Archive for December, 2008
(has not moved since last Wednesday)
Going a little stir crazy.
Thank goodness for knitting!
Done in time for xmas:
I replaced the (pattern) loop with a round spiral braid and tassels.
Finally! I started these last summer as a back-up easy travel knitting project while on vacation in Canada.
Knitting these socks got off to a slow start, didn’t have much enthusiasm, it kinda sucked to be a Husky this year.
Blue Moon Socks That Rock Lightweight in colorway Husky
(specially dyed for us sad University of Washington Huskies)
150g (1.2 hanks) for men’s shoe size 10-11, 8 stitches/inch on size 0
DH was glad these socks were not done in time to be cursed as The Unlucky Socks.
Knit at the low end of the recommended 8-10 stitches per inch and they are hard (stiff), I canNOT imagine knitting this yarn at 10 stitches per inch. DH says the socks feel hard, as do the STR heavyweight socks I knit for for hiking.
For the hiking socks, he says they feel hard but thinks that might provide more protection for his feet.
Blue Moon STR Heavyweight, colorway Midsummer’s Night
146 g (1 hank was plenty) for men’s shoe size 10-11,
5.6 st/in on size 3 and 6 st/in on size 2 (for heels, toes, soles)
By Special Request: “a texture patterned, soft, cream-colored scarf”
Misti Alpaca Worsted
colorway SFN 10, 2X 100g hanks
dimensions: 52” x 8.25
“Arch and Leaf” stitch from Barbara Walker Fourth Treasury
Not the best scarf stitch pattern, it curls (wrong side out) pretty insistently even after a good blocking.
If I did it over, I would knit it two arches wide (instead of three) and use a wider flat border such as K1P1, or seed stitch.
ERRATA for “Arch and Leaf” from Barbara Walker Fourth Treasury:
row 5: stitch 36 (counting from left edge of chart)
should be [RS: P1/WS: K1]
row 5: stitches 19 and 33 (counting from the left edge of chart)
row 7: stitches 18 and 36 (counting from the left edge of chart)
should be [RS: K1-b/WS: P1-b]
(These are the stitches above the YO and will create holes if not closed with a twisted stitch, see swatch below)
She wanted a textured pattern, so I handed her a pile of Barbara Walker Treasuries to choose from.
Never having been one to shy away from a swatch, I swatched up her favorites to choose from.
Details from top to bottom
Soft Cable (right), Barbara Walker Third Treasury
Ribbed Spindle, Barbara Walker Third Treasury
Exploded Ribbing, Barbara Walker Fourth Treasury
Arch and Leaf, Barbara Walker Fourth Treasury
(my favorite) Cable-Framed Leaf, Barbara Walker Second Treasury
DD loves the scarf , mostly the softness.
I don’t know what possessed me to make xmas cards.
Like, addressing and writing cards doesn’t take long enough,
it turns out making cards takes a lot longer than I expected.
The Plan today was to finish the cards (the making part, not the addressing and writing part), but it was a beautiful day and DH suggested a quick trip to the mountains to look for mushrooms.
1) Measure and tear paper
2) Tromp around in the woods looking for mushrooms…
The cards didn’t stand a chance on a day like today.