Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Knitting Up a Storm...

I don't really know what happened this week. I think Spring got the better of me, as did my kids and the knitting. Oh my the knitting! My fingers are flying trying to get patterns ready to be published. I truly love how one collection of patterns in particular are knitting up and I can't wait to show you once they're finished. They aren't dishcloths but are still cotton made and adorable as ever. Thank you everyone for your concern this week, it means a lot to me. I have too many creative thoughts running through my mind to stay away for too long.

I should be back on track with the updates for this week so we can all finish our cloths by Sunday. We're having a huge Easter party at our house this Friday with friends and family so I should have a lot to write about over the next few days.

So.. Without further ado..

March Mystery Cloth KAL Clue # 3 & 4

row 22: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k31, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 24: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k1, p4, k8, p6, k4, p6, k2, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 26: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k1, p4, k9, p4, k5, p6, k2, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 28: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k1, p5, k6, p1, k2, p2, k7, p4, k1, p1, k1, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 30: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k2, p4, k6, p3, k2, p1, k7, p2, k2, p1, k1, p4, (p1,k1)2x

row 32: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p6, k9, p3, k1, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 34: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k1, p2, k2, p6, k1, p7, k6, p5, k1, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 36: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k1, p9, k2, p7, k6, p5, k1, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 38: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k1, p8, k1, p9, k1, p1, k2, p7, k1, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 40: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k1, p7, k1, p8, k2, p11, k1, p4, (p1,k1)2x

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March KAL Update!

Just a quick update. I'll post tomorrow with some knitting pictures tomorrow and another update!

March Mystery Cloth KAL Clue # 2

row 12: (k1,p1)2x, k1, p2, k1, p3, k25, p3, k1, p2, k1, (p1,k1)2x
row 14: (k1,p1)2x, k1, p5, k2, (p3, k1)x5, p3, k2, p5, k1, (p1,k1)2x
row 16: (k1,p1)2x, p5, k1, p1, k1, (p3, k1)x6, p1, k1, p5, (p1,k1)2x
row 18: (k1,p1)2x, p5, k1, p1, k1, (p3, k1)x6, p1, k1, p5, (p1,k1)2x
row 20: (k1,p1)2x, p3, k33, p3, (p1,k1)2x

Thursday, March 18, 2010

March Mystery KAL...

It's.. adorable. I hope everyone enjoys this months mystery cloth. My Mother had a hand in helping me sketch out a design so I'm going to give her most of the credit here. I have the entire pattern written out and ready to go for updates every two or three days. There will be six posts in all until the end of the month so we will be able to start April's on the first! It feels great to finally catch up on everything that I've let slide for awhile.

The kids wanted to make some rice crispy treat Easter eggs the other night and they were fantastic. They only took about 5 minutes to make and another 10 to decorate. We're having an Easter party in a few weeks and I'm definitely making these again, there was almost no cleanup. We dipped them in chocolate and then frosted with icing and sprinkles.

I'm still working on the Flower set of washcloths and they're almost ready to be published for Spring. This weekend I'm going to attack my overflowing inbox of emails and answer everything. I really don't like leaving things for too long.

March 2010:

  • 1 Ball of Lily's Sugar'n Cream Solid
I'm using 00093 Soft Violet (Purple), but you can use any color you wish. A light to medium pink, blue or yellow would go well also.
  • US #3/3.25mm needles*
  • Tapestry Needle *I used a smaller needle size to obtain denser fabric and to make the picture stand out more.

Finished Measurements : Approx. 10"x10"


co 47s

(k1, p1) to last stitch, k1 repeat for 6 rows

row 1: "and all odd rows" (k1,p1) 2x, K to last 4s, (p1,k1)

row 2: (k1,p1)2x, p1, k3, p1, k2, p25, k2, p1, k3, p1, (p1,k1)2x
row 4: (k1,p1)2x, k1, p1, k3, p4, k21, p4, k3, p1, k1, (p1,k1)2x
row 6: (k1,p1)2x, k2, p1, k2, p5, k19, p5, k2, p1, k2, (p1,k1)2x
row 8: (k1,p1)2x, k3, p2, k1, p3, k3, (p3, k1)x3, p3, k3, p3, k1, p2, k3, (p1,k1)2x
row 10: (k1,p1)2x, p1, k2, p5, k1, p2, (k1, p3)x4, k1, p2, k1, p5, k2, p1, (p1,k1)2x

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cupcakes & Updates...

My Ella loves to bake. She practically lives in my kitchen helping me with everything. The kids have been begging me to make some cupcakes since we moved. I finally gave in and bought some new baking ingredients this weekend. It was great to use the new oven and decorate the little cakes for spring.

