Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dumbledore's Christmas Stockings finished!

Finished doing the toes with The Grass Is Always Greener... Paula at Blue Moon got a perfect match. I'm wearing them today on my yarn crawl!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Paula at Blue Moon Fiber Arts is a master at matching colors!

Green yarn to finish toes on my Dumbledore's Christmas socks. Hope to get them done this weekend.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Flower chart half done on Sirkler sleeves.

I'm going to increase every fifth round as I don't want the sleeves to be really large.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sleeves ribbing for Sirkler cardigan.

Doing two-at-a-time on a sixteen inch circular so I don't stretch the ribbing out. I'm glad I decided to start with a dark color, it gives a better visual line to the bottom of the sleeves.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Body of Tracy's Sirkler finished!

I finished the body tonight and am going to cast on the sleeves to be knit two-at-a-time so the color pattern matches on both sleeves. I'm now past the halfway point on my sweater! The sleeves have the small circles pattern over most of the length, so I'm hoping they knit up quickly.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Whovian Argyles first sock with foot started.

I'm staying with the smaller needles for the foot for a snugger fit and I started the foot patterns as soon as I joined into a round for continuity.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

First Whovian Argyles sock on heel flap.

I'm doing my usual heel as I've found it works best for me. These socks and yarn are too special to use a heel that I am unsure will fit and wear well for me.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Redo of first Zauberflote sleeve

I ripped out the first try at my shaped sleeve cap because it wasn't going to match the way I wanted to. This try is looking so much better but I'll know better after I get more knit on it.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Moody Hose second repeat.

Moody Hose second repeat. by BlueDragon2
Moody Hose second repeat., a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.

Easy to learn but impressive design.

Only four rounds to go and circle 5 is done!

Got the front neck decreases started today and just have 4 more rounds to knit on the 5th circle. Then the flower chart and the bottom pattern on the front and I'm ready to start the sleeves!

DH's Henry VIII cardigan progress on first pattern repeat.

DH loves how the colors are coming together and is hoping to wear his sweater this coming winter (best see what I can do to make that happen, lol!).

Zauberflote sleeve cap

Zauberflote sleeve cap by BlueDragon2
Zauberflote sleeve cap, a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.

Showing shaping on the cap so far. I've gone back to picking up in every row as I prefer the coverage. I'm taking it slow so I can analyze it as I knit to decide how to proceed. Friends have started asking if I plan to enter this in the fairs next year. I'll have to see what I think of the finished sweater. If I decide to enter it, I won't be able to wear it this winter as it must be new to enter.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Whovian Argyle sock first leg repeat almost done.

The Hazel Knits Artisan Socks yarn is thicker than some so these socks will be quite heavy. But the color pattern is coming out beautifully. I'm doing the 80 sts version so the socks are comfortable to wear. I may go down to 72 sts for the foot, will have to try the socks on as I knit.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Right armhole on my Zauberflote.

Getting ready to cut armhole open and start knitting sleeve, working up my courage.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

First few rounds of Whovian Argyle sock

I'm knitting these on size 2 needles because stranding always tightens up my gauge and I want these socks to fit me.

Start of Moody Hose, showing ribbing done in Still Spruce and sock in Emerald Darkness.

One round past first cable crossing to show how pattern works with these colors. I redrew the chart in Intwined Studio so it is oriented properly and printed to make it easier to knit. For some reason, the designer hand drew the chart to be worked from top left to bottom right, but knit the opposite direction - very confusing to knitters.