Thursday, December 28, 2006

Quick Knit

Pattern: Calorimetry, Knitty Winter 2006
Needles: Addi Turbo US Size 8, 24 inch
Yarn: Artyarns Supermerino, Color 112, 100% Superwash Merino Wool,
115 yds (I used approximately 3/4 of 1 skein)
Notions: 1 clear button
Started: 12/24/06
Finished: 12/26/06
This was a super quick and fun knit utilizing short rows. I happened to have the yarn in my stash, and am thrilled with how well it turned out. Now I can cover up the top of my head and my ears when I am out walking this winter!

Friday, December 22, 2006

I have finished L's scarf, and it is neatly wrapped and under the tree. I hope to convince her to let me take a pic with her wearing it to post for everyone (because I once again forgot to take a picture of a gift before wrapping it. This is becoming very typical.) The blocking really did fix the curling problem, thank goodness!

I now have a request from another friend of a friend to knit a scarf - should I take on another scarf endeavor? I believe so! What is it about knitting scarves that is so warm and comforting? I've actually been working on a scarf for the Red Scarf Project too; just a bias knit with Cascade 220. Not a big thrill, although it is my first bias knit.

T has requested more dishcloths. I've completed one out of Peaches N Cream,

and am starting another with Fantasy Naturale. Let me tell you, the latter is definitely not my favorite yarn to knit with. But, I've had it in my stash for quite some time, and it just needs to be used. I don't know if you can tell, but the dishcloth will have a specific pattern on it when I'm through. I want it to be a surprise for T, so in case he is reading this, I'm not giving out any more details!

Thursday, December 07, 2006


That's right everyone. I bound off the scarf last night, and today it is blocking. What a fantastic feeling. It turned out to be about 65 inches long. I haven't really blocked anything up to this point in my knitting career. But this curling scarf cried out to be blocked. And so it is...

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


I am so close to the end of the scarf. So of course, what do I do? I take a break from knitting and search a little on the internet, take some time to blog, etc. It's almost like I have a fear of actually finishing a project! How can that be? I mean, I have so many other projects waiting! I apparently need some knitting discipline...