Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Honey Cowl!

I have officially finished my first knitting project! It is the Honey Cowl...which is a free pattern on the Madelinetosh website. I used the Madelintosh DK yarn in Citrus. It was an extremely easy pattern to follow for a newbie. I did need to watch a few youtube vids about casting on and off and a slip stitch....and it took me three weeks to finish! maybe my next project will be faster! Here are a few pics of it in process and finished. I followed the pattern to the T, but my cowl is a lot more tight than the one pictured on the pattern. I wonder what I did wrong....or if the chick's neck is smaller than mine...ha!

And yes, bacon is good for me.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Retreat cont....

Just a few more pics from the retreat!

pic from chris @ www.izzyinspired.blogspot.com
pic from chris...

On the design wall....

My king size top that I was able to finish.

And plenty of snow!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

1st Annual LAMQG Retreat

Ok. First I thought that being in a guild and having all these amazing and inspiring women around me was awesome....until we all went away together for a retreat. THAT is the best. ever. (to quote Alissa...she is sooo right!) I want to do it again...soon. We all had an incredible time. We escaped from sunny LA and went up into the mountains...and experienced record snowfall. It was beautiful and cold outside and we were warm and cozy inside.

The amazing Lori taught me to knit....and I think I might be in big trouble. I just place my first order last night for Madelinetosh yarn and circular needles....cowl, you are soon to be mine!