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Friday, January 20, 2006

New Look, New Knits!

Okay so the knits are not so new, but what do ya think? Missa sent it to me tonight and I couldn't wait to get it up for y'all ;) I was going to change my blog name to Carrot Top Knits...but I have to admit I was going to miss my old reliable name! I am hoping to get the banner a little larger, but I LOVE IT! My favorite is the cute new button.....

On to knits......

This would be the back of Boogie. I casted off the next row and placed remaining stitches on holders. I have already casted on for the front. This has been the quickest knit ever, and I am loving it :) Speaking of quick knits could you just die? Waterlily...From IK Spring 2006.

It is made with Colinette Giotto, and it is pricey stuff! Guess I will be looking for a trade off from someone in the UK for knitpicks ;) Or hit ebay like a bad girl!
I am dutifully making my Picovoli for the sexy knitters club, and I like the pattern...It keeps me busy. Here is progress yesterday..

You can see on the instruction page my technically advanced way of counting rows... I am making this with Jaeger Trinity. It was hard to work with at first but now I love the stuff! My friend Jenn told me she had a Jaeger booklet of patterns for Aqua and Trinity summer patterns, yep gotta get that too :)
I got my International Scarf Exch. scarf in, and I love it! Can't take a pic b/c it will wake the kiddos and DH but here is a link to her blog and the pic she took...the model is her son ChandlerThank You MANDY!!!!!


Blogger Lolly said...

Great new look! Very cute striped background ;) and the banner is great!

For the Giotto: there is a slightly cheaper alternative, that will yield the same results. Try Knit One Crochet Too's Tartalette. I believe it is the same width. I have used both Giotto and Tartalette, and they were so similar.

I am lovin' that Picovoli progress - so pretty!

4:07 AM  
Anonymous Brynne said...

I love your new button!

5:50 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

The new look is great. I'm hoping to add a picture to my banner one day. Like your row counter!

7:02 AM  
Blogger Stricken madchen said...

I love your new look! And your sexy knit is looking good too. ;-)

2:24 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Your very welcome! I hope that you get to wear it sometime!! Enjoy!

6:09 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

The blog looks great! And so do the WIPs!

9:47 PM  
Anonymous wendy g said...

You have so many great projects on the needle. Love the new look!

5:28 AM  
Blogger keohinani said...

hey there! first time i've been to your page, but WOW! cool stuff going on over here! your projects look great and so does that cute little button! (can you tell i like to use exclamation marks?) thanks for the comment on my blog. sorry about your keyboard ;)

10:51 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

The new look is super cute!

1:46 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Hi, Catherine! :-) Your Picovoli looks wonderful- I really like the color you chose. And it looks like you're making great progress on Boogie! I can hardly wait for IK Spring '06, too. ;-) Thanks for the encouragement with Kiri- I definitely need it, lol! I can't wait to see your progress on Birch- I give you so much credit for casting-on 299 stitches!! I can barely keep track of half that amount with Kiri! I'm so glad I found your blog- I'll be back again soon! :-) Take care! :-)

12:10 AM  
Blogger RunsWithTrowels said...

i love the new look!


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