Thursday, September 29, 2005

First dpn project

Beginning the pint cozyPass me a spoon!I learned how to manage the dpns Monday night. The dork quotient was quite high at the café. It feels really awkward and I wanted to try to knit upside down, if that makes any sense. I kept trying to hold the triangle in the vertical plane instead of in the horizontal plane.

Well, six rows of double moss stitch later, it was a little less awkward but I was dreading the decreases. Oh, I decided that the ribbing I am using is double moss stitch because there are 42 stitches per round and the k2, p2 rib that I was going to use would have had two columns of k2 adjacent to one another where the rounds join. So, since I had already painstakingly finished the first row, I simply decided to reverse the knits and purls like a simple seed or moss stitch. Hence the double moss stitch.

Now the cozy is all done and is damp and blocking on a pint carton. The worsted weight yarn that is the carrier is black and the Cascade Fixation is a dark purple. Obviously, the cozy is slightly more black than purple and that's why it is on this blog.

The image on the left was taken Tuesday morning. The one on the right was taken Thursday afternoon.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Now appearing on three blogs ...

The first WIP picture of my black Tivoli! I'm also in the Picovoli KAL, you see. Here it is in it's black, shiny glory:

I'm on my third ball of Endless Summer Lara. Scarily enough it didn't get gauge for the eyelet shirt I bought it for (pattern from but it did for Tivoli, go figure!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

i'm trying!

Sorry, everyone, for not posting anything... I have been not working on my black project, and I don't have any pictures because I lack a digital camera, but I'll describe what I'm making with my black acrylic yarn.

It's the Monk's Travel Satchel, which can be downloaded (for free) from Interweave Press here. The story so far is that I started this project...eek, maybe a year ago? and set it aside to make some gifts and design a sweater and do some other stuff. When I picked it up again a couple weeks ago, my gauge had changed, so I'm trying to sort that issue out without having to rip back all the way and start over again. Not that I've gone very far - perhaps 8 inches of the main strap. But still...

This is a really nice project to learn/practice Norwegian purling with if you are a continental knitter like I am. A lot of it is seed stitch, which greatly encourages you to find ways to NOT bring that yarn back and forth after every stitch.

Happy knitting!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Stripes count, right?

Rustic Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Done with 2 balls of Lion Brand Wool Ease. You'd think it would be faster doing a scarf length wise, but it really wasn't!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Merry Christmas, JoshFinally finished the Black Sheep Sweater with Red Collar!! Woo-hoo! Take a look at this. It is a Christmas present for a young man named Josh. I really like how the stripes came out on the sleeves and the collar and placket.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Rustic Scarf

I cast on for the Rustic Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Its a glorified scarf knit length wise. It will be mostly black, but I have some dark green to fit in there too! Have to make the most of the stripes!