Did you know this was supposed to be a knitting blog?

Hmm, apparently in all the craziness that has been going on around Casa Sarah, I have forgotten all about that aspect of this blog as well.  There really hasn’t been as much knitting going on as there usually is, but I have gotten a couple of projects done.  The first project of 2011 was a Lotus Leaf Scarf that I made to donate to a raffle for the Pussyfooters, a women’s dancing/marching group in New Orleans.  The raffle was part of the Pussyfooter’s Blush Ball which was raising money to support Metro, a local organization that supports battered women and their families.  My dear friend, Kate S, is a P’footer and within minutes of her asking me for a donation, I had cast on this project!  It’s a quick and easy knit and suits the P’footer mentality of being “pink and fabulous”!  I used Karabella Piuma Gold yarn.  I love the silver sparkles!  This is the third one of these that I have made and I still enjoy it every bit as much.

Pussyfooter’s Lotus Scarf

Cast on: January 15

Cast off: January 16

Yarn: Karabella Piuma Gold

My next project was part of a knit-along sponsored by Miss Babs.  I absolutely love her yarn and have quite a bit of it that I’ve stockpiled after my trips to the Market at Stitches South.  Plus, I really enjoy Miss Babs herself.  I got to have dinner with her and her assistant, Jennifer, at SS last year and they are a hoot.  Babs has a very dry wit that I really enjoy and if I’m going to buy premium yarn, I would rather it from someone I like!

 

Vent d’est vent d’ouest Cowl

Cast on: January 29

Cast off:  January 31

Yarn:  Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply in Woodland Viola

Notes:  I loved this pattern so much that I immediately cast on another one!  An added bonus? I was the first-to-finish in this KAL and won myself a skein of Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply in Cleopatra!

While I was working on my second cowl, I was also participating in another knit-along.  This one was sponsored by Knitter’s Brewing Company and was a mystery sock pattern.  It was pretty interesting working on a sock pattern that I had no idea what the end result would be and that I only got a small part of the pattern each week.  I really love the resulting socks, but realized after a short time working on this project that I should’ve used this yarn for a project for Kate S, since both of them are pink and fabulous! 

 

Knitter’s Brewing Company Mystery Sock #3 – Family Jewels

Cast on:  January 16

Cast off:  February 17

Yarn:  Zen Yarn Garden Bling

And the last project that I have completed so far this year is another Vent d’est, Vent d’ouest cowl.

 

VEVO Revisited

Cast on:  February 2

Cast off:  February 19

Yarn:  Lisa Souza BFL in South Pacific

Notes:  While I still really enjoyed working the lace pattern of the VEVO scarf, I didn’t enjoy this yarn as much.  It’s thinner than the Miss Babs Yummy that I originally used and I don’t feel like it shows off the pattern as well.  The color is beautiful, though!

So, there are my projects thusfar this year.  I have a new project on my needles, well actually it’s on my hook!  I’m crocheting a baby blanket for a dear friend, so I’ll try and get some pictures up soon!

And, since you’ve bourne with my terrible pictures throughout this post, here’s a picture of one of my finest “finished projects” just to make you smile. 

Bubba!

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