Saturday, February 17, 2018

Violet Valentine - Cast On

Even though I still need to finish my Xanthe for Ambah's "It's a Wrap" KAL I couldn't resist casting on Zarya for the "Valentine KAL".  The yarn is Superfine Fingering by Zen Yarn Garden and it came as a pair - Violet and Violet Speckle.  I didn't even have to stash dive (more like stash surfing) as this is a recent acquisition that hadn't been put away yet.  The purple is very much the Moon Purple that I have used on several other projects, and is a color I really love.

Now I really need to get back to my Xanthe.  I am just over half-way through the second set of stripes - perfect knitting for reading - so I'm hoping I can finish it up this weekend.  I have far too many WIPs right now and really need to get some finished.

Pattern:  Zarya by Ambah O'Brien
Yarn:  Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Fingering
Needles:  US 5 (3.75 mm)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Saltwater Taffy Myndie - Cast On

After casting off my latest Celadon I immediately cast on a Myndie for the Saltwater colors from my Unique Sheep Bright & Bold Advent Calendar set.  I've gone back and forth over what to knit with this yarn.  At one point I started an Adventurous Wrap Option B, but I really want to display the fun speckles on the yarn, and they will get lost in the Adventurous Wrap.  I'm going to modify Myndie to use up as much yarn as I can by making it bigger.  I have my spreadsheet and I'll get yarn usage figures as I go and figure out how much larger I can make it.

Pattern:  Myndie by Ambah O'Brien
Yarn:  The Unique Sheep Rare Breed, Bright & Bold Advent Calendar 2018
Needles:  US 5 (3.75 mm)

Compassion Celadon - Finished!

I have been working steadily on my Compassion Celadon and finished up the colored skeins yesterday and the gray today.  It is upstairs blocking.

Pattern:  Celadon by Ambah O'Brien
Yarn:  The Unique Sheep  Rare Breed
Needle:  US 5 (3.75 mm)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Compassion Celadon - Three Skeins Done!

I had to go on travel for work the first half of this week so I took this project along with me.  I didn't get much knitting done during the stay itself, but there was a four hour drive each way, and I wasn't driving, so I got plenty of knitting done anyway.

Pattern:  Celadon by Ambah O'Brien
Yarn:  The Unique Sheep  Rare Breed
 Needle:  US 5 (3.75 mm)

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Compassion Celadon - Skein 12 Started

I have mostly been working on my test knit (I am almost finished!) but when I want to actually watch what is no TV (lately it has been Blue Planet II, which is mesmerizing - I just wish they gave us more information) I pull this one out.  Today I finally finished up the first section of gray and started the first skein of the gradient.  You might recall that this set is from my Advent Calendar - skeins 6-12 of that set to be exact.  I'm starting with the darkest one, which is skein 12.

Pattern:  Celadon by Ambah O'Brien
Yarn:  The Unique Sheep  Rare Breed
 Needle:  US 5 (3.75 mm)

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Bright & Bold - Knit on Edge Cast On

I also received my custom contrast skein for my Bright & Bold shawl.  I emailed Kelly when I got back from Florida with my ideas and we talked on the phone to figure out the details.  The skein she dyed up for me is a marvelous spring green, with a subtle variegation to it.  I worked two repeats of the border just to get a sense of how things are going to look.  Now I really must get back to my test knit.

Pattern:  Over the Moon by Vicki Mikulak
Yarn:  The Unique Sheep Bright & Bold Advent Calendar 2017
Needle:  US 5 (3.75 mm)

Compassion Celadon - Cast On

I received the darker gray skein that I ordered for my Compassion Celadon and I couldn't resist caking it up and casting on even though I have other knitting I need to be working on.  Unfortunately I can't spend too much more time on it right now.  I wore both of my Celadon shawls this past week.  I really like them, they are very wearable.

Pattern:  Celadon by Ambah O'Brien
Yarn:  The Unique Sheep  Rare Breed
 Needle:  US 5 (3.75 mm)