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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Two Shawls

Recently I completed and blocked two shawls. One, the teal blue one, was for my mother-in-law's birthday. I followed the delectable and familiar Shetland Triangle pattern. The yarn is dream in color smooshy, 1 skein, worked on size 8 needles.

The second shawl was created using the leaf pattern from Evelyn Clark's fantastic book about knitting triangular shawls. My shawl is knit from Kauni yarn, 1 skein, again on size 8. Check out the fast-dry system my husband and I rigged.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What kind of yarn are you?

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Holiday Catch-up

I'm home with family for the holidays and have been catching up with some projects.
I knit on with the trekking sock, to find that the 4 stitches really did matter. Rrrrrriiiipppppp. Of course I had knit half the foot! My powers of disillusion are strong! :-)
I'm back to read yet again what I did, this time to check how many stitches to work to (12) in the heel. Yay for blogs and this wonderful way to record what I did!
Hope you and yours have a fantastic holiday time!


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

you know, i really should read this thing!


Yeah, I've been knitting but haven't been so good at the photos. I like posting with photos. The above is some socks that rock mediumweight in "fire on the mountain". It is socks now, toe-up, on sz2. Pic someday. I'm trying out the whole socks toe-up thing using the figure 8 caston. I like that the fiddly part is at the beginning and then it it is smooth sailing the rest of the sock. Especially if it is mainly stockinette. Joy.

Oh, yeah, about the title...So, I like to knit a bunch of different things. The more UFOs, it seems, the better. I'm just now getting to the second sock of the previous post. And, having already turned the heel, I am reading my own words and realizing that I forgot to do the decrease before the heel. (72 to 68). Probably won't make too much of a difference, but argh!!!
That's all from me. Enjoy your fiber!

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Perhaps the best sock yet!

Thursday night I finished my first Trekking sock for me. :-)

What I did... I'm writing it down in case I get distracted and don't finish the second one right away.

On sz 1 (2.25mm) needles, cast on 72 stitches. From a previous pair of Trekking socks for DH I knew my gauge. Picot cuff, 7" top, decreased one stitch on each needle (68 sts now), short row heel to 12 stitches in the middle, then 8" foot and star toe.

This sock, as my title suggests, is very comfy. I like it all - the color changes, the lightness of the Trekking, the purpleness of color 109, and best of all, that the yarn is a gift from a knitting friend!

In other knitting, I've started the Adamas shawl from Knitpicks. I'm using their Shadow yarn in Vineyard Heather. It's going okay. I have completed the first chart and have done one of fourteen repeats of the center chart. The pattern is not as easily memorized as the Shetland triangle, at least so far. I'm still early in it. This picture is after finishing the first chart.
Lastly, here is a pic of the finished 2nd shetland triangle.

Not bad for 360 yds of sock yarn! I used sz 9 needles. Please refer to a previous post for yarn details.

Happy fibertime to you....

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Hey hey it's my birthday!

Not too much knitting recently... had a four-day weekend and am still making up for it. But, today is my birthday! No late night working tonight.

It's been a great birthday - started with coffee in bed and continued on to greatness!

Hope all is well with you!


Saturday, April 28, 2007

pics of the picot socks :-)

Alrighty, here are the long overdue photos! Had trouble downloading our memory card so it took several tries (& DH's help) to get them all off. We have one 2G card for our camera and my computer was being fussy about putting that many pics & videos in one folder. Ah, but now it is clear and we are full steam ahead for some pictures!

To recap: I knit picot cuffs for the first time on a pair of socks that were finished recently. Here they are... so far so good and very comfy cuff.

In other knitting, I've been on a bit of a lace bent. Haven't started new socks yet though I will soon to have some travel knitting! We are going on a special trip next weekend.

So, in lace knitting I've started two things, in addition to the spring scarf that was posted about a while ago. Ahem. First up is the curved shawl from Victorian Knits Today. I was fortunate to receive this book for Christmas and am finally through gushing over it and ready to get to work! The yarn is the same as in the book, Lacey Lamb. Wow, super-thin. I'm working it on sz 3 needles. This shawl had a fumbly start. I started at least 3 times, maybe 4. The pattern is not all that hard but it just takes a lot of concentration (aka absolute quiet time) before it clicks. It has what I call 'action rows' every row, I think that makes it true knitted lace. The technique that finally got me going successfully was to write out each row on a notecard instead of attempting to read the tiny chart. [Not an original idea, I saw the notecard idea on another blog a while ago.]

You can see I have just begun.

Second up is another Shetland triangle shawl from Wrap Style. My parents were here for Easter and we did a bit of yarn store hunting. Mom bought me a skein of "Soxie" by The Great Adirondack Yarn Company, Inc., in Bahama Mama. It is 360 yds of superwash merino. I started a pair of socks but was not wild about it, so the yarn transitioned from being sock-driven to shawl-bound. This one I started last night on sz 9 needles. Doing a pattern again is cool, it is going pretty quickly.

The color is not quite true on my monitor. The dark blue is actually purple. The yarn to me is purple, green, and some neonish yellow... and new colors where the dyes interacted.

And last, here is a cool cat thingy from Ikea that my folks got for our cat. The material is similar to umbrella fabric, a texture he really really really likes. Likes as in, aha I must fight you!

It was, I think, $7, not bad for a little hideaway!

Happy ____-ing*!

*insert your own happy thing

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