Wednesday, July 06, 2005

WIP Wednsday

A Rose in Bloom afghan-size I hook
2 thread ties-a red one in a pineapple pattern-size 8 hook and a blue one in hdc-size 10 hook
A Cocoon sweater-size K hook
A 63 squares afghan-size H hook, could be anything from G to K, depending on pattern
A pair of crocheted socks in baby yarn, 2 colors of pink-size E hook
A pair of knit socks in RHSS camo-size 3 dpn
A pair of knit socks in baby yarn-lilac-size 3 dpnA pair of knit slipper socks in Caron SS-baby varigated-size 7 circ
A crochet tank top-size G hook
A sherbet tank top-size H hook
A knit basketweave scarf-size 10½ straight needles
A crochet eyelet wrap-size J hook
A doily for the doily swap in Aunt Lydia's ecru-size 7 hook(hope that's ok with my swap partner, AL is the only thread I can afford)
Finish detangling that tote of yarn, almost there, just got tired of it, plus I need to finish that shawl and those ties. There's some more stuff in there that needs frogging too.
A beret from the Homespun I used on my black/white pineapple shawl.-size K hook
2 mini-shawls-black in size 0 hook and blue in size F hook, same pattern as the pineapple shawls I've been making only in lighter yarn and smaller hook. This is really an experiment to see what it'll do, it could flop or it could fly.
A knit dishcloth-size 8 needlesA crochet dishcloth-size H hook
A Fleuri Bag-needs to be lined and put together

UFOs I found that I want to finish:

An arrowhead afghan-if I can find the colors I'm using-size ? hook, will have to experiment, not sure if I used hook specified in pattern or went larger.
A scrap afghan in the step pattern-I'm calling it Around the World in 80 Scraps-it's in the quilt pattern called Around the World and I probably can find 80 different scraps to use in it.-size H hook


A hat from Yarn Cat's site-Claire-almost finished
A Cats Afghan-using baby yarn and a H hook

This list keeps getting longer and longer......

Ok, I really didn't need to start the hat but it looked so nice, the cats afghan is for my first grandbaby so that one's justified *G*

Friday, July 01, 2005

I treated myself

I went to my LYS and was looking at the yarn again. I really can't afford to get much of what they have but I wanted to get some to try the wristwarmers with. I found some Cascade superwash wool from Peru at a little over $10 for 100g. I think it's a sportweight yarn, it doesn't feel very heavy. One should be plenty to knit a pair of wristwarmers. I'll be using my dpn and doing them in the round so I won't have any seams to bother with. If they turn out I might write out how I do them.

I like the fact the wool is superwash, I hate handwashing things. I'll probably air dry them though.

More wristwarmers

I thought I'd try a different yarn to see how they would look, I'm knitting this pair with size 8(US) needles and Bernat Frenzy in Black Blast. If they turn out good, I might post the pattern in my pattern blog, I'm using the same method the crochet ones used only I'm using garter st since they're knitted side to side and the ribbing wouldn't be going the right way.

This yarn is hard to see the sts, that's why I'm only using garter st, the yarn will add the pizazz, if you've seen Frenzy you'll know what I mean.

I really need to get a move on the Roses

That way I won't have anything after it that has a specific deadline. This doesn't either, really but I want to finish it first since it's for someone else and most everything else is for me.

I'm about halfway done with the roses in 2 more colors and starting the last two colors then I can start making the squares.

The only other thing that has a deadline is the doily and I'm about halfway on that one, hope my swap partner likes it, it's in varigated purples.