Bought from a Raveler destash - gorgeous colors are so tempting!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Changed needle size three times to tighten down the cuff without losing the visual flow of the cables into the ribbing. Started with size 4, did 8 rounds, went to size 3, did 8 rounds, went to size 1.5, did final 4 rounds. Then I cast off in pattern. Looks good!
Monday, January 23, 2012
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Thursday, January 05, 2012
The afghan is the Great American Afghan, composed of twenty-five 12 inch squares in various stitch patterns. There are several that I won't be making, because I don't like them, and will be subbing in blocks from the Great American Aran Afghan instead. I'm using DH's handspun yarns for the afghan, as he has quite a stash built up over the last few years since he taught himself to spin. He bought the pattern about a year ago when we were down south visiting his family and I've been going to start it ever since. So I set up a KAL with some members of my local Ravelry group to encourage myself and now there will be three of us making this afghan with various yarns.
I've also cast on for MIL's Na Craga sweater. When we were down visiting in October she asked me to knit her a cardigan to keep her artificial hip warm this winter. When it gets cold she has a lot of pain in it. So the sweater is my fourth KAL project so far. and the second largest one to work on. The other two are done now, the Selbuvott or Not mittens and the Winter Forest Tam. The mittens are for a KAL on the Stranded group on Ravelry and the Tam is for the 12 in 2012 KAL in my local Rav group. Our projects for January are hats and I'm pondering doing a second hat - I bought Cat Bordhi's Warm All Winter cowl pattern when she put it up for sale and now need to decide on what yarn to use for it. I don't normally knit cowls for myself, because they interfere with my hair when I have it up, but this one has so many different ways to wear it that I think it will do just fine.
I counted up the FOs from last year and I show 28, not a bad count considering some of them are sweaters and shawls. It will be interesting to see what I can get finished this year - hopefully a lot of items I have on the needles already that really need to be finished. Most of those items are cardigans or vests - my St. Enda cardigan, Fulmar cardigan, Erin cardigan, Rosemarkie vest, Allover cardigan, and some are small items like Salida socks, Lacy Mock Cable socks, Pisqu socks, and for the long term the Aran cardigan that I'm spinning the Border Leicester fleece for.
Our Craft a New Year 2012 event went well at the Ike Box - we raised $186.00 for Isaac's Room charity! I would have liked it to be more but in the middle of a depression I think we did pretty well. I'm planning a Superbowl Sunday Yarn Crawl on Amtrak to go to Portland on February 5th to visit yarn shops on the east side of Portland. They will have to be open on Sundays and 2-3 blocks from Max or TriMet as we're not bringing any cars along. There might be some folks joining us at Union Station from Portland, Vancouver, or surrounding towns, which will make it more fun.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Na Craga back stitches picked up, cast on, and picked up., a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.
I use markers between each pattern because I knit by feel so much.