Sunday, March 30, 2008

Progress on Cables and O's

I have been knitting as much as I can on my cardigan. it is very easy to get in the zone and just knit away on this project. I have made some good progress in just a week, especially considering that I have been knitting on another project (Diamond Fantasy Shawl) and I finished a sock. It's not very exciting at this point, but I do like to see the inches of cables and lace increase.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Cables and O's

I started my Cables and O's cardigan last week. The pattern is in "No Sheep for You" and is being knit by me in cotton - Cotton Glace to be exact, in a very pretty pearl off white. I swatched a lot so I have the stitch pattern memorized already, which makes it a fairly fast knit. Each row, though feels like it takes a while because I am knitting on 266 stitches. My LYS is hosting a KAL for this sweater so I hope that will keep me knitting fast enough to get this sweater finished for wearing this summer.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Gathering Intentions - done!

I am so happy to be finished with this sweater. So I can start wearing it, that is! I already love it and can tell I will be wearing it until it falls apart. It fits just right.

Gathering Intentions, from Inspired Cable Knits by Fiona Ellis.
Mission Falls 1842 Wool, 007, Cocoa
Mods - I left the i-cord off of the sleeve so I can wash my hands without it dangling in the sink.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Cabled Hats


I've recently completed 2 Capitan Hats .

Si' Capitan
This one in Baby Alpaca Grande by Plymouth for me.

Capitan Hat #2
This one in Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky for MIL, as I really didn't like the color, but the yarn was a gift, so for a gift it went.

I'm in a cable mood lately, I have 2 other projects OTN.

Cable-Down Raglan

Although it's a little bit late, I finished it before the weather gets warm. And I am proud of myself of knitting this sweater. I don't really like cabling, but after looking at the FO, all the cabling time is worth it.

Yarn: 6.5 skeins Misti International Pima Cotton/Silk in purple

The yarn is very soft, but it does have lots of lints even before I wash it. As for the pattern, I love the top down method since I don't like seaming. It only requires a little seaming underarm.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Finished Cabled Socks

I have finished 2 pair of socks with cables. The first are my Aran Socks. I knit these in Louet Gems Sport wt yarn in Cream. This pattern will be available at The Loopy Ewe probably next week.

The second pair is the Mini Pretzel Twists I knit these in Wollmeise 100% Merino in the Zenzi colorway

Still working on the two sweaters, well every now and then anyway.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The 2008 Great Knit Out from Vogue Knitting

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Charity Knitting

This little vest designed by Marguerite is my third finished garment for the current challenge at the CIC Yahoo Group. I knit it with Knitpicks Wool of the Andes bulky 100% wool on an Options size US 10.5 circular needle. Thanks to Marguerite for a nice and fast little pattern! I hope it will keep some little person warm.

Shirley -

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Fetching Fingerless Mitts

I haven't been able to show much progress as far as cabled projects so far this year. I am still waiting for my Donegal Tweed in charcoal grey to arrive. Apparenlty the color I chose had been discontinued and what they sent in it's place was an oatmeal color. I have to go speak with my LYS owner this week to see what we can do about that.

I did manage to make (in one weekend) a pair of Fetching fingerless mitts . I used one skein of Berroco Jasper and size 6 needles. I also decreased a few stitches on the last row before the bind off to pull the edge in a little, but I love these gloves. They are amazingly warm and it was a fun, quick knit.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Elizabeth Bennet cabled cardigan done

After some starts and stops, I'm finally done with my elizabeth (the elizabeth bennet cabled cardigan from the book Fitted Knits).

All in all, this is a pretty nice knit. The fabric is beautiful to look at (the angora/merino blend makes for a very fluffy, soft material). The fabric actually is probably the most impressive part of the knit... well that and maybe the cables along the sleeves which I love! Some of the other photos on my blog show the cables which cover the peplum and the sleeves. They really make the sweater.

One thing I learned during the knit of this sweater is the impact that open cables can have on the flair of a sleeve. This pattern, as written, has a fairly wide cable at the bottom of the sleeve which stays open and creates a bit of a bell bottom effect. I did several adjustments (with trial and error) and ended up with straighter sleeves which is my preference.

So all in all, it took some time, but yeah! she's done!

Log Cabin Socks

These were my husbands Christmas socks.

I used 2 skeins of Cascade Pastaza color 066. I had bought 3 but never needed to break out the third skein.

There's some more info and pictures on the blog if you're interested.


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Fern is done

Late breaking news, I'm not so very good at the take your own picture in the mirror business.

I got busy, putting on the collar of Fern this evening, and finshed her up. My daugher says it's the prettiest thing I've ever made. I disagree, but I do think that it came out quite nicely.

Hey, should there be a Fall Cables 2008, I'll see you there, probably with a red Henry VII.

Have a warm winter, and happy year.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Central Park Hoodie

Well, since I finished Patrick in such a timely manner and Beth asked me to knit this for her I thought that I'd KAL again!!
This is the Tahki donegal tweed that Beth chose for her Central Park Hoodie - I just love how deep & rich the purple is.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Rowan Patrick

I finally set myself a deadline and met it! It fades quite a bit with the initial washing and just keeps getting whiter. Patrick was finished and delivered on December 31st and Julie put it on and wore it the rest of the day!!
It's truly the ultimate compliment that she wore out the 1st one and that this one is destined for the same fate.