Thursday, April 26, 2007

Too short? Just right?

So I am working away on Flair. I have bound off the bottom and started the sleeves. I tried it on... and it's too short. Or is it? I added an extra 2 inches onto it before starting the moss stitch border, and the husband still claims it looks dumb. But, the work-friends, who had me try it on today, all claim that it is just right. I will finish it up, block it a bit, and then post pictures here for my 2 whole readers to decide.

And, I'm a bandwagon jumper, so I've started on the chevron scarf. Mine is a very muted colorway and I am not switching between 2 yarns, so it is quite different than the ones posted on Flickr. I might buy one more skien and switch yarns to help it out, but I can't decide. Ehh.

Monday, April 16, 2007




So I was early morning browsing on Craftster, and someone mentioned that Sarah's Yarns is having a sale on Artyarns Supermerino and whoops! 3 skiens fell into my cart. But I can't help it. I need a scarf for me for the move to the frozen north and I really want to do either a chevron, or a so called scarf, or a shifting sands. I'll probably swatch all 3. Plus, look at this colorway... gorgeous.

I'm also making a bunch of progress on Flair. Yesterday morning I was able to put it all on waste yarn (hence the white yarn all over the place in the picture) and try it on. It fits! Yippee! I knit a bunch during the day and I'm now a good 2 inches below the armpits. I think the button holes are too close but I am just going with it. Hopefully I will have this finished in time to take it to Detroit with me in 2 weeks. Yes, DH has convinced me to go with him on his trip to Detroit, so I am going to spend another weekend in the cold.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Happy Birthday, Meme!

Happy Birthday, Meme!! Wandering Aran Fields is done, blocked, buttoned, fini! Blocking helped to soften the Patons crapola up quite a bit and gave the whole garment a nice feel and drape. This project felt like it took forever, but it was really only about 3 weeks all together.

Pattern: Wandering Aran Fields by Norah Gaughan in Wrap Style

Yarn: Patons Wool

Needles: Knitpicks options in size 6-8

And just because, a bonus picture of Hermione posing with the capelet.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Birthday Jenny!

I managed to sneak up to Jersey and surprise my friend Jenny by showing up at her birthday party. It was great - 10 women managed to keep a secret for two months, and we managed to make Jenny cry. So now I can finally show off mystery project #1 - Jenny's birthday present. I am without a doubt more skilled at the knitting part then the sewing part, but I will work on it.

Pattern: Best Friend from Knitty
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Highland Silk in Celadon
Needles: Knitpicks options size 4

Monday, April 2, 2007

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Finally! I can call myself a knitter again!

At least a knitter who finishes things. I finished up my mystery project, which I am sure Jenny has guessed is her birthday present. It's fabulous and I can't wait to post pictures. And after a weekend of the husband being away I have managed to make some terrific progress on Wandering Aran Fields. I've finished the body and I'm making the button bands both at the same time. It's even more full of cat hair, but I know I'm not the only knitter to have that as a nice little feature in her knitting, so I'm just planning on giving it a good bath and a once over with some tape to pull it all out. I think it's mostly Hermione's since she likes to stick her head up inside the circulars and snuggle. How can you resist the snuggling though?

I'm pretty excited about WAF though. It just looks very cuddly and soft and still elegant - just the way cables should be.