Thursday, May 31, 2012

Finished Sweater for Meghan

I finished the Silken Straw Sweater for Meghan and I am very happy with the results.  She was thrilled and it fit her perfectly.  This was such an easy pattern to follow and I highly recommend it to anyone.  I did go to my LYS and get some help with the i-cord finish and am very happy with the results.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Summer Sweater for My Daughter

I have started my first sweater and I am knitting it for my daughter Meghan.  I have chosen a pattern from Purl Bee and I can't wait to see how it turns out.  The pattern is Silken Straw Sweater:

I have chosen to knit it in Classic Elite Firefly yarn in the color sour apple.

My daughter is a blond with hazel eyes and I think the bright green will look great on her.  I cast on last night and only have about 5 rows done.  I will keep you up to date on my progress!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Adding Beads to Your Knitting 3KCBWDAY6

Adding Beads to Your Knitting 3KCBWDAY6

This is a great tutorial for adding beads to knitting!  Funny how some things seem to be so complicated and then you happen upon something that makes the light bulb turn on!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Cowl

NobleKnits Knitting Blog: Captivating Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

I finished this cowl last night.  I added one extra repeat to make it just a bit taller but love the pattern and the finished product.  It knits up really fast and the pattern is very easy to follow!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Knitting Slump

I don't know what it is about spring but it has put me into a real slump when it comes to knitting.  I have tried going to my LYS and looking at all the beautiful yarn but just cannot get inspired.

This past week I started looking through all the knitting books I have purchased in the past year and a half and happened upon my copy of  Nicky Epstein - Knitting Block by Block.  I decided to start knitting blocks just to try out some new stitches and techniques and drug out some Sugar N Cream that I bought when I first learned to knit.  Even if I do not ever join the pieces I can use them for dish clothes...Right?!  The first block I have knitted is the Classic Diamond and guess inspired me...YEAH!

My other project that I have been working on is getting all my stash put into my Ravelry Notebook.  I look at Ravelry every single day for new patterns and I think it will help to be able to search by the yarn I have to see what projects have been knitted already.  If you would like to compare stashes just click on the link I have on the side of my blog.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Sheena J for winning the Chevron Cowl.  The giveaway was featured on  I hope Sheena enjoys the cowl for many years to come.  We all know that the chevron pattern is super hot right now!