Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Finally! A wool I Like

I started my first Jpanese pattern: Vest Cape.
It's very hard to find a substitute yarn for a pattern, let alone a pattern which lists the yarn in Japanese. All I had was the gauge to go on.
And with my mathematical challenges, that was not easy either.
I ripped two times before I got the gauge for the combined yarn beginning:
I used the Patons Soy Wool Stripes in Natural Navy and Noro Cashiroha in Natural.
The rest of the piece is ribbed. It's knit all in one piece. The yarns are so soft, I can't stop knitting once I start.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Friday, October 13, 2006

Yes! He tried it on.

the past two times I went to knit at LPK I worked on Dave's sock.
the question I got each time, "Did he try it on yet?"
I think they were concerned that it might not fit.
But I happy to put all of the concerns to rest.

In fact, I knit too far, I need to rip out a few rows to complete the toe decrease!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

you'd never know

that I hadn't worked since Sep 15
I have been knitting - and networking!
the alpaca sweater is finished and looks DAMN good. I've worn it twice and no one asked me, "Did you make that sweater?"
it's all about sox now and the mystery project. I am holding my breath that: 1) I have enough yarn and 2) it turns out somewhat as I have envisioned
sock 1 (for Dave, Sheree helped me figure out where I had stopped and what I needed to do next today)

and sock 1 (for me, Knitty.com Hedera, leftover cashmere. I've tried it on several times and it's starting to take the shape of my calf).

mystery project was supposed to be this:

but I gave up on it last winter when it wasn't turning out anything like the picture. I ripped the back out - 2.5 skeins - the other day.
now the mystery project back is complete and I'm working the two front sides of the mystery piece at the same time.
I really don't like this yarn. it feels like plastic. the give of the elastic makes a gauge swatch useless.
if the mystery project works, it will be a miracle of G-d.