Friday, February 10, 2006  

A Real Update

Despite all of the recent excitement, there is still knitting going on! Sure, it's only a sock, because, well, there are limits to how much one's brain can handle. But it is knitting nonetheless -

These are the Forest Socks, using a garter stitch rib pattern, in sock yarn from ebay seller lotusblossom. This yarn was FUGLY in the skein - too much bright yellow/green. But knit up, the browns really come out, and the whole thing looks amazing! Just goes to show you that you have to knit with it before judging it. ;)

Ummm... those of you who are trying to (for some unknown reason) NOT buy yarn may want to skip this next picture. But it wasn't really my fault - first, Stephanie bought some, so she started it. And then the colors were so pretty, and I was just going to look at them, when, in a bizarre accident, the yarn and my credit card flew towards the cash register, and suddenly I owned the yarn!

But isn't it purty? It's Cherry Tree Supersock yarn in Serengeti. I lurve it. :)

Plus, I was justified in buying more yarn because I have two finished objects!! :)

Multi-Directional Scarf

Pattern: the multidirectional scarf from Magknits

Yarn: Hipknits 100% cashmere sock yarn on size 5 needles.

Notes: Um, well, the length is a bit, um, extreme. My plan was to keep knitting until I ran out of yarn - and it totally worked, since I ended with about 10 yards or so extra. But things got a little out-of-control.

Even held double, it's a bit on the long side - just for scale, I'm 5' 7".

But because it's so skinny and loosely knit, it works GREAT when worn - see?

and finished object number 2:

Ireland Cardi

my own

Yarn: 100% Cormo Worsted from MDS&W

Notes: I still need to install a zipper... but words can't quite express how happy I am with this sweater. I proved to myself that I can successfully plan all the raglan and neck shaping - and come up with a sweater that fits me the way I want it to. This sweater was definitely a challenge, but I took it one step at a time and took the time to do everything properly - and it shows!

hint - the fair isle is a shop sample!

front views


And despite the crazy amounts of snow they're predicting for the Washington area this weekend, the spring yarns are arriving at the shop - and apparently, they put a little "crazy" in the boxes with the yarn!

And speaking of crazy - is it normal that one of Abby's favorite treats is a CARROT?

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