Friday, June 03, 2005

100 things to knit before I die

My list of 100 things to knit before I die. Some of these I already own the pattern, some I'll get to eventually, some I've lusted after in stores, online or in catalogs, some I also have the yarn, others I just dream of being an experienced enough knitter to accomplish! I have no affiliation with any of these things. If anyone has knitted anything off of this list, I'd love to hear from you.
1. Aran sweater of my own design
2. clapotis (
3. Charlotte's Web shawl (Koigu)
4. Shoalwater Shawl (Fiber Trends)
5. Seascape Shawl (Fiber Trends)
6. Braids and Bobbles Hat (Fiber Trends)
7. Acorn Lace Socks (Fiber Trends)
8. Quoddy Cable sweater(Cottage Craft)
9. St. Andrew's Cardigan (Cottage Craft)
10. The Great American Aran Afghan (Knitter's)
11. Mananita Magic shawl (Knitter's Magazine Shawls and Scarves)
12. Lotus Blossom Lace shawl (Knitter's Magazine Shawls and Scarves)
13. Harry's socks (Knitter's Magazine Socks, Socks, Socks)
14. Aran Sandal Socks (Knitter's Magazine Socks, Socks, Socks)
15. Sunrise Socks(Knitter's Magazine Socks, Socks, Socks)
16. Spring Fever Socks(Knitter's Magazine Socks, Socks, Socks)
17. Wonderful Wallaby (Cottage Creations)
18. Log Cabin Afghan Revisited (Cottage Creations)
19. Grabbit (Cottage Creations)
20. Diamond Patch Socks (Heartland Knits)
21. Cashmere Gauntlet Gloves ( Interweave Fall 2004)
22.French Market Tote ( Wool Connection not Knitty's)
23. Pam's Orphan Socks
24. Gibson Girl Pullover ( Interweave Summer 2004)
25. Fair Isle Bag ( Interweave Summer 2004)
26. Fair Isle Sampler Hat ( Interweave Winter 2004)
27. Forbes Forest Scarf (scarfStyle)
28. Fair Isle Jazz (scarfStyle)
29. Turkish Treasure (scarfStyle)
30. Ruffles (scarfStyle)
31. Adults-only devil hat(Stitch 'n Bitch)
32. Cabled Carry-All (Vogue Knitting on the Go:Bags&Backpacks)
33.Aran Pouch (Vogue Knitting on the Go:Bags&Backpacks)
34. Wavy Cabled Cap (Vogue Knitting on the Go:Caps & Hats Two)
35.Snowflake Beret (Vogue Knitting on the Go:Caps & Hats Two)
36. Horseshoe Cable Cap (Vogue Knitting on the Go:Caps & Hats Two)
37. Cabled Cashmere Scarf(Vogue Knitting on the Go:Scarves)
38.An Aran Sweater (Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac)
39. Mittens for next winter (Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac)
40. A Shawl:Good Travel Knitting (Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac)
41. Open Collared Pullover (Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac)
42. Patchwork Jacket (25 Gorgeous Sweaters for the Brand-New Knitter)
43. Extra Quick Rolled-Hem Top (25 Gorgeous Sweaters for the Brand-New Knitter)
44. Colorwork Turtleneck(BH&G's Hip Knits! : 65 Easy Designs from Hot Designers)
45. Shawl Collar Wrap (BH&G's Hip Knits! : 65 Easy Designs from Hot Designers)
46. Weekends Up North sweater (BH&G's Hip Knits! : 65 Easy Designs from Hot Designers)
47. Sacred & Profane Convertibles (Knit Wit : 30 Easy and Hip Projects )
48.Water-bottle sling (Knit Wit : 30 Easy and Hip Projects )
49. Basketweave Pullover ( Interweave Fall 2004)
50 Elann Cables and Lace Cardigan
51. Best Friend Jacket (The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville)
52. Sally's Favorite Summer Sweater (The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville)
53. Lots-Of-Choices Top (The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville)
54. Simple Cardigan (The Purl Stitch by Sally Melville)
55. Not Your Mother's Suit Coat (The Purl Stitch by Sally Melville)
56. Elegant Gauntlets (The Purl Stitch by Sally Melville)
57. To-the-Cottage Pullover (The Purl Stitch by Sally Melville)
58. Another Coco Jacket (The Purl Stitch by Sally Melville)
59. Luscious Pullover (The Purl Stitch by Sally Melville)
60. Aran Throw ( How to Knit by Debbie Bliss)
61. Child's Aran Coat ( How to Knit by Debbie Bliss)
62. Fair Isle Cardigan ( How to Knit by Debbie Bliss)
63. Textured Sweater ( How to Knit by Debbie Bliss)
64. Cable Cushion (Debbie Bliss Knitting Workbook)
65. Aran Throw (Debbie Bliss Knitting Workbook)
66. Cabled Sweater (Debbie Bliss Knitting Workbook)
67. Fair Isle Socks (Debbie Bliss Knitting Workbook)
68. Sonnet Cardigan Sweater (Knitty)
69. Tri-aran-angle (Knitty)
70. Cozy wrap (Knitty)
71. Wavy scarf (Knitty)
72. Mistral Wrap(In Living Color from Mission Falls)
73. Chill Pullover (Simple Book from Mission Falls)
74. Sampler Poncho (Next Steps Patons from Patons)
75. Diamonds and Pearls Gloves, Hat & Scarf ( Family Circle Easy Knitting Holiday 2004)
76. Little Bows Top & Wrap ( Creative Knitting May 2005)
77. Shell Seeking Cardigan (Vogue Knitting International Spring/Summer 2004)
78. Mix Master Cardigan (Vogue Knitting International Spring/Summer 2004)
79. Even Danielle did it sweater(The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits)
80. Sexy Summer Tank (The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits)
81. Knitted Moebius(Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmermann)
82. Kniited Bog Jacket (Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmermann)
83. Pie are Square Shawl(Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmermann)
84. Norwegian Pullover (Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmermann)
85. Aran Coat (Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmermann)
86. River Grass Gansey(Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 2)
87. Golden Lotus Kimono(Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 2)
88. Gilead Pullover V-Neck Version (Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 2)
89. Old Shale Sweater Coat(Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 2)
90. Light house Socks (Halcyon Yarns)
91. Oakley Shawl( Berroco Suede)
92.Eros Shawls & Scarf (Patternworks)
93.Wrixlan Jacket (Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book)
94. Bobble Shirt(Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book)
95. St. Ninnian Pullover (Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book)
96. Kestrel Cardigan (Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book)
97. Winter Sunset Cardigan (Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book)
98. St. Claire Throw (Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book)
99. Latvian Garden Cardigan(Harrisville Designs)
100. Open to further consideration and suggestion??

