Sunday, November 18, 2007

WIP Updates

I've got a few new WIPs on the needles now that I've finished a few...

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

Koolhaas II Done!

I got to finish my second Koolhaas, this one's mine though!

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

How I knew he was a keeper?

Tough guy, originally uploaded by eksrn2002.

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

Brooklyn Candy Socks Finito!

Sitting here enjoying my new socks. Guess I'll have to find something new to knit at work! :)
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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Koolhaas Hat

I love living in Seattle. One reason is because of the interesting architecture. One building I've loved since it was built, is the Seattle Public Library, designed by Rem Koolhaas.

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

My Work Knitting

I've been working on these socks as my work sock knitting--you know the knitting you do when your patient is asleep at 3 am...

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

A few WIPs!

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments regarding my Central Park Hoodie!

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!) :)

First up--

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! :)