Sunday, June 26, 2011

Waiting in line, no problem

Getting a few rounds in while waiting in line for a table at brunch today!

I just love the GoKnit bags! They are just perfect for a small project, like My Sockhead Hat I'm working on. Standing in line doesn't bother me anymore, I just use the time to get a few rounds in!

I know what Im going to be doing in line at Kings Island while waiting for the roller coasters this summer!! I really used to hate standing in line for an hour for a two minute ride but now I'm just thinking about all the knitting time I'm going to have woohoo!!

These bags come in three sizes small, medium and large so you can find the right bag for almost any project. I really like them as I got tired of working out of ziplock bags, lol!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Squeeze in..

When I got to the LYS today the table was full! Luckily my friend Susie let me squeeze in beside her and pull out my knitting!

After being out of town all week it was just wonderful to walk into my favorite LYS Broad Ripple Knits and be greeted with all things fiber and beyond, in fact the first thing I got hit with was a few theories about the season finale of The Killing! Arggg what a crazy show that was, Im feeling very unfulfilled with that one but strangely cant wait for season two!!!

I was able to get started on the decreasing phase of Said's Hat! I might just finish that this weekend if I can settle down a bit. They were also right in the middle of a super summer sale 30-50% off summer yarns!! I only picked up one item but its a small notion case I've been waiting for and was very happy to get.

Lots to do before I head out of town again next week so I'm going to scram for now, but I am looking forward to about 5 hours uninterrupted knitting time each way to detroit and back!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Out of Town LYS Fun

Today I stopped by The Yarn Shoppe in Herrin, Il., and had a great time with Greg and Susan knitting, searching old magazines, buying yarn, "researching" patterns on Raverlry and just having a fun time in general.

If your ever in the area be sure to stop in, you will have a fantastic time at this place!

I also picked up a couple books while I was there. I got a fun Cascade book and a great Rowan book for men. Looking forward to exploring both these books!

I am a sucker for books, they are a terrific source for inspiration.

I also bought all the yarn for a sweater vest I'm going to do, more on that soon...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Almost done

I'm just about done with Said's Hat! I really like the way this hat is knitting up. The color changes look very nice and I think next I may make another one and just reverse the colors.

Yesterday I finally cast on the Woodbridge! It was very exciting, it's my very first wrap and a bit of a challenge. It's the summer knit-a-long at my LYS. I had a fun afternoon at my LYS Broad Ripple Knits working on a few projects and catching up with everyone!

Lots of things on my needles that I'm looking forward to turing into FOs as well.

I'm also looking forward to visiting The Yarn Shoppe in Herrin Il., this while I'm in Carbondale on business this week.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cotton hrmm...

I came across a fun pattern on Ravelry and thought I'd give it a go. My first time knitting with cotton and I seem to be having a tough time keeping it loose. It's knitting up really tight and I'm fighting to keep it loose so this is slow going. But I'm hanging in there, I imagine it is just going to take a little bit to get used to it, but dang!

It's going to have a neat "I (Heart) Mom" raised on the front when I'm done. I think watching my  Mothers Day Cloth take shape is lots of fun even if its a bit of a pain lol.

Stayed tuned and we'll see how this one goes. I know I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

RCS cast on!

Today I cast on the Reversible Cable Scarf I'm making for my cousin Kim for Christmas. I decided to get started early on my Christmas knitting so I'll be sure to have everything finished in time!

I'm very excited about this project because it is my first time doing cables. Thanks very much to Greg and Suzan Thomas of The Yarn Shoppe for working out the pattern for me!

I also had a nice afternoon at my LYS Broad Ripple Knits working on Said's Hat and catching up on everything that's been going on all week while I've been out of town.

I also picked up a copy of Power Cables by Lily Chin that I've been wanting to get. I'm enjoying learning all about cables!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Made it Home!

On the drive home from SIU I got a good bit done on Said's Hat today. I'm glad to be working on this one I imagine I might even finish this one up this weekend if i don't get distracted lol!

I have a bunch of other things to talk about but im just so tired I'm having a hard time keeping the eyes open. I'll fill you all in on everything fun tomorrow :)

I also brought back a great load of yarn from The Yarn Shoppe in Herrin, Il. and some other great stuff to get started on soon! More on that tomorrow.
Until then sweet dreams everyone!