Saturday, August 17, 2013

Knitting mojo lost

Well I know that blogging is not my forte. I haven't posted in so long. I wanted to add a few pictures of some things that I have knit.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My progress on my projects

Well it seems that I am not much of a blogger. I forget to add things here. I am really enjoying knitting my cape. It is one of those once in a lifetime projects. For me anyway. I would never have had the "umption" to begin something this large with out the support of the group.  I finished the hood of the cape. I went for both the boxes and the angels. I am greedy and wanted both.

I also did a test knit of the sock Michael. I frogged the silly thing so many times I could have knit 3 socks. I like the way it turned out though. 
I need to get busy on Clue 3 but I have a baby blanket to make for an April 9 baby shower and a shawl to make for a May wedding. I can't start the latest clue until I have some deadlines met. Hoping that will make me knit the others faster!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Well I have taken a break from my cape hood. I couldn't decide how to finish it off. I will post it when I have finished with it. I picked it back up again today.
In the interim I have done some other knitting. I made the Eire hat by Meagheen Ryan that was sent as an extra for the cape. The design is hard to see as I made it in black.  I should have knitted a few rows after the ribbing but..... I am going to make another real soon as this isn't quite long enough. But I still like it.

I have learned so much since joining in on this adventure. The Ryan family is so giving with their talent and have adopted all of us into the family.
I also had to add pictures of my grand daughter Katie. She picked up my hat when it was almost done, YIKES. She said, "grandma I am knitting like you!" She finally allowed me to have my hat when I cast on some pink yarn for her to knit! She is such a cutie.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I finished my cape hood last night. I love the way it looks. I am so thrilled to be a part of this journey. I have already improved my skills. I see a difference from the beginning of my facing compared to the end of it. I am such a perfectionist that I am so tempted to frog it and re-knit it but I know the cape would never get finished if I did so I am going to continue on. I am sure the difference is mainly visible to me.  I seen an email with part 3 of the hood. I haven't opened it yet because I have 9 rows left on a scarf that is a present for someone at work. If I open the cape email I will never do it.
I am posting pictures of the hood thus far. The color is off but no matter where I took the pictures it looks grayish. And of course it really needs blocking but that will come.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

On to the next step

Well I finally finished the facing. I was trying to decide on the hood. I thought that with all the cables that the hood with the boxes may be a bit too much. Then I remembered the story we were told about the boxes and decided that I wanted that memory of family love included in my cape.
I did take a break from the cape yesterday though. I am working on a scarf for someone at work. I guess I get easily distracted though as I dumped that after about 30 rows and went back to the cape. I need to take some pictures during the day but you will at least get an idea of how it looks.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Celtic Cape

Well this is a first for me. I have never attempted to blog before.
I have begun a year long journey of knitting a Celtic Cape. Wow I have never done anything this massive before. My largest project was a zip up hoodie knit in stockinette stitch out of Red Heart. Boring!
This is going to be so much fun, if I can keep up that is. I really only have time to knit on the weekend. I have a more than full time job that greatly interferes with my knitting.
I guess what I should write about is how I came to be knitting this work of art. I heard about it on one of my Yahoo groups. I went over to Ravelry to check it out. Turns out this is a work of art. The cape was designed by Meagheen Ryan. Each part of the cape tells a story. So not only am I knitting a work of art I feel like I am part of the story. It will be interesting to see how I keep up, both the cape and the blog!