Well, I finished all of the items from my last post EXCEPT the socks. The one project I really wanted to get finished and wear. I hit a snag with them and instead of trying to figure it out, I started a new project. I made this Smocked Slouch by Knitterella. It was so easy and the Plucky Primo Worsted Yarn knitted up into a very soft and cushy hat. After finishing the Smocked Slouch I started the Shawl Collared Cowl by Never Not Knitting. I may have to go to Heritage Yarns in Lake Orion for help with my socks if I can't figure it out myself. Socks are very intimidating to me. Had a great Easter and the kids enjoyed the Pookies I made for them. Ethan wants me to make him a baby one like the one I made for Chloe.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Here are the bunnies I knitted for my Easter centerpiece this year. They were quick and easy to knit and I think they are adorable!!
I have done something I swore I wouldn't do. I have acquired a "stash" of yarn. Fortunately I do know what I want to do with each skein. I just have to find the time to knit up all the projects. For the next two weeks my projects are:
1. Finish Curly Q scarf for Jenni
2. Make two more "Pookies" for Chloe and Ethan's Easter gifts
3. Make Chloe Grace's May hat (a flower)
4. Finish my 3rd pair of socks
I also discovered a new yarn shop yesterday that is wonderful. It is called Crafty Lady Trio and is on Hall Road by the Lakeside Mall. They have a wonderful selection of yarn and a gazillion samples. I will definitely be going back!!
Friday, April 8, 2011
We're back from NYC and although I didn't get to all the yarn shops I wanted to, we had a great time. The Lion Brand Yarn shop and Purl SoHo, the two shops I really wanted to see, were rather disappointing. They didn't have a lot of samples and the stores just seemed so much more glamourous when you read their blogs. Strings Yarn shop on the Upper East Side was nice, but as the Upper East Side is an affluent area, the yarn was so expensive, the prices weren't even posted on the skeins. It was a nice store though and there were several knitters gathered around a table talking about projects and yarn. Knitty City on the Upper West Side seemed like a true knitting shop. There were a gazillion samples and there were lots of people again gathered around two different tables discussing knitting.
One thing I learned at the Lion Brand Yarn shop is that JoAnns and Michaels do not carry all of the Lion Brand yarn lines. There were several lines in the shop I had never seen before. I guess I'll have to visit their website more often. I did buy some Amazing yarn to try another Batkus scarf. I also bought some organic cotton yarn for Chloe Grace's May hat. At Knitty City, sock yarn was on sale, so I bought enough yarn to make two more pairs. I guess I had better hurry up and finish the socks I am working on right now!!