Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Now that Stacey has received her package for the Ravelry scarf exchange, I can post the details here. This was my second go at Knitty's branching out pattern. I like this pattern and I find it enjoyable enough but it is impossible for me to memorize (is it just me?), so I had to keep referring to the pattern, during all 40 of the lace pattern repeats. I didn't measure it but it seemed to be a reasonable length after it was blocked (and I blocked this one less sternly but I think it's still lovely). Take a peek at Stacey's blog for a pic of her modeling it. Here's the link to that entry.
Here are the few pictures I have and the deets:
Pattern: Branching Out (see link above)
Needles: size 6 circs (I used my Denise interchangeables for this)
Yarn: Plymouth Baby Alpaca DK, in red, 2 skeins.
Note: All pictures taken on the rear porch outside because I still can't figure out the flash on my digital camera (yes, I'm a dork).
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Me: "I want you to die."
Scarf: "I will haunt you until the day you die, or you finish and block me, whichever comes first."
Me: "You can't outlive me, I won't stand for it!"
Scarf: "Then you know what you have to do."
And I did. I worked on it alone yesterday and Mondays being knit night, I almost never work on any project exclusively. I bound off in bed watching Scrubs and started blocking it tonight on my brand new blocking boards (and the crowd goes wild!).
There is a Target right next to where the Infinite Knitters meet and thanks to Vagabond Bettie's comment I swung by to look for rubber exercise tiles. Got 16 square feet for $16.
Let the blocking begin!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
I also had that exact same problem in the beginning not knowing how to do the sl2k1p2sso properly. I sorted it out but didn't go rip it back. I'm glad to know that my scarf has a twin somewhere in the world.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
So I'll see if there's someone out there who will wear it, or maybe it will find use as a runner on the dining room table or something.
Stuff: Lantern Moon circs, size 6, Plymouth Baby Alpaca DK
Started: Apr 27 (I think), finished June 9, 40 repeats of lace pattern (that is 10 rows each, plus the 5 rows of garter at each end, so -- not that I'm counting or anything -- but this scarf was 410 rows!)
Shockingly, I considered how I might expand the pattern so that it would be large enough for a wrap. Clearly I've lost my mind. I think knitting must be like people tell me childbirth is -- as soon as it's over, and you have the beautiful result, you forget all the unpleasantness. And it wasn't that the pattern was unpleasant, just that it was so tedious.
Still, not bad for my first venture into lace knitting and I didn't have to frog it at all, which is awesome. I did screw up the vertical decrease my first couple of repeats before I figured out I was supposed to slip the two stitches knit-wise at the same time, but it's hardly noticeable and I'm not that OCD a knitter.
Monday, June 4, 2007
I used size 7 addi turbos, Knit Picks Memories sock yarn in Morning Glory (just under one skein, because the recipient is only 5'5") which is 100% Merino wool. It isn't my favorite colorway, nor is it my favorite project to date (that award goes to my clapotis - hands down), but it is my first real lace project (Well, there was that lace washcloth I designed). I am proud that I finished it and that it didn't end up a UFO in my stash.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
It is currently 25" long. I'm almost through with the first ball of alpaca, so I'll say I'm about half done. My plan is to continue to do 2 repeats per day until it is finished.
So here we go:
And a (moderate) close up of the stitch pattern, overtaken by a fluffy cat tail:
The color in the first pic is truer; it is really a very subdued, earthy, mustard yellow and not the bright, vibrant one in the second pic.
I'm very interested to see how it changes when blocked.
What do you think?
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Doesn't get any better (in bad Spanish: mas mejor) than this. At least I am getting mejor (good spanish) speaking. Sometimes, it's only because I have the script laid down for the grocery store or Wallgreens or the restaurant! My daughter told me that a friend of hers is taking Spanish classes in Michigan. The teacher told them on the first day that the best they could hope for in speaking proficiency is to sound like a precocious two year old. I think I might be a precocious three or four year old (in Spanish)
Buenos dias, y'all from Puerto Rico! I've decreed the island the JUNK FOOD CAPITOL OF THE WORLD!!! Here's the scoop: You may have learned that ice cream in Spanish is helado. Here, we call it mantecado. Manteca is the spanish word for fat (well, lard). Puerto Rican's turn even healthy foods into mantecado. I'm going to find the sign later and post it, but there is a sign outside an icecream store here that lists one of its flavors as zanahoria. THIS IS CARROT! We have all the traditional US junk food like Burger King, Mc Donalds, KFC, you name it, and to top it off we have KIOSKOS. I thought kiosks were only in malls and sell stuff like cell phones and Avon and belts and purses! Today when I'm out, I'll take a pic of this, but right next to many beaches are rows of kiosks that sell lost of fried stuff. Here's one pic that my daughter took last week when we were in Pinones which is a gorgeous beach just north of the airport.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
The first pic above is the argosy scarf with tonalita. O man! I LOVE it! I was in La Jolla cove with Brandi when I found this yarn. I love it more than Noro. Three skeins and no ugly surprises in the middle. Second is a hybrid of the Mason-Dixon baby bib with the DW dishcloth. My favoritest washcloth design with my favorite Peaches and Cream multicolored yarn. Post your own so you can put in a pic of what you're doing!
Friday, April 27, 2007
I've finally cast on for this scarf and have completed 3 repeats thus far. I'm knitting it in 100% baby alpaca on a size 6 lantern moon rosewood circ. I like the definition but am not quite sure how I feel about the drape. Here are a couple of progress pics:
The color is pretty true-to-life, it's a very light mustard yellow. It's sooo soft. Thanks for looking and I appreciate comments/feedback!
My blog is here!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 9, 2007
found this wonderful, beautiful yarn! After frogging the branching out scarf numerous times on Friday, I decided to frog something else on Saturday and Sunday. The argosy scarf from Knitty.http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTargosy.html OK, it's a little different, but the concept is the exact same. :)
This scarf has ALOT of counting!!! Do not attempt while talking onthe phone, watching TV and TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS! I started out doing the frequent break thingie and things were going great.
So, here's what happened last night. It was really too late to continue... and I hadn't taken any breaks in a LONG time, but I only had about 48 more rows to go... and made a big mess up. I don't really want to frog it, but can't figure out how to back out over all those SSKs, K2tog and YOs.
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
http://tejedoritadulce.blogspot.com/ Cheryl (yet to be populated with anything other than a title)
http://jupitrpixie.blogspot.com/ Sarah !
http://wanttoseemyknits.blogspot.com/ Heather who just joined (is joining) today
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
i'm so glad cheryl turned me on to the fabulous yarn i ordered for the scarf- blue sky alpacas alpaca silk. i got word today the yarn is on its way here!
now i must share the yarny goodness that beth and i ordered!
i got amethyst (the lighter purple one), & beth ordered plum. it might be here in time for knitting on monday!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I've set up this site not knowing a thing about how to or what to do with a blog. I've been enjoying reading all of your blogs and hope we can have fun together here and I can learn how to have a superblogisimo!
We've been planning to start a Lace Knit-A-Long based on the Branching Out Scarf from Knitty.
So, since I'm not a rule maker by nature, here's the tough part!
Send in your ideas for when the KAL will start, how long it will last, ideas for future KALs, and anything else you feel like talking about.