Monday, August 31, 2009

Nut Cup (or is it for M&M's)

One of my favorite designers, Anita Wheeless, was looking for test knitters and I volunteered. She had several items she needed tested but I asked for something easy. She assigned me a nut cup. I'd never been a test knitter before and this was very fun to knit. Technically it is a nut cup but when I test knit it, it was around Valentine's Day and the pink and white M&M's were plentiful. The pattern isn't ready for publication yet but keep an eye on her Ravelry page or blog. She did say that I could post it on Ravelry and my blog. If you like it, please let Anita know.

Thanks Anita!!!!

Linda's Bottle Sleeve

My friend Linda was constantly drinking someone else's water when she was exercising at Curves. I improvised this bottle sleeve so that she'd know which water was hers.

Angels vs Oakland

I'm not a big sports fan but a friend of mine has season tickets to the Angels games so we tend to go once a year. One thing about baseball, I understand the game. We had a great time!!

Final score:
Angels 11 - Athletics 7

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Girasoling along

I just finished the second repeat of Chart E. 30 more rows to go and then the border. It's not easy taking a picture of it at this point. I'm still loving knitting it.

When I started there were 590 Girasol projects on Ravelry. I checked Ravelry as I was posting this and the count is up to 750. WOW!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Girasol Update

I'm on the last row of Chart D. 640 stitches on the needles. I just counted and I have 47 rows to go not counting the border. I can't even really guess at the diameter at this point, somewhere around 40" unblocked.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Round Dishcloth

I think this is the largest dishcloth I've ever made, 11.25". Isn't it so pretty. You can find the pattern here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Jumping on the Girasol bandwagon


I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it. And really, how can anything designed by Jared Flood be bad. Knitting his version of the Hemlock Ring blanket was probably one of my all time favorite knitted things.

I did need a little convincing to start it and once I decided to knit it I labored over which yarn to use. Happily though, I found the yarn I wanted - Berroco Ultra Alpaca / Lavender Mix - thanks to my friend Kathy. It also helps to have five online knitting friends that are knitting along with me.

Point of interest:
Including mine there are 590 of them being knit or have been knit on Ravelry.
I wonder how many there will be when I finish mine.

Sending some Sunshine for a swap

These two dishcloths were for this round of the Ravelry Sunshine Envelope Swap. The front one is this pattern and the back one is a simple basketweave.