Parade of FOs

First, my two day scarf: Pattern: garter over 24 stitches Materials: 2 skeins Lorna’s Laces Grace in Blackberry Needles: US 10.5 Denise Interchangeables Dimensions: 6.5″ wide, 68″ long Date Started: March 16, 2007 Date Completed: March 17, 2007 Time: 6.5 hours of knitting Next, a scarf I made for Brad: Pattern: carriage rib from Vogue [...]

Progress at both fronts

In class yesterday, I worked on a scarf with my new Lorna’s Laces Grace. I finished up the first ball, (I had only brought one) so I spent the rest of class working on socks. At home last night in the storm, we finished the second story of Cafe Corner: And today, I have a [...]

Scarf parade

Finished another one: Pattern: My So Called Scarf Materials: 1.5 skeins of Manos del Uruguay in 106 Needles: US 11 Denise Interchangeables Dimensions: 5″ wide, 63″ long Date Started: November 24, 2006 Date Completed: November 29, 2006 Time: 7 hours of knitting

Mmmmm, cashmere

In a giant push to get some scarves around my neck (and so I didn’t feel like my impulse cashmere buy was a waste), I finished my scarf. Pattern: lengthwise garter Materials: Handspun from Anj, (Fleece Artist Merino roving), 3 skeins of Filatura di Crosa Aiko in white (color 1) Needles: US 9 Addi Turbos [...]

First finished Christmas gift

I finished April: Pattern: April from Swallow Hill Creations (prices are Canadian) Materials: Black rayon thread, green beads, also from Swallow Hill Creations Modifications: None Needles: US 2 Addi Naturas Dimensions: 3″ wide, 46″ long not including fringe Date Started: November 11, 2006 Date Completed: November 25, 2006 Time: 8.75 hours of knitting (7.75 hours [...]

My So Called Scarf restart

I hadn’t touched this scarf since the day I first started it. I brought it out again on Thanksgiving evening. I was confused with the stitch pattern when started working on it again, but figured it out and knit a bit before going home (I finished my cashmere scarf earlier that day – I’ll post [...]

Christmas progress

I’m making good progress on my mom’s scarf. It’s kind of unimpressive lying flat (the weight of the beads and the rayon make it look nice hanging), but here it is anyway: The blue yarn is a lifeline – just there because it’s a pain to recover rayon stitches, but I am clearly lazy about [...]

Impulse Buy

I was in my LYS on Wednesday and noticed Filatura di Crosa Aiko 50% off. I thought about it for a day, consulted my sister, Miyon, and Marisa, and rushed back on Thursday to pick up three balls. The project? A lengthwise garter stitch scarf along with this handspun that Anj spun up for me [...]

Let the Christmas knitting begin!

This is in stark contrast to last year, where I started in January. This year, my Christmas knitting list is really, really short. It’s just not worth getting myself all stressed about it. Anyway, I only have one knitted gift to mail, and that is to my mom (who requested the gift specifically, so I’m [...]

Socktoberfest socks

With the completion of the Hippy Crunchy socks, I was free to start new socks for Socktoberfest. I tried out the New England pattern from Knitting on the Road, but the yarn is just too busy, and 70 stitches is just too many stitches for me without going down to a US 0 or something [...]