Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Items received for Project

The pink flower scarf on the left was received before Christmas. It was sent from the state of Washington by Mary. Her friend made this one.
On the right are two roll brim hats and one scarf sent by Gretchen from Sacramento, CA.
These are the first items in our Markey Cancer Center Project 2006.

Stash used and FO’s

Two scarves I finished this week. I finished the first one, Mistake Rib in Encore yarn “a UK Blue, on Tuesday night. The second one I finished on Thursday night.
The first one was a WIP and the second one I started early in the week and finished the same week. Really easy to do.
This is a shot of the Standing in the Shadow socks for the Six Sox Knitalong as of 1/21/06.
This is the progress I made in one week. See the hearts!? Kool, huh!? I love it. You can’t see it, but I have two rows done on the heels also. Hope to finish these by 1/31.

This is the yarn I plan to use for the next sock to begin on 2/1. I can use beads too, but I don’t know if I want beads. I already have a pair of socks with beads but they were kinda large and then there is the turquoise pair that I have to finish up using beads. I think I will skip them this time.

Rules of the game

Our group is also participating in a project I am calling the Markey Cancer Center Project 2006.
Here are the guidelines:
*Make a hat, scarf, or shawl.
*Colors of all sorts are welcome.
*Yarns of all sorts are welcome as long as it is soft to the skin. Use your imagination!
*Deadline to send items to me is July 1st. Delivery will be made to the Center as soon as I can arrange it after that date.
*Prizes will be awarded in different categories. When I figure what prizes and what categories, I will let you know.
Now get knitting!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Year of the Stash!!!

OK. A group of knitgals that I hang out with on the Internet have declared a contest wherein we use up our stash making projects. Since I already have three projects going that are using stash I declared myself in the running. BTW, the winner will get a prize! More stash, of course. Here are my three projects---

These are some Ripple pattern socks that are a late Christmas present from 2004 that I owe to a good friend. I decided it was way past time to get these finished.....I am using Opal Evening Breeze sock yarn.

This a Mistake Rib Scarf in Plymouth Encore. This is a 2005 Christmas present for my nephew.

Six Sox Knitalong latest pattern--Shadow Knitting. I am using Koigu yarn in dark and light purples.
All of these projects will be finished by the end of January. I am hereby committing myself to that deadline.
OK...I'm getting off here and getting back to knitting!