Monday, February 28, 2011

Month’s End

I am so happy to see February (finally) end.  I’m not a fan. This is not a deep dark secret either.  For some reason, February is the one month that I just can’t manage.  Somewhere around the third week, I become convinced that this month will never end.  Every.  Year.   I’m not sure exactly why this happens, but I just want it not to be February anymore, and the realization that I can’t make the days go by any faster just makes me sad. 

So in defense of this state of “blah” that I sink into, I want to knit and generally do.  I went into a sort of high gear of sock knitting…

I knit my February PSC pair:
Blue Chevvy's
Pattern: Father and Son Socks by Mona Schmidt
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock / Color 806 Impressionist Sky
Size 2.25mm needles / magic loop

Then I finished these:
Sweet Sweat Socks
Pattern: Basic sock
Yarn: Panda Cotton Sock / colors Ivory, Crystal Pink and Deep Water
Size 2.25mm needles / dpn

And meanwhile, I worked on these along with the class I was teaching for knitting Two at a time Top down socks at the shop:
Pond Ripples
Pattern: Harris Tweed Socks by Ali Green
Yarn: Noro Kuryeon Sock / Color 150
Size 2.25 mm needles / Magic Loop, 2AAT

Just before I finished those, I realized I wouldn’t have any socks on the needles so I cast on a mindless pair to get me through until I cast on my March PSC socks:
Vegetable Thin socks
Pattern: Basic Sock
Yarn: Noro Kuryeon Sock / Color 255

Before you get the impression all I knit in February was socks, when I wasn’t working on socks, I also knit another one of the little dice bags,

Sea Urchin Bag 2
this is a fun little project and I still have a lot of the yarn left over... I'm thinking of a new design for using that. 

And I finished this:
Carefree Shawl
Pattern: Carefree by Jen Hansen
Yarn: Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock / Color Alchemy
Needles: US Size 4

Cast on for this:
Friday Cardi
Pattern: Girl Friday
Yarn: Gedifera Extra Soft Merino
Needle: US Size 6

And this: 

Pattern: Miss Marple's Shawl - What Would Miss Marple Knit / Vintage from Weldon's Practical Needlework
Yarn: Knitivity Down Home Fingering / color Peachy
Needle: US Size 5

Hopefully March will bring better pictures and some interesting activities and I’ll have something besides socks to post.

Happy Knitting,


Sleepy Zelda

Sleepy Zelda
Originally uploaded by nanaknits21

Sweet Zelda

Sweet Zelda
Originally uploaded by nanaknits21

all mommy ever does is knit, I guess I'll just get comfy and take a nap

Saturday, February 12, 2011

In the bag

Dice Bag
Originally uploaded by nanaknits21

I have finished a couple of projects but haven't found/made the time to write up a proper post, this is just a teaser... hopefully my writing brain will get back in gear next week and I'll show you the rest. This is the Deep Sea Flower Dice Bag knit in Noro Taiyo... a nice cotton blend with really stunning colorways (I want to buy one of each).

Have a great weekend