Tuesday, July 06, 2010


Hi Knitters,
Wow! It has been a whirlwind this summer. Another birthday has come and gone for both Peachy and TC. They were born 2 weeks and just under 3 years apart so every summer we have a stretch with lot of celebrating to do and that includes the fourth of July. This year both my nephew and sister-in-law have been in town at separate times. It has been so nice to see them and catch up a bit. My nephew stayed with us for a couple of days. Summers are a good time to visit and get together and celebrate outside. That's a good thing. I'd like to say I am finished with birthday parties but TC still has a friends party coming her way. I'm hoping to keep it on a small scale. We'll see. The fun just goes on and on.

I have the winner for the Vogue Stitchionary #5: Lace Knitting. Here is Kelly's winning comment. Congratulations to Kelly!

Blogger shinergirl said...

Woot! Another giveaway. I want to start collecting the Vogue stitchionary books.

You really do have great giveaways.

I've been sneaking in some fun knitting here and there and have two new finished projects to show for it. The first is the Petal Shawlette. The pattern is free. I just love this little project that is so easy and fast. The yarn I used is Manos Cotton Stria in a gorgeous purple shade #202. I used most all of two skeins and made mine bigger than in the pattern by increasing to 161 stitches before adding the edging.
It's a gem! I want to make a bunch more for me and for gifts. Blue Sky Worsted Cotton would work great for this pattern, too, and maybe even on a US 10 needle size. I'll have to try it.
I finished my Garter Yoke Cardigan in Peace Fleece. It is perfect in every way. What a fun knit. I highly recommend this pattern for anyone interested.

I finished up two giveaways in the past couple of weeks and that has been busy and exciting. I have one more giveaway on this blog coming soon so keep your eyes open for that.

Hope you are finishing things this week, too. It feels good.
best, susie


coffeechris said...

WOW I love both of your new finished knits, so glad you are getting in some, ahem very well deserved knitting for YOU! I must make both of those they are in my que. Seems the partying just keeps on going - those striped candles are way cute.

Ólöf said...

Love the shawlette. I have a thing for them at the moment. I guess this is good because my classes are pretty cold and they are easy to stuff in my bag and carry along.

christine m. east of toronto said...

you really are generous with the giveaways! can't wait to see what's coming next!

she knits said...

Susan they look fabtastic!
We have birthdays close as well, Today is DD Cassi's 17th, in 9 days it is DD Bella's 7th and then 9 days later it is mine, July is definitely birthday month here :0)
I so love seeing you knitting for yourself :0)
Love Mel x x x
womaninashoe on ravelry

Sara in WI said...

Do you sleep?

Jen said...

Beautiful cardigan!

(But my ulterior motive here is to needle you (rotten pun, sorry) to look at your ravelry inbox, where I have asked you a doubtless-amateurish question about Ribbit -- I cannot wait to get back to knitting it!)

Thank you for all your beautiful patterns and work... a real inspiration to an intermediate-at-best like myself!

Lucy Chen said...

Congratulations to th lucky winner!

Susan, your knits look fantastic! I wish I can knit so fast and have more time to knit. My queue keeps getting longer and longer!

Anonymous said...


Love your cardigan! Do you know what color of Peace Fleece you used?


Susan said...

Chris in WI,
It is Olive Root in Peace Fleece and I bought it at kpixie.com. It is beautiful.

Anonymous said...


Beautiful cardigan. Did you use more than 3 skeins of Peace Fleece?

Susan said...

Yes, maybe 5 or 6 skeins.