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Weekend (Knitting) Warrior
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Weekend (Knitting) Warrior

It’s a double pointed needle project parade… It just so happened that all of the knits I am currently working with are on these little needles – the second Koigu Indigo sock, my first Hourglass sleeve, and the second Dublin Bay sock.

These projects have gone with me everywhere this week, and I was able to fit in a few rows here and there: on the way to class, on the ride coming home from work (Kris was driving!), at knit nite with the girls…

On the train – so MetroSOCKual

While the double pointed projects are so small and portable, my wrists and hands were in need of a little break – that is when I decided to pull out this lovely Morehouse Merino laceweight (triple skein) and begin the balling process. I tried to put this yarn on my swift and ball winder, but the yarn is fine and unplied, and it broke almost immediately. It was back to the ol’ hand winding process for me. There is a lot of yardage in this hank – nearly 700 yards. This yarn is slated to be the simple and elegant Bellini shawl; my kit was purchased from Morehouse Farm at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival last year.

This year’s festival is only four months away, and I am already thinking about what I am going to buy… I am hoping to find the LaScala and Violetta shawl kits at their booth this year – they are so beautiful! (okay, truth is, I really love all of their lace kits…)

I am planning to cast on for this project, as I am quickly realizing the need for a black scarf (even with variegations). It should be a quick knit, as the shawl calls for US 9s or 10s.

The weather in our region this week has been unseasonably warm – this morning, it was about 60 degrees. We decided to take Jen and Bella on a walk / hike on the river near our house. We had a lovely time; it seems like a lot of other people had the same idea about getting out of the house. As you can see, the girls were quite happy to be outside ;)

Jen (left), Bella’s tongue (center), and Bella (right)

PS – Memes are all over the blogs again, and while I do enjoy reading these memes on others’ blogs, I rarely enjoy answering them myself. So, for those of you that tagged me, thanks for thinking of me and caring enough about what I have to say – no offense, but I just think I will pass.

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49 Responses

  1. Teresa

    I love love love that laceweight-what a gorgeous color! Wish I could be at Sheep & Wool with you, but I know you will have fun anyway. ;-)

    We were enjoying mild weather as well, but last night we got about 6 inches of snow! I’m glad though, because today is sunny and mild and we get to sled.

    Take care sweetie, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. Jessica

    Many pretties here. Can’t wait to see your FO’s. :)

    And if you have trouble getting the morehouse stuff you want, let me know. My parents live right near them and lord knows I could use an excuse to go back to their store. ;)

  3. Cathy

    I love the colors of the socks and sleeves together – bright a cheerful! The “girls” are ADORABLE and the weather up here is nice too – Beau and I enjoyed a nice walk and some play ourselves, although we were both muddy when we came in :)

  4. Elemmaciltur

    I’m a couple of rows into the pattern change for my Meilenweit Fantasie now….I started of with 1×1 ribbing and just went about 3-4 rows in 2×2 ribbing…which I’m not liking…so I think I’m going to change into stockinette. Thank goodness the 2×2 ribbing isn’t that visible yet. Just wanted to share that. *LOL* Yours are looking great!

  5. Chris

    Oh, that Morehouse Merino variegated is stunning. I love those colors. Covet covet covet. :)

  6. Leah

    Aren’t you just the sock knitting fool? You need to get the two socks on two circs thing going. It will make your sock knitting go so much faster.

    Cute puppies, too!

  7. Amy

    Can’t wait to see the shawl all finished. Looking at all those Morehouse Farms kits – I think I’m going to have to get one for myself. :)

  8. catrin

    In the past days it has been snowing at lot and it has been rahter windy too – snowfall and strong winds = snowstorm.. It has been perfect to sit in the sofa and watching some dvd:s and knitting socks.. And Lolly, I loove hockey too and I really want to re-live what happened in Lillehammar 1994 when the Swedish team won the Olympic final over Canada!! (Both The Nagano and Salt Lake games was a huge disapointment for us!!)

  9. Donna

    Wow Lauren, I love that Morehouse lace yarn. The colors are soo beautiful! Isn’t this weather amazing?! Your doggies are so cute, bet they had fun outside today! Love seeing all of your projects. It makes me feel less guilty about having more than 1 in the works.
    xo D

  10. Jennifer

    The Morehouse merino is quite lovely and hints of the colors of early spring. Beautiful!

  11. Diane

    That merino yarn is stunning! I love the color combo and can’t wait to see the finished project. I hope to go to the festival this year. I want to talk my knitting group into going at least for a day.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Saun

    MetroSOCKual.. I love it! I love new & made up words. I’ll have to use this one. Thanks for mentioning MS&W. I needed the reminder to start saving my pennies. I plan on going this year.

  13. Chrissy

    Yay for socks! And your lace yarn is scrumptious. Can’t wait to see it knit up into that lovely shawl pattern!

  14. Sarah

    I love the colors of the Morehouse merino. The shawl is going to be beautiful.

  15. catherine

    the color of that green is sooo vibrant! i can’t wait to see that sweater! the socks are qucik, can’t wait to see them…metro socks ;) whats the big news???? i’m dying here! thanks for the yarn tip on my blog, i think i will have to do that! you saved me some cash lolly girl!

  16. Mindy

    I am looking forward to MS&W. Finally, I get to make it. And one of the first stops will be Morehouse Farms. So excited!

  17. Jenifer

    Hey — good luck on that hourglass! — I just made one and am going to have to reign myself in a year or so before I make a second. It was such a quick, easy knit! :) Love the transitions cowl, too.

