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Thursday, July 19, 2012

HOLY COW its been almost a year?!?!?

OK this is sad.  It has been almost a YEAR since I blogged on the Knit Wits!  What is even more sad is...what the heck have I knitted in that past year??? IT seems like not much.  Why?  Well I have been pretty busy with my shop Trinity's Trinkets, getting ready for a baby and work in general.  I do have a few things I have been working on but sadly This makes me realize I have not been knitting much.

I have been working on a few things for the baby.  I made a few diaper cover soakers.  This is a super easy pattern that can be found on Ravelry called "Curly Purly Soaker".

 I also had to make this adorable hat for the baby.  This pattern is also on Ravelry called "Baby Sheep Hat". This was just too adorable I want one in my size!
Other than that I have been working on a sweater for me to wear with the baby and finally got it blocked yesterday.  Sadly I don't think it is going to fit at this point.  I think my bump has got to big for the "Bump Sweater".  This pattern can be found in Natural Knits for babies and moms  There is always the next baby.  But here she is blocking.

The exciting news is I am officially done with work.  I am currently spending my days getting ready for the baby.  Once baby gets here and we settle into a pattern, I will be spending my days working in the studio on items for the shop and spending the evenings relaxing and knitting.  It is a joy I have been missing in my life and it is time to get back to it!  I will also try and keep the blog up more now that I will hopefully have a little time on my hands.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

My husband loves me!

Every once in a while a package shows up at the door and I don't know what it is. Then Dale hands it to me and says it's for you it's a present. He spoils me to death!
This came in the mail today. It is a cat proof yarn bowl! The pictures do not do the color justice. It is a beautiful light teal. He got it off Etsy from OC Pottery. Check out his shop on Etsy his stuff is amazing!


Lancaster Yarn Shop and one down one to go!

Dale and I just got back from a lovely camping trip in Pennsylvania. No road trip is complete without finding a LYS and I found a lovely one in Intercourse, PA.

I try to support local yarn companies when I am visiting out of town areas. I saw these yarns and just fell in love. And much to my surprise they were locally dyed yarns only available at her shop or from the artists website.
The are 75% SW Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina. I love the sparkle in them. It reminds me a lot of the Starry by Dream in Color. Not sure yet the plan for it, but it will probably be used together since they look so lovely together.
And now for a brief update. The first Circle Sock is finished with the exception of the seam on the toe. These were such a fun and fast knit I don't think I will get second-sock-itous.
Love them right?!?!
Back to the goodies! I also picked up this yummy squishyness! I got the yarn and the pattern for the Entrelac Hat. They had one of these made up in the shop and it was sooooo cute. It has been a while since I did some Entrelac, high time I do some as I loooove it!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Two new projects

So with all the shawls I have been doing it was time for some new things. I have had this lovely Lorna's Laces for some time now. The colors are fantastic and it is so amazingly soft. I found this fun pattern that works great with variegated yarns. Already a really fun knit. The pattern is called Circle Socks.
The second piece I am casting on is a great little cropped hoodie. I am nervous about it though, a lot of people who did it on Ravelry are saying the pattern is full of mistakes. Hopefully I will see them and catch them before I get too far in. The pattern is Green Iris Cropped Hoodie. I am doing this with the leftover Lion Brand Fisherman's wool from Dales Rogue. Above is the cuff cables. I figured mind as well work them at the same time.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Another project finished

Another project finished today and blocking. This was an attempt to use up some stash as well. The pattern is the Easy Triangle Shawl 60301 from Lion Brand. The yarn I used was James C. Brett Marble Chunky. I picked this up in Ireland. The pattern is really easy and knits up fast. I can't wait till it is dry to take some pictures.

Lazy Stacy and some yummy new stash

I am so happy with this shawl. It is called...

Tuch/shawl *LazyKaty*

I am very thankful for all of the notes from Ravelry users. This pattern is a bit vague, I would not recommend it for a beginning knitter.
I made this from one ball of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball. Doing the patter as is I do have plenty left over.

I am very happy with the outcome. I can't wait till it is dry to try it on.While in Charlotsville, VA for a very dear friends wedding, Dale and I did a little shopping in their downtown historic district. We found a lovely yarn shop call The Needle Lady. I need more yarn like a hole in the head but this pretty little scarf patter was irresistible! I picked up two skeins of Claudia Hand Painted Yarn to make this little ruffle scarf. The sample they had in the shop was two colors, one as each side of the ruffle. I'm sure I fell and bumped my head because the first row of the directions says " With larger needles cast on 648 sts." Anyone want to volunteer to second count those for me?

Not too sure what I want to work on next. I have a few ideas, need to think about it...stay tuned!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spinning, knitting and sewing

A little spinning has been going on at the Lute estate. I finished 2 skeins of this lovely blend of silk Romney and Corriedale. I love how it has a nice shine to it. What I'll do with it...who knows!

In an attempt to get rid of some older yarn I have sitting around I am working on a simple shawl with this yarn I purchased in Ireland. I have 4 large balls of it. While it is acrylic, it is extremely soft and should actually be rather warm. I am thinking I will probably (hopefully) use two balls to complete this.
The final design for the new needle cases is done! The first case went on Etsy last night and is already getting favs and views.
It has 12 slots for your needle tips
6 pockets for cables

Plus a zipper pouch in the middle to hold all your accessories. I am extremely pleased with the final design. 3 test models were made before I came up with a design I was happy with. I wanted to design a pouch that was totally different from what everyone else was making. I didn't want to copy in any way things that others are doing. I am even looking into patenting the design. I am hoping that out of courtesy no one copies mine. It is a...

"Trinity's Trinket Original"