Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
There will be a drawing for a nice prize to include everyone that finishes by the end of December and posts a picture. I can't wait to see everyone's cover and how each of you decided to arrange it and put it together.
How far away are you from finishing?
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Both patterns went *very* fast and were great fun to knit. Looking forward to next month's kit!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I just realized that I never posted my September blocks. They were my favorite color until I got October's yarn. Now, October's color is my favorite. I had many problems knitting the double swag pattern. Once I had knit 10 inches before I realized I was pulling the wif too tight & so I frogged it. I am happy with the square now though.
Just on another note, I recently bought some Moo cards. If you aren't familar with Moo cards, they are smaller than business cards & have pictures on them. My email, blog & Ravelry name is printed with a picture of my knitting. Out of the 7 pictures I have, 5 of them are under cover squares. The textures of the squares made for interesting pictures. Thanks again for creating this club.
Will there be other clubs as well?
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
September and October each need to have a drawing (uh, bribe). There will be 2 drawings for the following:
1 skein of Kona Bay Cotton Yarn (super soft)
2 sets of Swallow Needles (Love these needles)
Post your September and/or October squares and get into the drawing.
What would everyone think about sending November and December squares together, around November 10? That would give everyone plenty of time to finish for a holiday gift. Tell me what you think?
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I just want to say thanks again for the sock yarn and bag I won in last month's prize draw - the colour is beautiful and the bag is cute! :0) I think I'll be casting on a pair of socks tomorrow. :0)
Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Everyone is getting the same color this time and WOW is it beautiful. Let me know what you think.
Happy Knitting (you know the socks won't be happy about this)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
While waiting for the OWool to arrive I would like to show some items I am working on or have finished. Finishing can sometimes be hard for me.
Anyone else have this problem?
I have recently finished (YEAH) a pair of fingerless gloves out of Miss Hawklet Handspun yarn in Ocean Spray. I also finished (YEAH!) a pair of slippers in the Miss Hawklet Handspun. It's wonderful yarn and I love the thick and thin look.
I am working on a stuffed animal made from Woolly Boully sock yarn. It is striping nicely and the animal (bear, cat, dog?) is going to look so cute. Maybe I will make a pair of matching socks for the little person who will receive this gift. The pattern for the stuffed animal is from Knittingdaily.com. The picture shown here is the body and head, just so you can get an idea of what it will look like. Of course both these yarns can be found at my favorite yarn store, TheYarnGrove.com.
OK, enough from me...what are you working on? I have read some of your blogs and I see the UnderCover Club Members are very talented. Please brag here, you are among friends!
PS: The drawing for the yarn and bag will be on Tuesday, September 4, so there is still time to post your squares if you have not done so.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Thanks to the comments on this blog, I finished my August squares. Almost exactly halfway up my Quilted Lattice, I messed up and have chevrons instead. It's more noticable in the picture than when you see the entire square. I'm going to call it a design element! I think my favorite pattern is which ever square I just finished. Now, I'm just waiting for September's package.
If any of you are on Ravelry, you can see all of my squares. My user name is Needles.
Here are squares from Joanne which I would say look lovely.
Quoting Joanne " I have to tell you I'm thoroughly enjoying this club. You've done a great job and I'm really looking forward to the new colors that are coming out for fall."
I thank her for the very nice comments.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I finished one of the two squares yesterday. I like this square. I am having trouble with the second square though. I must be doing something wrong. My loose yarn keeps getting twisting around the stitch on row 4. The completed squares don't seem to have a twist. Any suggestions to help me complete rows 4 and 8?
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Nudging definition: to touch or push gently (as with elbow)
NEW Definition: To bribe or push gently (as with prizes)
Post your August squares by the end of the month and be in a drawing for 1 skein of J. Knits sock yarn and a striped bag.
If you are having trouble posting to this blog, just send me your pictures and I will post them for you.
Hope everyone is enjoying the August Squares and staying out of the heat. If it is cool where you are I am sooo envious.
Monday, August 20, 2007
I love the green color (willow, I think) and the patterns were great! I'll update the post with pix when I get home from work and re-up on the decongestants. :-)
Updated 8/23 with pix of the blocks. Closeups on my blog
Friday, August 17, 2007
Low-impact fiber-reactive dyes. Fiber-reactive dyes are a synthetic dye that chemically bonds directly to the clothing fiber molecules. They were first used commercially in 1956. The fixation or absorption rate of low-impact dyes is at least 70%, creating less waste water runoff and therefore a lower impact on the environment. Recent advances have created fiber-reactive dyes with colors that are brighter and richer, and they provide excellent colorfast properties. They contain no heavy metals or other known toxic substances, and they meet all European Union criteria for being an eco-friendly pigment. But, the actual dyes in almost all low-impact fiber-reactive dyes are still made from synthetic petrochemicals.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Where have your squares traveled....out of the country, to the beach, to the mountains or someplace in between? My squares want to know if your squares have been having more fun than them....
Hope it is cool where you are....we are melting here in Georgia.
PS: TNNA was in Columbus Ohio where the squares did not like the food.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
I love the August patterns! Thanks also for the point protectors. How cute! My patterns and yarn arrived on Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning I wound the yarn and knit both squares. Of course, it took until yesterday to block them and then today to take the pictures. Here they are.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
The new patterns look lovely - I'm excited to see how they turn out!
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Congratulations Jill. Your beautiful skein of JKnits sock yarn is on the way to you. And to everyone else, your August shipment is on the way....the August patterns are my favorites so far. I really love these and I think you will to.
Happy Knitting All
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
I've finally taken a photo of my July squares which I blocked this morning and are drying at the moment. Again, some lovely designs.
I knit these at the beginning of the month but, lazy mare that I am, didn't block them straight away. The thought of that lovely sock yarn, though, spurred me on! :0)
Now I'm looking forward to getting August's. ;0)
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Followed immediately by, um, the other one ...
and because I thought it was so cool, here's a close-up of "the other one" (gosh, Debby, I should remember the names but it's late and I'm tired ...)
Finally, here's how much yarn I had left over.
Needless to say, though I'll say it anyway, I was a bit *nervous* toward the end. Yup, that is, indeed, a nickel for scale. I'm off to the mountains (with knitting) and I look forward to finding a package in the mail when we get back!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I haven't posted any of my Under Cover Blocks because I was having an unbelieveably hard time with 2 of the patterns, the only two patterns I attempted. I started again July 3 and had all 6 squares finished July 9th. I'm not sure why it took 4 attempts to get Diamond Brocade and Lucky Bamboo correct. Here you can see my finished Dimpled Delight and Basket of Yarn. Now, that I have gotten my square mojo, I loving working with O-wool and knitting these squares!