Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sock Blanket Progress

I've been making slow progress on this project but that's okay. I complete several squares a night while I wind down from the day and then wake up early wanting to do a few more before starting the day. Changing yarns and colors keeps it interesting to see how each square will turn out.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sock Blanket Challenge

I'm calling out all my knitta's to start a Sock Blanket. This morning at our Knit in Public get together, Becca and I had a great time swaping our stash sock yarn and winding 15 yd mini hanks for each square of the blanket. Swaping allows you to get different colorways of yarn you might not necessarily pick out for yourself and share stories of the projects from the leftover yarn. True, knitting a blanket out of 3" mitered squares can be intimidating but keep an open mind and don't stress out about having to get it done quickly. It's the perfect mindless kind of project for SnB's and KIPs so please join us on Ravelry at Wichita KIP.

P.S. We are also going to have a KIP traveling bag if you would like to donate sock yarn scraps or swap your stash.

Come on Becca - Deep down you know you want to do it!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Skating Jacket

I don't ski, so for me, the Ski Jacket by Veronik Avery is going to be my skating jacket. The bulky wool I used (Cascade 128) knitted up quick when I got to going on it. I surprised myself by fearlessly making fit modifications as I went along and they all came out successful which makes for some happy knitting and some warm skating!

Monday, March 07, 2011

Time Passes Slowly

Time has passed slowly the last couple of weeks while husband recuperates from knee surgery. We watch a lot of movies and nap. I injured my elbow making it somewhat painful to knit for long periods of time so my ski jacket is progressing slowly as well.