Sunday, June 18, 2006


Ok I have way too much stash and I really want to divest of a major portion of it.

Here are some pics:

I am having a real hard time deciding what to keep and what to try to sell or giveaway and then if I try to sell what should I ask?
Here are some pics of what I want to get rid of tomorrow. These are all unused skeins mainly Red Heart acrylic, some bulky acrylic, and some old Dazzleaire. there is also some high end yarns that I only have a skein or two of - should I group them together by color and if so how many skeins and what price?

One piece of good news, is that I have found the yarn in my stash for the next Sexy Knitters Club project - Tempting II - I am looking forward to this project as it will actually be made for me!
Knit On!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Very busy weekend. My son came home Friday night to go to a family reunion. From there, we were on a non-stop whirl. Saturday morning we went to WWKIP day at my local yarn store. That is my son in the baseball hat knitting!

We were going to knit in the parking lot, but it was pouring rain so we knitted inside. Check out these cool bears knitted by one of the ladies in my group.
The shop had some great sales going on but I resisted due to my Summer of Stash diet, but I did buy an Inox needle for Flirty and a buckle to make Tempting II for the Sexy Knitters Club knitalong starting July 1 - now to find some stash yarn to make it.
However my son did buy me some furry yarn to make his half-brother the bear out of the Knitters' Stash book and 1 lonely skein of baby yarn at our local Meijer's that was have 1/2 off all clearance yarn. I am not going to count this as stash enhancement due to the fact the yarn is for a gift and I will be gifting my son with some of my stash soon to make up for the baby yarn.
We then went to my family reunion, where we visited and I knitted. I was able to offer some advice to my aunt who is planning on knitting socks about knitting the first couple of rounds on dpns on a table or pillow. I hope she tries real soon!
That night I took my son to see the movie "Cars." It was a great movie for the whole family and we both enjoyed it.
On Sunday, we surprised my son with tickets to the Reds game. He had no clue until we pulled into the parking garage and I handed him the tickets (actually, he was busy knitting in the back seat at the time.) The baseball shirt was actually in his bag in the trunk until we got parked.
Here are the pictures from the ball park.

And I did knit at the game.
Knit On!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Amazing Lace update

It has been a few days, partially because after frogging down to the lifeline, I decided to vacuum......and got too close to my knitting. The results were not pretty

The bag is now firmly closed when not actively working on Flirty. And I have pushed past the unpleasant episodes.

It is a beautiful pattern.

My machine knitting meeting got canceled but I am looking forward to it being rescheduled. I will master my machines soon!

Summer of Stash and StashALong
One of my goals was to either frog or complete what was on the needles so I gathered all UFOs and came up with this pile.

Which was quickly reduce to this

Have a busy couple of weeks coming up
This weekend my 17-year old son is coming home for a family reunion (I haven't seen him since January) so I am very excited.
Saturday, June 10 is Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Direct link to my local WWKIPDAY
I plan on going early and then going to the family reunion. Also have plans to take my son on Saturday to see the movie "Cars." Then we have tickets to see the Reds play the Cubs on Sunday. Luckily I have Monday and Tuesday off to recover.

On Monday 6/19 is the Dayton Knitting Guild's Indoor Picnic and Yarn-Over Sale. It is also an all day knit-in.
I am planning to try to sell a little of my stash and donate some towards the guild's many charitable projects.

Knit On!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Amazing Lace team is hit with insomnia and disaster strikes!!!!!!
Well not a good night (nor morning) to report on.
I was having a good relationship with Flirty until insomnia hit last night and I thought well just push thru a row and then you can sleep. Not the best plan of action for Team Kifknits.
See the damage below

Ok , so there are 4 holes here

And 3 holes on this side

So I have either added a yo or forgot a yo and who knows what I did in between - back to the lifeline we go. Reminder - NO MORE KNITTING LACE WHEN YOU CAN'T SLEEP!!!!

Went to Wednesday night knit group tonight, the air conditioning was broke so it was time to go home. But I did cast on for the second clog. And luckily too hot to do any browsing or shopping.

Will be going to machine knitting group tomorrow night, finally going to learn how to use my lace carriage on my Studio 700! I am excited as learning how to use my machines better is one of my goals for Summer of Stash.

Knit On or Frog Back! (depending on how YOUR day was)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Another busy day - Don't you love not having to go to work?

Today is post my UFO's day

1. Wrap - This hank of loopy mohair was purchased from The Wool Gathering last September. I am using the pattern from for the Baby Loop Reversible Wrap in a Rice Stitch pattern. Currently this is my no-brainer knitting for baseball games and concerts. I bought it to go with a black velvet coat I have, but it didn't dawn on me until I started knitting it that this is the perfect OSU (Go Buckeyes!) coverup.

2. Baby Dress - isn't this the cutest dress? I am using size 2 needles and some old lilac Brunswick Delf Baby.

3. Clogs - This is my Wednesday night knitting group project. Fiber Trends pattern AC-33x using Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky. I figure with this bright of colors I won't lose my slippers!

4. EZ Baby Surprise Sweater - All I have to do is sew up the shoulder seams and find some great buttons. This used some old Red Heart Jeweltones. I think it is so Girly-Girl!

5. Flirty Ruffles - up to row 39. This is my first time following a chart and it is going well. I am using Post It index tabs to keep track of my place. They are see thru so I can see my previous rows.

In honor of it being Memorial Day I will leave you with this picture of the Hanoi Taxi making its final flight to the field at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Please take a few moments today to remember all of those who have fought and fallen for our freedoms that we all take for granted.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

We have more pictures today.

I have signed up for the Amazing Lace knitalong and want to introduce my team.
My team will consist of the Flirty Ruffles shawl pattern from Fiddlesticks Knitting and a 2500 yd skein of Spider's Web solid from Joslyn's Fiber Farm. It was purchased from Ebay along with the kits for Peacock Feathers, Summer in Kansas and Concert in the Park. This team was chosen due to the fact that every woman needs a good black shawl. It took 24 minutes to wind the skein and the ball winder was practically smoking when done.

I have been busy with my swift and winder this weekend and I had help from the curious pest known as Peanut.

All and all I did get a lot done:

Lace pure wool (100 gr/850 yds) from Handpainted Lace.
I am a little disappointed.
This is their Butter colorway. Very pretty variegated yellow, but one skein was one whole ounce lighter than the other!

This is their Thistle colorway. Both balls the same size but one is variegated and the other is solid blue!

The last two skeins of the Oceanos colorway turned out much better (see the center of the group photo above.) I am now thinking of using all 4 blue skeins in a Pi Shawl starting with the variegated Thistle moving to the solid Thistle and ending with the Oceanos. Plans for the Butter colorway are undecided.

Even more loveliness courtesy of Fleece Artist and a limited edition yarn called Angel Curls (baby loop mohair/wool/nylon - 250 g/2200 m) Clockwise from the top : Jester, Hercules, Wildflowers

Well enough blogging for today, Knit On!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Hello Everyone
This blog is to document my successes and failures working with yarn.
Here are my two latest successes:

This hat and booties were crocheted for a guy in the shipping department at work - How come there are always showers for the girls when they have babies but none for the guys?

This afghan was also crocheted from directions off of a Red Heart tearoff - Prairie Star Afghan. This also went to a guy at work who won it during our Christmas party at work. Funny, I didn't finish it until the beginning of May (I should mention I am ADD and have completion issues.) But it did turn out gorgeous.