Thursday, June 15, 2006

Here is the pair of socks I was knitting for DAK. I only had to make 4 socks to get a pair. Great learning curve. Posted by Picasa

Pinwheel sweater contest.

Lets have some fun. Here is the situation: I want to make the Pinwheel Sweater from for myself. I am on a yarn diet. I have 3-4 balls of each colour shown in the photo below. I want to use "some" of the colours that I have. I am able to suppliment some other colours from What colours should I use? Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. I know that all the colours do not go together but I want to use up some leftovers. When I decide what colours to go with, the person who "helped" me choose those colours will get a prize.
What is the prize? I'm not sure yet, but it will probably be a ball of yarn.
Also, please let me know where you heard about this contest.
The contest wil lbe open until June 23 (the start date for the KAL).
Thanks and have fun.


Here is all the yarn I can use for the Pinwheel sweater. What colours should I use? Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Knitting content

Hi all,
Based on the photos I just posted, my knitting is back to normal. As usual, I have several projects going at once and a few more lined up.
I am knitting a pair of socks for DAK for a lovely lady who is in the hospital. No photos yet. A sweater for me in the thinking stage, maybe a sleeves in your pi.

Mystery shawl 4. It is a Pi shawl. I am using black laceweight from on size 3.25mm circular needles. It is a fun knit. Posted by Picasa

Here is a close up of the mystery shawl clue 2. Posted by Picasa

Here is my tote exchange project in the works. I have finished the knitting and now it needs to be felted and the handles made. I used highland wool. Posted by Picasa

Here is a close up of the pattern pre-felted. Posted by Picasa

Here is a photo of my finished tote exchange purse. I sure hope my pal likes it. Posted by Picasa

Here is my progress photo for the Six Sox Knit along. The pattern is called colour blox but I am using only one colour. I don't have very much sock yarn yet. This will probably be for Gary. Posted by Picasa

Here is my Amazing lace project. It is the Garden Path shawl from in peace fleece yarn. I added an extra repeat s oit would go around me better. Posted by Picasa

Here is the start of my Amazing Lace project. Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 05, 2006

Back to normal.

Is there such a thing as normal?
Well, after B and G being gone for 2 weeks and then one week after that my father and wife visiting from Florida I an looking forward to some sence of normal.
We had a nice visit with my father. He left yesterday. We did a lot of tourist things that we haven't done since moving here.
Today we are back at school and back at knitting.
I have my daughters camera back so now I can post some photos.
More later. Colette

B's top down sweater. I have no idea how to put a zipper on a knitted sweater, especially with elastic yarn. We will be taking it out and trying again. Better luck next time. Posted by Picasa

Top down sweater with hood on. She is not happy with the way the hood turned out. I had to design my own. Posted by Picasa

Top down sweater with hood for B. She wanted really long sleeves and got them. Posted by Picasa

J. wanted a pair of ankle socks. The yarn is cotton/nylon mix. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Amaziing Lace Challenge # 1

Meet the team.

The team consists of me (the knitter), the needles (Denise interchangable needles), the pattern (Garden Path shawl from, and the yarn (Peece Fleece).
We are all equal members in this team and we are only as strongest as our weakest link (hopefully that will not be a join in the needles).
We started our relationship, as many start these days, on the internet.
I met Denise needles less than a year ago and we just fell in love. I love that she is so versitile and handy will all size projects. She is an integral part of this amazing team.
I have been an avid fan of since I started knitting 3 years ago. graciously introduced myself and "The Pattern". We met only recently and after perusing the details decided we could make this work. The pattern is also easily adaptable, which is important in this type of lace.
The next piece of the team is some fingering weight wool from Peace fleece in a lovely heather grey/green colour. My only concern with the yarn is that she might not be able to go the distance, but with the adaptability of the pattern and myself, we will work this out as needed.
And last, but not least, is myself. I have been knitting for about 3 years and knitting lace for the same time. Nobody told me I had to start with scarves, progress to socks, sweaters, and then lace. I just jumped right in with my first lace pattern (Tripple Mohair shawl from fiddlesticks). I have been knitting up a storm ever since and consider myself an intermediate knitter.
We are the team to beat! Despite a last minute entry, we will be the forerunners in this "Amazing Lace".
Looking forward to meeting other teams along the way.
God bless you all,