March 12, 2008

Still here!


I'm still here! I'm back from my very long 'hiatus'. That was almost 3 months of not posting! Working a 40+ hour week is really draining. I'm back though with a goal to post at least once a week. I'm thinking Sundays will become my official posting day.

A lot has been happening in my knitting life. Well, sort of. My main project since the last time I posted was the Uncle Argyle Scarf from Son of a Stitch & Bitch. I love how it turned out but knitting it was a long process. I almost quit until a random comment made towards Ivi resulted in a race between Nina and I to finish our longest projects. My argyle scarf and her yellow sweater. Who knows how far along I'd be if home made ice cream wasn't on the line. =)

Here are 2 pictures. One from the start and one at the end.


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Twenty three whole pattern repeats = Fourty six argyle 'diamonds'!


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Here are a few more Finished Objects:


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My first Shifting Sands in Malabrigo



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A buttoned neckwarmer for Idyl in cashmere



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A scarf for Jazz in alpaca



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A Noro Striped Scarf!


There are others but I think I've posted enough pictures. ^_^ You can find the rest on my Ravelry. I'm "simplethings" by the way.

In related news, in the Malabrigo Junkies group we're having Malabrigo March. Basically, there are loads of KALs and contests going on--the only requirement is that you use Malabrigo yarn. =) Many people were generous enough to provide a few prizes, Tobias (from Malabrigo) came through again and is donating 20+ skeins of their soon to be coming superwash sock yarn. I think I might just have to become a sock knitter and knit myself an actual pair. =)
Feel free to join the celebrations on Ravelry.

I'll have to spend some time now to read through my bloglines and catch up on everyone.

12 comments:

Emma said...

Welcome back! Such a gorgeous parade of scarves. You've definitely been busy!

Nichole D. said...

I'm so happy to see you again!

And wow, you've been busy knitting! Love them all. Great job!

Eikon said...

Huzzah! you have returned!

Our Noro scarves are rather similar though mine is more about greens as opposed to tour rainbow effect.

Teresa said...

Glad you are back. I do keep up with you on Ravelry but can't get enough of your photography so love the blog too.

Team Knit ! said...

Whoa, those are a lot of gorgoues scarves, they all look amazing!! I'm particularly in love with the argyle one- are you using a pattern, or did you just make it up?

- Julie

sko_G knits said...

your uncle argyle scarf is stunning in black and white. i haven't even considered making that scarf before but you may have just inspired me to give it a go!

Courtney said...

Good to see you back!

Great projects!

Our Noro scarves are very similar.

said...

Hooray! I was beginning to wonder where you were, it's good to see you back, pictures and all. :) I love the argyle scarf, it's awesome.

Charles said...

Hey DICKIE~
GREAT TO SEE FROM YOU AGAIN!
I almost finsh knitting your socks
...I am going to send to you!
I last your address and give a email back! I just bought some yarn you maybe like and knitting book! Comment me on my blog!

WOW! Great scarf! GREAT JOB!
I just bought a M.Lace weight..I really to start knitting a scarf!

Talk to you later!
Charles

Knit Picking said...

So glad to see you're back! And with amazing scarves too! I loooove your shifting sand!

diane said...

wow....your knits are amazing!!!!

Marce (BrownBerry) said...

Wow - you make scarf knitting look positively delicious. Those lucky recipients! Great to have you back.