Monday, February 21, 2011

Don't Go, Winter

Kansas weather is exciting and so is starting a knitting project. We had a 95 degree variance in one week from Thursday to Thursday. Really, I'm not ready for winter to sneak into spring. Guess that's why I'm starting on a new wool project. The main color will be charcoal accented with gold. I should have started this Ski Jacket earlier but I had to order the pattern book and the winter months just got away from me.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bella on Ice

Second pair of Twilight replica Bella mitts that I made especially for some chilly lessons on the ice. Followed Dianasamour's pattern instructions for a coordinating headband and knitted all from two skeins of Comfort Chunky.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Jeep

Forget roses and candy! Our timing to get me a new vehicle fell right in line with Valentine's Day. I knew I wanted a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and then had to make a choice between several different packages. At first I thought I wanted a basic black Rubicon, switched to the Black Ops, walked into Steven Chrysler and there sat the Jeep Sport of my dreams. It didn't have auto locks/windows so they ordered another one, dressed it out with the dealership chrome package, custom wheels and smooth riding all-terrain tires and now she's ALL MINE! It was the best car buying experience we've ever had. Not once did we feel we were being hustled, they worked within our offer and exceeded every expectation we had. If you are looking to make a car purchase be sure to check them out and ask for Regan.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Peace Fleece Socks

Peace fleece is a Romanian-American coop trade yarn. It starts off as somewhat of a scratchy wool/mohair and then fluffs and softens with continued washings. I used it years ago to make a pair of mittens and matching hat so this time around I'm using it for the New Cabled Family Socks. Warm socks to wear with short boots or around the house.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Vest

I finished this Kurasun vest by Jane Ellison just in time for Valentine's Day. I love hearts and especially vests because they keep my core warm without the bulk of a coat. So when I saw a sample of this displayed at Twist I just had to make it. I knitted it from Mirasol Sulka (60% merino wool, 20% alpaca, 20% silk) yarn from the Peruvian Highlands and sewed in a two-way zipper. A feel-good added bonus is that a portion of every purchase of this yarn is dedicated directly to the funding of a school in the remote area of Munani in the region of Puno.