Tuesday, August 25, 2009

One For You And One For Me

As promised, here are the current WIPs. I cast on both of these about 2 weeks ago, although I had to rip out the wrap and start again this past weekend because it was too small. I knew I needed to do it but I made my knitting group tell me too so that I didn't feel so bad!


Name: One Row Handspun Scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Cognac (#158)
Needle Size: US 7 / 4.5 mm

Instead of 26 stitches, I cast on 30. The stitch pattern is easy to remember and makes this knit a great project to take to knit night and other places where I'm easily distracted.

The zigzag of the darker color through the scarf makes it more interesting, I think.

This will be a gift for Xmas. Although, I love the feel of this yarn and may have a hard time letting it go.

This next one is for me!


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Name: Every Way Wrap by by Okmin Park in Interweave Knits, Fall 2009
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Wool in Blue (#7816)

The cable chart was printed incorrectly. Here is the correct one. (You can also see a picture of the completed wrap from the magazine on this page. It is the picture on the right.)

I think this one is going to take a while to knit. I just started the 3rd pattern repeat out of 18 and I may need to go longer since I'm tall. Hopefully, I won't run out of yarn.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Okay, I know I'm going a bit crazy with the posts today. But here is the incredible sunset we had last night:


Actual Knitting Content

The summer has been busy, busy, busy. Between Storm games (go LJ!), geocaching, and hanging out with friends, I haven't gotten much knitting done. The only time I was knitting was once a week at knit night and I didn't make it every week.

However, last week I did get a couple of projects finished and started a couple more (I'll post about those soon...promise).

Here's the FOs:
Daisy from Going Straight - A New Generation of Knitted Hats (don't worry...this going straight as in knitting with straight needles!)
Yarn: Louisa Harding Nautical Cotton = 2.5 skeins

I knitted an extra pattern repeat because my gauge was smaller and I have a pretty big head because of all the curls.

Slinky Ribs by Wendy Bernard from Custom Knits
Yarn: Custom Blend of Bamboo and Cotton from Yarnia
Needles: US 1

The original pattern had a deeper scooped neckline and also some buttons. I wanted to be able to wear mine without having to have a camisole or t-shirt on underneath.

Up next: Xmas gift scarf and a wrap for me (plus lots more Xmas knitting)


Three things literal saved my life last year during the deepest days of despair after the break up of my marriage: my pets (who was going to take care of them if I left the car running in the garage), AA (which gave me a host of friends and a sponsor who held me up when I couldn't make it on my own) and Susan Eliliot (who's website I found the week I found out that my ex was having an online affair and was leaving me because of it).

Susan's husband died today and even though I don't even know her personally, I feel so much for her because of her loss of the man who finally was the "one".

Rest In Peace, Michael.