Kathy's Knitting & Knothings

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lobster Newburg in popover

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May KAL - I think this one was supposed to have one bobble in the middle, but I interpreted the directions to make 2.

May mid-month KAL - this one was WAY too long. The directions called for 7 rows of seed stitch and there were too many repeats. Then the directions only called for 4 rows of seed stitch at the end. I added 3 more to balance the design. I blocked it so it would be a bit more square.

Oh well, I don't use dishcloths anyway and hubby teases about the stack of cloths that keeps growing :)

Monthly Dishcloth KAL

February Mid - Month March Pot-O-Gold March mid-month Pinwheel April - Illusion Eggs April mid-month - Rain Drops

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Marilyn was kind enough to send me this pattern to test knit, for my darling granddaughter.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Love this one!


Another view

Close up yarn balls and glasses

Cool Cakes

Crochet Knitting Cakes

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Where have I been?

I’ve been checking some other blogs and realized that it has been forever since I posted! Knitting has taken a back seat for a few reasons. But I am back at it. I’m working on the Tomten sweater form Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Without Tears, for the baby due April 17. I’m using up stash yarn in Pingouin Country color 004 for the trim and 008 for the body. (Fiber Content: 40% Acrylic/ 30% Wool/ 30% Mohair, Made In: Turkey, Care: Machine Wash/ Dry Flat, Gauge: 20 st/4 inches 4.0 mm (US 6) 50g (1.75 oz) ball Yardage: 96 m (106 yards). Also on the needles is Sunny Baby Blanket in icky Red Heart 1926 Sweet Dreams mul ti.

I've also recently kept up with the Monthly Dishcloth KAL.

January 2009 - Ice Skate

January mid-month 2009
February 2009: Kiss Me

I really need to get over to my favorite LYS to get some nicer yarns, but I've been trying to use up the closet full that I already have. I did commit to the monthly dishcloths and ordered all the colors for the year. I still don’t know why I do them, as I don’t use them. I have a friend who does use them and since her birthday is coming up I might put together a spa basket for her. I would like to make the February Lady Sweater and need to check if there is enough of the yarn that I bought at Webs. I think I would be a skein short :( But I have unfinishitis: The Mac and Me two color sweater that I knit last year in 2007 still needs seaming and all the ends woven in. The Clapotis is not finished The flag socks are not finished
AND I have a ton of papers to grade this week.
Off to get ready for a Valentine’s Day lunch!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter & April KAL done

Had the fam over for Easter Saturday dinner yesterday. 15 in total.

  • 2 8 lb Hams with Raisin Sauce
  • Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise sauce
  • Horseradish Potato Croquettes (a recipe that I made up on the fly: boiled ~ 7 – 8 lbs. potatoes, put them through the food mill, melted some butter in them, added about ¾ container of sour cream, about ¼ jar prepared horseradish, salt and pepper; shaped them into large crab cake sized circles, dipped them in egg and water wash, then in Panko.

The fam brought veggie tray, cheese tray, nuts, sour cream salad, mushroom soup, and a lemon chiffon pie. Hubby had made a strawberry cake the day before, so we had plenty of food!

KAL - Still not sure why I do these. They just get stacked up in a pile. And truth be told, I wouldn’t have done a “religious” theme for a cloth if I had known.

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

More Yarn & Cloths

Picked up another skein of Manos from Marji’s yesterday. She called just as I was heading that way anyway, for a hair appointment. Being the impatient one that I am I HAD to go get it. Tried to email and cancel the skein I ordered online, but it has already been shipped So now instead of being short, I will have plenty left over…

Also picked up a ball of Schachenmayr Catania 100% cotton, for more cloths of course. The color is really pretty 143 Flamingo. I still am not sure why I do these cloths; they just sit in a pile. But I think I am addicted. ;)

I finished the 2 10 stitch swatches for the Stockinette, reverse stockinette (NB: need to redor the reverse stockinette since I didn't pay attention to the rs vs the ws :( and seed stitch. Now to block them and seam them. Started the blended twisted decrease swatch. Giving the lace a rest. :(

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