Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mystery Mitts - Knitting

I started a Mystery Mitts knitting on Ravelry -which is a knitting/crochet community 
It is called "Grand Right & Left"  - you can type that in the search box when you go to the Ravelry page.

I sort of lost my knitting mojo in the sense that I was extremely ill for 2.5 weeks.  I had the flu so bad that I thought I was going to die - it was just awful - I have not had the flu in over 20 years and never got the flu shot.  My immune system is pretty strong. Well, I don't know what happened but this thing kicked my butt - big time.

Anyway, having said that - being sick really takes away your desire for anything and I am a very active / busy person and love getting up early in the morning and planning / starting my day.  All those thoughts and desires go out the window when one is sick - 

Now I am back on track - even though I was sick for 2.5 weeks , it still took another week for me to feel close to 100%  - close - When April appeared - I think I hit 100%   I love Spring and all the anticipation and excitement that comes with it, nice weather, green trees, flowers peeking - all so good!

Feeling better has put me in the mood to start all the things!  
I have a new quilt I want to start (granny square quilt), a few embroidery patterns lined up , a few cross stitch items started from the Frosted Pumpkin
I am working on the Woodland Sampler - a chart comes out a month -
Just purchased the Spring Sampler - which I will not start until I get through April of the Frosted Pumpkin - hmmmm - this may take a while :)

Today - back to where this blog all began up above haha - I worked on Clue 1 of the Mystery Mitts - I have tons of yarn , tons, but did not have what I needed for this project .  Off the the LYS , to purchase Cascade 220 sport which I purchased in three colorways. One is teal ( which is what I am working with ) , one is a fushia pink , and the other a green heather.   Had to change the fact that I don't own any sport weight yarn.  
Also purchased the size 4 dpn - I only had them in metal and for me they are cumbersome to work with. These Knitters Pride Dreamz - are 5" and a joy to work with.   

Now for what you have been waiting for:  the photo:  My Supplies

Clue 1 Done:  Lots of texture - easy to follow and so much fun!  I really like how these are turning out!

This is worked from the cuff up and you are only seeing half of the pattern - the other half is on the other side of the needles  - If I did this magic loop you could probably see more of the pattern - but it is quite nice!

The photo shows the color to be blue -

it is actually a teal color - 

Thanks for stopping by and updates are to follow - look out for the Frosted Pumpkin Cross stitch updates!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Episode 3 - Cable Love!!!

Hope this works!!!  Sorry about all the background noise - ;(

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Episode 2 - Craziness!!!!


Show Notes:

Finished Objects:  Felted Clogs by fiber trends - second pair done!

WIPS:  1) Afterthought heel socks - Tutorial Afterthought Heel- click on tutorials link - awesome!

2) Rocky Coast Cardigan - on Ravelry

3) Multnomah Shawl - Multnomah

In the Horizons:

1) Daybreak Shawl - Stephen West - Shawl

Spinning- Fibers purchased from Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival in October 2012

Book Review:  Mostly Mittens -color work

KAL - All things Owl!  Get your Owls on!!! Post pictures - :)  Please -

Monday, January 14, 2013

Knitting Podcast Episode 1 - All Things Owl!

Welcome!  So glad you are here. I am hoping to upload a video twice a month regarding all needlework happenings.  Specifically - my addiction - knitting, spinning and all things yarn and fibery.
You can find me on Ravelry as ButterflyKnitter (podcast group, and Butterflyjones07


Show Notes:

Finished Objects:  2 hats - Real Men Wear Beanies - free pattern on Ravelry
                               Fiber Trends Felted Clogs - one pair felted, one pair unfelted
                               Snow Cowl - free pattern found on Ravelry

WIPS:                     2 - socks - after thought heel socks -
In the Horizons:     1 -Evanstar Shawl - pay for pattern on Ravelry
                               2 - Daybreak shawl by Stephen West - pay for pattern on Ravelry
                               3 - Color Work Mittens -

Listen in to see how you can join in for our Ravelry Knit all Things Owl thread - and prize drawing!
Thank you!