Tuesday, January 29, 2008

48 down, one more to go!

That is the number of swatches I have, (48) and the number of swatches I need (1) to finish my swatch blanket. Why 49? ok, so each sq is 7"x7" (or close...) and I wanted to continue the 7 theme, 7 rows of 7 colums, 7x7 is 49. This is just a random spread on the floor, without any thought to the matches. I am thinking of a 3 needle bind-off in a brownish color to assemble. maybe cascade 220 will be a good sturdy yarn for this task.
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Here are my 3 latest. Freeform, snowflake and unknown.
FF swatch  46/49
snowflake7x7 unknown yarn

Friday, January 25, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Neck Hug

Neck warmer for a not so cold days

The Big Button neck warmer

Neck Hug
Left over malabrigo from the koolhaas hat.
Addi circ size 8
Finished size: 4" by 12" when slightly stretched. I should have made it a bit longer.
The stitch is a Smocking Stitch, as seen here.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

FO

Just a few little things to keep me busy while I do more "important" things, like worry...
Simple socks for my son. knit with the Austermann Step I made the fingerless gloves from, last year. This time I knit them much bigger... Lets see how long that lasts… Top down. 56 sts. 6/2 rib. 2 on 2 circs. One skein only, for gloves and socks.

A little neck warmer from the malabrigo left over from the Koolhaas hat.the first neck warmer of 2008. its still in! left over malabrigo from the koolhaas hat. its 4" by 12" when slightly stretched. it needs an icord and a button decision.
the stitch is a Smocking Stitch, as seen here.

neck warmer

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

2008 Knitting Resolutions

2008 has been declared the year of Fearless Knitting, and I am ready to do my part. I think. The list has some intimidating items. The following list is Not in order...Its a short list. By all means, these are not the only things I want to knit. (ha!) Unlike my Ravelry queue.... But these are the things that have intimidated me until now, and I want to fearlessly tackle in 2008.


Definitely finish all of my 2007 UFO!

Stash Inventory!

Knit more from stash.

Steeks!

Clapotis

Knit a mobious.

Mermaid.



January Knits

January so far, has been a very knitterly month. Kicked of with the Knitty City Sale, followed by the Double Knitting workshop with the wizard of double knitting! fallingblox (AKA Alasdair...) came to NYC from Boston to teach a level one class. it was a very interesting workshop. not your TV knitting here. but hey, 2008 is the year of fearless knitting! cant wait for level 2!!! As you can see, I have some more learing to do...........
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Followed by a reading. Kate Jacobs- The Friday Night Knitting Club. It was small turn out despite the very warm weather. They should have done it on a Friday, not a Monday! Kate was charming. The book- not my type, but I got to see some of my friends and to wear my Koolhaas hat!
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Followed by Sit N Knit meeting to get socks back on the needles. I stared socks for my son. From stash!
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Also received my new knitting book- knitting new scarves arrived! what a great book!

And- finally- I made the hat/tea cosy wonder.
Noro Hat by Saartje de Bruijn
Kureyon #165 1.5 skeins
Addi circ 12" size US7
started 1/14/08
finished 1/15/08
One of the most relaxing and satisfying knits available!

Noro Hat

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Knit from stash

Its true, one of my, not yet published, new year resolutions is to knit more from stash, and I will, as soon as these will be in my stash...
Knitty City- 10%off sale today. Gift certificate from my crew. I think these are good reasons to start my yarn diet next week. don't you? Misti alpaca hand dyed in the bag. I see a clapotis in my very near future! (Another NYR!)
Yes. I am wearing a Koolhaas hat. I made a second!!!!! Lucy talked me into it...

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misti alpaca hand dyed