PICTURE HEAVY POST!!!
I been a knitting fool!! I’ve been super tired lately from work. DH is very supportive of me lazying out on Chloe and just knitting away when I’m this tired. LOL Plus when you work OT at The Firm, sometimes there’s a lot of wait time for work so you can sit there and read or….KNIT. HA!
I have a few FOs to show you guys, plus I’ve cast on for several projects already.
Let’s start with the color red for today. Last year, at Rhinebeck (RHINEBECK!!!), Jeanine was on this RED binge. Every yarn or fiber or whatever she fell in love with was some shade of red. I realize that I’ve been on the same kick lately as far as my projects. I have no idea why that is. Just happened that way.
So here we have the Summertime Tunic from Interweave Knits Summer 2007. This is actually now a free pattern on their website. Knit up in a sturdy pink Rowan Summer Tweed, it’s an easy knit. I finished it in about a week and wore it to my first day back at The Firm. This yarn tears up your hands though, so if you ever knit with it, have some sort of balm handy!
Source: Interweave Knits Summer 2007
Yarn: Rowan Summer Tweed in Pink
Cost: $6 per skein (used 6); total project cost: about $38 with the ribbon and beads
Size: Small (my gauge was different than the pattern)
Gauge: 4.5 sts per inch
Needles: Size 7 Addis
Started & finished: August 2007 (took about a week)
Next up, I finished my Cable Rib Socks, also from Interweave. I made the same coughmistakecough on the second sock that I made on the first sock. You know…my design modification. I love the colors on this sock. These are my second pair made with Socks That Rock yarn. I was very disappointed with my first pair (Jaywalkers in the Dreidel colorway). I am not happy about those socks at all! The color is way too yellow and just….ugh. But these. These Cable Rib have reinstated Socks That Rock in my eyes. Let’s see what the third pair will come out like as I have three more colorways in my stash: Lucy, Backstabber and Mudslide. One thing’s for sure about toe-up socks: you use up ALL the yarn.
Cable Rib Socks
Source: Favorite Socks
Yarn: Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Rooster Rock colorway
Needles: Size 1.5 Addis (gave a nice sturdy fabric)
Started & finished: September 2007
While on the topic of socks, I’ll have you know that I cast on for Cristi‘s newly-designed Red Dwarf Knee Socks (free pattern!!). I’m using Schaeffer Anne doubled up. LOVE Schaeffer. These ain’t red, but their name is! Her pattern is super easy to knit up. You’ll memorize the design with the first repeat or two and then you don’t even need to look at the pattern! Way to go, chica.
Lastly for this post, I’ll show you my finished Airy Wrap Sweater from Fitted Knits made in Knit Picks Suri Dream. Many people on Ravelry were disappointed with the huge 50″ long ties that the pattern calls for you to knit. I think if you knit the pattern using the same yarn and you’re very thin, you can pull off those ties. Otherwise, fuck no. Me, if I were to do that, I’d look like a burrito. No thanks. I could’ve finished this one sooner but I was too busy trying to figure out what to do with the ties, and then Royal Empress sent me a comment on my color choice on Ravelry and we got to chatting via messages about the ties. She mentioned buttons and short ties and the lightbulb went off. I only knit ONE tie long enough to reach my hip. On the other side, I only knit the tie (which is really the front part of the wrap) to reach the opposite side. I scrunched up the parts that meet my sides on each front section and added buttons and Voila! Here you have it!!! I’m pleased with this sexy sweater and plan to wear it often. The Suri Dream is a very wonderfully soft yarn to knit with AND to wear. Not scratchy at all.
Airy-Wrap Around Sweater
Source: Fitted Knits
Yarn: Knit Picks Suri Dream in Chili Pepper
Cost: $4.99 per skein (used almost 4); total project cost: about $21 including buttons
Needles: Size 11 Webs Bamboo
Started & finished: September 2007 (took about two weeks)
So there you have it folks!! There HAS been other knitting but I don’t want to use up all my stuff on one post and bore you to death!
Couple of people asked me about Misty. She’s doing fine taking over my house and CHAIR!! She seems to think that I HAVE to let her sit on my chair even when I’m in it. She favors the right side of the chair so no matter who’s in it, that’s where she’ll lay.
Contest update: I cracked up reading your replies from my contest post. SOMEONE even had her cats add comments. Heh!! I promise that it will probably end this week.
Cut my hair again!