Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Ascot scarf finished. It turned out great! Made from 5 skeins of E. Lavold Silky Cashmere. It's warm and snuggly and oh so soft!
The entrelac scarf & hat set are also complete and boy I am glad to be done with that Angora! Never again! LOL I think I used 3 skeins each of the green and the yellow. It did come out very cute. The hat works like a little beret, but I poofed it out for the photo, so that you could see the entrelac. The change out of the entrelac back to straight knitting was a bit rough, but it's well disguised by the fuzzy yarn.
Both of the above were self designed.
The Baltic Sea Stole dropped stitch has been rescued and I have gone back to work on it. Now at 20 inches. Boy this is gonna take forever!
Started Peg's vest, but the picture turned out horrible, so will post on that later. I have about 1/2 of the right back done.
Hank's socks will go on the needles soon and then will be working these three for a while.
So for January so far, three FO's of approx 1100 yards , and about 500 total sq inches of knitting. Not so shabby!
This is a painting of Shadow that a friend did. The frame shop has this nifty tool to show how the final frame job will look.
It's a distressed wood frame with touches of gold, green suede textured mat with a distressed wood/gold filet and a pale green undermat. Very classy looking.
The software washes out the image quite a bit, it more than holds its own against the framing.
Shad's leg is still pretty ooky, but slowly slowly mending.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Shad is improving. I will spare you all any more ooky leg shots!
Made good progress on the silk/cashmere ascot scarf. With any luck will finish up tonight.
The entrelac scarf is done and the hat is about half-way done. Since I am making it up as I go along, keep your fingers crossed that it turns out okay!
Did nothing on the Baltic Sea Stole - cogitating on how to fix the dropped stitch.
Once I wrap up the ascot, will put a vest for a friend on the needles. Some gorgeous worsted weight wool from MDS&W - black, shot with purples, teals, forest greens - very yummy. Swatched it earlier this year - it would be a good thing if I can remember what size needles I used!
Then when I wrap up the entrelac ensemble, will start some socks for hub.
And I need to start something for the Red Sweater KAL...
Friday, January 12, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Then on to knitting projects -
1. Baltic Sea Stole. This is a belated B-day present for my sister. It's in laceweight silk and is quite a project. It's at 17" now and I am hoping to get at least 48" out of the yarn I have. I just found a dropped stitch and am not quite sure what I am going to do to fix it.
2) Entrelac Scarf. I finished the scarf after I took this pic - at 48" for a short friend LOL. I had asked her if she wanted a long scarf or a short scarf and a hat and she picked the second option, so now I am working on an entrelac hat in the round - making it up as I go. Kinda "interesting"!
3) This will be an interlaced ascot type scarf for my neice. It's in Lavold Silky Cashmere and is TOTALLY yummy. I am using the Twin Rib stitch and will split the scarf into 5 sections and interlace them ala Teva Durham's laced scarves, but this will be a shorter scarf. If it doesn't work, I will just make an ascot type slide.
And on the horse front, Shadow sliced his leg open. It's totally a mess, he's on stall rest and antibiotics - ooky picture follows...