Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Total Eclipse of the Soleil!

Thanks SO much to Lu for taking time out of her knitting to do the crochet edging for me. Its confirmed that I am probably only 50% crochet gimpy, and the other 50% has to do with the hooks I own.

And the specs: around 3.5 balls of Schachenmayr Micro in 0099 (black folks, black). Size 5 needles. If I was to make this again, I would keep decreasing on the shoulders, since its a bit wide for me. I'm having a curling problem even after steaming but I'm sure after I toss it in the wash and dry it flat it will be perfect. I just wanted to wear it today!

Oh, and the back:

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

One more soleil!

Wow, everyone is making this pattern! Have you seen the huge list on the Soleil Knitalong? Anyway, I got gauge with my Classic Elite Venue, so I'm making one too:

Actually, I'll keep you posted on the many projects I make out of this cone!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Slip stitch sweater

The slip stitch sweater is coming along nicely. The back is already 15" long. Normally I like to do one project until it is complete before starting another but right now I am also doing a white poncho (top down in the round) for my niece. It is a good combination: when one extreme gets tough on the eyes, just swap.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Black sweater blues

Okay, I made a black sweater vest for myself that has pink stripes on the front yoke. I hate the way it fits. It is much too bulky under the arms. It was double knit. So, I am going to rip it all out. Yes, the entire completed sweater and start all over again with a new pattern that is actually an enlarged version of the slip stitch pullover I did for my daughter. Wish me luck - because I really am going to need it.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Kid's Slip Stitch Sweater

From the Vouge Knitting Weekend Knits On the Go book. I really like the look of the slip stitch pattern and want to enlarge this one for adult sizes.

Black Wintuk

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Its always morphing

That pretty black yarn I posted? Well, its going to be Soleil.

A wonderful tank top in black! Aw yeah! I guess I'll cast on this weekend!

Friday, August 12, 2005

You know what's really fun ....

Untangling black yarn! My original 5 skeins of Rowan Cork have become so tangled it is practically impossible for me to finish my Minisweater! So I'll be untangling black yarn for the next week or so ...

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Almost there!

I'm 90% done my current (non black) project, so this one will be started hopefully on Tuesday!

The Silk Camisole, from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I don't fully understand the directions for some weird reason, but hey, I'm not ashamed to have to have someone spell it out for me! The cup part is worded weird, but maybe I'm just mesmerized by the photo of her pointy boobs. The yarn is Schachenmayr Micro, and its soft and uh, black! Obviously not silk, but hey, its still soft.

Swatch first! Yes, I have to remind myself!

Here is the proof

I do have black yarn:

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes

I am going to make either Mariah or Bpt.

Friday, August 05, 2005

More black!

P.S. When I ran in to Creative Hands yesterday I came across yet another skein of black Cascade 220 superwash to add to my collection in the sale bin. Maybe I can use that for my Tivoli!


Okay, so I admire Shannon so much I'm also making a black minisweater. That, and I have some black Rowan Cork that is aran weight and I'm trying to get rid of. So far I'm still at the trying on stage, which seems to be taking forever. Here is the latest photo:

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Its Black! The boobholder

Ahh, the Minisweater is finished! Made of approx. 1.5 skeins of Cotton Ease. Started it on a Tuesday morning and finished it on Thursday night. I did knit more than normal, so that's why it was such a quick knit. It was really fun to make! I didn't do any modifications to the pattern, and it fits.

Took my own pics in the bathroom (yes, its Day of the Dead themed)

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