It's been another exhausting but exciting week over here and I'm starting to relax more. All of the boxes are finally gone and everything is organized. I've been working on a Flower Set of cloths for Spring and another special collection of patterns that I really need to dedicate some time to. I'd love to be able to post up a preview of them next week.

Losing an hour this morning has truly taken its toll on us. I'm sure it was the same for a lot of families. I must remember to change the time on the range and the microwave before bed!

This is the last update for the February Mystery KAL. I won't have time to write out the instructions for March's cloth until tomorrow afternoon but I have the design saved and ready to go. If everyone is up for it, the updates for March will be posted every three days so we can finish by the end of the month.

February Mystery Cloth KAL Clue # 6

row 52: (k1,p1)2x, p3, k1, p3, k3, p4, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p8, k1, p5, (p1,k1)2x
row 54: (k1,p1)2x, p3, k1, p4, k1, p9, k3, p7, k1, p3, k3, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 56: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k1, p2, k1, p9, k5, p7, k1, p3, k1, p5, (p1,k1)2x
row 58: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k2, p1, k3, p8, k7, p4, k2, p1, k3, p6, (p1,k1)2x
row 60: (k1,p1)2x, p3, k1, p3, k2, p7, k7, p5, k1, p3, k2, p3, k1, p1, (p1,k1)2x
row 62: (k1,p1)2x, p8, k2, p2, k1, p4, k2, p1, k2, p12, k3, p2, (p1,k1)2x
row 64: (k1,p1)2x, p9, k3, p24, k3, (p1,k1)2x
row 66: (k1,p1)2x, p10, k3, p24, k2, (p1,k1)2x

row 68: (k1,p1) to last stitch, k1 Repeat for 4 more rows
next row: bo in pattern

Weave in ends.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Patiently Waiting for Spring...

I'm finally sitting down tonight for the first time in what feels like days. Hopefully everyone isn't too upset with me for the lack of posts with KAL updates. I've been reading all of the wonderful comments on here through my phone when I don't have time to turn on the laptop. I cannot express how grateful I am to hear from everyone. Thank you for taking the time to let me know that you're enjoying the knit and that it's alright to take some family time during the move. It all means so much to me.

I have one more update to post before the weekend when the March Mystery Cloth KAL will start. I'll try to have the update up before Friday night. I don't mind staying in on a Friday, as long as I have some peace and knitting to look forward to. Hopefully the kids go to bed early, I have so much to work on.

February Mystery Cloth KAL Clue # 5

row 42: (k1,p1)2x, p6, k12, p3, k12, p6, (p1,k1)2x
row 44: (k1,p1)2x, p7, k2, p2, k7, p3, k7, p2, k2, p7, (p1,k1)2x
row 46: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k1, p9, k5, p5, k5, p12, (p1,k1)2x
row 48: (k1,p1)2x, p1, k3, p9, k5, p3, k5, p13, (p1,k1)2x
row 50: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k1, p5, k1, p4, k4, p5, k4, p13, (p1,k1)2x

Saturday, March 6, 2010

KAL Updates!...

I'm sorry it's been so long since the last post. Every day has been extremely long and exhausting and I haven't had the energy to turn my laptop on in over a week. I'm posting up two weeks worth of KAL updates now and there are still two more that I will post before Friday. Next weekend will be the first clue in the March Mystery Cloth KAL.

I want to thank everyone for their patience over the past two months. We're finally unpacked, organized and loving every moment of our new home. I will be updating more regularly from now on and I'm working on a Flower Set of cloths for this month as well as some Spring adult and children's wear.

February Mystery Cloth KAL Clue # 3 & 4

row 22: (k1,p1)2x, (p8, k1)x2, p7, k1, p5, k8, (p1,k1)2x
row 24: (k1,p1)2x, p6, k5, p7, k2, p6, k13, (p1,k1)2x
row 26: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k2, p4, k3, p6, k2, p2, k16, (p1,k1)2x
row 28: (k1,p1)2x, (p2, k2)x2, p4, k2, p6, k11, p4, k2, p2, (p1,k1)2x
row 30: (k1,p1)2x, p3, k1, p2, k1, p6, k13, p7, k3, p3, (p1,k1)2x

row 32: (k1,p1)2x, p16, k7, p8, k2, p3, k1, p2, (p1,k1)2x
row 34: (k1,p1)2x, p13, k1, p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k2, p1, k3, p1, (p1,k1)2x
row 36: (k1,p1)2x, p12, k4, p7, k4, p5, k1, p3, k1, p2, (p1,k1)2x
row 38: (k1,p1)2x, p10, k7, p5, k7, p10, (p1,k1)2x
row 40: (k1,p1)2x, p6, k12, p3, k12, p6, (p1,k1)2x

Happy Knitting!