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.
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As always Happy Knitting and Spinning!  Have a blessed day!