  18. chris

    Look at you go with those dpn’s! I LOVE that Morehouse Merino laceweight you’re using- that’s going to make such a beautiful shawl! And it looks like your Hourglass is really coming along- can’t wait for the big reveal on that one. ;-) The color is gorgeous and I know you’re going to look so beautiful in it. BTW,I had to laugh at your “unseasonably warm” comment, as 60 would pretty much be freezing to me, hehe! Jen and Bella are such cutie-patooties. ;-) Take care, Lolly! :-) Love ya, c.

  19. dianne

    love your post title and metrosockual word! and pic! such great knitting going on!! love the colors. also the pics of your “puppies” how cute!! also, totally impressed with ad-free blog.
    okay, so what’s the fun announcement next week? enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  20. Skylar

    A fun announcement????

    Only because I get asked this a million times a week, is it a baby?

    Love the Morehouse Merino colorway.

  21. caitlyn

    The lacewight Morehouse yarn is gorgeous! I’m sure you’ll turn it into a beautiful shawl!

  22. Laura

    Can’t wait to see those socks! All that yarn looks gorgeous. I loved the picture of your Metro-socksual socks! I used to ride that bit of the Red Line every day — I worked at Metro Center and lived in Cleveland Park. It made me a little “homesick” for DC. :)

  23. Kimberli

    MS&W…what are the dates this year?
    I’ve been thinking of truckin’ on down from NYC…

    I’m so jealous of your Knitting Weekend!!!!
    Must get home…must having knitting time!!!

    Hmm…I wonder what project I could knit without missing a stitch on the treadmill…

  24. Jenn

    YOur Morehouse yarn is beautiful! I can’t wait to see that shawl done in thoes colors!

  25. Karma

    Once again, fun colorful projects going on all at once in Lollyville! Your pups look so happy to be frolicing outside with you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  26. Wanda

    Those knits have been getting a lot of rotation going on! Good job with working them out! That Morehouse Merino colorway is just gorgeous, can’t wait to see it all knitted up!

  27. Kimberly

    Oh that shawl is going to be gorgeous. I love all the colors on your dbn’s!! Have a fab Sunday, babe! Bis bald!!

  28. megan

    I’ve made the bellini shawl and it is a lovely pattern – and very relaxing to knit. Morehouse Merino has such a fabulous store in Rhinebeck. If you ever go to NY Sheep and Wool, you should make a stop there too!

  29. Marie

    Once again your socks are looking killer! You had me really laughing with metrosockual -I love it.

  30. yahaira

    Go Lolly!! Kick that wip list in the booty (though take care of your hands!).

    Everything is shaping up great. And I love the color of the morehouse lace, that is going to be on rocking shawl.

  31. heather

    MetroSocksual! hahah that is so funny!

    What a lovely weekend…knitting makes the weekend go by!

  32. LisaB

    Wow you are a double point knitting fiend! I stay away from them as much as possible. Your Morehous Farm yarn is simply stunning. I love the colors.

  33. carrie m

    that map makes me so nostalgic — when i was going to school down there, the green line wasn’t even finished yet! glad you are being so productive, as always.

  34. terby

    Hey – you have a different knit for each metro line! Like everyone else, I love the Morehouse yarn photo. Getting some of their yarn is definitely on my wish list. Hope it was a great weekend for you.

  35. Melissa

    The Morehouse Merino yarn is so pretty – looking forward to see how it knits up! Your dogs are so cute too!

  36. Charisse

    Hi Lolly,
    Just saying hi …
    Nice socks…

  37. eyeleen

    Beautiful yarn for the shawl. Love the MetroSockual pic.
    Great weekend for a nice walk. Gorgeous weather outside, just very weird for January.

  38. Zarah

    Wow! You are a DPN maniac. I wish I had trains to ride to work so I could knit on the way. NO knitting while driving for this safety scout. =) Cute doggies!

  39. Erin

    That laceweight is gorgeous. Those are exactly the kind of colors that I love for shawls, scarves, socks, etc.

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying the weather. It’s been strangely warm up here to. I enjoy it, but in a way it creeps me out a bit. Can’t help but think about global warming!

  40. melissa

    at least i wasn’t the only knitting fiend over the weekend! i can’t believe sheep and wool is only 4 months away! it feels like it was only yesterday. i hope to go again this year and possibly meet some other knit bloggers this time around since i missed tons of people last year.

  41. tacha

    I love the combination of the green and reddy purple – can’t wait to see what it looks like knitted up.

  42. Chrissie

    Love all fo the bright colors! Your girls are so cute – looks like they are really enjoying themselves.

  43. knittingnurse

    YOWZA! All the projects are just humming along aren’t they? Good for you!

    I really like the colorway for your shawl/scarf project. Can’t wait to see how that works up. It’s so pretty!

    Have you decided which of the next 2 lace projects to do first? Are you doing anything for Yarnharlot’s knitting olympics?

  44. Sydney

    The colors in the Morehouse Merino laceweight remind me so much of spring. I’m looking forward to seeing how the shawl turns out.

  45. Gracie

    I’m making socks out of the blue Koigu as well – I love the colors.

  46. elisa

    Holy Knitting Frenzy, Batman! :) I’m trying to finish up some of my 2005 knits, too, but then I had this idea that I should just knit whatever I want to knit and to hell with the UFO guilt…We’ll have to see…

  47. Karen

    I look foward to seeing your finished shawl. I have been hunting for a simple yet pretty shawl pattern. I am pretty sure I am going to Maryland for the first time this year. I am so excited about it!!

  48. Heather

    Hey :) I got my kit today. I’m ready to start when you are ;)

  49. Claudia

    Hi. Would you mind sharing the colorway you chose? I love the color combination but can’t quite figure out which one it is from the Morehouse website.


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