Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lots of photos to post, but too lazy to post them now.

I have a cold. :-( As soon as I'm feeling better, I'll post a blog update to share all my latest projects!

The sampler socks are done! I participated in the wee tiny sock swap and sent and received wee socks which I have photos to share. I knit a dishcloth and cast on another. The Noro scarf is still progressing.

And tomorrow, a new mystery sock project begins on Ravelry. I hope I get over this cold quickly!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wee Tiny Sock Swap!

I just signed up for the Wee Tiny Sock Swap over on Yarn Miracle's blog!!

I participated in this swap last year and it was a lot of fun. It will be busy weekend for me, since I will have company visiting, but surely I can fit in time to knit a wee tiny sock!!

Here's the sock I knit for my swap partner last year:

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Matching socks and scarf progress

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They match! Hooray! I was worried that this might be a difficult task, but they seem to match fairly closely and I'm glad... especially since I got the magic 8 cast on to work on the first try this time!

Did I ever say what pattern this is? It's the Sampler Socks pattern from This is another of those patterns that I knew I wanted to knit the first time I saw it! It's a lot of fun and my second ever attempt at toe-up sock knitting! I'm also participating in two KALs with these socks, the SKA Challenge on Ravelry and it's my April project for the 52 week Challenge KAL on the Carefree blog. Plus, they are a belated birthday gift for my best friend!

I am also making progress on my striped Noro scarf. It's nice to have these two projects to go back and forth between. Here's a progress shot of the scarf:

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Friday, April 10, 2009

New project!

I'm still working on the Sampler Socks and I did cast on the 2nd sock (I'm almost done with the toe section), but today I felt like a change of pace and cast on for a new project.

It's a skinny version of the Brooklyn Tweed Noro Scarf:
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I got the Noro Silk Garden yarn at yarn-love last time I was there. It's my first time working with Noro yarn. The color changes are fun. The yarn is rougher than I'm used to working with, but I really don't mind it. It also goes from thick to thin in spots, but that just gives the scarf for interest.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

First Sampler Sock is done!

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This sock was a lot of fun to knit! I have already cast on for the second one!

I know my blog posts have been brief lately, but I'll leave you with a new Shelby photo until I find more time to blog:
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Lamb Cam

Check out the Lamb Cam at Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farm!

Also, here is the progress on my Sampler Socks - these are going to be a fast knit!!

Top of the foot:
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Bottom of the foot:
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

so much to blog about...

I have so much to blog about, and don't know where to begin!

First off, I should post the final picture of my NatCroMo freeform crochet project:

This is my new project for April (more details to follow):
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Yarn Miracle is hosting her Wee Tiny Sock Swap again this year and I want to participate! More info about this on her blog. It's a very easy, minimum commitment swap and a lot of fun!

I just got this book from and it looks like a wealth of information! I can't wait to find the time to read it and try some of the color techniques it covers.

I'll try to elaborate on all this when I have more time to blog!