Category Archives: Knitting

On the Needles

A finish!  Well, almost.  It isn’t blocked yet and the couple of ends aren’t woven in.

Pattern:  Wingspan
Yarn:  Crazy Zauberball, Colorway 2100
Difficulty level:  Easy.  Fun to knit


Pattern:  Dreambird
Yarn:  Crazy Zauberball, Colorway U-Boot for the leaves; unknown wool sock yarn for the background
Difficulty level:  A little challenging to start.  Next feather will be easier.

Dreambird Close Dreambird

I’m way behind on Dreambird, mainly because I didn’t like the leaf yarn I first chose. I loved the yarn and the colors, but it had a quite short repeat and all the leaves would look the same.  That would be okay, but not the look I was going for.  Ripped and started over this week.

Linking to Judy Laquidara


One the Needles…


Wingspan (above) is almost done.  I’m on the last triangle above, and I’ve knitted some since then.  Still love it, which is good because it’s for me!



I started Dreambird this week with the above yarn.  Made one feather.  I didn’t care for the dark feather yarn choice so much because it has a short repeat of color.  It would have been okay, but all the feathers would look pretty much the same.  I love the light yarn, however.

A trip to the Twisted Loop this week, and Jenni helped me pick on a Crazy Zauberball in turquoise/gray/blue-purple.  I know the Zauberball has that long stretch of color before repeating.  So this weekend, I will be starting over, and the above yarn (which is yummy) will be perfect for something else.

Linking to Judy Laquidara’s Patchwork Times.


I’m in!  Click HERE to see the Dreambird pattern.

Yarn selection:


The light purple/blue/gray mix (unknown brand of fine sock yarn) is the background, and the royal blue/purple/charcoal is for the feathers.  The darker yarn was purchased in Alaska and is a hand-dyed sock-weight yarn with, part cashmere.  Yummy!

Knitting starts Sunday, but I will probably be a couple of days late because I need to free up the needles by finishing the Wingspan shawl.

This shawl will be for a relative who luvs purple…but not saying just who quite yet…

Linking to JudyL’s Patchwork Times.  Judy is hosting a KAL (knit-along) of the Dreambird pattern beginning Sunday, August 25th.