Thursday, September 28, 2006

Snail Hat

Yay for Zimmermania!

I knit this hat from Knitting Without Tears in a matter of days! I'm so fast (when it's 2.5 sts/in)!
Check out the Zimmermania webpage for more info.

A Quick FO, a Sheep, and a 590 pound pumpkin.

So I've been struggling with blogger a little bit (again) and every time I've sat down to post something I haven't been able to upload pictures. So here they are, the cover model from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, a sheep from the Mendocino County Fair and Wool and Fiber Festival, and my favorite winner at the County Fair, a 590 lb pumpkin!

(The pumpkin was a lot bigger than it looks in this picture--this is way out of proportion for some reason.)

Saturday, September 02, 2006

A few Noro scarves

I just finished the purple one last night. The lace one was finished a few months ago but I never blogged about it.

Details: (L to R)

Child's Rainbow Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson
Knitted on size 9's with Noro Kureyon, two skeins of the same colorway: 148 A
I love this scarf, it's knit in mistaken rib stitch and was a great little break between rows of my Swallow Tail Shawl. (more on that later).

Lopi Lace Scarf from Weekend Kniting, pattern by Pam Allen
I can't remember which needles I knit this with but it's 2 skeins of Noro Silk Garden Lite color 2014 A
Another great scarf, very wearable though the colors go from very earthy tones to very bright blues and pinks. The lace had disappeared in this photo, but it shows up pretty well, and was good practice for me considering that lace used to really scare me!

Does it look bigger?
As you can see, I'm less afraid of lace now. Instead my fear has been replaced by a healthy respect for the entire lace-knitting process.
I think this looks beautiful, but one row took me an hour to tink, do, tink again, and re-do during lunch yesterday. I think I've had three headaches due to this shawl but it has captured all of my attention and passion. I LOVE THIS KNIT.
I think it's incredibly beautiful, and it's hard to work on anything else right now.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Since someone has accused me of being a tease, please let me explain.

I did not mean to post pix without discriptions, however I was at work and while knitting at lunch realized that if I didn't post those pictures soon (they were sitting in my "drafts" folder) that they would be seriously out of date. As it is I'm almost finished with the Noro scarf (just a few rows to go) and I'm much further along on the Swallowtail Shawl.

My intention was not to tease, but more to preview upcoming FO's. (Hopefully!)

The scary part is that in addition to these projects I also have two adult sweaters, one baby sweater, a hat and two more pairs of socks on the needles.

Besides the shawl (which is so beautiful!) The most interesting project that I'm working on is probably the top down Malabrigo sweater. I'm only at the beginning but it's a classic raglan design (to which I'll add some updated details to) from Barbara Walker's Knitting from the Top. A book I just bought and one that I love!