19 February 2015

celebrate ~ Melissa

Happy Lunar New Year 2015

(I swiped this from Google ~ isn't it cute??)

15 February 2015

Goalsetting - guest blogger Steph

I have been working on my Ashby the past few days and have started to get some traction. It is really nice to see some progress on the piece, I think I might finish the  border edging this weekend. While I know I should focus on finishing the thing in its entirety, I have to be honest all I want to do at the point is to finish the edging. I am just ready for a break from traveling cables. It has been fun, it has been a challenge and I have gotten to use a new skill I have picked up along the way (cabling without a needle).

So that's all for now. As soon as this goal is reached I will set a new one for myself and post pictures of the progress that has been made.

14 February 2015

Valentine's Day Redux ~ By guest blogger Kelly Lightbeam

Happy Valentine's to Melissa and Kelli, and all the guest bloggers as well.  Hope you're enjoying yourselves on this delightful Saturday!

Much love,
Kelly Lightbeam

12 February 2015

I forgot to..... ~guest blogger Andee

BTW I never posted a picture of my finished Spire.... from the last or last before that KAL. Anyway I am wearing it to work today and I took a very cruddy picture of it with my cell phone.

Don't mind the mess in the back ground. My kids are home from school this week..... which equals messes and messes and messes that just don't go away.

As you can see I made arm holes in the Spire so I can wear it as a vest. I get a lot of use out of it this way!

10 February 2015

Ludlow Progress ~ Guest Blogger Sue

I am starting the second repeat of my Ludlow.  This has been a slower knit than I had anticipated. I breeze along until I get to the Moss stitch section, which slows me down considerably! I have 8 skeins of Loft, and hope to have enough to finish. Really loving the pattern and stitch definition I am getting with the Loft.

I am finding a row counter to be especially helpful with this pattern. Also, I love the charts for the Diamond sections. I use a long Post-It note that I have taped together, and move it up a row at a time. I am then able to quickly glance at the chart, making sure I stay on the correct row! 

Have really enjoyed seeing everyone's projects so far! Happy Knitting, and stay warm!

08 February 2015

Great Minds ~ a post from Kelli

I was with Melissa when she bought her latest sock yarn. Was on the fence if I wanted the Hawks color way...then another
friend of ours bought some and I needed some too.
Fun, easy take-a-long, talk-a-long project.  Knitting with "US 0" needles knit up faster then I thought~

Great free Georgia Sleeves pattern from Ravelry, check'em out. 

07 February 2015

the final chapter ~ Melissa

Jason is finally home from Arizona ~
It's not quite over yet ~ the final chapter is being written right at this moment and I should know how the story ends by the end of the day.
It's a crazy tale :) ~ can't wait to share it with you guys!
Until then ~ I have been doing a spot of knitting while I've been coming down from the joy of our Seahawks fantastic season, and slowly coming up from the disbelief about how it all ended...I love sports.  Win or lose.  It's a great ride all the same and the only 'reality tv' I watch.  I'm looking forward to next season and adding to my Hawks gear in anticipation of more great things to come :

I think this is my eighth pair of socks in six months ~ just a bit overambitious in joining Liesl over at Buckalooview for her monthly sock challenge!  As soon as this pair is done, I'll be finishing my Girasole so I'll have finished pictures soon!  Can't wait to share it ~ it's amazing!  I'm so impressed with everyone else and how far you guys are with your kal projects ~ keep the updates and photos coming!
Have a great weekend :)


06 February 2015

Ludlow Love ~ By guest blogger Kelly Lightbeam

Hello everyone!  I just want to give a shout-out to all of our Ludlow knitters.  I stumbled upon a Brooklyn Tweed trunk show at my local yarn store ~ The Yarnery.  I was really surprised  that I didn't recognize more of the patterns from the Fall 2014 collection, but Ludlow was immediately recognizable, and after seeing it in person, I may just have to knit this one...I'm inspired!
I can't decide which one I like better!  Probably the oatmeal, since I'm knitting Ashby from a burnt orange colorway.

04 February 2015

The Ashby Vest ~ guest blogger Andee

I have successfully turned the Ashby Shawl into a vest!

It even has pockets.

The yarn I used is The Fibre Company's Canopy Worsted. I used the colorway Orchid. The base is 50 % baby alpaca, 30% merino, 20% viscose bamboo.  This is the second time I have worked with this yarn and I really love it!  I am so pleased with how this vest came out. I do have enough yarn left to make sleeves, but I prefer it just the way it is.

Once again it has been great knitting along with all you wonder people. Now what to cast on next????

03 February 2015

Stonecrop :: guest post blogger Karen

Ta da!  The shawl is finished and as I type this it's folded up and waiting for July and the wedding to roll around.  I'm pretty sure I'll wear this shawl to my daughter's wedding, unless I change my mind. I enjoyed knitting this pattern and the challenge of following three charts at once was fun.  I think that's how us knitters get our entertainment.

I would have loved to make the longer version but I had no idea if I had enough yarn or not and knitting three extra repeats only to rip them out would have made me sad.  So I did the smaller one, but as you can see the small version is quite large enough!!

Ravelry notes are here and a blog post here

It is coming along nicely - guestblogger Maria

My Ludlow is coming along nicely and I really enjoy the rhythm of the pattern.

02 February 2015


My first Christmas gift for 2015
is complete, wrapped and waiting
until December to be mailed. I
loved knitting Stonecrop, really
I did. The charts were easy to follow
and like all of Jared's patterns the
end result is a treasure.  Thanks
for hosting another great KAL, it
was a blast.

KALvin Floodlow says Hello! ~ By guest blogger Kelly Lightbeam

Hello, my friends!  Long time, no post, huh?  I needed a little break from the cables in Ashby, but I've passed the halfway mark, and I'm still in it to win it!  (Meaning that I'll finish this baby, for sure)

I've taken a short hiatus on my Ashby to finish up a different project, in order to meet my goal of three finished knitted items per month.  I know this sort of breakneck knitting will not last throughout the year, but I did make my January deadline, with the Gaptastic Cowl, a lengthwise knitted scarf, and an asymmetric shawl called Line Break.

I've also got another little project in the works ~ On Friday, Chloe came home without her hand-knitted scarf.  It turns out that one of her friends had stolen it. 

The girl's Mom gets major kudos, for bringing her over to return the scarf, and apologize for taking it.  Now, as a knitter, I'm hugely flattered that this kid liked the scarf enough to take it.  I wanted to knit her a scarf, to encourage her that there's power in the truth, and that it's always best to be honest.

I hope everyone is having fun knitting their Flood's Flock project!
Kelly Lightbeam