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!
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!
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.
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.