Monday, January 25, 2010


I didn't think I'd actually get in a finished object this month, but I've done a lot of knitting the last couple of days and here is the result.


Pattern: Clandestine, by Cookie A.
Yarn: ShibuiKnits Sock in peacock (less than two skeins) on US1.5 needles


Cookie A socks are always a challenge, and I always fail to remember that they're full of twisted stitches. Not that either of those is a bad thing. And she does design a pretty sock.


The color is actually closest to this last photo, but with a little more green like in the first two. I wish I could have photographed it better. It's a beautiful color and I loved how the ShibuiKnits knits up--it's the first time I've used it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Winter warmth

Finally, my last two finished objects from 2009!


Pattern: Stashy Hat, by Thea
Yarn: Rowan RYC Cashsoft DK in a light blue (less than one ball) on US7 and US8 needles


The last time I made my friend a hat it was when I was first learning to knit and to say I got the gauge wrong is an understatement. I figured it was about time she got one that actually fit!

And then my three and a half year old buddy asked for a scarf. A purple scarf, to be precise.


Pattern: Beaded Rib scarf (pulled the rib pattern from a stitch dictionary)
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky (slightly less than one ball) on US10.5 needles
Notes: Because she's only three and a half, I decided to add a buttonhole and a big pink button so the scarf can be buttoned and not pulled tighter around her neck.


Saturday, January 02, 2010

2009 Knitting Year in Review

So, um, I did a lot of knitting in 2009. So much so that I couldn't fit all of the projects into one mosaic in the photo mosaic makers.

45 completed projects.

Even if you don't count Lizard Ridge--which I started in 2007--that's still 44 projects. How the heck did I do that?

5 hats, 9 baby things, 6 scarves, 7 toys/dolls, 4 shawls, 6 pairs of socks, 2 sweaters, plus one pair of mittens, a finished throw, a kiddie tank top, and a dishcloth.



(There's still two I haven't shown you.)