Saturday, September 20, 2008

knitting projects

I finished up the Twilight Saga this afternoon (finally!) and now I can get back to real life...

I bought some yarn a few weeks ago at an LYS 20% off sale so now I've got two projects in my queue.

1. Habitat, hat pattern by Jared Flood of brooklyntweed





For this pattern, I purchased two skeins of the softest, hand-dyed (50% Merino Wool/50% wool) from Louisa Harding: Grace Hand-dyed

2. February Lady Sweater from Flintknits (making this along with just about everyone in blog land, right?)





And for this sweater I picked up 14 skeins of Mission Falls 1824 Wool in Pistachio. It's a 100% superwash merino, so hopefully it won't be too scratchy.

I want to make a bigger dent on my zig afghan before I start another project, so I've been busily knitting away on this strip over the past few weeks. Before I started the pattern, I hadn't realized that it's basically just knitting up 8 bias knit scarves and sewing them together into an afghan. Scarves are not really my thing anymore because I get so bored with them, so hopefully I won't run out of steam on this project!





And I'll leave you with a few happy pictures from our house this afternoon:





The cats napping (almost) in harmony






and more zinnias from the garden



11 comments:

  1. pretty yarns, looking forward to what you wil make with them! your kitties are so cute!! i really miss mine.:( and your flowers are gorgeous!

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  2. Yay for knitting season! Or that's what I'm calling it. :) I can't wait to get the yarn I need to knit the February Lady Sweater too. What is it about that sweater that makes it so popular? I love it. That hat looks really awesome too.

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  3. Beautiful pictures...love the cats!

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  4. great photo of the kitties and I looove your flowers! happy knitting!

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  5. i love that share of green! so beautiful!
    and i adore jared's stuff! so beautiful...

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  6. I love the Grace yarn. I used a leftover white skein of it for the kool-aid dying.
    The Mission Falls wool is very soft. I use to make baby hats with it.

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  7. looking forward to seeing your projects - that grace yarn looks so yummy.

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  8. Wow, what a fun post. So many great pictures and great things happening. I love your kitties. I love the plain orange one (Sorry I don't know his name) with his cubby cheeks and big eyes. Orange cats are my favs. And I love your flowers, they are so pretty. I love fresh flowers in the house. I am also super excited for that sweater! What great colors and what a beautiful pattern. I can't wait to see it when you are done. I love the hat too. What fantastic yarn, seriously! And your stripe blanket is coming along nicely. So inspiring. You have definitly been busy.

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  9. Love your green yarn! For some reason, I seem to be really into green lately. Without even noticing it, I've purchased yarn in 4 different shades of green.

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  10. That sweater makes me wish that i was a knitter. Can't wait to see yours!

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