Wednesday, August 29, 2007

August Squares Finished!

I'm so glad I finally found the blog...I am really enjoying these squares...and got August finished...Here is my photo...and in UT Longhorn Colors no doubt! :)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

One of Two Down

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?

August Squares

Here are August's squares.

Unfortunately, these are rubbish photos - you can blame the poor photography on camera shake or the G&Ts. I know which one I'd blame! ;0) - but the squares IRL are gorgeous! ;0)

I'm now looking forward to September's.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Needing a Nudging

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

Done with August!

Though they didn't come with me to China, the squares were just what I needed when I arrived home on Saturday. I managed to catch an awful head cold (on the flight over, very likely) so I wasn't up for much of anything. I settled in on the couch, tuned in to some good soccer and knitted away. By mid-afternoon, I was done.

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

In the Know.....O-Wool™

The O-Wool™ mark represents the highest standard available for certified organic wool products. O-Wool™ sets the industry standard by distinguishing itself from other products made with wool and organic wool. O-Wool™ yarns and fabrics are made only from wool certified by USDA accredited Organic Certification Agencies and are processed using the most sustainable methods commercially available.

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

Have Squares Will Travel

Have your squares been traveling this summer? Mine have. They first went to Utah to see my 4 grandchildren. That was a great trip and the squares really liked the mountains. Next, the squares went to TNNA (The National Needlearts Association) where Jane and I saw and bought lots of yarn for The Yarn Grove. The last trip was to Tennessee for a family reunion...and was it ever hot! The heat index that day was 109 so you know my squares were sweating it out.

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

August Squares

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

Yarn has arrived!

I came home yesterday to a skein of the beautiful green yarn sitting on my porch. I also love the point protectors that came along with the package! I've got a couple of things on the needles that I need to finish up this week but expect to start either over the weekend or next week.

The new patterns look lovely - I'm excited to see how they turn out!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Having Problems........

So far I have had taupe, green, and blue yarn -- no problems. I recieved my new yarn yesterday- pumpkin -- and woven into the yarn are these prickly burrs like you see with cotton plants. They are very sharp and I am having to pick them out or cut/slice the yarn. Has anyone else had the same problem?

Friday, August 3, 2007

Thanks So Much!

If this doesn't give you incentive to get those squares finished, then nothing will.....
This is lovely! You guys are the best -- thanks again!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Congratulations to.....

Our winner for the July drawing is ..... drum roll....Jill.

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