Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Awards

I was so honored to have been nominated for a Kreativ Blogger Award by two amazing fiber artists!
Both are Lesser Known Skeins on Ravelry and have inspired me to become a better knitter.

Here are the rules for the nominees:
1. Copy the award to your site.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate 8 other bloggers.
4. Link to those on your blog.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated.

Because I received two awards I will nominate 15 Lesser Known Skeins
Here are my nominees:

1 Diamonds and Purls

2 Interwoven

3 Fun with Knitting

4 Plumpknitter

5 ponykeg

6 Paradiseknits

7 Lunaticraft

8 little sheep. big sheep.

9 Knitting like its my job.

10 spinknit up

11 knit's a living....

12 Sel & Poivre

13 Tantej knits

14 Fascination with Needles.... I guess~

15 one stitch at a time

I could have listed 15 more blogs I love!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tantej Made My Day!

I'm home from work because Lupus has done me in these days.
Yesterday after a hard day of dealing with pain and school, I came home to find this awaiting for me!

A Lesser Known Skein,
tantej had a contest and I was one of the winners.
I can't begin to say how this gift lifted my spirits.
Araucania is one of my favorite yarns and I love the color. The star is chocolate and was the icing on the cake!!!
Thanks again tantej!
Now I'm off to start a pair of gloves with my beautiful yarn and start a Lace Ribbon Scarf kayskay790 an other Lesser Know Skein introduced me to. I'm not very good with lace but she said it was easy. We'll see.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Who Needs More Needle? ME

Oh yes I did!!!!
I have added to my collection of Signature Needles.
On the beautiful US size 5 DPN is the start of my Garder Stitch Loop-Through Scarf. I'm 3/4 of the way through and will post pictures with all the details as soon as I finish.

Back to the amazing needles. I now have a complete set of 5 size 4,5&6 DPN.
The red single pointed are 5" US size7 Spiral caps. The yellow are 10" US size8 Teardrop Cap. Both have Stiletto points which I love to knit with. I know I will continue my collection of these beautiful needles. They make great gifts for Mothers Day, Birthdays and Christmas! I'm just saying!!!!

I finished the ever popular Calorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf found at knitty.
I made it out of Elizabeth Austen Andes I had in my stash. It's a fast knit and I enjoy the shortrows that give it the sea creature look. I will have another on the needles soon.

Finally I have my sock yarn gloves. Made from Knit Picks sock yarn, they are warm and fit perfectly. I just love them!

When you make socks you know there is nothing like wearing a pair that is handmade. It's the same with glove! I will be casting on a new pair today.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Gloves, Needles And What Was I Thinking!

I can't seem to stop making gloves.
These are out of Knit Picks sock yarn and will be for me.
I also got some great books from Knit Pick. They are having a 40% off sale on their books!

These are not such great picture of my first Signature Needles and a case for the. I started my collection with DPNs US size 5 and 6. They're so beautiful I can't wait to start working with them. I ordered an extra 5 and 6 because it is better to have a size of 5. I also ordered a set of 5 US size 4 and some single pointed ones which I'll post better picture of next time.

I will never post about a project that isn't well on it's way again.
I have not been able to get past the I-cord cast-on for the Flood gloves! I've started 5 or 6 times.

I made large copies of the chart and set it up on my Knit Picks chart keeper.

I started to color in the different cable to make it easier. What was I thinking! I in no way have the skill level to follow this complicated chart.

There are a pair of cable gloves in my new book that I may try first because the chart is much easier. No posting on them until they are half way done!