– Vanessa:

  1. Monster Cowl by Julia Allen – yarn is Kirbywirby Self-striping worsted in the I’m Ready for Fall Y’all colorway.
  2. Halele’a Cardigan by Mel Ski – yarn is Must Stash Yarn Helluva Skein in the Pauo’le colorway.


  1. Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder – yarn is Kirbywirby Kettledyed 2-ply sparkle yarn in the Fifty Shades of Teal colorway.  I’m knitting these on size 2.25mm/US1 Karbonz needles.
  2. Cranberry Crush Cowl by Kay Hopkins – yarn is Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply 100% merino yarn in the Cauldron colorway.  I’m knitting this on size 5mm/US8 Jin Que (eBay Chinese) needles.
  3. Halele’a Cardigan by Mel Ski – yarn is Must Stash Yarns Helluva Skein in the Pomaika’i colorway.  I’m knitting this on size US4 needles.


Vanessa:  Monster Cowl by Julia Allen – yarn is Sublime Lustrous in 3 different colors.

Dianne:  Echoes of Color by Joji Locatelli – yarn is 3 different colors of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light.

New Stash:


  1. 2 Crafty Girls December Yarn Club by Another Crafty Girl in the Dishes and Fruit colorway.
  2. The Cyborgs Craft Room Assockilate yarn in the Space Oddity colorway
  3. Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods by Leslie Ann Bestor
  4. Absolute Wonder medium drawstring bag
  5. Gift from an anonymous friend (Ysolda Teague “Follow Your Arrow” pattern)

2014 Goals:

– Vanessa:  to knit more from stash

– Dianne:

  1. knit more socks than 2013 (more than 13 pairs)
  2. knit more sweaters than 2013 (more than 1)
  3. spin more on the spindle
  4. purchase a spinning wheel
  5. stay consistently at 5 WIPs or less
  6. knit over 5000 yds
  7. complete 1 quilt
  8. complete 1 cross stitched project

Winners from the Monster Cowl KAL:

  1. Vintage Rose Stitchmarkers (donated by Julia Allen)…winner is #39 virginny83
  2. Studio in the Green bag…winner is #15 shanalines
  3. SeashoreSharon bag…winner is #26 mamaholmes
  4. Stitched by Sasha bag…winner is #24 createdhands
January 05, 2014 — diannebbrown@hotmail.com
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