Birthday party. Above and beyond service in addition to a very cute sweater adornment.
Summer of socks flew by but I did get two more pair done:

Pattern: ??? Made up from another pattern I saw but don't remember where.
Row #1 P,K,P,K,P
Row #2 P, K3,P
Yarn: STR Raven Clan, Rook-y
Detail shot:

Summer of Socks #3

Pattern: Uzume by Momma Monkey Designs. Gigi Silva
Yarn: Schaffer Yarn, Anne
Detail shot: Color is accurate in top picture.
Summer of Socks #4

Yarn: Wollmeise color: Wellensittichvogelfeder (Don't worry I can't say it either)
Blurry Detail shot:

Now for WIPs:

Silver Belle
Peplum and one 1/2 of bodice done. Still love this sweater but it is very hot to have a lap of wool in the summer. Will continue once the temperature drops a little.
Detail shot:
Don't you love all those wondering cables???

Color is more accurate in this picture:

Summer sweater (that got displaced by all the production work this summer)

Pattern: Central Park Hoodie
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Teddy Bear
Back, Left front and one sleeve done. I may tear out the left front and re knit in the larger size. It looks very small to be going around my 42" front. I know the button bands are large but I don't think they are large enough! I made the sleeves extra long so they hit at my knuckles rather than my wrists.

Detail shot: Color more accurate in top picture.
I think I have a cable fetish right now.

Production knitting is kicking my butt

I haven't gotten much done other than paid jobs plus the constant knitting is starting to wear on my hands, elbows and shoulders. Is there such a thing as knitting elbow?

Here is an update on my Production knitting so far:

Production job #1 in July. This is the Simple Raglan by Blue Sky Alpaca in Skinny Cotton. This was made for a shop sample for Knit New London in New Hampshire. Size med. (36-38) is modeled by my mother-in-law.

Back view:

It fit her so nice she wanted to keep it.

Secret production job # 2 July/August:

The pattern and details will be available later this fall through Blue Sky Alpaca. Won't tell you more than that....sorry.

Production knitting #3

Look familiar? Yep, Simple Raglan (again) in Skinny Cotton (again) This time size Small (32-34).

Sleeve detail:

Monday, June 30, 2008

More Fo and Summer of Socks

Another finished sweater:

Pattern: Sleeveless Wrap Sweater from Blue Sky Alpacas
size: 34 (It is a little big on Z)
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton in Glacier
Mods: While knitting the waist band and skirt it has you do a short row every 4 rows. On the 5th row it doesn't say to pick up the wrapped stitch but you need to do that or it shows on the skirt. Otherwise knit to pattern.
Began June 23, done June 28.

Summer of Socks has begun. I have my first pr. done:

Pattern: My version of the Twisted Rib.
Yarn: Plymouth Happy Feet. I threw the band away and forgot to record the colorway. They are navy, burgundy and olive green.
This was my first toe up sock. I won't show close ups of the heel. I need some work on the short row heel. I choose toe up because I wanted to use all the yarn and make the longest socks possible. They grew quite a bit after blocking but they are the softest socks I own to date!