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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

on the needles

I started cozy last weekend, for my husband's grandmother.

I'm not sure I can stick with it for a zillion inches...I may have to change it up a little. Also, I'm using WoolEase, so it's not super scrunchably soft...but I just can't make her something that's not machine washable. Won't work. Couldn't find anything sufficiently cozy that didn't require special care.

Also -- yes, I'm skipping FO numbers. The missing FOs will remain in my draft folder until after Christmas!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I love bitty things

So it was only a matter of time:

(Fiber Trends childrens' clogs, size extra-small, knit with one strand of WOTA, on US6 needles. So freakin' adorable, if I do say so myself.)

Sunday, October 16, 2005

FO #36

At last!! Really, the knitting just took a few days. I just put off sewing the collar and the buttons for *eons*. While this was on the needles I thought it was gonna turn out kinda ghetto, but I really, really like it on. If I could do it again I'd make the sailor collar a widge longer and four stitches wider...but all in all I'm pleased. It does need a simple edge on the bottom (pick up then bind off) but I'm couting it as done since I wore it to church this morning.

The boring stuff:
Zip-Front Cardigan with ribbed sailor collar. No pattern -- just me and my measuring tape and that crazy KMW.
Knit in some mystery cone yarn I got on eBay, 55% wool, 45% acrylic. The photo makes it look grey, but it's actually a natural/loden green tweed-ish yarn. Bulky weight. Knit on 16" and 24" US13 needles.
Started 9/08, finished 10/15.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

FO #35

The boring stuff:
Children's Fiber Trends Clogs, size small.
Knit in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, Natural and Cranberry.
Started 10/10, finished 10/11.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

FO #33 & 34...behold, Hell's Poncho

I have finished Hell's Poncho, and lived to tell the tale.

Actually, it's not done yet -- there are supposed to be little flowers embroidered on the purple part. But they're blocked and give-able, and the party's tomorrow. I'll just have to snatch them back for a few days...

The boring stuff:
Flower Power Ponchos from Nicky Epstein's Barbie Doll and Me
Knit in Knitpicks Merino Style (Petal, Asparagus, Rhubarb, and Iris) on US6 needles.
Pattern modifications: I wanted to make the poncho for an American Girl doll instead of a Barbie, so instead of using lighter weight yarn for the doll's poncho, I used the same weight as the girl's. Worked out perfectly.
Started 8/20, finished 10/09, (all but the embroidery, that is).

FO #32

Obviously, I really like this scarf pattern. Ironic, because I'm not a fan of scarves in general. Before these three, I'd only knitted two scarves, and they bored me to tears and I swore never to make another scarf. I've always thought of scarves as something to "get past," I guess...not something I'd actually look forward to knitting. So, totally surprising that I would voluntarily PAY for this pattern (I don't usually buy loose patterns either), and knit it three times in a row.

I know, in this picture it's not finished.But it is, really, I was just too lazy to take another one.

The boring stuff:
Loop-d-Loop Lace Leaf Scarf.
Knit in Knitpicks Suri Dream (1 skein, and I had just enough), color: Twilight
Knit with yarn doubled, on US13 needles.
Started 10/05 finished 10/06.

It looks all fuzzy and stuff, partly because it's not blocked yet (obviously). But when you hold it up to the light, you can see the pattern:

Monday, October 03, 2005

FO #31

The boring stuff:
Loop-d-Loop Lace Leaf Scarf.
Knit in Knitpicks Andean Silk (1.5 skeins -- approx. 80 grams), color: Sangria
Knit with yarn doubled, on US13 needles.
Started 9/25 (then ran out of yarn, ordered yarn...), finished 10/01.

I've been knitting since 01/05, spinning since 07/06. Mmmmm, yarn.

Li, eh?
Sara Jayne

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