Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FO: Baktus

While I was at NoSoKnit last Saturday, I not only met with new and old friends, but I also finished my first Baktus (yes, first, but certainly not last one).

013 Green Medley Baktus

The scarf turned out really well if I may say so myself. The colors look so much nicer knitted up then they appeared on the skein and the yarn is soooo soft against the skin.

I used one 50 gr skein each of GREEN MEDLEY and GREEN MEDLEY II knitted on US3 needles. Final dimensions are 57 inches end to end and 12 inches at the widest point.

NoSoKnit 2009

On Saturday, September 26, 2009 I went to Roanoke, VA to attend the 12th annual NoSoKnit. NoSo is a yearly gathering of 100 or so knitters from the North and the South. Roanoke is geographically located in the middle, so the meet established itself there.

The weather was dreary, rainy, and nasty - what a perfect day to spend knitting among friends. We had a wonderful time.

006 NoSo 2009

There were also opportunities to support the local economy, which we did:
004 NoSo 2009

Rae and Tere are the two organizers, and the two are doing a terrific job every year getting wonderful door prizes. This year I was really lucky and received 6 skeins of Cascade 220, which I plan to use for Warm Woolies projects.
020 Door prize

Thank you Rae and Tere for a great day!!


Since the leaves are starting to turn here in Virginia, I thought I add FOLIAGE and FOLIAGE II to my shop:
027 Foliage  + Foliage II

This is how the colors look knitted in a swatch:
030 Foliage Swatch

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

1/2 FO: Baktus

Even though I am not finishing any projects, I am certainly starting enough new ones. My Baktus is almost half done (about 1/2 inch missing until the end of the increase section).

005 Green Medley Baktus

I am using 2 x 50gr of Wolle's Color Creations in GREEN MEDLEY. I am surprised how much I enjoy knitting this pattern. It is all garter stitch with a simple increase every 4 rows. Simple yet effective and very nice.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Warm Woolies Projects

I have finally picked up my charity knitting projects again. There is not much to show for so far, but at least two projects are in the works.

Steppe Sweater designed by olyweaver
008 WW Steppe Sweater

From the Heart Baby Mystery Blanket by Lismi
004 WW Heart Baby Blanket

Both projects are part of the Warm Woolies/Lands' End campaign. Lands' End donated the yarn to Warm Woolies knitters to make items for tribal reservations to be donated before the holidays. This FeelGood yarn is a cotton, wool, and synthetic mix; it is very soft and knits well. I am using it double stranded with 6.5 mm needles.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Colors Available

I added two new color ways to my shop

This colorway is available in 50 and 100 gr skeins.
041 Red + Blue II + Red + Blue

007 Autumn Lake II + Autumn Lake

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Lately I have been doing some swatching. Here are samples of my newest color creations available in my shop:

017 Blue Ocean Swatch

005 Leaf Pastels Swatch

011 Red + Blue Swatch

025 Autumn Lake Swatch

Hats for Christmas at Sea

I finally managed to mail 4 hats I had made for Christmas at Sea a while ago.

002 CAS Hats

Christmas at Sea is an organization based in New York that distributes hand-knit items to seamen, among other things.

The hat pattern is called Hurricane Hats and is available for free. The pattern is well written and easy but fun and interesting to knit. I yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Colors added

I added two new color creations to my shop:

GREEN MEADOW is a Color Changing Cotton - CCC-3 - with these three colors: Teal - Meadow Green - Tan.
009 Green Meadow II + Green Meadow

PURPLE SKY is also a CCC-3 and has these three colors:
Polarblue - New Plum (light purple) - Fantasia Plum (dark purple).
012 Purple Sky + Purple Sky II
All of the yarns are 100% cotton; they are fingering weight and run appr. 240 yds/50 gr.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Color Changing Clapotis

I started another Clapotis (my 4th). For this one I am using my Color Changing Cotton "SUNBURST II." SUNBURST is a CCC-4, which means that it has 4 different colors which change gradually: Rosewood - Goldrush (orange) - Jaunt (yellow) - Banana (light yellow).
Also, I am using a 50 gr skein, so the color changes occur much quicker than they would in a 100 gr skein.

012 SUNBURST Clapotis

This is the first Clapotis I am making without the use of markers. Instead, I am purling the stitch that is later dropped. I like this a lot - it makes for faster knitting.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Color Changing Shawl II finished

I finished my Color Changing Shawl II; I used one 100 gr skein of the color "Purple Dream."


054 Purple Dream Shawl

This is an easy triangle shawl started at the neck. I wanted a simple stockinette pattern that shows the color changes.