Saturday, February 21, 2009

Flying Spaghetti Monster

It's going to be a long time before I knit I-cord again.  There must be miles in this Flying Spaghetti Monster.  His/her/its final destination is a friend of DS, whose birthday is tonight.  The pattern is from HistoryWeaver, and is very easy to follow.  The eyeballs were especially fun to do.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Just in time for cold weather...

I finished the V-neck cable sweater in time to wear to work on Friday (yes, the Friday when the temperature went up to 64F)

It went together easily, and the hemming didn't take long, and resulted in a nice edge. The Berroco Ultra Alpaca is extremely soft and cozy, and I'll be wearing this a lot this winter, since I don't want to turn the heat up very high.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sweater Detail

This is the detail on the bottom edge of the Drops cardigan. I like the scalloped edge. The original pattern calls for a bobble, and I tried several, but went instead for a knot, as suggested by one of the people on Ravelry who have knit this pattern.

For a DK weight yarn it seems to be going pretty quickly. The challenge at this point is keeping track of buttonhole placement, side increases and front decreases. I have the distance to each point listed on a note on the pattern, and can only hope that I remember to check on my distance knitted frequently.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Secret Swap for Hat City Scissor Squad

We had a secret swap for the Scissor Squad, and I made a "mini" Booga Bag out of some Noro Kureyon that was in my stash.

It was a quick, fun knit, felted pretty quickly (now that the washing machine actually works) and the recepient loved the colors.

I've started a cardigan with yarn that DH bought me in Scotland in 1985. Yes, 23 years ago. I'll post pictures once there is something to look at.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Watch out for cobwebs!

I'm surprised this blog wasn't covered in cobwebs and dust! Life has been challenging and busy, with some time for knitting. I finished the silk/mohair boucle scarf done in the veil stitch, now to wait several months for some colder weather.

I also fulfilled a long-standing desire for a tattoo - freshly inked as of today. The redness and swelling should go down in a couple of days.

The tattoo is on the front side of my right hip - think appendix.

Can you say "mid-life crisis?"

Monday, May 26, 2008

Progress Report

I've been spending much more time actually knitting than reading about knitting on the internet. Here's the results:
Tidal Wave Socks with Tofutsies yarn. The pattern is from the Southwest Trading Company website, and is a nice, quick knit. What would ordinarily be stripes have been broken up by the pattern, and I quite like it.

My main project is the Taconic pullover pattern from Valley Yarns with Berrocco Ultra Alpaca. The back is complete, and the front should be shortly. The cooler weather has made it possible to keep knitting on this. I'm afraid that if I put it away for the summer my gauge will change, so I'm determined to finish it as quickly as possible. Since it's a V-neck, the front should be finished soon, and sleeves will be quick.

I finally decided what to do with the silk/mohair boucle that I bought at Rhinebeck. I'd been searching Ravelry for a pattern, and nothing worked well with the boucle, so I'm back to the veil stitch in the round. So far so good, though slow to knit due to the bumps.

Off to a Memorial Day picnic with lots of knitting time. Thanks to our troops and all that went before them.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I'm still knitting

Midwest Moonlight Scarf, made from Hand Maiden Sea Silk. While it is lovely, I've decided I like my scarves to be a bit more colorful.

The back, up to the beginning of the armhole decreases, of the Taconic V-Neck Pullover from Valley Yarns. The yarn is Berroco Ultra Alpaca.  I'm hoping to get much of this done before it gets too warm to knit with wool/alpaca.

I don't have a portable project right now, so need to start some socks. Between the sock yarn stash and all of the patterns to choose from, I need a small project to work on while I decide which socks to knit next!