Saturday, October 20, 2007

Now what?

I have finished the Basalt Tank Top, I need one big project to work on. The dilemma now is do I start the DH's fall sweater or do I pick up a UFO?

The DH's 2007 Fall/Winter sweater is The Unisex Seeded rib v neck sweater by Sue McCaina design from Vermont Fiber designs. I bought the yarn for it over a year ago but I could not bring myself to knit it over the summer, just to hot to knit a long sleeve merino sweater.

Or should I work on this UFO? This is the Cardi Wrap that I started last year and did not get too far on.
Let me hear your opinions on the subject.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

knitting updates

Since finding The Sisters of the Wool, and that one night earlier this spring, when they showed me how to do a magic 8 cast on and knit socks Toe up I love knitting socks. Right now I have two pairs on needles. This is the latest one. It is the Ceilidh Sock Pattern from Wooly Wonka Fibers The yarn is from the wonderful Wooly Boully the color way is Texas Field of SunFlowers
This sock pattern was originally knitted cuff down and on three needles. I am knitting this toe up and on two cable needles. Yes on Knit picks needles. I have turned the heel and have done one pattern repeat of the lace pattern on the back of the leg.
My chevron scarf, maybe half way done? I am using a solid red and then alternating with left over sock yarn and some of the samples that I have gotten in the past. It was going to be for the Red Scarf project but, after reading that they wanted to make sure that it was gift quality,it sounded as if they had more scarves than they wanted, so I am going to find someone else that is going to need a red scarf .

And this, is the DH's second sock. Now just the leg I think I can do it.
Now tomorrow I will post a dilemma that I want your help with so stayed tuned.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

BaSalt Tank Finished!!!!

The pattern can be found in the book Knitting Nature.
I started this in July 2007 I am using South West Trading company' bamboo. I changed the pattern some what, I added 1/2 hexagons to the bottom front and back. I just didn't want my 40 something year old belly button exposed. I did not add the half hexagon to the back. I added a few rows of garter stitch to the bottom to make it look finished. Though pretty it took too long to knit for my tastes. There are other tank tops that will be completed faster.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Toe up Question

Did you ever see a sock pattern and fall in love with it wanting to knit it only to your disappointment it is a Cuff down pattern? You have vowed an oath to knit only toe up because it's the only way you seam to get a great fit. Knowing others have converted a cuff down to a toe up pattern, you attempt it. Sure this week at work was not challenging enough, so why not find something challenging this weekend. Am I nuts or what??? The pattern is the Ceilidh Socks Pattern from Wooly Wonka Fibers .First the pattern is written not only cuff down but the stitches have been redistributed on three needles. I have graphed out the pattern for two. I have no clue what to do with the heel, but I will most likely do the same heels that have done on other patterns. The edging is what is vexing me I am nowhere near the cuff, but it starts out with a picot edging. Anyone have any suggestions as to how to do this or alternatives? Am I making a mountain out of a molehill? Normally I find the longest most difficult way to do things, why I don't know I guess I am wired that way. This is the only photo of it I have so far. The yarn I am using is one of Wooly Boully's its called Field of Texas Sunflowers. It's a 50/50 blend of tecel and merino wool. Any of you that have an idea please leave a me a message.