Thursday, December 30, 2010

PRE-New Years Resolution

Today I made a resolution to finish a WIP before I ring the new year in.  I chose an one of my older WIP's that is a gift!  The recipient does not know she is getting this, so she is not biting her nails waiting on it but I would love to send it to her so that she may use it during the winter months!

I of course am farther along that this photo shows but NOT MUCH!  So I am going to hunker down on the sofa tomorrow, bright and early and knit away until it is done, including the fringe!  
Project Details: 
Pattern:  Scrappy Scarf (sorry, this is a ravelry purchased pattern)
Yarn:  Mountain Colors Bearfoot in colorway Bitterroot Rainbow
Needles:  Size 8 Knit Picks

I CAN'T WAIT to achieve my resolution.

My 2011 New Years Resolution...
Take into account what I have before I say or act on my needs.  I have so much!  I need very little.  I need to practice this everyday until it becomes habit!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

UFO's and other stuff

2010 is quickly coming to a close. With the New Year approaching I thought it would be a good time to analyze my works in progress! I would like to get some things finished! I know it won't all get done but I am hoping that if I recognize what is out there, I might actually make some progress on a few projects.

1. Skew Socks. Need to finish sock two, for that matter, need to start sock two.


2. Wicked Sweater. This is just frigging boring. But I love this design. Not loving the yarn however.


3. Sock Blanket. This one will come along slowly.

4. Scrappy Scarf. I need to crank this out. It is a gift you know.


5. Chloe.1 and Chloe.2. These have a quickly approaching due date. Chloe.1 is all but done. The other is just started.

6. Lightweight Sweater. Just started. Don't anticipate being done to soon. Will be my honor band knit!

7. End of May Mittens. Oh. I need to work on these. The weather is calling for them.


How about some finished objects.

photo 2.JPG

Susie's Reading Mitts
Modified: No Thumb. Size 3 and 2.5. No picot on side facing elbow.

photo 1.JPG

Squishy hat found on the cascade web site. Made for Kirsten. Made with Cascade Bulky Alpaca and size 10 needle. Quick easy cute knit.

What are your knitting goals?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Farley Family!

Sporting our best last minute Ugly Sweater finds.

We hope you all have a wonderful day with your families and friends. Remembering why we celebrate this day. Happy Birthday Jesus!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cute little somethings...

Here I am. Typing on the iPad when I should be snoring just as loud as my husband (seriously). But I have been knitting away on the brightest project I have worked on in a very long time. Check out Chloe.

Chloe is being made for a dear friends daughter Laken and a matching Chloe or Chloe.2 will be made for Laken's baby sister due in February. I separated he sleeves tonight and hopefully now things will click right along.

I have another quick project soon off the needles. I will share it soon. I was able to make headway on it during board meetings so maybe I will be finished tomorrow.

Now. Of to snoring.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Lifestyle Toe Up Socks
Rowan Felted Tweed in Brown and Light Blue
Size 1.5 Needle
Magic Loop 2@a Time
Knit 3 Purl 1 Ribbing
Knit 1 TBL Purl 1 Cuff

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Knitting!

Holiday knitting is going well, chugging right along, knit 3 purl 1, repeat until a project is done.  Fill up the sink, throw in some bubbles, soak, soak, soak, pull, stretch, form, ADMIRE.  I love seeing a project done!  I love putting away the scraps of yarn, placing the needles back in my organizer, buttoning up all the loose ends and saying once again, I have completed a project.  

Since most of the knitting I have been doing is for "under the tree", I cannot post detail about recipients and really I need to keep photo's to snippets.  Here are some to keep you coming back for the details...

What are you working on for the holidays?  Besides all of this knitting I have been doing, I am working on re-decorating our youngest boys bedroom.  That is what they asked "Santa" for.  Santa had to hire Mom and Dad.  Paint went up last weekend.  The bunk bed gets picked up tomorrow and they will have to wait for the rest under the tree!  My MIL will be spending the holiday with us.  I am one of the lucky wives who's husband does the cooking in the house!  YEAH me.  So I am not thinking much about that.  I think my focus will be on keeping the house picked up and making sure everyone's goodies are wrapped and in their socks before Christmas morning.  We will go go my Sister's house on Christmas Eve for our annual party and Boxing Day will be spent attending church and having a yummy breakfast out (my housekeeping fairies are coming to clean that day).

What are you doing for the holidays?

Monday, December 13, 2010

and the WINNER is...

One More Row and I are blogging and Ravelry buddies.  We live 10 miles apart and have never met in person!  REALLY!  Well, I do think we may remedy this situation because she is the winner of my 1500 visitors blog give away!  

So you tell me One More Row, wanna get together?  I love Jitters!

Monday, December 6, 2010


I got an email this weekend. I though it was a pretty cool email. My blog has had over 1500 visitors from over 600 cities! Pretty cool that my ramblings would generate traffic. I am so happy you all follow me and are interested in what I am knitting and spinning and the happenings in my life. As the new hear approaches I will be reaching my one year anniversary of my blog and I would love to know what keeps you coming back! I want to make my posts relevant to you and try to write something useful. Please comment on this post and you will be entered into a grab bag drawing.

This bag is full of yarn and goodies. Some are left overs and some are brand new. There is a hefty amount of lace weight and enough for a pair of socks and that is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a book or two and some other surprises. No peeking though. It is a Christmas give away. I will draw from the list of names from people who leave a comment on Monday, December 13, so don't miss out!
Whats on my needles you ask? Well for one there are two many projects on the needles but I am enjoying working on ALL of them.
First let me show off this beautiful cowl I am making from some of my Italian Cashmere. It is SO soft and special.

The pattern is Pretty Thing from Stephanie Pearl McPhee. This picture is lousy but I will post a photo shoot when I am all done with it. This pattern is easy. I was a little confused at first as she states to repeat row 1, 7 times around your needles. I took that for doing 7 rounds of row 1. Wrong. All she is saying is to do the chart round seven times as that is how many repeats are in the pattern. I added 17 stitches to my pattern so I have 8 repeats.

End of May mittens. These started as a Christmas gift but have quickly become new mittens for me! I love this pattern. I have made it once before and decided to do it again. I am in a de-stashing mode and happened to have enough Alpaca Wool blend in my stash to make the pair. these are going slowly only because I am making them two at a time...
The holidays are coming quickly. Personally I have been very overwhelmed by the volume of STUFF that we have accumulated in our home over the last 10 years. It may be my fault. I have been watching a lot of episodes of Hoarders. It makes me want to de-clutter. So Clint and I have been doing just that. We have cleaned out the office, gone through our DVD collection, pitched our cassette tapes and I even organized the bathroom after having my wonderful husband install some shelves. The counter is FREE of my clutter and it feels so good. What are you doing this season? For yourself, for others?