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 - www.Artseycrafts.blogspot.com

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.