What's on my needles?

Thursday
Nov292012

It's a Mystery!

For a while now my knitting time has been limited; I've only be able to get in a few rows here, a few rows there, and sometimes even just getting my project together is as far as I get.

I'm still working Geschenk, its coming along nicely, I've got about 3 repeats done of the 3rd chart.  I'll share that soon. 

While browsing through my FB Feeds, I came across a new project, a Mystery at that!  It's so hard for me to avoid a good mystery knit.  This was inspired by Marisol's FB post, thus I headed down to the yarn store on none other than Small Business Saturday!  While I didn't need yarn to buy for this project, I felt the compulsion to buy new yarn.  It literally had been many many months prior to that since my last yarn purchase, amazing, but true!

I picked up these lovelies, Malabrigo Rasta in Soriano.

Malabrigo Rasta - Soriano

I absolutely love the Rasta from Malabrigo, so soft and such gorgeous colors. 

The Mystery cowl knits up fast, I finished the 1st clue Sunday!

Mystery KAL - Sartorial Cowl by Star Athena Clue 1

I finished the 2nd clue yesterday evening, no pics yet, but tonight I'll start the last clue.  It'll be any day now that I'll be sharing a fabolous new FO!  BTW, this Mystery Cowl KAL is hosted by Star Athena, who has such lovely patterns!

I love a fast knit, it's great to regain your knitting rhythm. 

Enjoy the remainder of your week!

~Rocky

Sunday
Sep302012

Fall is back, and so am I, are you?

This time of year is always my favorite time of year.  I absolutely love the landscape, the smells, everything.  I've been off the radar for a few months, I apologize, it's been a rather interesting few months.  My other love, reading, took over and consumed me.  I tend to become overwhelmed with reading at times, the same as with knitting.   I've been reading everything from E.L. James,  Thomas Hardy, Austen, you name it.

I've been itching to start a number of projects and organize restless WIPs.  I decided a number of WIPs just didn't hold my interest anymore, so I frogged them and re-purposed the yarn.  

One of those projects, formerly the Lacy Prairie shawl, knit with A Verb For Keeping Warm's Floating in Hyacinth.  Yarn from Knitting Ranch 8)

I've now started the Geschenk shawl by Romi Hill. 

geschenk

This is wee beginnings of the shawl, and the yarn is fitting it perfectly.  Some other projects I'll be starting soon, and I promise to share.

For anyone out there? How's everyong been?  I'd love to hear from you. :D

Happy Fall! 

R

Sunday
Jun102012

New Pair of Cranked Ankle Socks!

Since the move, all my yarn and projects, everything is packed, awaiting the development of my future office, for now it waits paitiently all boxed up. 

I recently finished another project and was itching to start a new project but just couldn't muster up the task of digging thru the packed boxes to choose a yarn and I'm being careful on my budget, so no new yarns for me 8(, gosh is that hard to stick too.  It's an addiction, I swear!

Anyways, I got lucky, and before we moved, I had stashed a few projects in my beautiful Lantern Moon Flower Power Bag.  I choose to finish the Cranked socks I had started back in April 2011 for the Knit Purl Hunter KAL.  I don't remember why I didn't finish the socks back then, probably moved onto another project.

I picked these up again this past week and turned them into ankle socks.  I absolutely love ankle socks, and these came out with a perfect fit. 

It's always nice to have a new pair of socks done. 

Cranked socks Cranked socks Cranked socks

Pattern: Cranked for Knit Purl Hunter Trekking KAL
Yarn: Trekking Maxima Color #906 from Green Planet Yarn LYS.
Started: 04/15/11
Finished: 06/10/12
Mods: None

Now, onto another project, but I think I just may splurge and pickup some new yarn.....

Thursday
May312012

What a difference a day makes

It's been more than a few weeks since my last post, and it's always something I hate the most, passing time between posts.

But my oh my how things have vastly changed for me, first I had to speed move to a new residence, I won't go into the details, but lets just say that I got stuck having to speed house hunt and plan a move in under 2 weeks.   It was stressful for us, and my husband did say everything would turn out ok, and knowing now how things panned out, everything did turn out ok, even better than we had it before.

I amazingly was able to land a new home, just a few miles down the way from we were living, and the house is just so nice!  Much nicer than our former home, not that our former home wasn't nice, it was just dated.  We landed a nicer home, very nice neighborhood, and we have AC once again!  Just in time for the summer!  Our new home has 2 Orange trees, an Apple tree, a Lemon tree, and a Guava tree!  I love seeing all the apples, just little babies, growing each day.  So much lovely fruit, can't wait until we can harvest.  Were already enjoying the lemons and oranges, and we love it.  Our former residence did have a lemon tree too, we were really sad to see it go when we had to start looking for a new home, little did we know we'd end up where were at with yet another lemon tree, and much more.

So, that's just the house ventures, crazyiness, but we survived it.  Onto our other venture, we finally purchased a new vehicle, got a new truck, while the former truck, which we still love, will go on to my son.  Were in transition with the vehicles right now, but soon, he'll be driving the old reliable Ford, and will have the new cool Ford for us, and then of course I have my car as well.   It's odd having a new car, its been so long since we've purchased anything.

Oh, and one last new adventure, I got a promotion at work, one I had been vying for these past months.  It's a big opportunity and challenge for me, but it's a nice change to be in that position.  I'm excited, eager, nervous, calm, observant, all at the same time. 

Sadly, amiss all these changing times, my Aunt Connie past away as well.  It was a complete shock, and very upsetting for me.  I'm still amazed she's gone, she was always supportive of me and the one person, who had alot of similiarities with me.  I miss her, but she'll always be apart of me, we have very similar spirits.

So many things, both good and bad, and all at once, it was extremely hard to knit, or do anything of that sort during this time, but I managed to pull off a mystery knit, I can't provide details, as its a new pattern, not mines, but one of my favorite designers.

Here's a peak at the FO, once it's ready to reveal, I'll post an update, but for now, just a tease.

mystery_rev1

Enjoy your weekend!

~Rocky

Tuesday
Apr032012

New Pattern "Virgie's Fern"

The last 2012 Winter'ish pattern to release, still some days out there to enjoy wearing this, or to wear in the next Winter season.

This is "Virgie's Fern", a slouch hat, quick knit, using Bulky weight yarn.  The lace pattern repeat, is easy to remember and get into a rhythm.

Virgie's Slouch

Side View

Virgie's Slouch

Crown View

Virgie's Slouch

This is available at my pattern store at Ravelry or Craftsy.

I plan to have another pattern in the next month, the next one is a blouse, and I'm super excited about it! 

I hope you take a look at the new pattern!

~Rocky