Saturday, December 29, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
New project started:
ShibuiKnits Transitions gloves:
Knitted in Peacock and Mulberry. Damn Seattle light in winter!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
First off, is the Hemlock Ring Blanket.
Here's the center flower of it. It's knit in Cascade Ecological Wool, and I'm using US 10s.
It's got great stitch definition, and I was surprised at how soft this wool is!
I was in such a rush to start this, that since I didn't have any proper ring markers, I'm using a hair tie!
I finished off the Koigu socks for my Mom... Silly me, I forgot to get a picture of them before I shipped them off. She's leaving Florida for WA this week, and I was in a rush to get it mailed so they'd arrived on time. Maybe I can convince her to take a picture and send them to me.
Here's my new WIP for work. I'm using Vesper Sock Yarn in the Serendipitous colorway. Knitting US 0s, 96 stitches around.
I've also increased the size of my Vesper sock Yarn stash... :)
The Neopolitan colorway:
The Crew colorway:
And finally the Algae colorway!
I've already progressed far enough on the Hemlock to get it on a 60 inch circular needle. I'm hoping to get it big enough to be a big lap blanket. I may need to add on some extra repeats to the lace rounds. Now I just have to figure out how to do that.... Off to do that!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Pattern: Koolhaas hat, Interweave Knits Holiday 2007
Yarn: Shokay by Shambala, 100% Yak down
Needles: US 6 for ribbing, US 8 for lattice pattern
Nice and toasty warm! Can't wait to wear it in NYC next month! :)
(Again, thanks Bernie for the FO shoot!)
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Upon sewing in the last button of the Central Park Hoodie....
Me: Woo woo! I'm done!
B: Good job! What's it called?
Me: The Central Park Hoodie
B: We're totally getting a picture of you in Central Park wearing that sweater when we're in New York City next month.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
I've loved the diamonds of the design, and all the glass.
Needless to say, when I saw Brooklyn Tweed's design of the Koolhaas hat, I knew I needed to make one for Bernie.
And then take a picture of him outside of the Seattle Public Library.
The hat is knit out of the suggested yarn, Shokay by Shambala. Bernie's hat is knit in the colorway "Earth"
I used US 6 for the ribbing, and US8 for the design.
Bernie and I will be going to New York City next month and I thought he'd need a nice warm hat. It's how a knitter shows her love, you know? :)
Of course, I needed to get a shot of me in his hat. SO WARM!
Friday, November 02, 2007
The sock yarn is Woolly Boully in Brooklyn Candy. These socks are knitted on US 0s.
This is my first time using US 0. Knitting with anything larger now--yup, feels like tree trunks!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I'm trying to get back in the blogging groove--in November, I'm going to try to post at least every other day. :) As of October 27, I've been blogging for TWO YEARS!
I have several FOs needing to be photographed--get ready for a special FO shot Sunday night! I have to set up the photo shoot--it requires a location shoot! (You'll see what I mean!) :)
My Mom is moving back to the Pacific Northwest! She and my father are getting back together and are moving to the Portland/Vancouver, WA area. She's in the need for some new wool socks!
We were at Knit/Purl a few weeks ago when she was out here to scout for a place to live. I forced her to pick out some sock yarn for me to make some socks for her.
It's Koigu KPPPM Shade 124. Stockinette socks in the round on US 1 needles. 72 stitches cast on.
Next is probably the most luxurious yarn I have ever had the pleasure to knit with...
It's Shambala from Shokay. 100% pure yak down fiber. My god, it's like a fiber orgasm. Seriously folks--go out and get yourself a hank of this yarn and knit yourself a hat out of it, like I am. I'm working on the Koolhaas Hat from the Interweave Knits Holiday magazine.
Well, that's it for today-- I need to get to sleep! I've got to work tonight! :)
Sunday, October 28, 2007
First off, this post is about my beloved best new sweater, the Central Park Hoodie, from Knitscene, the Fall 2006 Issue.
I've been knitting on this sweater for a bit. It's been thisclose to being finished for awhile, all it needed were to have me find buttons, and knit the button band.
It's knit in Peace Fleece, using Addi US 6 for ribbing and US 8 for the body of the sweater. The Peace Fleece is a bit rough when it's being knitted up, but softens after washing. I didn't end up using all the yarn I purchased for this sweater--I think I still have 3 skeins left!
I love how this sweater turned out. It fits nicely, is toasty warm, and looks good too!
Decided to keep the hood plain, no cable running up the back.
Thanks to Bernie for taking these photos, it's his first of many FO shots, I think. :)