Monday, January 30, 2006

Back to Black

After a little (well, okay, more than a little) time away from black, I am back to it. I cast on, with some black cashmere blend yarn, for knits Petrol--a man's vest for my honey's valentine's gift. I am knitting the entire thing in black, without a contrasting stripe. I am hoping for a quick knit (I only have 11 days), because I want to finish it before The Knitting Olympics begins--and alas, that project is not black! Pictures soon, I hope! Happy knitting!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Knitting Olympics

Anyone interested in joining Sock Team USA for the Knitting Olympics? You can knit black socks!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Black Cardi On Me :)

Here's a picture of the black cardi on me that you have requested, what do you think?


Friday, January 13, 2006

Black socks ...

The thing I love about black is you're often knitting something distinctive, yet you can't even tell all the hard work! Here's my latest project:

I hope sometime this year to be finished with these black socks!

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Yay...I made it! I am a knittying blogger virgin no more! I have 4 balls of Jamieson's Shetland Double Knitting in Black of course! 170 yds/2 oz net weight. 22-26 sts/4"/26-30 rows on us 4 to 6 Needles...I bought it on super duper sale and have no idea what do do with it! ANY suggestions of patterns with be great!This stuff well, if you have ever touched it you know thats its itchy. I dont mind itchy but its a bit much...HELP!!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Black Cardi For Me :)

Yeaa.. It's finished! I'm not crazy about the yarn, but this is my practice run to try out the pattern. I love the fit and the shaping :), I only did 2 button holes and knitted the buttons right into the row instead of going back to sew them on. Pretty spiffy trick if you ask me hehee.

The next cardi I make will be done in Noro Silk Garden

Pattern: Top Down Raglan Cardi
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
Needle Size: 8

Black Cardi

Friday, January 06, 2006

So far so good ...

Here is the sleeve I started on Tuesday for my stashbusting project:

It's slow going, though, even though it's on 9s with Micro Spun and I think they call for 4s for Micro Spun on the label.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

My Mini Sweater

Here I am sporting my very own minisweater. It took a while to make as most of the instructions was all new too me, I'd never heard of raglan sleeves I didn't even know what I was knitting first! But I had lots of help from Shannon, she clued me in on the fact that I was knitting from the top down and it was all one piece. I also had help from and a knitting man at my LYS who showed me what raglan was. I Still need to find a groovy little button.
I used Heirloom 'merino magic', 8PLY, BLACK.
Now do I add the edging too it or not, sounds time consuming?
I wouldn't mind knitting something similar but with long sleeves.