Darn Internet!

I’ve been trying to get this post up all day, but my internet is not cooperating when I try to post something larger. It’s been on and off all day. It’s driving me crazy.

I guess my mystery skein wasn’t such a mystery!  Yes it is the Sanguine Gryphon Eidos Callias. Stephanie, I will be getting a hold of you soon so I can send it off! I meant for the comments to all stay hidden until the end, but then I realized that my settings somehow got changed from “admin approves all comments” to” poster must have a previously approved comment”. So, some were showing up and some weren’t. I ended up approving them all!  Next time, I will have to be a little more clever! (yes, I said next time). Give me a few weeks to think on it!

Thanks for all the nice comments on my stash and thanks for playing!

Day 5: Something Different, Something to Give Away!

I did a give away here and there every once in a while, but it’s been some time. I decided to make this one interesting…Well, for me anyways. Here’s what you do. I will post a picture below. You have to go to my stash here. You probably can’t see that if you’re not on Ravelry. So, I guess you have to be on Ravelry. Anyways, go to my stash and try to identify the yarn in my stash that is the yarn in the picture. Match them up! Post your answer in the comments. First person to guess, will win it. If no one guesses it, then I will pick a random winner on Saturday. You have until 3 pm Central Standard time, to take your guess. One guess per person! I will email the winner for an address. Good Luck! Keep in mind that I have photoshop savy, so I might have altered it’s color to throw you off. Then again, I might not have.

3KCBWDAY4 A Knitter for All Seasons?

A Knitter or Crocheter For All Seasons?
As spring is in the air in the northern hemisphere and those in the southern hemisphere start setting their sights for the arrival of winter, a lot of crocheters and knitters find that their crafting changes along with their wardrobe. Have a look through your finished projects and explain the seasonality of your craft to your readers. Do you make warm woollens the whole year through in preparation for the colder months, or do you live somewhere that never feels the chill and so invest your time in beautiful homewares and delicate lace items. How does your local seasonal weather affect your craft?

The seasons have no effect whatsoever on my knitting. I knit nearly every free minute I get. That’s not a joke. Quit laughing!!! I knit lots of different things and I knit them whenever I get the fancy to. I don’t really find my projects change all that much according to the temp. Perhaps, I do a few more lightweight shawls in the summer in my free time. Though, I generally take the summer to plan out/work on Fall and Winter designs though. It’s a good thing we have central air, I guess (yes, it gets hot in North Dakota). So, it’s not unusual to see me plugging away on a bulky wool item in the middle of the summer.

Now, I will leave you with a bit of eye candy. Look at this skein of yarn. It is the brightest pink EVER. It is fantastic! The colorway is, “Before you Go Go” in Plucky Feet by The Plucky Knitter.

3KCBWDAY3 Day 3. My Knitting Hero

My knitting hero, well I’m going to keep this short and just say that there are lots of people I could write about. I am inspired by designers, knitters, crocheters, dyers…really the list is endless. I am astounded by the limitless talent that exists in the Knit and Crochet world that I encounter every single day.  Today, though, there is really only one thing on my mind, one person. She’s a knitter, a wife, a mother, a friend. She’s undergoing a bone marrow transplant this very day. I’m thinking of you Jenny! Fight the good fight lady! We all love you and are thinking about you and your donor!

Color Lovers! Knit and Crochet Blog Week 2012 Day 1

I think about color a lot when I knit. I think about it even more when I design. I have a natural affection for several colors. Though, as of late, one might call them an obsession.

Green

Green is my happy color. I love the color green and all of it’s shades. Right now, I am really feeling those bright vibrant greens. Malabrigo Worsted Merino comes in a few greens that just absolutely make my day. There is the jubilant Sapphire Green and it’s slightly moodier cousin Verde Adriana. I just got 4 more skeins of green today. Here and here(you may need to be logged into etsy to see these, I’m not sure) are a couple of greens that I may have gotten a hold of just today. Don’t they just sing?  There is the added benefit that I look good in green.

Blue

Blue is a “safe” color for me. My kids, my significant other, and I all have blue eyes. We are all relatively pale skinned. We all look fantastic in blue. I can knit something in blue (hat, scarf, cowl) and I know someone can use it. I design in blue a lot, as well. My daughter and toddler son do most of the modeling for my designs and they both look awesome in blue.  Also, everyone likes blue. I can’t say that about orange. None of my kids like the color orange.

Gray

I really like the color( or value) gray. It goes with everything. I don’t have to worry about it clashing with my wardrobe because most of my wardrobe is also gray. Even if I pull out that rare shirt that isn’t gray, it will likely coordinate with gray. Also, I can knit a gender neutral item and it could go to either my daughter or my sons(or let’s face it, me) because anyone can pull off a good gray!

Salmon

The dreaded salmon…I just can’t do it. I’ve talked about colors that I like, now it’s time for that one color that I just cannot stand. I told myself earlier this year that I would like all colors, or I would try to. I stopped short when I thought about that coral, peach pink shade. I just cannot do it. I don’t like it. It’s one of those colors that makes me look completely hideous. I can’t really do light yellows either, but they don’t cause me to look away, salmon does. I look away fast.

What are some of your favorite colors? Have you seen any greens, blues, grays, that I need to know about? Please tell me! I love finding new yarn!

 

 

 

I Don’t Always Fall in Love with Yarn, but When I Do

it’s darn pretty yarn! I mean really…

Plucky Knitter-Plucky Feet-Road Trip

 

The Wool Dispensary-Useful Stimulant Lizard Boy and Tight Rope

Plucky Knitter-Plucky Feet in 5th Ave

Malabrigo Yarn- Finito in Mostaza, Paloma, Lavanda, and Mares

You might notice that this is all fingering weight yarn. I was on a fingering weight diet. I’d say that diet is pretty much over.

That’s it for this week! Be sure to check in everyday next week as I attempt to blog every day for  Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2012!