Knitting! Plus some gardening, cocktails, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

Month: August 2007

WIP Survey

WIP Survey

Before looking at this weeks WIPs, go enter my blogiversary contest, if you haven’t already! And take a look at the links in people’s comments. As a community we have knit some very cool things this past year. There are some former WIPs that are […]

Blogiversary Contest Begins and Two Winners

Blogiversary Contest Begins and Two Winners

First the Two Winners (then the Actual Blogiversary Contest): On Saturday afternoon, Janet of Twisted Knitter submitted the 1000th comment to Molecular Knitting. In her comment she mentioned that the Sockomo Autumn yarn wanted to go live with her. I hadn’t decided which yarn to […]

Contest Updates and Prizes!

Contest Updates and Prizes!

The Pre-Blogiversary Contest Contest is officially closed. Thanks to everyone who sent in ideas! I shall announce the winner and her idea (starting the Actual Blogiversary Contest) on Monday, August 27th, my official First Blogiversary. But don’t think you can’t win a prize this weekend! If I get the usual number of comments on this post, someone will be the 1000th commenter and win a prize! So what are the prizes? Let’s take a look–

1st Blogiversary 2007
Left to right: Sleeping Dragon Superwash Merino in Pool, Seacoast Handpainted Merino/Tencel in Silver and Gold, Fleece Artist Sockomo in Autumn.

And how about up close:
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IN ADDITION
I’ve been in contact with Anne, the totally fab designer of Knitspot fame, and we have worked out how I can provide each winner with the Knitspot pattern of the winner’s choosing. You pick the pattern, I pay the bill. I’ll be picking some patterns for myself too (Wing o’ the Moth, Honeybee stole, orchid scarf, etc., etc.). I think this is a brilliant plan, if I may say so. I was surprised I was able to think of it. I really appreciate Anne’s enthusiasm and help–she figured out instantly how we could do this.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I’ll be knitting on the first sleeve of the Minimalist Cardi and swatching some archaic cable to rework a sock cuff that wasn’t turning out to be all that it could be.

Happy Knitting!

Two Forgotten FOs

Two Forgotten FOs

My previous post has contest info and is the post in which to leave comments for the first contest. So, if you haven’t already, go check it out. The first contest ends August 25th at noon PDT. The FOs will wait. The thick and thin […]

WIPs and Contests!

WIPs and Contests!

You’ll have to wade through the WIPs to get to the contest info (or skip to the bottom if you are a heartless blog reader). I didn’t do any knitting on either scarf this past week, so I don’t have couch-o-meter progress this week. Last […]

WIPs with a Green Tape Measure

WIPs with a Green Tape Measure

Before I WIP it for this week, I want to say I received my Ravelry invite on Sunday. I’m still learning my way around the site, where I can be found under the sobriquet of MolecularKnit, but I have already found several projects to put in my queue. I even found a few people whose blogs I read, and I made them my friends. I still need to find a picture of myself to use. I might try to get M to help me do something fun. I may wait a day or two to ask him though, as today in lab he thought it was “fun” to keep squirting me with lab bench water bottle. But let’s look at those WIPs!

The back of the minimalist cardi is up to 11 inches! 3 more inches and I get to decrease for the sleeves. I got to just over 10 inches with the first skein of Cascade 220. I know I have to stop knitting on this when I do a row of seed stitch instead of moss.
Minimalist Cardi Back 081407

In addition to knitting all the pieces for the Cardi by October, I would also like to get the Habu silk scarf from VLT done. The Clarence Border isn’t shown here as I can’t get the tape readable and show the whole scarf as it is now a yard long. Half way done.
VLT scarf on 081407

By Thanksgiving, I would like to get the Pinnacle Chevron Scarf in Ultra Alpaca done for M. I took it to Wisconsin and knit on it there, so now I am up to 21 inches. M is very tall. Thanksgiving is not an unreasonable finish date. I love knitting with this yarn–soft but durable.
&Pinnacle Chevron length 081407

WitW sock and Delicato Mitt

Finally, by October I would like to finish the Delicato Mitts and this new pair of socks. I started the sock for myself; the yarn is Claudia’s Hand Paints in Walk in the Woods. The pattern is the Spaced Check from More Sensational Knitted Socks, which I realize is hard to see here; it’s better on the foot. However, the sock is rather large for me. I was bummed at first until I remembered that my friend Nancy, to whom I have promised a birthday gift of hand-knitted socks, has bigger feet than me. So instead of using the LL Mother Lode yarn for her socks (you may remember I had tragic pooling issues), I shall do a switcheroo. Now I am almost done with her first sock instead of not having started!

Well, those are all the WIPs that are fit to print.  I hope all your WIPs are going well!

Minimalist Cardigan

Minimalist Cardigan

I am always, always on the lookout for throw-on-throw-off cardigans due to my job. The lab is kept reasonably cool unless I need to wear a labcoat, work in the cell culture room, or environmental services decides to “make improvements.” So an easy cardigan is […]

Returning with Eye Candy

Returning with Eye Candy

M and I went on a junket to visit my family in Wisconsin for the first week of August. We had a wonderful time. I thought I would get a lot of knitting done, but that was not the case. I worked on a WIP […]