I have been tagged!

I have been tagged by Molly Knits Sweaters! Last year, I joined a KAL she started, admired how good she is with people, and have been reading her blog ever since. I feel honored that she tagged me.

I am supposed to tag 5 other bloggers. It is so hard to pick just 5, as there are several I would like to mention. Of course, I would like to tag Molly Knits Sweaters , but I think that might be against the rules.

Now for the difficult task. So in no particular order....

Mrs. Twisted Knitster. She taught the Twisted Knitster to knit a couple of years ago and they enjoy fiber adventures together. We get to hear from her when she is featured as a guest blogger. She has shared pictures of her beautiful socks and baby gifts. She is a Rockin' Blogger for sure.

Celadon Pool Two. Her knitting is beautiful. She gives us a glimpse of her love of and commitment to faith, family (including the feline members of the family), and friends. Her training for and participation in a marathon to raise money for charity was inspiring.

Kim Knits (and sometimes not). Her knitting caught my eye, then I noticed that she is a fellow Oregonian just a few hours up the road. We have several little things in common and I enjoy visiting her blog.

Yarn over Manhattan. Knitting, spinning, lovely photos, and beautiful music. It is all spun together on her blog. I love hearing from her in my comments, and I find her blog refreshing.

Knit Together. Our paths continue to cross in the knitting community and it feels like I am meeting up with a friend. I like following her knitting projects and reading about her family and faith.

Also, Goce of Knitting and Crochet who visits my blog from Croatia, and The Ravelled Sleeve, and ..... It was rather hard to be limited to 5.


Still suffering from startitis

I have been slow to catch the clap. It is such a popular pattern and I am beginning to see why.
Pattern: Clapotis
Yarn: Mountain Colors, sport/DK weight (I don't have the label)
Needle: Size US 8.
Modifications: I am purling the stitch between the Ktbl's instead of using stitch markers.

Pattern: Handpainted Gloves
Yarn: Lorna's Laces
Needle: Size US 3
Modifications: I have heard the glove tends to run small , so I cast on 80 instead of 64.

The clapotis is my fun, easy knit. I like the colors running through my fingers and it progresses quickly. The Handpainted Gloves tickle my brain forcing me to think and try new things.

The Rogue sweater is still on the needles. I am currently working on the hood. It is a project that requires my full attention and so I can only knit on it when I have a block of time - rather rare. It is progressing, though. Unfortunately, I will probably miss my deadline of finishing it before my daughter goes back to school next Saturday. (Especially since this was supposed to be a day off - a day I had hoped to work on it - and I am having to work. ) Oh well. I will just have to set a new deadline so that I push myself to finish it. I seem to need deadlines on my sweater projects so they don't drag on.


It arrived today

My package from Twisted Knitster arrived today.

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Twisted Knitster.



I...I...I won a contest/drawing! The Twisted Knitster, whose blog I have enjoyed for quite some time, had a really creative contest. He had people design a colorway for him and then everyone who participated had their name put in a hat. It was so much fun! Then Mrs. Twisted Knitster drew names and I won! Mr. and Mrs. Twisted are lovely, generous people who have excellent taste in yarn, and the prize was from their stash. Pop on over and take a peek at the blog! Excuse me now, I have to catch my breath.


Noro Scarf

My daughter was kind enough to model my Noro scarf.....

Pattern: Simple 1x1 rib, alternating colorways every 2 rows. I have seen this in several places on the internet but probably one of the more well known examples is here.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, 4 balls in 3 different colorways (so 2 balls are the same).
Needles: Lantern Moon straights size US 7.

The Noro yarn does all the work. I am unable to capture a photo that really does justice to the richness of the colors and how beautifully they play off each other.

It is definitely a fun knit.