So of course I had to start knitting something right away. Because I couldn't find anyone else on Ravelry who has used this yarn I decided I'd make a scarf. My requirement was that it had to show off the beauty of this ribbon yarn. I settled on a Twisted Drop Stitch Scarf pattern that I found on Ravelry. I added an extra knit row after the last twisted drop stitch row to keep it even with 3 rows of knit between every twisted drop stitch row. It only took me about 2 days to complete it and it's super long, which I love. Yay Secret Santa!!!!And just to get you in the Christmas spirit here's a pic of the dog a few days before Christmas.
I don't know which way to spell Moebius/Mobius. It seems as though both spellings are acceptable. On Ravelry the pattern is spelled with an e, but on the DIY website where I downloaded the pattern it's spelt without the e. I guess it will remain a mystery.
I also made myself a little card that I will use to tell people that I hand knit the present.
1) Link to the person who tagged me
2) Mention the rules
3) Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about myself
4) Tag 6 other bloggers by linking to them
5) Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they’ve been tagged
1) My hair is naturally curly.
2) I hate spiders.
3) I wear a size 10 shoe
4) I love movies, there are very few that I don't enjoy
5) I love Disney
On to the Olympics, or rather the Ravelympics. I was not going to participate in this first Ravelympics because I'm away for part of it. In the end I decided it's the first one I have to participate. So I joined. I'm entered in the Sweater Sprint making Shrug This from the book One Skein Wonders. I am very anxious to cast on. Only 3 more days! I have to finish before I leave on my trip August 21st, so wish me luck!!!
I also got some cute place markers as you can see in the picture.
I have made another present for my cousin's baby. A Little Pumpkin hat from the book itty-bitty hats by Susan B. Anderson. I used RYC Cashsoft DK yarn in Clementine and Sage.
I also made a Swift Cell Phone Carrier from One Skein Wonders for my friend from work. It's from some leftover pink yarn and very cute.
And of course I had to start a new project. I'm making the Midwest Moonlight Scarf from the book Scarf Styles by Pam Allen. I'm using Patons SWS Natural Earth. I love the colors and can't wait to see the finished product.
So there you go, I have been knitting.
Today is also my first blogiversary. A year ago today I wrote about doing my first cables and now I'm making baby sweaters. Yea me!!!!
I finished a second pair of hand warmers. I used green Cascade Pastaza yarn. The first one was started on New Year's Eve and finished around 10pm. I started and finished the second one on our drive home from New Hampshire on New Year's Day.
The baby blanket is not close to being finished, but it's the current project that I am working on. I decided that the Basketweave Blanket I was originally making for my cousin was too time consuming (because I have other things I want to accomplish). This Oh So Soft Baby Blanket is moving quickly and I'm very happy with how it is coming out. The only problem I've had is with the yarn. I'm using TLC Baby Amore and I found that it gets tangled easily. My husband helped me untangle the yarn and made a box with cardboard tubes to hold the yarn. More problems came when the cardboard pieces fell off the end of the tubes and the yarn started to get tangled again. He has now made me a solid wood box. The tubes that hold the yarn are aluminum and they are held in place on brass dowels. It is much easier now to pull and so far it is not getting tangled.