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Another Mystery…

Well looky here… it’s JULY!

So much and so little has happened since I last posted.  Let me think a moment…

  • I finished my mom’s sweater, the beautiful February Lady sweater (she is coming to visit this weekend so I will get a picture of her wearing it.)
  • I actually got half way done with the Mystery Shawlette KAL – and I’m evening thinking about fixing my little mistake, and finishing it.
  • I started a crescent-shaped shawl (Mezquita Shawl by Roxanne Yeun) and I’m so close to finishing it… I started the bind-off only to remember that I didn’t want to just bind-off, I wanted to add a couple of rows of seed stitch so it wouldn’t roll.  So now I have to UN-Bind-off and knit those couple of rows.

    shawl in progress

  • I knit all the pieces of the cuties monster ever.  Her name is Penelope.  The pattern is wonderful and all I need to do now is stuff her and put the face on.  Hoping that I can get her completed this weekend.  She will be wonderful in pictures I’m sure!
  • I completed a very cute crocheted hat… yes, a baby hat.
  • Oh and we took the RV out to Ike Kinswa State Park – this was a great weekend, but no knitting got done.

the best smore EVER!

a perfect morning

the lake at our campsite... so still in the morning

a perfect evening looking the other direction on the lake

 

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

 

the park was full, but it was cozy for us (site #18)

 

the view from my chair

 

Now about this new mystery.

A Mystery Animal KAL… yes, today begins another mystery knit a long!  Well OK, yes I am going to join in on this one too!  Big surprise.  There are 4 clues, each delivered on a Friday.  This first clue says BODY and has 49 rounds.  I will be starting very soon tonight.

The CLUE at the bottom of the page says “This mammal has more than 250 species in his family.  He’s not the most diverse creature in the world, but he has it all over the aardvark (total aardvark species = 1).  But really, how many types of aardvarks does one planet need?”

So I went out and searched and found this… Carnivores are a group of mammals that consists of about 250 species. Carnivores include dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes, bears, raccoons, mustelids, sea lions, fur seals, hyenas, aardwolves, wolverines and cats.

I’m hoping that this mystery animal is a dog or wolf, bear or maybe even a sea-lion or a seal.  I’m sure I will love whatever it is!  If you want to join this KAL you can find the details here.  Go ahead, go look you know you want to make an animal.  And I love Emily Ivey – Oh, I didn’t tell you that Emily is the designer!  I love her website too.

OK, I need to get busy and do some house fluffing before mom gets here and then I want to start my mystery animal!  I’ll take lots of pictures this weekend and update this post properly with pictures!

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Duck Lake Shawl/Scarf…

I really wanted to have this done and blocked or at least drying by today… but it was not to be.  It’s looking like I’m not going to have enough yarn to do the pattern that I wanted, but I’m feeling good about the look of the small shawl/scarf overall.  In fact, I’ve had to shorten the edging by 2 rows just to be safe.   As of lunchtime today I have 3 more rows and then the bind off… I am in the home stretch now!  Pictures will follow soon.

Now the fun part… what to knit next!  I have this very cute little boy sweater that I started early this year and I really should get back to it, but I also have all my new yarn calling to me, and more on order from The Yarn Corner.  Maybe socks… who knows.  I’ll just have to see how I feel.

Another new tote?  Yes, as a matter of fact.  I was on the list to get the olive colored tote from Ravelry that has been on back order forever.  Well I got it last Friday before leaving for the eye doctors!  It’s a good-sized project bag, with lots of room for additional stuff, or several small projects.  Pictures of it to follow too.

OK, my lunchtime is up and it’s back to work for me!

Snow, Daybreak & Easter…

Snow?  Yep yesterday morning Rick followed me to work so I could drop off my car to be fixed and it was snowing really hard when we got to Montesano.  Crazy isn’t it?  We  left work about noon to head to Olympia for my eye appointment and the wind was really blowing, no more snow because it had warmed up to 42 degrees.  Then I heard that in the mountains (on both passes) it’s supposed to snow up to 3 feet by last night! 

Daybreak the shawl!  Not what happens in the morning… I’m not a morning person. 

I picked up the Daybreak shawl/scarf pattern at Yarnia in Portland and picked up the yarn for it at Twisted the same day.  If you look at this pattern on Stephen West’s blog you will see many different variations.  I saw it on an employee at Twisted and fell in love with it, and the yarn and the colors!  I would never have picked these two colors, but I’m glad I got to see what they look like together.  The yarn is Mini Mochi, here’s the scoop on the yarn…

Mini Mochi is a lovely self-striping, fine, single ply yarn from Crystal Palace. Perfect for socks and any other fine knit projects.

  • Fiber: 80% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon
  • Weight: 50g
  • Yardage: 195yds / 180m
  • Needle size: US 1 – 2
  • Gauge: 7 – 8 sts per 1”
  • Care: Handwash or Machinewash with Cool Water on Gentle Cycle. Dry Flat.
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering / Light

And here are the two skeins I pick up.  Color #109  and Color #113

Mini Mochi - Yummy!

pretty!

can't wait to get started on this one!

One more quick bit of news that I wanted to share in case you haven’t checked it out yet… Twist Collective has the new Spring 2010 up!  I love it… and I’m sure you will find something you love too.  I love this online magazine, if you haven’t ever checked them out you really should.  I love being able to click on the advertisements and it takes you right to their website.  If you click on the title of the pattern you will see additional information about the pattern, or you can just add it to your shopping basket.

Easter weekend is here.  Chocolate bunnies, egg hunts, new Easter dresses and peeps… but I wanted to say more than Happy Easter, let’s not forget the real reason we celebrate… He has risen.

More knitting updates to come this weekend… hubby is out on duty all night… can we say KNITTING MARATHON!

A New Name…

Today I have changed the name of my blog. 

Why you ask?  Well, two reasons I guess.

ONE:  I no longer make dip mixes to sale.

TWO:  I needed a kick in the pants to get me back to blogging.

At first I thought I would start a brand new blog and then I remembered how much work it was to get everything set up… so I just changed the name and the background theme.  So now I am Another Lakeside Knitter.  “Another” because I have seen two other Lakeside Knitter’s out there and thought I would just be Another!  You can never have too many knitter’s lakeside… right?!

CURRENTLY KNITTING… a lace triangle using my recipe from the book Knitting Lace Triangles by Evelyn A. Clark.  

The Yarn:    I am using is Sushi Sock yarn Colorway: Wild Parrott – 60-30-10 Superwash Merino/Bamboo/Nylon… it’s from The Unique Sheep and I got it at my LYS The Yarn Corner in Aberdeen!   This is part of the wonderful Gradience collection.  The Gradience yarns are 4 different yarn colorways that coordinate together.  I have 97 yards of 4 beautiful green and blues.   If you have not yet been out to see the yarns available from The Unique Sheep you really should take some time and go browse… you will fall in love with all the amazing colors.  I believe all the colors are available in most all of the yarns.  Not just sock yarn. 

The Pattern:   I got the Knitting Lace Triangles booklet over a year ago on a trip to McMinnville, Oregon.  I love the pick and choose method of creating your own masterpiece!  She has really done a wonderful job on this project booklet.  I started with a Garter Tab and then did Stockinette Stitch until I had 103 sts.  Right now I am on the second repeat of the Ripple pattern, then I’ll do a 20 row repeat of the Medallion, then edging pattern and bind off and block and wear!  While I am knitting this little shawl I am also changing colors with the 4 skeins, so that I am starting out with mostly green and changing to green and blues and will end up with just blues.  I can’t wait to get this done! 

The Picture: 

Duck Lake Shawl