Saturday, September 22, 2007

Lace away

Pomatomus are done! Knit in Mama Blue Knitting Goods Merino Semi-Solid Sock Yarn in the color Anvil. I don't like lace on my foot, in the shoe, so it gave me an opportunity to see how the yarn knits up with no stitch pattern. I like it! I love the way the yarn sparkles. They are a little too big, but only a little. I knit 10 pairs of socks this year, so far. 2 for my son, 2 for swaps and 6 for me. Wow.
Pomatomussocks so far- 2007
As soon as I finished the Poms, I swatched for the SotS. I even beaded! My LYS had a size 14 crochet hook (its tiny!) but it may be a bit too small. I ordered a size 13, which is recommended for the size 8 beads I have. I hope the size 13 will be a it easier to bead with.
I made 2 swatches.
left: alpaca cloud, knit picks with addi lace us4
right: Fa Re Baruffa Cashwool Decatito, merino, addi lace us6.
Getting ready for Rhinebeck!! Hope you are coming! Please stop and say hello if you see me! I am not sure what I'll wear yet, but it will probably be one of these sweaters.
The sweater I started hoping to finish for Rhinebeck this year, will probably be done for next year. (well, yes...) I am participating in the Rhinebeck Bingo, and I am a square! Very very excited about it, and Its going to be a fab fiber festival!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Pomatomus making progress in the park

I spent a few hours in the park today, knitting up a storm on my Pomatomus. Slightly modified. I do not like lace on my foot in the shoe. Almost done, I am at the toe decreases, so I thought I'll cast on for some leftover wool/bamboo leftover spiral socks. I like the colors together, but its too orderly for this spiral idea. I guess 3 wild variegated yarns will be much better. moreover, the tangles are just too much for a little socks. I think these yarns will do better as wide stripes. Sitting in the park was mixed emotions. gorgeous weather and lovely time, but too long a break from work (it was a slow day) so too much worry.
I am going to swatch today for the Secret of the Stole KAL. there will be beads, and I need to get a very very very thinn crochet hook. The yarn I'll use is Alpaca Cloud in color Mist, from Knitpicks. (I had it in the stash!) I am not sure which beads I'll use. Fall is here. Makes me happy. Cool and crisp sweater weather!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Freeform Knitting

My now destined to be a tea cozy freeform (365) went from this:
1.365 FF
to this:
in just 50+ days. You can view the journey so far here.
Thank you all for your warm wishes. I am sure to start the new week better knowing you guys are cheering for me! In a week or so, the schedule will stabilize. It has to, right? I will get through this, one stitch at a time!

Friday, September 07, 2007


Its been a week from hell. Live and learn. I will not burden you with the details. Just a note to say I'm still here. Not ready to be really back; but knitting! Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett- love the yarn, simple top- down pattern (the yarn does all the work). 2 Addi circs US1. Have a good weekend!
Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett-