Tuesday, February 17, 2009

This Is What I've Been Up To....

I haven't posted in forever....sorry Cat. :P I am finally posting on the blog. YAY!!!!! So, here's an update on what I've been up to lately.

This is actually my second Clapotis . I'm using some Noro Kureyon that I've had for several years. It is pretty scratchy but the colors are just so vibrant that I'm quickly getting over the whole scratchy thing. I think it will soften up with use and I expect it to get lots of use.

This a little girl's lacy scarf. It was inspired by a pattern I saw on Ravelry but unfortunately I can't remember exactly which pattern it was. It's basically a feather and fan type pattern just done with fewer stitches. I had some Caron Simply Soft and I thought this was a cute way to use some of it up.

Next up...the Skull Illusion Scarf that I'm making for my youngest son. It's getting pretty close to finished but I get bored pretty easily with this one. It can be done relatively quick but I keep putting it down for other projects.

This was my first Clapotis . My sister claimed it before I even got the pattern going and now that it's done...she loves it. I broke the rules and used acrylic but believe me...it is wonderful. I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby in Mid-Green. I did the pattern exactly..all the repeats and it took me a little less than 2 skeins.

My youngest modeled for me...Thanks, Girlfriend! The scarf is so soft and smushy. It's just thick enough to be nice and warm without being bulky. As soon as the I get the Noro Clapotis finished...I will be making another with more I Love This Yarn.

And, FINALLY....photos of my socks! I wear these socks all the time. It is so true that hand knit socks feel so much nicer than store bought socks. These socks fit like a glove and they are so comfortable that I sometimes forget I'm even wearing them.

A little close-up of the heel which I love. I will make more socks for me....with cute heels to wear with clogs. Not that anyone else will ever notice but you just never know. :P

I hope everyone has been doing well. I'm sorry I haven't been around and haven't been doing my usual blog hopping but that is also going to change. I miss everyone and seeing what's knitting.

We finally got some snow around here last week (5 inches...WOO HOO!). I've got some pretty good photos to share soon....just have to finish editing.

Hugs to everyone and I will be around to visit all of you soon!!!


amy-lynne......... said...

wtg... you posted...JK LOL... awesome knits gf... can't wait to see the what you knit next

Wendy said...

It was so very nice to hear from you....I have been thinking of you and wondering how you have been doing..I know you took some time...BUT hope you come around more often...LOVE the projects....keep up the good work and Take care.........

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Such lovely projects:)I'm knitting a lizard ridge blanket in noro kureyon and was just wondering how to soften it after I'm done knitting it.I love the skulls illusion scarf so cool.((((Hugs))) Darcy

Briley said...

Hi Mel! Your projects are looking great. I love the socks, and the skull scarf.

Tea said...

There you are! Been missin' you somethin' awful.

I hear you on the scratchy side of Noro K, but you're right, it is forgivable with all the great colors they have. All of your scarves are beautiful. I've never done a clapotis..have to remedy that someday. I was squishin' some of that I Love This Yarn at Hobby Lobby wonderin' if it worked up well. I'm not a yarn snob 'cause sometimes it's good to just throw something in the washin' machine and forget it.

Those socks are gorgeous, and I'll need mine in a medium size, please. ;)

Looks like your youngest is growin' up fast. We gotta stop blinkin' ;)

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Lot's of knitterly goodness in this post!! I have missed your blog entries sweetie! I hope you can start to post more often, But I understand how hard it can be to find time!

Cat said...

I just love all the things you have been working on. Hopefully the Noro will soften up after you wash and block it.

What yarn did you use for the socks? I love the colors.


hakucho said...

Absolutely LOVE your socks :)