By Tanya

This is a site to catelog, track and share all the various projects I create. It is intended to share and log successes and failures of my various craft projects. Soon you will see Handmade Cards, Knitting projects, Scrapbook pages, and Quilting projects, to name a few.

Monday, March 23, 2009

March Spin Along

I joined CJKopec's Put your own Twist on it spin along for March. You get to choose from 2 colorways that are only offered to the spin along participants. You can find out more info in CJ's group on Ravelry. Sign ups for April are still open.

The colorway I chose was Montana Moon. I spun it right off of the batt without any preparation or planning whatsoever. It paid off though, here are the results.







I've already signed up for April's spin a long too. I'm such a sucker for group stuff.

Speaking of group's, I'm finished my Mom's February Lady Sweater that I was knitting with the London-Wul gang. It's blocked but still needs buttons. Her bday is not until April 14 so I have plenty of time.

I've moved onto a vest for someone that I can't mention. The back is probably coming off the needles tonight, but on Thursday I'm flying out to NJ to visit some friends and I'm not taking it with me.

Travel projects include toe up socks, new boot socks and a Lace Ribbon Scarf out of Somoko from Fleece Artist. I purchased this back in the summer of 2007 on a trip to Halifax. I love the colors, almost too much, so it has taken me a long time to use it.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

On the needles

Too much knitting going on!

First is Mom's February Lady Sweater:

It's coming along very well. Only one sleeve remaining. The color in the photo is way off. It's actually a very dark purple, almost black, color.

Next is a pair of toe up socks:

These are kind of stalled.
There's another pair of 2 at a time socks on the needles but no pics right now.

Next is a Carlsbad Hat:

And just started is a Double Identity vest for someone that reads my blog sometimes so I can't say any more:

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Top Down Sweaters

Looks like 2009 is going to be the year of the top down sweater for me.

First was CJ's sweater finished at the end of January. It's a February Lady Sweater knit with Aslan Trends Artesanal which is an Alpaca/Cotton blend. It was one of the fastest sweaters I've ever made!

Ta da!

Next I jumped right into a cardigan for me out of the handspun I was spinning. I chose the Garter Yoke Cardigan from Knit.1 I added some accent ribbing at the waist and skipped any real shaping. I still need to buy buttons but I've been wearing it with just a shawl pin in the mean time. I just love it and could wear it every day!


I enjoyed the February Lady Sweater so much, and top down construction in general, that I decided to make one for my Mom for her birthday (Cindy, don't tell mom LOL). I mentioned this to the gals at London-Wul and without twisting any arms whatsoever there were about 8 others who have joined me in a KAL! I told them they wouldn't regret making this sweater :) Most are still swatching so there is still lots of time to join in the fun! We meet there on Sunday afternoons.

At this rate I will have a third sweater completed before the end of March. That will have me averaging 1 sweater per month. Hmm, perhaps a 12 sweater goal for the year is warranted. Maybe only if making one with handspun can count as 2 :)