Toasty Knits

The FOs
December 8, 2007, 12:15 am
Filed under: FOs

Mmmmm…my first malabrigo became this…

Soooo soft and I wear them all the time (specially when on my comp, like now)

In other news…

Wisp in Kid silk haze of course! I lurv this scarf, though it does shed quite a bit on my coat. It has also inspired several requests to teach some friends to knit. Yay for missionary work?


October 7, 2007, 7:09 pm
Filed under: FOs, Future Projects, New Project

¬†Just finished a marathon of homework. second time this week that I’ve had to do over 6 hours of it in one day. Can’t whine to much about this one though, since I didn’t finish much HW Saturday because JoAnns was having their Columbus day sale YAY! I picked up fabric for two jackets. I am determined to become a better seamstress, right now I can’t make much beyond skirts. But more on those later.

Miss Bennet est fini! I’m pretty happy with how it turned out too, maybe not my favorite but it will definatly get some wear. In fact I’ve already worn it to school (it has been done for about a week now.) I’m really please with my seaming job, which is generally horrid.

Pattern: Mrs Darcy from Ramblings of a Knitting Obsessive

Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed in Pine  (6 balls)

Size: 38in bust

Mods: Changed size (original includes only one) and gauge from heavy worsted to dk.

I still have 4 balls left, I thought I was going to need 9! Not that I’m complaining since it is a favorite of mine.

On to new stuff: no new yarn, but I do have new books. Classic Knits by Erika Knight and KnitKnit. Right now I’m working on the shrug from Classic Knits with the Kid Classic. What happened to Bridges you say? Well, I remembered several things about my own knitting habits A: I like mindless knitting B: I’m already stressed enough without having knitting issues C: Most of my knitting gets done while reading textbooks for school nd finally D: I like mindless knitting. Besides I do love me a good shrug and it will get alot more wear this way. Oh and I love this yarn, tis wonderfully plushy and soft and I kind of just want to cocoon up in it.

KnitKnit is one of the funner books I’ve bought in a while, even if I never knit anything from it. I love the really out-there instalations like the giant knitted fiberglass teddy bear. And even though I wouldn’t knit most of the designs in the book there are several I would and the others I will definatly draw insperation from.

Along with the patterns there are interviews with each designer which are an interesting read. But I won’t say much about those other then BUY THIS BOOK AND READ THEM seriously, if your at all interested in knitted art stuff or design in general I think it is a good source of ideas.

As for the to-knit list there are two imminent ones: Bridie and the Convertable Cardigan by Anna Bell and Wenlan Chin respectivly. Bridie is my favorite and I am on the look out for yarn, though I need to clear out at least one of the current sweaters first. I’m thinking of using some stash cascade pima tencel for the Convertable Cardi, but I cant decide if the bulk of it (I would have to double it) will make it really saggy. The original yarn has 30% cotton in it, but also 70% silk. I think I might start a sleeve and then hang it on a cork board and see how gravity takes its toll.

Felted Tweed Owns My Soul (or at least my wallet)
August 26, 2007, 5:42 pm
Filed under: FOs, New Project, yarn shops

So yeah, I bought more yarn. Its 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed in the Pine colorway. The Knitting Bee’s shipment had luckily come in today and the boxes weren’t even open because they only ordered one bag of that color. I tried to photograph the yummy greenness that is this yarn; but the clouds in Oregon hate me.

So instead of being productive and doing something like say, the laundry I re-cast on for the Mrs Darcy cardigan. (I say re-cast on because this sweater was originally going to be knit out of some Felted tweed from the stash, but the yarn gods did not look kindly on the on hand yardage.) I have been adjusting the pattern for the new DK gauge and it has been going nicely. No pictures just yet because 7 inches of 1×1 ribbing isn’t that exciting.

BTW the donut is for my friend who recently ran off to college on the east coast. He complains of lack of baked goods, despite the nice buffet. His girlfriend (and one of my good friends) and I are sending a care package from back home full of inside joke goodies, so the donut will be making the trans-continental voyage in the next week or so.

DoKnit from Craftbits

Yarn: oddballs of Blue Sky Alpaca cotton

Needles: 4mm bamboo dpns