Wednesday, April 17, 2013

An Attempt to Keep Blogging

Dear Readers,

In an attempt to not go silent for a week this post will be fairly short to show what I'm working on! Also just a nice reminder that my boyfriend and I have been dating for a year and half ! Woo :) Anyway onto the knittin!

First off!

Tank Top - Still in progress, I had to rip back a few inches , I believe I mentioned this but perhaps not. and it looks pretty good now but I haven't made much progress...soon I will pick it back up.

Poncho - New project! Yay for starting a new project when I have 20 already started. Anyway the pattern is here and it is beautiful especially with this yarn. Very exciting, I just finished the 12 rows of ribbing and very happy with how it looks (Pictures soon)

Skirt - The skirt is still not started because I haven't gotten the elastic sorted...I finally bought some and now I need to sew the ends together which I have simply been putting off. Tomorrow it's getting done and then perhaps I'll cast on...unsure as of now.

Knick Knacks - I bought some stitch markers that are sheep , and two patterns : Bee Keeper's Quilt and Rock Island .

Bee Keepers : Its a very interesting pattern , you knit little hexagons an then sew them all together to make a blanket! It'll be a long time before this one gets done but that's fine!

Rock Island : I've wanted to do a shawl for a while, got the Photosynthesis shawl...never started it after having issues with my lace weight yarn, then my dear friend Amy sent me yarn! Knit Picks lace yarn! And I haven't used it yet, seeing as it is our 1 1/2 year anniversary my dear boyfriend wanted to buy me a pattern and he settled on this one! So I will be using my grey lace weight yarn to make this!

I do believe that is all I have to report in for the moment!

Keep Rambling,


Thursday, April 4, 2013

The couple month cowl

Hello fellow ramblers :)

This post is about my forever cowl...It actually only took me a day to knit this cowl but I kept putting off blocking it...I've never formally blocked anything and I finally bought some T-Pins to use but found yet another excuse to wait; I did not have anything to pin the cowl to! Finally I decided to just use cardboard boxes, genius! Okay, so maybe everyone else is saying, "Duh...come on", however I am simple and I love procrastination!

Anywho here is my beloved cowl, please ignore my shininess, the light is very bright in here!

Anywho not much else to report except for the yarn that the beloved boyfriend bought me already came! So I will be starting my skirt ASAP!

Toodles for now Ramblers :)


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Return of the Knitter

Hello my lovely readers who never abandon me no matter how many times I seem to fall off the earth,

I have returned! This will be a post filled with, you guessed it, RAMBLINGS! But first I have a picture of my darling boyfriend and his new robot that I made from the the pattern LuvBots from MochiMochiland. I was going to make one for him for Valentines day ...but it didn't happen so I made it when he was here for Easter!

He's so photogenic....

Moving on to other things , I have finally moved back home and have started waitressing again! Which is something I do love to do, it's fun and earns quick cash. So I'll be saving up most of my money for a car...which is not exciting in my opinion. I hate driving...anyway! That means I won't be buying much yarn, however as we all know, I have enough as it is. However, I did notice that WEBS is having a I had to notify my boyfriend of that and see if anything came of that! 

He was nice enough to buy me a skein of very beautiful yarn 
It's a fingering weight yarn and I'm thinking either a lacy shawl or poncho
Yes, I, Ashley Frencl, like ponchos.
He also bought me some very pretty cotton yarn to make this skirt . I will be making a slight change in the length however, I will be making it shorter and I'll only be using the two colors shown here.
 Gunmetal Grey and Victory Garden 
All of these yarns he picked out by himself and I think he chose really well :) 

Current Project Alert!

This is the beginning of a tank top! Using the beautiful skein of Kettle Steps that I got from the amazing Paige of GoodForEwe yarns
Seriously guys this is a beautiful kettle dyed yarn and its so soft!

Also, a few weeks ago my grandma went to Goodwill and found a bag of needles, and usually they are the crappy plastic straight needles that I don't like using anyway, so I said thanks and took it to my room. Then the magic happened, I went through it and found that over half of them were bamboo needles, never opened, still had the Local Yarn Store sticker on them! Very helpful and very nice :) I counted them up and it was probably worth more than 60 dollars, my grandma paid 6 dollars for this bag! Very nice treat for me. 

Huge bag of needles!
A quick and small update on my sweater - pocket,front and back are all done...just need to do the hood, sleeves and then sew it all together! But I need to make adjustments on the sleeves so that is why it is taking so long. 

Happy knitting everyone!