Chiaogoo size 0
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Ordered 10 skeins of Soot Shelter due to Narwhal being sold out.
$123.75 10% off $13.75 with free shipping.
Already had 1 skein of Narwhal and ended up ordered 10 skeins of it when speaking with Harrisville Designs via phone. Soot was actually sold out too so i called to order Flannel colorway and it was out but Narwhal was actually back in stock. So that is what I am knitting.
Size number 5. Tubular cast on. 127 stitches.
Needles-6 for cast on. 7 for 1x1 ribbing.
Started in earnest 12.26.19
1 skein's worth.
Lovely wool. Size 8 for body work.
2 skein's worth.
3 skein's worth.
1.3.20 pm. 4 skeins worth.
Love this yarn.
1.10.20. 5 skeins worth.
Still on 6th skein. This is the shoulder shaping with short row prior to shoulder ribbing.
The green yarn is the lifeline before shoulder shaping.
Changing to size 7 for the ribbing.
Six skeins. Picking up and knitting to create front.
Still on 6th skein.
Box has been made. Take care on making ribbing the same length.
The neck bind-off will be kitchener stitched and the shoulders needle bind-off.
(It fits well under the arms, which is KEY)
Still on 6th skein.
All ready for the sleeves!!!
Finally used the entire 6th skein. 1.22.20
The sleeves will be a tad tighter than anticipated. But they will be comfy, nonetheless. Next sweater. Make sure arm hole is deep enough on front and back to get the number of stitches called for to pick up fir sleeves.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
After realizing the first attempt was enormous, I reknit with 80 fewer stitches. So 300 stitches on size 8 Chiaogoo needles. I purchased the needles in Ft Collins CO.
This is my attempt at Tegna.
I switched to size 7 Knit Pro Zing for the body.
I am knitting the second size on the pattern.
Knit Picks Gloss Fingering-Blackberry (edging)
Knit Picks Gloss Fingering - Sterling (body)
Knit for 15 inches.
Next is to divide for front and back.
11.16.19-sweater has been finished for awhile. Haven't worn it yet. I don't love the yarn. 😬😕
I may try it next Spring with leggins. Imade it tunic length.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
This is yet to be bathed. But it should bloom nicely when done. Mittens, hat, scarf? What will I make?
As far as the school colors, BFL, below. I shall spin it as it presents itself. It will probably be a two-ply and a hat for sure. Any left over will be put into a little scarf.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Susan's Fiber Shop in Wisconsin. It's always fun to receive mail from a 'far-off' land.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
To not keep everyone wondering what I have been up to...I must say I have been a bit busy. In September of last year I took a full time job. Part of the benefits of the job is free tuition for employees. I work in higher education. I thought it wise to take the opportunity that was presented, to further my education. So, now I work 40 hours a week and am taking online classes for a degree in accounting. While I have an associates degree, it isn't necessarily in accounting. A long time work experience in bookkeeping helped me get this job. My credits didn't transfer for the associates, so I am now getting a bona fide associates degree. My first class started on 6.25. Just the first week was quite an eye opener. My it's been a long time since I really really used my noggin. Learning the ropes of an online education was and will be quite an experience. I still knit and I still spin, just not as freely and as often as I used to. I think once I get the school/work/family schedule squared away everything should work out nicely. In the meantime...I shall include my latest happiness. M's Northman Mittens~to be finished before cold weather!
I will need a One Skein idea for this. It is super soft. It's 108 yards of chunky. Got any ideas?
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Fresh asparagus in bundles of 5-6 spears.
Wrap pounded thin (1/4 in.) chicken breast~about as long as a dollar bill around each bundle. Secure with toothpicks or since I had no toothpicks, wrap and put the overlapping ends face down.
Brush all chicken and exposed asparagus with olive oil.
Season with salt and pepper.
Bake 350 ° for 20-30 minutes. ( I actually put mine under the broiler after that to give the chicken a little color, they still looked a little peeked)..
Remove from oven and sprinkle freshly grated cheese. (optional) I used a little medium sharp cheddar and mozzarella. I put it back in the turned-off oven for a bit until it melted.