Friday, April 1, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday ~ Knit a little, talk a little

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!!

I woke up this morning with a little song playing over and over in my head.  It's from the Music Man and the lyrics are actually Pick a little, talk a little but I thought in my case (or yours) they should be changed to the following:  

Knit a little, talk a little, knit a little, talk a little,
cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, knit a little more.

Was this a April fool's joke or what?  The tune is one that will probably keep running through my head all day.  Kind of like being at Disney World in the It's a Small World After All exhibit.  Cute at first... then painful as it rolls around in your head.

 Now on to what I've been able to get accomplished........these are all projects I just couldn't seem to get finished because the Winter's Rhythm KAL (knit a long) CAL (came a long) and I had to GAL (get a long) to focus on completing "My Rhythm" on time.

Ta Da... this is my completed Winter's Rhythm by KellyJ Knits.  When I was working on the caplet I knew my step mom, Carol, would just love it.  As it turns out I was right. So now Carol is the proud owner of her own Winter's Rhythm.

The yarn is called Squishy and was dyed by Studio June especially for this KAL.  The color combo's were awesome and the yarn is truly "squishy". 

The Key to Warmth by KellyJ Knits is the first item I managed to complete.  The lighter shades of lavender are a mix of Suri, merino and silk that I carded together and spun.  The darker accent color is Therapi by South West Trading Company that I purchased at Your Local Yarn Shop.

This pattern lends itself well to smaller amounts of yarn so my plan is to make up several using roving that I've created. We'll see how that goes!

Modeled by the stunning Wonder Why Gal, Andrea

I completed this Town & Country hat by Kalamazoo Knits which was a class I taught at Your Local Yarn Shop. 

This a very fun pattern to knit but not one that is very flattering when modeled on me.  So, Andrea was nice enough to model it for me during our last KAL at YLYS.

Isn't she love-ly, Isn't she won-der-ful...........I think it's going to be one of my song based days.

This scarf, Meadowbrook by Stephen West, was my final completed project for the week.  Yeah!!!

I've mentioned in another post how much I love, Love, LOVE, Stephen West patterns.
This one is from his book, titled West Knits Book One.

I used Knit One Crochet Too Camelino yarn which is just yummy.  I really wasn't making it for anyone in particular. I just loved the yarn and pattern.  While I was knitting it my husband asked: who are you making that scarf for?  When he found out I had no one in mind, he quickly said he really liked it, hint hint. So now it's his but he was being bashful the day I took the pic.

Here's a pic of my current project.  It's a little lacy topdown shell named Chloe by c2knits.  I'm using Sierra by Cascade Yarns which is a blend of 80% cotton and 20% wool.  More pics to come as I progress along.

Chloe by c2Knits
So that's it for my post for today.  I hope you all have a wonderful Fiber Arts Friday.  Don't forget to go to Wisdom Begins in Wonder to check out what everyone has to share  this week.


  1. Whew! I'm totally tired reading about all of your knitting fun. Now I want to re-watch the Music Man too. I love that song and that musical. I hope you still have your singing mood when I see you tonight. I'll need some energy and pep to rejuvinate my evening. all of the Music Man songs are running through my head. I actually sing them to my kids so I think it's funny that you picked that song to start the blog.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  2. It is definitely a musical Friday! And geez, I can't believe all the FOs this week! Love the capelet and the cowl. Also love your hubby for having the good taste to swoop up that scarf. And finally, Studio June does good work.

    Have fun out there tonight. I think it's been a busy week for everyone - so maybe a drink to go with the knitting is in order. Cheers!

  3. You've got some beautiful projects there! We like similar colors :0)

  4. I love the color combinations for both your Rhythm and Key to Warmth. That's beautiful color work! I just started doing some fair isle myself, still letting the hands get used to holding two yarns at the same time.

  5. The capelets are beautiful! Everything is beautiful - you do very nice work!

    I am still a new spinner but totally in love with spinning and with knitting yarn that I spun myself.

  6. Yowza that's a lot of FOs.

    and Thank you to WWG for confirming the song was from the Music Man... that was going to drive me crazy. :-)

  7. Oh, it's all gorgeous ... I like the Key to Warmth best, though!

  8. Awesome knits! I love the lavendar/purple combo that June did for these. I am so making one of those Key to Warmth thingies. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!