Sunday, July 14, 2013

Camp Loopy 2013: Project Two

Project two for Camp Loopy 2013 is done. Requirement was to knit a pattern that has been popular with other knitters, that you haven’t knit before. The project needs to have at least 1000 projects listed (or 1000 queued up) on Ravelry, and it needs to use at least 500 yards, single stranded.

Pattern:  Derecho
Designer: Laura Aylor
Needle: US Size 5

It was a nice relaxing knit. Just what I needed after the craziness of last month's traveling. 
 Great pattern. It was very well written.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Southern California Quilter's Run

I'm in San Diego for a few weeks for work. Imagine my surprise when I discover there's a shop hop scheduled the same time. So my weekend was spent shop hopping or quilter's running as they call it.

I hopped the Area 4 Shops. I visited 4 on Saturday and 5 on Sunday. 

Day 1

Day 2

Passport turned in at last shop. It would be nice to win one of the prizes.

Here is my loot. I already mailed it back home. We'll see if it arrives before I do.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Camp Loop 2013: Project One

Camp Loopy has begun for this year. The requirement for Project one was to knit or crochet a project of at least 375 yards with a lace or fingering weight yarn that you had not used before. 

I loved the pattern but wasn't all that crazy about the yarn. I found it a bit splitty to knit with and it pilled a bit. However I liked the finished project.

Pattern: Summer Wind
Yarn: Breathless by Shalimar Yarns
Needles: Size 4 US

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Finished Objects

Pattern:  Wondrous & Mystical Pentrapazoidal Entrelac Bag by Anne Carroll Gilmour 
Yarn: Noro Kureyon
Needles: Size 10 US

Loved this pattern. It was quick to knit this bag.  I don't like how the Kureyon felts though. This was a gift for my friend Patti.

Pattern:  Daybreak by Stephen West
Yarn: Ms Babs Yummy Superwash Sock & Baby Yarn
Needles: Size 4 US
Great pattern, yummy yarn ;-)

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival 2013

I met my knitting pal Loren in Philly and we went together on the bus. I again went on a bus trip sponsored by Rosie's Yarn Cellar.  It was a fantastic day.

Belated birthday gift from Loren
My day's take from the festival

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Scarfs for Others

Here are two scarfs I knitted for gifts. The first for my friend Gail and the second for my grandson Naseem.

Pattern: Wingspan
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock
Needle: US Size 4

Pattern: Handsome Scarf
Yarns: Berroco Vintage and Vintage Chunky 
Needles: US Size 11

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Color Affection III

I knitted a third and final Color Affection. I gave away the previous two and wanted one for myself.  I made it with yarn I purchased in January at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC.  Nice yarn!

Pattern: Color Affection by Veera Valimaki
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering 
Needles: Size 6 US

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Valentine Projects

I made a quilt and a pillow cover in celebration of Valentine's Day. 

 Pillow was made using the Lil Twister Template and the Twisting Heart Valentine Tutorial 
 Connie from Freemotion by the River.

The quilt was made from Moda Jelly Roll "Kissing Booth" using the Jelly Roll 1,600 Quilt Pattern.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Birdie Fling Bag

I took a bag class at The Village Quilter with a few of my quilting buddies. I could have easily made the bag myself but it is fun to sew with others. And of course, support the local quilt store/small businesses.

Pattern:  Birdie Fling by Amy Butler

I like this bag. It is nice and roomie.  I haven't decided  if I'm going to keep it or give it away.

To see the bags my friends made, visit the Jersey Girl Quilters Blog.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Knitting Projects

Project: Leftie by Martina Behm
Needles:  US 4
Yarn: Wollmeise Pure in Tollkirsche and Hummer

Project: Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West
Needles: US 8
Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza - Whatta Skein! in Tell Me colorway

Project:  Metalouse by Stephen West
Needles: US 7
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Lite 2015 and Punta Yarns Feather Space Dyed

Project: Bedouin Bag by Nora J. Bellows
Needles: US 11
Yarn: Cascade 220

Project: Geysir Stretch by Stephen West
Needles: US 9
Yarn: Cascade 220

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2013

I went to Vogue Knitting Live which was held at the New York Marriott Marquis in Time Square. I took NJ Transit into the city, spent 4 hours (which was more than enough time) at VKL. I went through the marketplace twice and saw two fashions shows. Nicky Epstein's was really, really nice.  I then met my BFF at Virgils for lunch, went shopping and came home. A very enjoyable day.