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Wednesday, December 19, 2007


And I wanted to blog about my dishcloths, too. I had made a bunch in August for my friend Rachel as a part of her wedding gift. I also made one for my powder room, and one for my mom’s powder room - although as it turns out, my mom refuses to use hers as a towel, granting it a special place of honor in her kitchen instead, where it graces a countertop as a resting spot for a vase of flowers.

These are all made from Peaches and Cream cotton using whatever needles were handy!

Baby fern lace, for me:



Group shot:

Seems I don’t have an FO for this one:

I’ll have to take a pic at mom’s house next week :)

Katina's jacket

I see I never blogged about Katina’s jacket after finishing it and getting it up on Ravelry. Oops. My bad.

Pattern: Mossy Jacket by F. Pea, available online at
Needle: US 10 / 6.0 mm knitpicks options
Yarn: Lana Grossa Bingo Mouline - purple for the trim and green tweedy color for body
How much? about 3 skeins = 264.0 yards (241.4m)

My project notes on Ravelry state that “This yarn makes a nice fabric on size 10s with 4 spi as opposed to the pattern's suggested gauge of 3.5 spi, so I am making the 18 mo size with the hope that the final measurements are close to the 12 mo size (I did the math, it should be very close).” In fact, the measurements DID come out just about the 12 mo size, so it was all good.

FO Pix:

Resting after a vigorous casting-off...

Taking a bath...

Freshly buttoned!

Good to go!

I actually loved this sweater so much, I knit it again, in a crappy acrylic, for another newborn in the family (baby Mae):

Monday, December 17, 2007

Deaklet scarf

I’m feeling slightly posty (waiting for something to finish here in the kitchen and my finger is bleeding so I can’t touch my sea silk project...) so here’s another project I never blogged, but merely Raveled.

I made a one-row handspun scarf from the Yarn Harlot’s pattern. I used a skein of Brooks Farm Riata which my lovely friend Leslie sent me as a gift, IIRC in response to my offering her some information regarding her kitten’s viral status following routine testing, in other words she went way overboard, but in a nice way
I have tons left over so I can make a hat, or most of a hat, to go with this scarf:

Note: that’s an old Malabrigo My So-called Scarf blocking in the foreground. It had gotten way ratty and I was just freshening it up.

I am totally loving this scarf and wearing it ALL THE TIME!!!

a woodland shawl

I’m working on a new project. Well, let me back up. I’m very sorry that I’ve neglected this blog. I keep saying that. It’s true. But Ravelry has me hooked. Mea maxima culpa. OK, moving on.

I’m working on a Woodland Shawl in Handmaiden Sea Silk, color “mineral,” on my size 5 knitpicks options needles. I’m into the fifth lace repeat and I am so happy with it:

I know those first two are awfully similar, but you know, the light is different in each.

So, I don’t know how long it will take me to do this but it’s clicking along nicely right now. The sea silk is luscious to knit with!