Monday, February 23, 2015

Cold Day in the South

Hello everyone,
Hope you all have been staying warm during this super cold snap.  This morning at about 7am or so it was about 8 degrees.
We salted the porch and walk way last night cause it was a solid sheet of ice. Thankfully the rock salt used worked it's magic and the ice had mostly melted by this morning in time to feed the chickens.
What is on my needles and wheel:
   
Well I'm still working on my Lego My Eggo Socks.  I'm about 5 inches from being finished with them.
   
     I have a seed stitch cowl that I've been working on. I made some progress on it yesterday.

      The blanket I was working on its currently in hibernation mode.

     I have made some progress on the mouse dolly.  I still lack inside of ears, tail, one leg, button eyes and nose to put on.

      As far as my spinning spring, I'm about 1/4 of the way finished with the singles.

Future projects:

      I so want to knit these next projects from Love of Knitting summer 2014 magazine and from Creative Knitting Summer 2013.

     Whispers of Romance sweater with 3/4 length sleeves.  I love the edges.  It uses sport weight yarn wool/silk/soy blend on size 3 US needles.





      I've recently learned how to knit with beads and I've fallen in love with that so here some that involve beading.

     The first beaded project I'm thinking about is a shawlette called Crystal Cathedral. I love the lace work on this one. It uses merino (80%) / nylon (20%) blend sock weight yarn, US size 6  32" circular needles, and size 6/0 glass beads.



     The other beaded project is another shawlette called Monet's Garden.  I love the lace and colors work on this one.  It uses one verigated and one solid sock weight yarn, 6/0 beads, and US size 6 32" circular needles.



     The Goldenrod Tank is a lace tank top that I would love to knit. It uses some delicious merino, cashmere, and nylon blend fingering weight yarn.  US size 6 24" circular needles.



     I have more projects I would love to share with you guys but I'll save those for next time.
My shop The Shepherd Knits was visited 83 times and favorited 7 times this month so far.  If you haven't had a chance to visit click the link above and check it out.
As always Happy Knitting and Spinning!  Have a blessed day!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Shop Update #2

Hello Everyone,
Just dropping in to tell you about the new items in my shop.
The Shepherd Knits

I had a wonderful photo shoot staring my beautiful and very photogenic sister-in-law.
She did a wonderful job posing. 
I added a crocheted keyhole scarf in fall colors and copper sparkles with a flower accent.  The keyhole feature is behind the flower.

I posted a knitted ruffled scarf.  That is dark purple and light purple with silver sparkles.  It is a fun little number that would love good on an adult or child. My girls loved it.  It allows you to add a pop of color to any outfit.

Last but not least a knitted ear warmer head band in hot pink, light pink and white with silver sparkles.   This one is perfect for showing off you beautiful  do while keeping your ears toasty at the same time.
The items are pictured below.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Shop Update

Hello Everyone,

     Just dropping in to tell you about some new items I'm posting in my shop The Shepherd Knits.
     
     First up, I have multicolored striped shawl with black lace edging.  Prefect for chilly nights out. It is made of wool that is next to skin soft. Super cozy, I loved knitting and almost don't want to sell it.
      
     Second item is a dark, grass green and mint green fair isle knitted slouchy hat.  It would be perfect for a cool spring day.  It is made of cotton yarn.  It has beautiful fair isle stitching. 
That is all I have for now should have more posts soon, thanks for stopping in. As always I hope you enjoy wearing this as much as I've enjoyed making it.  Have a blessed day. Happy knitting and Spinning!









Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Shepherd Knits

Hello Everyone,
I realize that it has been a while since I last posted and I'm sorry for my absence but life happens.
Anyways, I'm sure you've notice the name change. Well that is due to the fact that I have an Etsy shop now called the Shepherd Knits. I currently have some items in my shop now with more to come.
Below are the items in my shop:
Cotton Dish Clothes



I hope you will stop by and check it out.  I should have more things to add soon.

WHAT IS ON MY NEEDLES AND WHEEL

I currently have several WIPS as usual. Some may be shop things and some aren't.

First is a pair of socks I'm knitting for a customer.
I'm calling them my Lego My Eggo Socks
The yarn is a wool, nylon mixture by Patons Kroy Sock yarn 4ply. I purchased 2 skeins  50g each. The color way is called Cameo Colors.

The second project is another Phoebe Mouse Doll. Here is a picture of two that I've already finished.
They are made out of I Love This Cotton yarns.  Taupe is the brown color way. The other colors are cotton mystery skeins I had in my stash. These are a pattern from the book Phoebe's Sweater by Joanna Johnson.

Third project I have is one I am creating.  A pair of fingerless gloves. I called them Diamonds are a girl's best friend. I 
plan on having a column of diamonds going the length of the glove up the middle. With a jeweled bead in the center of each one. Plus small cables on each side of the diamond column running the length of the gloves.
I've been working and writing the pattern as I go along.
Here is a picture of what I have done so far. All I have done is the cuff, which is alternating colored vertical stripping.

I also have a seed stitch cowl on the needles but I don't have any pictures of it yet.

Spinning wise I purchased some fibers from a shop on Etsy called Walnut Farm Designs. It is 4 oz. of BFL and silk roving in the Fuschia colorway. Let me tell you this stuff is super soft and squishy.  It spins so easy. It took me a minute to get the handle of the silk's slipperyness but oh it is beautiful.

Well, that is all I have for now. So I hope you enjoy your day and happy knitting.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Garden in bloom

Here are a few pictures of our garden blooms.
The first is a watermelon bloom, followed by a jalapeño bloom, a yellow squash bloom and finally a contender green bean bloom.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Date Night

We had a wonderful mini date at Shiki last Wednesday. The kids did really well. My sister-in-law and her boyfriend invited us to come out with them, kids and all.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Books, books and more books!

Mom and I spent this past Friday with my girls at the local library.  We enjoyed a puppet show starring my DDs. They also made the most of the puzzle and exploration center. Then we went home with an arm load of books.