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Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I’m knitting a poncho for Naomi. She picked out a bright orange, a heathered orange, a bright magenta, and a heathered magenta, and I’m just kind of randomly striping them. I’m allegedly following the Encore P451 worsted weight poncho pattern, but really using that just as a guideline for sizing and for the drop-stitch pattern stitch count. I mean, it’s a poncho. What the heck, right?

Now, to see if my client can post this.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

and yet another FO (I'm so creative with the subject lines... *eyeroll*)

I made a sleeve for packaging BIL’s scarf - here it is printed out:


here it is on the scarf, ready to be wrapped up:


I gave it to him at his party today. I can’t wait to hear what he thinks of it (I’m assuming he’ll open it later today or tomorrow).

And here is the airy scarf for my grandma - preblocking:


and post blocking [NB: that’s a jar of pickled jalapenos I made last week using homegrown peppers; the colander holds some spicy italian frying peppers from our garden too]:


close up:


Materials: Rowan Kidsilk Night, approx 1/2 skein; 10.5 US needle
Pattern: Airy Scarf from Last Minute Knitted GIfts

Thursday, September 14, 2006

a few new pictures

I finished the scarf for my brother-in-law. This is the one made of the Peruvian Tweed superfine alpaca yarn I talked about. This closeup shows the color pretty well:


and here it is full-length, on the bathroom floor:


This is a shot of the purple scarf I knit in close-up, just to show the color. It is so pretty in person...


And this, I cast on today -- it’s the Airy Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, in Kidsilk Night - the gray color, whatever they call it. it’s for my grandma, who is 93 and has absolutely everything she wants so is impossible to buy for:


Monday, September 11, 2006

photo updates

I am still waiting for my husband to return the camera. He says he is doing something very involved with our vacation pictures. Anyway he has it. So, meanwhile, some cellphone snapshots:

I just cast on for a broken rib scarf for my BIL. This is 100% superfine alpaca called Peruvian Tweed. It’s undyed and therefore, I assume, each ply is from a different animal, because each strand of yarn is a different color. The yarn I have is kind of a black, dark brown, and light brown, twisted together. I am using 3 strands held together which I think makes a very heavy worsted or very light bulky weight yarn.


This is my own finished baby alpaca broken rib scarf, made of one strand of Big Baby held with one strand of Glimmer:


Sort of a crappy close up of that:

And that’s as far as I’ve gotten on my Jaywalkers. Oh well.


Friday, September 08, 2006

another FO...

but no pic yet. I finished a mistake rib (broken rib) scarf out of some alpaca yarn I picked up on vacation. It’s so beautiful. My pattern used 17 stitches, K2 P2, repeat to the last stitch, K1, over and over. I made it 52 inches long and put fringe on the ends. It’s a purply color, and SOOOOO soft I can’t wait for winter. I also can’t wait for my husband to give my camera back.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

just a quickie

I’m back from vacation. I managed to knit about one half of one jaywalker while I was gone. Yes, that’s right - immediately upon finishing Tivoli, I started a pair of jaywalkers. No, I didn’t do that on purpose, I just realized later.

Anyway, I will post a photo of my half-sock soon. Also I will post photos of the alpacas we saw on vacation, and perhaps the beautiful yarn I bought at the alpaca farm :)