Projects

~ Knitting Projects: Works In Progress
~ Knitting Projects: Finished Objects
~ Knitting Projects: Frogged

~ Spinning Projects

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Knitting Works-In-Progress

Magical Earth Shawl
Pattern: from “A Gathering of Lace”
Yarn: Fleece Artist Sea Silk, natural colour
Needles: 2.5mm metal dpns; circlulars
Started: May 5, 2007
Hand-fasting shawl for a friend — hopefully it will be done in time!

Bayerische Socks
Pattern: Eunny Jang.
Yarn: Nature’s Palette 100% Merino (all natural plant dyes!) in “Lupine”
Needles: 2.5mm metal dpns (5)
This is currently my “at work” knitting project. So far, so good! I really like knitting off of charts and the cabling-without-another-needle thing is quite easy. I’ll be knitting several extra pattern repeats to turn these socks into knee-highs.

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Finished Knitting

Amazing Twining Lace Scarf
Pattern: photocopied from “Shawls and Scarves:The Best of Knitters Magazine
Yarn: 100% silk in a tweedy denim blue, recycled from a sweater from the MIL
Needles: metal 4.5mm straights
Started: March 4, 2007
A soothing lace project to distract me from the horrors of the alpaca (see below). I may not make the full ATL set (silk mittens seem like a bad plan, having no stretch whatsoever), but am loving how fast this over-sized scarf is knitting up. I have already learned an interesting edging technique from this pattern, too!
EDIT: Hat was also knit, but the silk made for a very big one. may have to line it with polar fleece or something to get it to fit anything but a large man’s head…

Elfine’s Socks
elfine's socks
Pattern: Anna Bell
Elfine’s Socks (pdf link)
Yarn: Fleece Artist Sea Wool; purple/green/blue/pink colourway
Needles: 2mm 80cm-long circular (really chap brand — must acquire Addis someday!)
Started: March 19th?, 2007
Finished: April 30th, 2007
Two-socks-at-once, toe-up lace socks. I love the yarn — it reminds me of hyacinths, my favorite springtime flower!

Gatsby Girl Pullover
Gatsby Girl Pullover
Pattern: Jodi Green, in Interweave Press, Fall 2005
Yarn: Superwash Merino in a Dusty Rose
Needles: metal straights as required
Finished: April 17, 2007
My third sweater project ever, and it turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself!

Voodoo Wrist Warmers
Pattern: from Knitty
Yarn: Rowan “Tapestry” (70% wool, 30% soybean protein fibre), greys & tans colourway
Needles: 3.75mm Clover bamboo dpns
Started March 16 and finished March 17, 2007.
Beauty in simplicity. A tube of ribbing with a buttonhole, worked in beautiful (if finicky) yarn, becomes both a delightful accessory and an affirmation of knitting for pleasure alone.
EDIT: A few days later, I used my leftovers to make a matching Calorimetry. I only cast on 100 sts, and didn’t quite have enough to do the full short-rows near the end, but I really love the whole little set!

Two-at-Once Toe-Up Socks
Pattern: generic toe-up socks (makin’ it up as I go) using fig.8 cast-on & Magic Loop
Yarn: Paton’s Kroy Socks jaquard (self-patterning)
Needles: 3mm circular, 60(?)cm long
First attempt at two-at-once socks on Magic Loop. Definitely a good method: no noticeable “ladders”, and when you’re done, you’re done! Must explore alternate methods of turning the heel, though: a reinforced heel would be better.

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Frogged

Print O’ The Wave Stole
Pattern: Eunny Jang.
Yarn: Misti Alpaca, laceweight, in “Natural”
Needles: 2.75mm bamboo straights
I love knitting lace. I do not love knitting laceweight alpaca. I tried, but I just can’t make it work out. Anyone want to trade for 3 skeins of Misti Alpaca Laceweight?

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Spinning Projects

Coming soon!