Friday, August 24, 2007

Hi Y'all! Welcome to my new yarn pad!

I decided to give up my Xanga site and move my little yarn party over here so that I could more easily receive comments and visitors! I'm still hanging curtains and putting down shelf liner, but it seems to be coming along nicely! I may be asking some of you other blogger folks to help me out along the way as I try to figure out a few things!

Okay...the knitting...

I can't get away from Lucy Bags...I just love to have one in the works for when I want to do mindless straight knitting and don't need to concentrate. They make a nice gift, and are perfect for fall, winter and early spring. I have two in the works right now.

This is a sport weight Lucy Bag that I'm making for an online friend. The yarn came from Blackberry Ridge, and feels like it came right off the sheep...I love it!














The color is called "Grapes on the Vine," and it swirls and stripes! I'm really anxious to see how it felts up! I'm on row 92 (of 100), and will be starting the straps soon!

Here's the other Lucy I'm working on for a friend's birthday. It's the worsted weight one, and is a mix of Cascade 220s, KnitPicks, Wool of the Andes and Brown Sheep, Nature Spun...yea...I used 'em ALL! Hope they felt the same! They should.

So Tuesday nights knit group at Yarn Haven shall now be referred to as InsanKnitty! We all voted on misc. suggestions, and that's what won...I like it! I'm signed up for the Felted Clog class in October, and the Block of the Month Afghan! Looking VERY forward to both. Then, to complicate my life and my finances, Sarah Lou decides to start a Sock Club to meet once a month and knit patterns from Ann Budd's new book: Getting Started Knitting Socks...of which I am a proud owner!

Dale Anne (Yarn Haven) also just sold me: Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles, and it's SO much easier now for me to knit socks! Those DPNs just HATE me! Sooooo, I took my beautiful Ice Cream Sundae yarn from Stone Barn Fibers and, with guidance from Patti and KnittingHelp.com, I'm knittin' some socks on circs! Woooooohoooooo!












Speaking of Patti...Look at these GORGEOUS stitch markers she made me!!! Thank you so, so much, Patti....lady of many talents! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

So this weeks goals are to finish the Buckeye socks (sorry...no pic), the Grapes on the Vine Lucy, and maybe get MOST of one of the Ice Cream Sundae socks done....yea, I'm a dreamer!

10 comments:

sarah lou said...

all beautiful and fun projects!! the theme for next month's along at get stitchy is felting, so you'll be right in the think of it with all your lucy bags! :D

Knoobie Knitter said...

Sarah!!!! You were my first comment! Woooohooo! Also, you reminded me to list favorite knit sites....including getstitchy.com! Thanks for stopping by!

Dale Ann said...

Karen, WE HAVE NEW CHAIRS! Stop in and see them.(I think we will have to draw names on who gets to use them on Tues. InsanKnitty nights) Although it may be hard to get us out of them. LOL
Your blog is great!
Dale Ann and Bobbie

becky c. said...

Hey, it's the other Karen!! Or should I say Queen of the Lucy Bags?

Knoobie Knitter said...

Yea...(ashamed) I'm the queen! HI BECKY!!! I love that you stopped by!!! Now...where EXACTLY is the boob holder pattern???

Patti said...

I LOVE your site!!! I'm so glad that you enjoy making Lucy's -- I'm extrememly pleased with mine. It looks like you are really catching on with those 2 circs!! You go, girl!! Dale Ann beat me to it -- I'm supposed to tell you about the chairs -- we will have to get there quite early to sit like queens for the evening. They open at 10 a.m. -- is that okay? (just kidding Dale and Bobbie!) Lots of love to you and your fam - yell out a "hi" to Brenda!

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Patti said...

Hey! I wouldn't give me credit for purling since I do it incorrectly!! Mid- April has been suggested!!!

Karen said...

Hey, other Karen! I love your new blog! :-)

Knoobie Knitter said...

Hey Karen! Thanks so much! BTW...I was allowed in the house!!!