Monday, November 05, 2007

Mermaid Mania Monday Number 1

OK, so I didn't cast on until Nov 3, back problems, work, blah blah...then was merrily knitting along and noted at the same time I thought about Bev tinking back to the icord,my knitting was getting quite curly.....egad what was happening? The needle I was using was a 3.5mm or 3.75 mm NOT a 3mm. So back to the pick up row I went. Fortunately DS1GF was present to rewind as I tinked. That of course depressed me and somehow made my back hurt...LOL....but I moved on forward ...or tried to...I had a recollection of not having a 3mm long enough, perhaps that is why in my pain filled, sleep deprived mind I thought the other needle would magically work...guess what? It didn't work. So I scrounged around and had an aha moment and remembered a purchase of some KP Harmony circulars ...and yes there was a 3mm. SO I carefully picked up the pick row and moved forward. So this is what I have to show.....the yarn is a little rough on the fingers but I love it so much I am trying to be brave through the pain.
Also there has been some yarn acquired in the last week. This is the yarn for the sweater from the yet to be released IK Winter , due out Nov 13. This is from WEBS , alpaca yarn...isn't it scrumptious?


Also from WEBS, this alpaca yarn is for this hat from the Holiday IK.
It is designed by
Brooklyn Tweed . Note I have two colors, for two hats, one being a gift. This is the softest yarn I have ever smooshed, ever. I may need to get more .....

I had placed an order for Kauni from Garnbutik and the order got sucked into the computerland void...I had two colors selected and can't for the life of me remember what they were. But Lisette, being the kind lady she is offered me a few combos and I settled on this turquoise color. When I recall what it is I was going to make I am sure it will be beautiful.
My Monkey socks went off to my pal, so much fun, that pattern is. AND I received my Monkeys from Chelle from BC!!!! Look at how gorgeous and c'mon folks how perfect is the color??? Chelle knit them from Panda Cotton which I used to make and Angel pair of Monkeys for the last go round. It is a wonderful yarn, so soft and some elastic in it. This color is MangoKiwi...how tropical!!! Chelle also included a Cookie A pattern I have never seen and some wonderful yarn for her area....BEE YOO TEE FULL!!!! Once again I so spoiled!!!Thank you Chelle...

Will there be a Monkey 4? We don't know yet....look at the collection of Monkeys I have and I haven't knit any of them!!!!
I also received my package from, Knitters Coffee Swap 3 ...WOW...there was so much in that box, I kept unwrapping and unwrapping...I have so loved reading Becky's blog, she is the mother to a beautiful little girl..the thrill and excitement in her blog about her child is heartwarming....
Look at that coffee scoop, is it not almost too beautiful to use? I love it!!There are some unusual "animal" crackers, chocolate a book about coffee treats, TWO bags of coffee, a humongous mug from Texas and look at this yarn. If you have checked out my Ravelry at all you will know I have some Dream in Color, but not in this color....WOW..and then there is this yarn....I hope my package to her lives up to this....Thank you so very much!!!!!




I got this from ETSY ....it was a surprise me purchase. I told her my preference in yarn colors and this is what she sent....right on the money eh?
Chameleon Colorworks sock club November sock is from this yarn, Janel always sends the best stuff.
These is my latest Loopy Ewe puchases.


Here is the progress on my mitten for the Mittenswap ...I still love them and spend a great deal of time trying them on...but I WILL send them along...heehee
I know what I am making for the Christmas swap and will post a progress pick next week.
No Foxie pic as I did not pick up the blue monster this week. However I may be working tomorrow night at my second job and will take Foxie with me...
So I think that is everything for now.


10 comments:

Becky said...

I am glad you liked your Coffeeswap package - I love that scoop too!

peaknits said...

What a great collection of new swap goodies and purchased yarn! I have made the Koolhaas - and it is a wonderful knit!

Take care,
Harvest Pal

vegasangelbrat said...

Howdy stranger..lol Oh you were so spoiled and so glad to see it!! Great swap package and Fantastic yarns!!! WOW!! Gorgeous colors and in all my fav's :)
Don't work too hard now!

Lorraine said...

Cheryl- That's all? Are you sure?


Wow- I wanna live at your house.

Rebecca said...

You are one busy swapping lady! I also wanted to make that hat from the holiday issue. The mittens are looking great!

CynicalGal said...

How fun!! That sweater with the ripple at the bottom is lovely. What a neat set of projects and potentials.

bev said...

Cheryl; I want the sweater with the wavy, lacey bottom, 2 pairs of socks, and a pair of mitts please! You seem to have the yarn and the knitting speed of a demon. I know you can do it. My address is...

jane said...

Thanks for the compliments on my mitten-swap mittens. They are so much fun to make! The pattern is from Latvian Mittens (a really great book with TONS of charts and pics of mittens made from each). Your mittens look like they are coming along really nicely as well.

white oak studio said...

Hi Cheryl!!!

gorgeous yarn pics and GORGEOUS mitts! I love them!

Jana

bev said...

Hey! Are you still out there?