Monday, April 20, 2009

Butterfly 2.0

I originally started Butterfly at the end of July in 2008.
I got all the way to the end, put the elastic in, did the crochet edging, tried it on.
It was WAY too big.

I was so disheartened. I put in a plastic bag and stuck it in my closet with my more well-behaved yarn to let it think about what it did wrong.

About six months later, it told me that it might be willing to be unraveled and start again.
I took this under consideration.
I started looking at other people's Butterflies on Ravelry. What yarn did they use? Did they get gauge? What tips or tricks could I garner from their lovely Butterflies?

Then one day, I stumbled across someone's FO. They mentioned that the sizing was based on the circumference under the bust.

I then realized why my Butterfly never took off.
I had knit the incorrect size, based on my bust circumference.

So out came the Butterfly and the ball winder and the yarn was wound back into little cocoon balls.

On March 20th, I began again.
On March 31st, Butterfly 2.0 took flight.

I omitted the crochet edging on the arms and bottom.

Knit Picks Shine Worsted, Laurel
Addi Turbos US 9

Friday, April 10, 2009

Remember Nutkin?

It turned into Coin Lace Scarf.

While I was finishing that, I also knit Retro Rib Socks in Araucania Ranco Multy.

And for my co-worker that I'm teaching how to knit: Mr. Mousey, stuffed with catnip. An un-felted version.

Kihei hides the mouse and brings it out from time to time and drops it at her feet.

Also, Pasadena, which took a wrong turn on the Raglan I-5 and wound up in Armsyce Hell.

I will be ripping this apart at some point and re-doing all of the pieces down to the arm holes. Why? Because I'm crazy like that. I used Plymouth Encore Worsted.

Can't go to work without socks! Patons Kroy sock yarn (Summer Moss Jacquard), basic toe-up sock pattern with 3 x1 ribbing. One sock down, one to go.

The Whisper Cardigan in Argosy Luxury Yarns, Haiku 2-ply, Wedgewood.

And my current project - which is going REALLY well.
Provence Marl Empire Waist Cardigan in Filati Torre Lino (a PERFECT yarn sub) from Florence, Italy.

That's one sleeve, I've knit across the back and started down the second sleeve today.