Wednesday, February 18, 2015

knitting, I've missed you

Several months have passed since my last knitting project. I am happy to say that my last project, long-sleeve mittens, has served me well. Using stashed Encore, I knitted myself this pair that has kept me warm during subzero temps and a record-breaking 96.3-inch snowfall total for the past 4 weeks. I would post a photo of my mittens, however, they're a bit fuzz-worn from the windshield scraping and wiping so I will pass.

I just started a delightfully sophisticated-looking, yet undaunting, cowl project using 4-ply sock yarn in my stash. The pattern is Dei Danske Skogar / The Danish Forests by Marte Eld√ły, which is published on her site:

Until I have a post-worthy photo of my progress, I leave you with your imagination.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Berneray Pullover

The final weaved-in stitch is done on this Berneray sweater. I knitted it using Rowan's pure wool aran. The pattern, by Faye Kennington, is featured in the Fall 2014 issue
of Knitscene, an Interweave publication. 

This last photo of the pullover in progress is true to the real yarn color.

Monday, August 18, 2014

This week I am knitting a cardigan for a toddler using Rowan All Season Cotton.

Knitting on circular needles to sidestep seams in the body, I am now on skein two with three (maybe four) left to go.

Completed cardigan!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

autumn afghan

This week I finished an autumn-colored afghan using leftover wool/acrylic blends, mostly Lamb's Pride worsted. The pattern, which is actually a mitered squares throw by Jean Adel, is from Precious Knit Blankies for Baby (a Leisure Arts publication). The pattern didn't have a border, so I added one in coffee-bean worsted.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Cabled Afghan

cabled afghan01

I wanted a warm, heavy afghan for the foot of my bed. This free Lion Brand pattern (Sutter’s Mill Throw) is perfect. I knitted 16 skeins of Lambs Pride Bulky oatmeal-colored wool and am extremely pleased with the outcome.


Last week I made a stuffed Babar using a Sara Elizabeth Kellner knitting pattern that is available free on Ravelry and also on her website  In addition to a red robe and gold crown, this Kellner pattern includes a green suit for Babar. I enjoyed this project, and trust he will be a good reading buddy to someone for many years to come.
Babar1 feet caps head & trunk head 2
robe & crown King Babar 2
I recently knitted a lightweight sweater using Plymouth Yarn Company’s Encore, a 75% acrylic/25% wool blend worsted weight. This is a nice pattern that I will use again. It’s the Spartan Pullover by Kristin Nicholas, published in the Fall 2006 edition of Interweave Knits.

Spartan Pullover by Kristin Nicholas. Pattern published in Interweave Knits - Fall 2006 ( sweater ready for shipping.
Completed sweater
Spartan Pullover pattern by Kristin Nicholas.
Blocking stage
Blocking stage.