Ruana

Way last October I mentioned that my SIL asked me to knit a cardigan/poncho/ruana for her.

My progress so far – 200+ rows each side for the front with a few stitches added at the back neckline knit in a ribbed pattern for 15-16 rows.

I’m on the back half which will be approximately 200 +/- rows and 171 stitches for each row.

Nothing fancy as that is what she requested though I think pom-poms at the corners would be a great addition to add weight and interest.  My plan is to be finished with this by the end of the month…for mid-February at the latest.

The quilt is top is still unfinished but it’s down to the border pieces then the quilting…

Peppermint candy

My final completed knitting project this year was a set of four coasters using this pattern.

I had given all my cotton yarn (except the white and red) to my granddaughter this fall. thinking I was all coastered out.  But needing a quick Christmas hostess gift, I decided to bring out the pattern again.

These red and white coasters remind me of peppermint candies!

I also managed to knit another scrubby with red and orange Scrubby Sparkle.  Sorry, no pictures.

A great gift idea that only took about 4-5 hours to complete!

Yarn vomit again

I like to wind yarn into balls myself. That way I can see if there are any knots of other anomalies in the hank.

I wound the Grumpy Gus yarn into a ball before I left for Colorado. I was ready to cast on for the THSS II Sailing School Sock while the grands were in school this morning and was surprised by a sick ball of yarn.

I don’t remember winding so tightly but I evidently did.

It will probably take me the next three hours to get it fixed then the grands will be home from school.

Souvenir yarn

We visited Colorful Yarns in Centennial, Colorado when we visited our daughter last month and I bought some souvenir yarn all in fingering weight.

Two hand-dyed in the Denver area and one from Texas.

Knerd String is located in Castle Rock, Colorado.  I loved the greens and purples in the Mr. Greensleeves colorway.  As this is 100% wool, it will become a shawl of some sort.

Andromeda‘s Grumpy Gus is a special colorway created just for the Colorful Yarns shop.  This hank of blues and greens will become socks or a shawl in a yet-to-be-determined pattern.

I had to have the grey and touch of purple Chasing Rabbits Fern yarn in Tarnish hand-dyed in Amarillo, Texas.

I’m a sucker for greys and other neutral colors though I also like color…it just depends on my mood and the project on which I’m working.

Do you buy souvenir yarn, fabric or other things on your travels?