Friday, December 31, 2010

Looking Forward...

Happiest of 2011! I am looking forward and setting goals!
I am adopting a great plan from the Harlot! http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/
Stephanie's ingenious idea of a "self-imposed sock club" is going to land me 6 glorious pair of handknit socks by this time next year (God willing!)!! She knit 1 pair of socks from her stash each and every month of 2010. I know my limitations, my knitter's ADHD, and am all too aware of the speed (refer to photo) in which I knit...
so therefore am setting a more realistic goal for myself...
1 sock each month for 12 months; all knit from stash sock yarn. And I am starting with some that have been on the sticks for ehemmmmmm.... years and stashed away!
Pictures will follow :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

There Has Been Knitting...





Lots on the sticks but first things first... Finally a FO! These slipper/socks were knit for ME! by ME!







The pattern: First-Time Tube Socks by Ann Budd

A fun knit and LOVE the pattern but don't think I'll be making another. They are VERY loose. Feel like sloppy slippers. I like my hand knit socks to be snug.

These are meant to be big and quick. Which they were... and with VERY little yarn left over... check out that wee little piece!!
Knit in Dream In Color!
I want to wish a very Happy & Healthy 2011 to all!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Sending Out an S.O.S

Calling for some knitterly assistance... Since I only have 3 or 4 friends who check in on my blog (WHO I AM FOREVER AND ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR!!) I am hoping one of you will reach out to your many friends for a pattern search.
2 1/2 weeks ago I had a bilateral mastectomy (and am now CANCER-FREE)! WOOHOO but I feel the need/desire to knit myself a comfort sweater... my reconstructive process is in its most beginning stages. I am SO not about appearances. HONESTLY ... I am pretty comfortable in my own skin. I just really want a "go to" big, comfy, cuddle up in, go over anything type sweater. NOT fitted. Maybe not even flattering... well not in the typical sense of the word. Kinda of like when you throw on your husbands sweatshirt over a pair of jeans type thing. I've knit tons of scarves... they hide a multitude of sins and are very forgiving when sporting a fitted shirt or blouse right now. But it goes against my grain to buy one of the many BIG shirts out in retail. I want to knit a cardi... open in front. Maybe to mark my road to recovery?
My S.O.S? pattern suggestions PLEASE!!