Saturday, December 5, 2009

Long Time, No See

It's been since October since we've had another finish. Stephanie completed her Farmer's Market Cardi, and it looks spectacular. Way to go, Stephanie!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Drum Roll, Please

Jane has finished her Montana Tunic, and it's lovely!  Nice work, Jane.  

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cut Across Shorty

Jane is a fast knitter. Have you seen how far she's gotten? I'm feeling a little regret that my project was done so fast now. I may peruse the magazine to see if something else catches my eye.

How are those Farmers Market Cardis coming along?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Every Way Wrap Two Ways

You may have seen this one on my other blog, but I'm adding an alternative view. It's nice enough, but I wish I'd made it wider.

Every Way Wrap
Fall Interweave Knits
Size: Smallest with no variations to pattern
Needles: Addi US Size 9
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (8 skeins)

Pattern Comments: The cable and moss patterns are difficult to notice in the darker shades, but they are lovely. With careful weaving, this piece is truly reversible. I'm hopeful the finished piece will grow on me, and I think it will. It's nice to have something that can double with ease both as a scarf and a shoulder wrap. I wish I'd made it wider, but the length as written is perfect. As I fooled around with it last night, I thought, hmmm, with a shorter border and two seams, this would make a really cute shrug...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Home Stretch

I'm on the final border of the shawl where I noticed a wonky stitch on the side--and not the side that would have the buttons, but the buttonhole side where it'll show. Darn it. It was from where I joined a new ball of yarn and don't ask me how I did this, but I wrapped a loop around 3 stitches. Unfortunately, it looks irreparable, so I'm going to frog it back to the scene of the crime.

Philosophically speaking, it wouldn't be a perfect project if a little tinking wasn't involved. It's only 225 stitches back...

And that new ball of yarn I added on? It had a knot in the middle. I hate that. When we pay so much for yarn, I expect it to be perfect, don't you?

Friday, October 2, 2009


I'm kind of curious where everybody stands today.  I have three cable repeats and a border to go on the Every Way Wrap.  I'm dead on with gauge and have to say, I love this yarn (Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran).  The only thing I've ever made with this before were Fetching mitts.  This yarn would make a gorgeous Aran sweater, or a scrumptious Great American Aran Afghan.  It  was born for Aran stitch patterns.

So Rose, did you repair your wonky stitches?  Or did you frog? Or did you just figure the hell with it?   You probably won't have a chance to reply before heading to see U2 (I'm so jealous).

Did Jane finally get the circs she needed to cast on?

Is Stephanie contemplating her next project already, or is she in the throes of the testy part of her cardigan?

Enquiring minds want to know.

I'm back to work after my short break.  Last night wasn't so bad, but it's rainy and gloomy today.  In short, not a great day to be a hospice nurse working out of her car.  At least after tonight, the weekend is here.  I feel positively spoiled with all this time off.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Progress Report

I have 2 projects next to me that need attention, but the siren call of casting on for a new project was too alluring to ignore.  The border as of 2 PM is half done thanks to Aran weight yarn and US size nine needles.  Can I make myself crazy by finishing this in no time?  It would be great to have it as a wrap to show off next weekend in Virginia.

That said, one of the women at my local yarn shop knit a  full length below knee coat in 21 days.  There were 21 skeins of yarn, so she made herself a promise to knit a skein a day and stuck to the plan.  I have 9 skeins to knit (100 yards per skein), and the pattern calls for 8.  It's possible.  I think it's doable if I knit at least 1.5 skeins a day from now until the time my plane takes off on Friday.

Oh.  Who am I fooling?  I'm quite prepared for both the cabling section and the moss stitch section to trip me up more than once.  The cable row repeat has one section that needs to be repeated 16 times.  I foresee at least a bit of madness.

How about you?  Do you have a plan for completing your projects in a specified period of time?  What time limits have you set?