Saturday, March 31, 2007

Final Count

As of today I've completed 123 miles. The race hasn't ended though they are going another 100 miles. So I'm going to keep going, should be easier to reach the next goal since spring is here.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Short N Sweet

Pattern: Short N Sweet from the SnB Happy Hooker Book
Designer: Angela "Lavonne" Best
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, colorway Tangerine
Crochet Hook: Size H

This project was done during a CAL over at CALPals. The pattern was a bit tricky for me when it came to adding the front pieces. Once I accomplished that it was a snap to complete.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Clapotis II on Hold

I started another Clapotis. Unfortunately I ran out of yarn which was my own fault. I had 6 balls of Plymouth Yarn Bamboo which I had originally intended to be used for a scarf sized clap. Once I began though I decided hey why not just do another shawl. After all it's a fast going project. The stitches are so much easier to drop with the bamboo than they were with the SWS. This time however, I'm following the chart that's posted at the Yahoo Group. And instead of using stitch markers I'm just purling the stitch too be dropped. So now I'm waiting for Woolbearers to get some more in.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Yarn Sale

While blogging I saw this at The Lint Knitter. Gigantic yarn sale at Knit Happens. I don't know about you but I couldn't resist not grabbing some Noro Kuryeon for $4.07 a skein. They have some Silk Garden for $5.00 but not many colors left. Stuff is going fast though, hurry, hurry, hurry!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Treat

Yes, I'm supposed to be destashing. And I am. But after completing the 100 mile walk I decided I deserved a little reward. I popped into Woolbearers today (btw I found out they are moving to a bigger location soon) and treated myself to a few skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn. Luscious!! I've always wanted to try their yarn. The thing is to find the time to get some socks knitted up.

And the winner is


There was a contest going on over at CAL Pals and I won the loot. Me who never wins anything. I'm going to enjoy my goodies. Many thanks to Theresa and all my CAL Pals. You guys are the best!

Half-Moon Shawl

Half-Moon Shawl

Knit Picks Main Line
color butter pecan

Hook: Size J

I completed the shawl during a CAL over at CAL Pals.
I needed a nice quick project and this was it. It only took a day to complete it.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Crossed the Finish Line!!

Yippee, I completed my goal of walking 100 miles by April 1! Boy does this feel good. I feel so good that I'm going to keep on going to see how many more I can do by April 1. I did slack a bit on my weight training while doing all this walking so I plan to pick up the pace again.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Completed Tops

Enough about bags. How about some tops? They were completed awhile ago but I just never got around to taking pictures and posting on my blog.

Pattern: Simple Knitted Bodice
Yarn: Berocco Soft Twist, color 9482 Dulse
The carry on yarn used in the lace sections is called Sequins that I found at A.C. Moore
Needles: Knit Picks Options, size 7 and 4; 12" Addi Circulars, size 5 (for sleeves)
Modifications: I did fewer rounds of the lace sections and purl ridges

This sweater matches the Fetching fingerless gloves I recently made.

Pattern: Anthropologie Caplet
Yarn: Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride Bulky, color M51 Winter Blue
Needles: Circular Addi Turbos size 10 1/2

The caplet matches the cable clutch that I posted about last week.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Creole Bag

Creole Bag is complete.!!

Pattern: Creole Bag from Berroco

Yarn: Cascade 128 Tweed

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

More Bags

These two bags were completed quite a while go. They were sent to the to be finished pile. I finally got around to the finishing.

Project: Fat Bottom Bag from the Happy Hooker Book
Yarn: Lion Brand Suede

Cabled Clutch, done with Brown Sheep's Bulky Lamb Pride