Sunday, February 21, 2010
It's done! I started Deborah Newton's Alpaka Tunic (sp.) back in January, but other projects pulled me away. I'm pretty pleased with the result - a lightweight but very warm tunic to wear over a turtleneck or long-sleeved tee.
I guess I really like Berocco's Ultra Alpaca yarn - this is the third or fourth project I've completed using this yarn.
Now I'm reverting to sock knitting - I reorganized my sock stash bin yesterday. I have about 20 pairs to knit - a lot of Robyn Gallimore's Redbird Knits kits as well as a bunch of Blue Moon and String Theory yarns. I'm thinking of knitting some things from Cat Bordhi, Cookie A., Janel Laidman, and Nancy Bush. Specifically:
Canada - Nancy Bush
Atlantis - Janel Laidman
Rivendell - Janel Laidman
Pomatomus - Cookie A.
Bavarian Twisted - Cat Bordhi
Being a member of the "Lotsafos10" group on Ravelry, it would be GREAT if I could empty the sock bin this year!
Posted by Penelope Z at 6:21 PM
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Here are my finished mittens! The pattern is Jared Flood's "Grove". I used my own handspun, a lovely 2-ply deep red wool. The fiber was purchased at Rhinebeck in October 2009 and spun in November 2009.
I'm very happy with the finished mittens - they fit my hand perfectly. I went down one needle size, but other than that, I made no changes to the pattern.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I joined the Crown Mountain "Knitting For Fun" Club this year. The first project to be mailed out was Linda Ellis' Shorty Tam, knitted with 2 strands of hand-dyed yarn. I chose their Artemis yarn in the "Dance of the Dervish" colorway, which matches my winter coat. It was a fairly quick knit, and the resulting hat is warm, yet lightweight. It sits rather far back on my head, but my ears are covered.
Here it is!
Here it is!
Posted by Penelope Z at 5:10 PM