Friday, November 23, 2007

More Knitting in Progress

I'm still usual. :D

Here's the hat I made in the mountains:
Bulky Pink Hat

Now, I'm making a scarf to go with it.
Bulky Pink Hat & Scarf

The yarn I'm using for those projects is some super bulky alpaca that came in a "Nicky Knits" kit. I got the kit at Hobby Lobby in the clearance aisle for a great price! :)
Nicky Knits Kit

I'm also working on a shawl, using two different yarns in my stash. Lion Brand "Moonlight Mohair" in the color "Northern Lights", and Moda Dea "Dream" in black. They look good together, and make such a lovely shawl. I'm calling this project my "Dream by Moonlight" shawl.
Dream By Moonlight Shawl

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Knitting in the Mountains

This past weekend was my 6th wedding anniversary, so my hubby and I went to the mountains. It was beautiful!

We stayed in a mountain home that belongs to one of my piano students. So gorgeous. We kept wishing that we could live there.

Here's the view from the dining room table.
Dining Table Mountain View Left

And another view from the dining room table:
Dining Table Mountain View Right

I spent quite a bit of time, knitting in this comfy chair.
Knitting Chair in the Mountains

I had everything within easy reach at that spot: A cup of coffee, a fun book, my knitting project, binoculars, a small can of almonds, and my Nintendo DS. I was a happy girl.
All I Need

One day, I decided to sit outside and knit on the porch. The weather was perfect.
Shandeh Knitting on the Porch 2

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Yay! I Finished Two Projects!

Woo Hoo! I did it! I finished the helmetliner! I'll mail it out tomorrow. ;)
Helmetliner on Me

I ended up having to use 3 different yarns for the helmetliner, because I kept running out of yarn. I started off with some Berella Muskoka I had in my stash. It's a superwash wool, and is nice and soft. The only problem was that the dye rubbed off on my hands. I ran out of that yarn before I made the top of the hat.

Then, I added on a skein of Pingouin Pure Laine No 5, in a putty color that went well with the Muskoka. I finished the top of the hat, then started to frame the face opening, and ran out of THAT!
Helmetliner - Running Out of Yarn

Next, I looked in my stash of wool yarn, and found a soft brown vintage yarn called "Lady Galt Kroy". It's fingering weight, so I had to hold two strands together to be the same thickness as the worsted weight yarn I was using on the rest of the helmetliner.
Helmetliner - New Yarn

It all worked together perfectly! :D

The other project I finished was a cozy to use for those hot take-out cups of coffee. A fast and easy project. ;)
Coffee Cozy 2

Monday, November 12, 2007

Soldiers and a Yarn Shop

My latest two projects are for a soldier, and my cousin's yarn shop.

The one for a soldier is a helmetliner. One of the girls in the Knitting Help Forum is collecting helmetliners, so I said I would try to make one. I'm right at the deadline now, so I hope I finish in time. If not, I'll just mail it directly to the soldiers.

I'm using Berella Muskoka yarn, in a camouflage color. The only problem with the yarn is that it is not holding the dye very well. Whenever I knit this project, my fingers turn black. :(

Here is how far I've gotten on the helmetliner. It's starting to look like a science project now!
Helmetliner - More Done

Here's a side view:
Helmetliner Side View

The other project I'm working on is another display model for my cousin's yarn shop "Cottage Yarn". I'm using Universal Yarn Deluxe Chunky 100% Wool yarn in a nice periwinkle blue color. The pattern came from the Cascade Yarn website, called "Childs Alternative Cable Pullover". So far, I've almost finished the back.
Cable Pullover

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
I'm a forum moderator and blogger for Spinrite Yarns (, and I spend WAY too much time there. :D You can also find me on the Knitting Help Forum occasionally