Saturday, December 29, 2007

2007 Knitting Projects!

After compiling this list, I could see that I had a very busy knitting year! I completed a total of 45 projects including:

10 pairs of socks:
Medrith’s Lace Sock in Lisa Souza Violet’s Pink Ribbon
RPM Socks in Interlacements Tiny Toes
Jaywalkers in Knit Picks Memories
BMFA Sock Candy in ribbing
Fuzzy Feet in Fearless Fibers
Thuja in Fancy Image Yarn
Broken rib socks in Fancy Image Yarn
Rainy Day socks for Rachel in Fancy Image Yarn
Oblique Openwork socks in STR
Nagini Socks in Cherry Tree Hill Supersock

5 scarves:
Mohair scarf in Mohair Kiss
Branching out scarf for Jackie in alpaca
Branching out scarf for Robin in Witchypoo Adirondack Autumn
Chevron scarf in Claudia Handpaints
Chevron scarf in Koigu and Claudia Handpaints

4 mittens:
Fingerless mitts from One Skein Wonders in Malabrigo
Fetching in Misti Alpaca
Fetching in Classic Elite alpaca for Rachel
Mittens from One Skein Wonders in Lang Tosca

6 hats:
Foliage Hat in Brooks Farm Four Play
Foliage Hat in Malabrigo
Ella’s Favorite Hat from One Skein Wonders in Lang Tosca (donated)
Ella’s Favorite Hat in Noro Kureyon
Ribbed Hat in All Seasons Cotton (donated)
Lace hat in Noro Silk Garden (donated)

7 garments:
Leftover vest
Leaf tie cropped cardigan in Classic Elite Silk
Tomato in Bamboozle
Back to School U Neck vest in Lorna Laces Shephard Worsted
Cozy V Neck Pullover in Karaoke
Bold and Bulky mini cardi from Fitted Knits
Simple Knitted Bodice in Takhi Cotton Classic

5 shrugs and shawls:
Jellyfish shrug in Malabrigo
Jellyfish shrug in Atacuma Alpaca
Shrug from One Skein Wonders in Lang Tosca
Clapotis in Brooks Farm Four Play
Clapotis in Lisa Souza Sport

3 bags:
Amanda’s Squatty Sidekick
All in One bag
Lopi Tote

and 5 teacher gifts!
Garter stitch mug cozies (5) for teachers

Plus I have a number of projects in process and countless ones started and frogged! I hope to add Mr. Greenjeans to this list of finished projects if I work on it for the next 3 days!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Reveling in Ravelry!

Woo hoo! I fiinally got my invite to Ravelry a few days ago and have been busily entering info on my projects and yarn stash (which, thanks to my existing Excel spreadsheet wasn't too difficult to do!). Frankly, I see my Ravelry notebook as being a better way to track my knitting activities than blogging (which I rarely do anyway). So I plan on making that my primary means of knitterly communications.

So if you got here in ways other than through Ravelry, check me out there under the name scrappinduck.

See ya! Off to load more info!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

More socks!

More socks!
Originally uploaded by Scrappinduck.
I finished the second sock last night even though I'm supposed to be taking a holiday from knitting to rest my wrist. The colors really pooled quite differently!

Monday, March 26, 2007


Diamond Fantasy Shawl
Originally uploaded by Scrappinduck.
This is the start of the the Diamond Fantasy Shawl designed by Sivia Harding, using Violet's Pink Ribbon colorway in Sock Merino by Lisa Souza. It took me around 4 attempts to get past the 20th row - I kept getting lost and was missing stitches. I can't wait to spend more time on this!

Isn't this Fetching?

Fetching #1
Originally uploaded by Scrappinduck.
I took a cable class at Creative Hands on the morning of March 17 and immediately cast on the Fetching pattern and completed the first mitt the next day. I completed mitt # 2 the next week, even though I was supposed to be on a "no-knitting" break. I used Misty Baby Alpaca and it is soooo soft. I want to make the hand portion a bit longer on the next pair.

My first "garment"!

Stash Vest
Originally uploaded by Scrappinduck.
I completed the Stash Vest from Knitty recently. Weaving in all of the ends from the different colored stripes just about did me in! I hope the weather stays cool so I can wear it at least once (that is, after I block it a bit!)

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Umm - same dye lot?

I finally finished the second sock using Interlacements Tiny Toes yarn in the RPM pattern. However, one sock has a lot of hot pink whereas the other one doesn't I doublechecked the label and yes, the dye lot number was the same. I'm kind of disappointed. I loved working with the yarn, but it seems like the colors should be similar.

Oh - and I'm using the new sock blockers that I bought from Blue Moon Fiber Arts at Stitches last weekend to show them off!