Tuesday, July 31, 2007

My July Squares

I managed to finish my July squares at the weekend, but didn't manage to get pictures until now.

First up was Adam's Rib, which I worked on while visiting my father. I love cables, and like the meandering look of this one.

Next up was Woven Delight. I had to put this down for a couple of weeks, and when I came back to it, I realised that I'd made a mistake about 4 inches down. I frogged it, and then managed to finish the square in just over a day. Whew!

Now I'm all set to see what the postman brings next month. :)

Sunday, July 29, 2007


My sock class had taken away from my squares, but I was bound-and-determined not get behind. So far so good. If you'd like to see what distracted me, my check out my blog:


Can't wait to see what August brings!


Photos at last!

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

Getting in under the wire!

I'm off on vacation for the rest of the month, so I'm hurriedly posting my finished June squares. Wouldn't want to miss out on that wonderful yarn! So, without further ado, I present you with Adam's Rib:

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

6 Finished Blocks

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!

Monday, July 23, 2007

I had a Dream

I had a dream last night. All around my bed were skeins of O-Wool, crying and sniffling. They said they had been put in bags, behind sofas and in the closet and were feeling very down and out. They also said the socks have been laughing at them and calling them losers. This was a very sad dream.

Now, may I offer you a bribe to get out the O'Wool and make a square or two. We are having a drawing for July. Everyone who posts a picture of their finished July squares will be included in a drawing for a skein of J. Knits Super Wash Me Light sock yarn. The color is Reno and it is beautiful.

So if you have been thinking about those squares, now is the time to finish up, post your picture, and get ready for August.

Don't let me have that nightmare again!


Thursday, July 19, 2007

July's squares done!

Here they are:

The woven fun gave me some trouble as i thought it looked messy when knitting it, but it ended up being right after all!

Oh!! And when I finished, I had less than 2 yards of yarn leftover - whew!!!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Woven Fun Right Side/Wrong Side

This picture is the Right Side of your Woven Fun pattern. Row 1 should read Row 1(WS)and Row 2 starts the right side.

The purl side of your Woven Fun is the WRONG Side. I go over and over these patterns to be sure they are correct and I do apologize for this mistake. I will send a corrected version with your next shipment.

Could I blame this on the socks? Do you think they took over my computer late one night, giggling and laughing, put the purl side as the right side? They would think that was funny.....

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Woven Fun trouble?

I'm doing the Woven Fun square and something just doesn't seem right. The RIGHT side of the work is looking like just plain purl stitch while the WRONG side has the strand of yarn in front of the slipped knit stitches.

Did I misunderstand something in the instructions or will this 'improve' as I proceed? I have about 2 inches of work done.

BTW: The cabled pattern square is done and blocked; it looks great!

Thank you for any advice that anyone can offer on Woven Fun.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

No joy in Mudville, CA ...

still no package!

Last month it showed up on the doorstep SPOT ON the first day of the month. I think I must be doing penance for knitting up so many socks and burning through last month's squares to quickly. :-( Yarn Grove ladies - did all the packages already go out? Fellow club members - am I the only one still waiting for the package? (ok, so maybe it'll come today ...)


Monday, July 9, 2007

July blocks finished

But not blocked and not photographed either, sorry. ;0) The patterns look great knitted up. I'll try and get some pics taken tomorrow. It's a good job I finished them early this month otherwise they'd never have got started - I've taken on the mammoth task of knitting 4 adult size 36" sweaters as quickly as I possibly can because they're needed ASAP. I'm hoping to finish one a week. It's gonna get boring, I know that, because they will all be the same pattern but at least I've got 2 different colours to brighten things up. I started the first one today and have justed finished the back - now I know that might seem quick but it *is* chunky yarn. (Am I mad? Chunky yarn in the "summer" time?!)

Anyway, thanks again for 2 lovely block patterns this month - and the cable needle was much appreciated. :0)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Just so I have this straight...

On the pattern "Woven Fun" when we slip stitch it is slip a stitch purlwise. Correct? I'm off to drag out my swift and winder!


Tuesday, July 3, 2007

I just can't wait!!!

Given that I have tomorrow off of work, and it is *after* July 1st, maybe the July shipment will make it to my doorstep today! I just finished off two very short projects and am ready for another one to boost my sense of accomplishment. Can you imagine? Three projects in one week!?! Wouldn't that be something.

Am I the only one that's so gosh durned excited?

Sunday, July 1, 2007

And The Winner Is.......

The winner in the June drawing is Kathryn from the UK. Congratulations! Kathryn won "The Yarn Girls" Guide To All Seasons Knitting.

Thanks to everyone who posted pictures of their squares. Your new shipment is on the way, so get ready to put away the socks.