Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday Progress on Curly Mo Light

As promised, here's a progress shot of my Curly Mo Light jacket:

Curly Mo jacket1

Curly Mo jacket closeup

This is the one using Berroco Optik and the mystery mohair from Amsterdam. I really like the combination. And I'm at the "dreaded sleeve" point. Seems I abandon projects when I get to this point. Okay, not this time! Hah, beware, jacket, I may finish you yet!

I received my Loopy Ewe Swap package this week! All kinds of goodies, including a Branching Out scarf in LL Shepherd Sock Tahoe colorway. I LOVE the color!

Loopy Swap goodies

LL Shepherd Sock Tahoe

I haven't heard yet from my Swap partner, but I'll show my project anyway - I made Odessa out of Misty Mountain Farm Jubilee. The pooling was interesting!



I call it "Worldly Odessa"

We are under a "winter weather warning" here today. Ice threatens. DH went in to work late and promises to watch the weather. Snow I can handle, ice - not so much. But it is kind of nice to take a "snow day" Sleep a little later, work in my PJs and not feel bad about it. I'm letting DD sleep in as well. She went to a Spice Girls concert last night. She's almost 16 and yeah, I know the Spice Girls are "so 80s" but she said it was awesome, and was home by 11:30, but I'm sure she still welcomed the opportunity to sleep in.

I plan to make myself a latte and knit in front of the fireplace and pretend there is a foot of snow outside!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Friday Yarn

Things are looking pretty good here with my resolution (I really DON"T make resolutions!) to try and knit a little every day. I've been busy adding to the stash by thrift shopping for yarn. I even found a group on Ravelry for thrifty yarnies. My latest acquisition - a destash via ravelry - is 7 skeins of gorgeous Colinette Mohair! My dream yarn - all the way from France!

Rose Garden

Colinette Mohair Rose Garden

Colinette Mohair Rose Garden 3

And then there are the finds:

Unidentified nubby boucle

The unidentified nubby boucle - 276 grams

Unidentified boucle

The unidentified cottony boucle - 85 grams

I really am trying to knit from stash! I finally decided what to do with the loopy mohair boucle from Amsterdam (Yard sale find). I have cast on for the Curly Mo Jacket by Margy Mills. It's a top down raglan jacket with a little collar.

I decided to combine this with the Berocco Optik in my stash, alternating every two rows of garter stitch as in the garter stitch jacket in Simply Beautiful Sweaters. So far I am really liking the fabric, but it's a little difficult to knit as both yarns are loopy. The colors together are gorgeous!

Unidentified mohair boucle from Amsterdam

Berocco Optik

And I am just about finished with my knitted project for the Loopy Ewe Swap. I have to mail it next week, so I'll post photos then. Happy knitting!