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Gemini is done March 30, 2014

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I finally finished the Gemini top which took me forever!  I am glad i did this KAL with a friend.  I failed to meet the deadline though, but its ok!  The pattern was very easy to follow.  I found the neckline part a bit big so I did the single crochet at the end of my knitting.  It came out really nice.  Another beach top that i am happy with.  Go check Ravelry.com and search for Gemini under patterns.  I will knit this again and make it longer.

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Summer is almost here.  This top will be fun to wear with shorts or skirt. If you are into making your own wearables this is so easy to make.  Tedious with all the st stitches but doable!  😉

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Gemini in the works March 10, 2014

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Gemini in the works

A Ravelry friend chose this nice top for a KAL and I am still slowly getting it done. I’m getting there! Magic knitting needles get it done!!! ⚡🌀🎆

 

Groovy Baby Blanket February 25, 2014

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Groovy Baby Blanket

Knitted a quick and easy baby blanket pattern found on Ravelry. Its called the Groovy Baby Blanket by Meera Kothari Cho.

 

Beach Top and Gemini

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I did not think I would knit here in Florida.  We arrived here in the heat of the summer and I put away all my yarn things and such in the back closet knowing it would take some time for me to start knitting again.  A Ravelry friend Edwina and I thought about knit along and chose the Cap Sleeve Lattice top by Purl Soho.  Its a fun a easy knit.  I finished it in no time.  Loved it!  Its my “go to” top when the weather became more tolerable.  I dont mind the heat…its the humidity that makes it worst.  Sticky and sweaty all day long and the hair…oh my!  need not to say more!  But, as summer came to an end…the breeze came along and all throughout winter months is VERY nice.  No complaints at all.  Here are a few shots of my Beach top (Cap sleeve lattice top).  It is something you would find at an Anthropologie store 🙂

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Then Edwina and I thought of another KAL (Knit Along).  The Gemini.  We started in December and was given until end of January.  I said “no problem..Ill finish that for sure!”  FAIL!  I still have it on top of my dresser begging to get done.  (If it only could talk)  Of course, Edwina finished hers and it looked lovely!  Here’s mine.

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Half a top, anyone? haha

 

Too many WIPs? Nah! March 2, 2013

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Why is it that many knitters tend to start a project and get going with another one when the first one isn’t close to getting off the neeldles yet?  I said to myself I wouldn’t be like that at all. No..no!  I was very much at peace with one project ONLY, but lately I have been antsy to start another.  The problem is that the LYS we have here sells beautiful yarns and each yarn seems to be calling your name and be made into something special.  At the start of the new year, i said to myself no going to yarn store unless 1) i ran out of yarn and 2) project is completely done.  Fail!  I could only handle close to a month of not going.  Yes, i browsed, touched and squeezed those yarns.  Can’t help but buy 😉  I think its better than any other vices.

Aidez is still patiently waiting to get done.  Here’s my progress ->

Left front started

Left front started

I am just needing some big nudge to finish it.  No worries…it will get done.

Another project that surfaced after a long hibernation is my  Drops design bolero  which I started last summer?  Well, its being worked on again.

Beautiful pattern!

Beautiful pattern!

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 The above is not my photo but Garnstudio’s.  I am hoping to finish this soon as I plan to use it on my trip to Southeast Asia.  Yes, its blistering hot there, but when you get indoors you will get chilled as the airconditiong is cranked to the max.
 
Now the yarns, 2 of which I recently purchased and 1 stashed will be made into something special.
 
Blue Heron yarn in pink pearl

Blue Heron yarn in pink pearl

The yarn above is so pretty in the most beach like color.  It reminds me of sand dollars with its pink and sand hues.  I am using this to make the Wave shawl by Kristen Finlay.  Something I can see myself wearing during the summer nights when temp drops to a balmy 60 degs F.  Love being in California.

Another project waiting to cast on is the Azzus shawl by Emma Fassio.  Yarn I chose for this one is the one below.

Tosh Merino LIght in Jade

Tosh Merino LIght in Jade

And this stashed Tosh Merino light in Saffron will be gifted to Ravelry friend in Manila.  This is the same yarn I used to make my featherweight cardigan with.  One skein left from that project.

Tosh Merino light in Saffron

Tosh Merino light in Saffron

Too many works in progress?  I think not.  This is nothing compared to other crazy knitters out there. LOL

 
 

Knitting my own Aidez February 28, 2013

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There are about 8000 knitters out there who have queued up Cirilia Rose’s Aidez  on Ravelry and 2500 others who have knitted their Aidez.  Isn’t that amazing?  Its a global knitting gig 🙂  I am inspired to knit it too.  The pattern is so lovely and easy to follow.  I am however very finicky with yarn choices.  At first i have picked up worsted weight yarn just because i could not find a bulky yarn that grabbed my attention at the yarn store.  I swatched, checked gauge, played with yarn and started knitting Aidez on double stranded yarn.  Eck…too rug like.  The material became too stiff.  Back to swatching again after ripping it out.  I tried knitting with the worsted weight, single stranded this time. went down 2 sizes with needles and followed a pattern one size up to get XS.  Frogged it again.  Not liking the drape.  Oh no…hope this is not a sign that i would be knitting and frogging the whole entire project.  I have finally chosen to knit my Aidez in Cascade Eco + in the most delicious looking purple.  Keeping my fingers crossed all will end well.  Below is a pix of the pattern posted on Flickr. 

I think I can do this!  Hmmmm….I know i can 🙂

 
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Here is pix of what i have knitted and frogged earlier.
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 And here is a pix of what  i am knitting my Aidez with-> Cascade Eco+ in purple.
 
The back part of my Aidez
 
The back is done…moving on to the Left front.  Too slow!  I believe i will finish this by Christmas.  At the rate i’m going, i will be awarded best “snail” knitter.
 
The back of Aidez
 
Loving those cables

Loving those cables

I should have joined a KAL.  Makes me knit quicker.  I guess there is no need to rush, right?

 

2012 FOs at a glance January 2, 2013

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Happy New Year to us all! May 2013 bring us Hope, Peace, Love and Health. Here are some Finished objects i have knitted in 2012. Bring in some more knitting this 2013. Promise to finish a project before getting into another one. And use up stash yarn before buying some more. (hmmm..good luck with that one)

City Girl Infinity Scarf. Knitted using 10 us circular needles, 2 balls of Caron Sheep(ish) yarn in Magenta

City Girl infinity scarf

Spring Beanie

Spring Beanie

cutie pie

Spring Tee

Spring Tee

Magrathea shawl

Magrathea shawl

Yay!  Happy  how this turned out.

Featherweight Cardigan

Terra Linda

Terra Linda

slouchie star crossed beanie

Alice

Alice

Drop stitch cowl

Drop stitch cowl

Another drop stitch cowl

Another drop stitch cowl

Drop stitch cowl

Drop stitch cowl for BFF

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Beautifully painted misti alpaca yarn

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Gifted knit