Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Twisted Ribbed Neckwarmer

All of us knitters have vacation yarn - those skeins we buy while on vacation as a memento.  I really try to focus on local dyers when shopping for vacation yarn - picking up something that I can't find anywhere else.  This beautiful Pink Carrots yarn was bought in the town of Ketchikan while taking an Alaskan cruise for our 10th wedding anniversary.  It was time to use the yarn since we are celebrating 16 years of marriage this week. 


My daughter is still into bright colors and requested a long infinity cowl with the yarn.  She turns 10 very soon and it seemed like a good reason to knit something for her. 

I decided on the Twisted Ribber Neckwarmer pattern.  I did change up the stitch pattern based on another knitter's notes - my changes are on my Ravelry project page.

Even though her birthday is next week, she wore it to school today with a bright yellow shirt - only she can pull off those colors.  I found the red color so difficult to photograph; the yarn is definitely is more red than pink.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Project 365: Week 16

April 16 ~ Heading out to see Les Miserables
April 17 ~ Climbing up to the disc golf target
April 18 ~ Daughter going to the goal
April 19 ~ Start of Chicken Noodle Soup
April 20 ~ Close up of daughter
April 21 ~ Flowers to brighten the house

Monday, April 20, 2015

Project 365: Week 15

April 9 ~ Learning loom knitting
April 10 ~ First buds on shrub
April 11 ~ Weeds starting to "bloom"
April 12 ~ Spring afternoon silhouette
April 13 ~ Casu Cowl
April 14 ~ Cornbread
April 15 ~ Small bird chasing a turkey vulture

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Primavera Socks

I have a love/hate relationship with Kroy sock yarn.  I don't enjoy knitting with it since it tends to be splitty and hairy.  

Also, the Kroy FX line can have skeins look completely different when knit up even though they are in the same dye lot.  

However, I love the finished socks.  They are always so cozy and feel like they will last forever.  The Kroy yarn is also very affordable and easily available in local craft stores.

This colorway (Discontinued - Clay Colors) was not the most exciting to see develop when knitting, but I now see that they will look great with every pair of jeans I wear.

The pattern, Primavera Socks, is very easy to follow and memorize.  I did mess up when I shifted the pattern a few stitches over in the beginning - didn't center it on the top of the foot when starting the heel flap.  I decided to embrace this mistake and repeat it on the second sock - I even mirrored my mistake.  I doubt anyone will notice or even care!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Project 365: Week 14

April 2 ~ Oldest bust of George Washington
April 3 ~ Window at Library of Congress
April 4 ~ Pebbles from walk at lake
April 5 ~ Egg dyeing on Easter
April 6 ~ Primavera Socks
April 7 ~ Painted nails for daughter
April 8 ~ Black and white photo of son

Monday, April 6, 2015

Project 365: Week 13

March 26 ~ Podcaster Cowl
March 27 ~ Washington Monument at sunset
March 28 ~ Chandelier in the U.S. Capitol
March 29 ~ White House
March 30 ~ Natural History Museum (Smithsonian)
March 31 ~ WW2 Memorial 
April 1 ~ Holocaust Museum