Well... Let's see. Went to Stitches West. Went to Black Sheep Gathering. Knitted a bunch of stuff. Seem to have aquired an assortment of new yarns, needles and a brand new wheel. I broke down a bought a Lendrum Single Treadle. It is a beautiful and (visually) economical wheel. I know that people love their double treadle Lendrums to death, but I just think that unless a wheel is broken or set up wrong that the double treadle is excess. I also don't like bending forward so that my feet can both be peddling away. Oh well, to each his/her own. (Oh, and I saved $100..)
Projects: Dog Walking Mittens. Two pair of baby booties from a Debbie Bliss pattern w/hats for a pair of twins. A Mobius Wrap for a class that I'm teaching. A hat for a class that I'm teaching.
(Really, all I want to do is knit a sweater and some Selbu mittens from Terri Shea's book: "Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition".)
Back to fall garden chores-
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Baby Surprise Jacket #2
Here is the latest BSJ, done in
Debbie Bliss "Baby Cashmerino",
25 sts/4" (although my gauge was approximately 6 sts/")
2 skeins @ 125 each
Very pretty sheen and shows the stitch detail very well, so it's a good thing that I didn't seem to make many mistakes.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Hat: Triangle Man: by See Jane Knit
Materials: 1 skein Noro Silk Garden
1 skein Classic Elite Inca Alpaca
I knit this for a friend who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and had to get a very short haircut in the middle of winter. It's soft and just her colors - pale celery and multi greens. The hope is that she will thrive enough to enjoy a spring of planting and tending her garden.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Here is the latest nearly completed object. It's a Baby Surprise Jacket, by Elizabeth Zimmerman, from her book, "Knitting Workshop". It was knit in Jumperweight Shetland yarn at 6 stitches per inch. Totally in garter stitch, it folds up like an envelope into a little baby jacket and just needs some shoulder seaming and 5 little buttons to finish.
I am currently working on another Baby Surprise, out of Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino and am ripping back a bit, as I became a little too cocky (and thought that I didn't need no stinking directions)..
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Here we are, in the very best time of year for knitting, (now that those pesky Christmas projects are finished). It's cold. The wool feels warm on the hand and it's a pleasure to be indoors. Time to put the teakettle on, pick up the needles and choose something that you really want to make.