Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Progress!


I'm making slow progress on my Knitty projects. Shedir is on the left, and Clapotis is on the right. I haven't figured out how to cable without a cable needle, so I think that might be slowing me down on Shedir. Clapotis is coming along; I'm on the straight rows, and dropping the stitches is a lot of fun! It does slow down, though. It's been so much fun to watch everyone else's progress! And to think, a new knitty will be out soon for more KAL fun!
Had another picture of clapotis, but it disappeared. Will have more at some point. Thanks for looking!

A Sheldon named Demetri

Here is my first finished Knitty project; Sheldon, who was completed for an amigurumi swap.

He was dubbed "Demetri" by a customer. Not sure why. I'll let you know when I find out.

I hope to get back to work on my Lizard Ridge or

my Mrs. Beeton's next month.

But it would also be fun to start something new!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Orange Bauble

completed bauble
I knit my sockapalooza pal some beaded socks, and had a bunch of beads that were leftover - so I made her a Bauble to match!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Blueberry Twist Baby Cardigan

Blueberry Twist Baby Cardigan 2
I love Tangerine Twist, but didn't have time to make it this summer. So I adapted it for a smaller project--a baby sweater! It's a fun, easy stitch pattern and I enjoyed knitting it up. Details are on my blog.
Blueberry Twist Closeup 2

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Finished Fetching!



Two delayed flights didn't hear complaints from me, 'cause they allowed me to complete the pair of Fetchings that I started at the Stitch n Pitch. I'm enjoying the summer, but won't complain once the weather has cooled down and I'm able to wear them! (I already have a request for another pair, too!)

Summer of Wisp


Here's my Wisp in progress, posed with flowers that I picked yesterday at the farm I belong to. The yarn is Filatura di Crosa Baby Kid Extra. I like the simple elegance of this pattern and have a feeling I will be making more as gifts.

"Vog ON" Bluebird of Friendliness

This is a wonderful pattern. Not so hard that you can not have a conversation or watch tv while knitting. I used a 100% mercerised Cotton. The pattern and especially the cast on row held up quite well. Used almost all of 2 skeins.
Yarn: Jaeger - Aqua Cotton - Color 329 Salvia
Needle: 5 Size 2 Brittany dp's
Pattern: Vog On - Knitty Summer 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Shedir - Finished!



I finished Shedir yesterday. It wasn't difficult, just a bit time consuming and cabling without a cable needle is necessary to move this project along. It's well worth it to learn the technique. The hat looks particularly nice with the Rowan Felted Tweed. I recommend the pattern to anyone who likes trying out some intensive cabling. For more information, see my blog post.

Next up for the KAL, I'll start Ester within the next two months.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Fetching is Catching!


I decided to take a break from Isabella to work on begin Fetching at the Mets/Braves Stitch n Pitch. Fun pattern, fabulous game! Isn't it a riot that knitters/crocheters/etc have a social networking site, meet at public sporting events, and will do just about anything anywhere to celebrate our crafts?! Love it!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Slogging on Isabella in CO

I'm diligently working on Isabella still, but no photos to show progress yet. I'm currently on vacation in Colorado, and things are hairy crazy out here. I'm knitting while driving from geo-cache to geo-cache, and then again a little bit before I crash into bed at night. I estimate that I'm about half-way done with the back (1/4 done!). I'm using Knit Picks Shine Sport in Apple Green with Number 2 needles. Wow! I never thought I'd knit a sweater with my sock needles! I have to admit that if I'd read a little closer what size needles were to be used (the pattern called for size 3s), I might have chosen a different project. Still, I love how it's coming out so far.

Jennifer in Ohio

P.S. I hope to figure out how to post photos on this blog probably once I get back home, and then I'll show you where I'm at. Thanks!