Saturday, May 28, 2005

End of May & Moving

And here I thought it would take another month to post something!!

Well it will be even "post-bleaker" here. I'll be shifting homes to Memphis, Tennessee in mid-June.

The trip to Knitting Sister's never happened...Boo hoo! Only one of the fellow knitters could go and had to cancel at the last minute due to a Mother's Day tea at her daughter's school. The nerve of her putting her children ahead of knitting!! I didn't feel like driving up alone due to a really bad nor'easter, the nerve of me putting personal safety ahead of knitting! And no use in going up over the weekend because the store was closed due to Maryland Sheep & Fiber. Basically we were doomed.

We never did order the grab bag from WEBS either since 2 of us are buying houses and we decided our stashes were currently large enough.

I, however, ordered the Yarn store in a box from Halcyon in Bath, Maine. SO worth the money!! I also ordered the pattern for their Lighthouse sock. That one is way out of my league but I love it anyway.

How do you like my pics? At least I finally have something to show for all I've been talking about. The Easter scarf is the one I talk about in my April 20th post.

OTN- the back of Sally Melville's Einstien coat from The Knit Stitch and the pouch part of Wonderful Wallaby.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Less than a month this time! I get together with a few friends every Tuesday night for knitting. We're off on a field trip this Friday to Knitting Sisters in Williamsburg to see Interweave's Trunk Show of Scarf Style. I will give a report next week!

We're also thinking of ordering one of the grab bags from WEBS and splitting it up. Anyone ever ordered from them?

I will hopefully have some more pictures of FOs up soon.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

My monthly post

Well this seems like how I'm going to end up maintaining this thing...a post here and there.

Anyhow, finished up 3 scarves and half of a pair of socks. The socks are with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, which I am loving, using the rainy day pattern from HeartStrings:The Sock Calendar. It's a great pattern for variegated sock yarn. One of the scarves I used 3 yarns from Berroco, Zen in Kobe Pink, Candy FX in Beanie Baby, and Plume FX in Soft Lilac, just basic stockinette on my US 15s. I also did a basic lace pattern one for a friend in Brown Sheep's Cotton Fine in Blush. I fell in love with that yarn and the pattern(K2 yo P2 together to last 2 st K2-just need even # of stitches)

Anyone from Memphis, TN? The family is moving there this summer and I'd love to hear about knitting groups, events and stores in the area.

Friday, March 11, 2005

fruit cap

Mom's Pillow

Ok so I'm a little behind...

Well the year didn't start off so father passed away very suddenly in January and I've been putting myself back together since then.

But here are some pictures at last! My mom's cabled pillow(pattern courtesy of
Plymouth Yarns
and the Ann Norling Fruit Cap in raspberry and green for my niece. I'm currently at work on the Einstein coat from The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville.

Any spinners in the Hampton Roads area? The next Southeastern Virginia Spinning Guild Meeting is on Tuesday, April 5th at 6:00 pm at Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road in Chesapeake. I'm going with a group of friends now. They welcome everyone- experienced, average, beginners or even those who just want to knit!

So I am now moving to the Memphis, Tennessee area in the summer due to the husband's job. I would love to hear from anyone about knitting groups and stores in the area.

Let's see if I can update this thing more than once a month!