Thursday, October 25, 2007

Making progress!

Just so you know I am indeed making progress I thought I'd post some pictures even if it is a wee bit. My Icelandic shawl. So far so good it's going to be nice. The Karabella Traveling Cables cardigan, the left front. Remember the back is finished. "Someone's" merino-silk scarf, in a deep purple one skein knitted another to go. Not pictured are jaywalker socks, a Christmas stocking, Starmore sweater, a second pair of fetchings for a gift and a Mission Falls fair isle bag (2nd one). And finally being knit in my mind is the Pearl Buck Swing jacket mentioned in the last post, a shawl knitted with some Peace Fleece I have, several socks patterns that I have yarn for, a ribbed cardigan, another cardigan in some grey and red Debbie Bliss merino that I haven't the pattern for yet. AND I long to get to some crocheting too. It seems I get 'on a roll' with one thing for a few days then I pick up something else. I really want to finish something!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I didn't feel so bad after I read Sandi Wiseheart's of Interweave's Knitting Daily emails confess that she has 19 projects on needles! I counted the other day and I had 8. I was shocked. Just a short time ago I was a knitter that started and finished one knit at a time. Now look what's happened to me! So since Sandi has made me feel so much better I did this:

Yep, that's the extent of my swatching despite what I've been taught. Got the gauge now it's time to press on. I even bought the yarn the pattern calls for, Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK and from one of my favorite places that I linked in my previous post, Jimmy Beans Wool. I love this color! The pattern is Pearl Buck Swing Jacket by Kate Gilbert from Interweave Knits, Winter 2005.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Finished Fetchings!

I'm sure your tired of my fetchings posts!!! But if you knit a pair you'll see the fun. I've already ordered yarn from JimmyBeansWool. I plan on making a few pair for Christmas gifts. I love that yarn site and have found great deals there especially on Rowan yarns. The yarn I used for the fetchings is Rowan Cashsoft Aran. In a previous post I had said I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino but I was mistaken. Not sure how I made that mistake because I don't have any at all. The Rowan Cashsoft is fabulous and a great price at Jimmy Beans.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Paperclip Cables

You do what you have to do you know!! Today I had an hour wait so I knit. I came prepared or so I thought. Forgot my cable needle. I went on a paperclip hunt. About to give up and there it was, a big one, sitting in an odd place. So, that just makes me think that my God cares about the little things!!!! Probably the only paperclip in the vicinity waiting just or me! I was in a church empty preschool classroom and this paperclip is sitting on the shelf of the chalk board!! Anyway it worked great and I am almost finished with my Fetchings. This is a really nice simple pattern and a fast one too. I'm sure that without distractions one could actually knit these in a day. Oh, I think I will get the pair out of one skein!!! That leaves me with another skein for a gift pair.

Monday, October 8, 2007

A little something....

I've been knitting. It's really a chevron pattern but you sort of lack the 'chevron' with a solid yarn. I'm using Knitpicks 'Gloss' a merino/silk yarn. Very nice! I think I'm getting weak. There's a mistake but I am NOT going to take it out. I hope no one I've taught to knit is reading this because it is unlike me to leave a mistake. I didn't notice it until there was more than half yet done. I've assured myself that the receiver of this will never know!!
It will be nice and wide I think after blocking. Perhaps a Stolette! I don't want it really long because I thought of adding a nice pin to wear with it.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Still Knitting of course!

I just can't decide on what to stick with! I've casted on for way too many projects. But this one will go quickly and I love it!'s popular 'Fetchings'. I won't link it because I'm just too lazy at the moment and most of you know the pattern anyway. For a change I used the yarn called for, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. I managed to secure a few skeins at a LYS going out of business recently! I had no idea what I could do with it so I am thrilled now. Although I would have been happy just touching it occasionally! This stuff is softer than soft!!
I leave today for a 2 day trip and will have close to 12 hours driving time to knit! Can you imagine? I get to be a passenger so maybe my next post will have something finished! What? I can't be sure as I am taking several 'in the works' with me.