I have blocked my Guernsey Wrap, which was to come out at 17 x 74 inches. I got 17 x 73.5. Blocking wires are a wonderful thing. I also blocked my Celtic Cable Neckwarmer, which has an “error” in the middle repeat (repeated some rows),…
I’ve had my Notre Dame de Grace pullover done for months. It was a great sweater to take to the Midwest over the holidays; I could wear it without a jacket when driving between north-east Wisconsin and southern Illinois. However, I never seemed to get…
I don’t exactly remember when I finished these socks which I call Corn on the Cob. I think it was around Thanksgiving time, but I love how they turned out.
Yarn: Handmaiden Casbah (80% merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon) in dandelion
Pattern: Pablo Deep by Knitting Pixie–it’s free!
Mods: I split the repeats at the heel flap differently than the pattern; instead of 2 repeats for the instep I did 1/2 + 1 + 1/2. I also did an eye of partridge heel flap.
The dandelion looked great in all the stitch patterns, and the cashmere made it so wonderfully soft.
I like patterns where the cuff pattern feeds well into the leg pattern, and Pablo Deep does this really well.
It’s hard to take pictures of one’s own feet! But the socks fit really well.
In WIP news, the Guernsey Wrap is 5/6 done! Here it is on the couch-o-meter. Soon a FO!
I did get a little bored knitting this, so I took a little break to start a Celtic Cabled Neckwarmer by Lindsay Henricks (another free pattern) in some Malabrigo twist in grapes.
I had to knit some cables! This is a fun and easy cable project. And purple cables are the best.
Notre Dame de Grace in Cascade Ecological wool is in the final finishing stretch: seaming. That’s the completed collar and the first sleeve “pinned” to the body.
Usually I finish one garment before starting another, but I had the desire to knit and not seam after work in the evenings, so the back of the Sebasco vest is completed in Wool of the Andes in claret. That’s daisy stitch (BW #1, p 153) along the bottom edge.
And I’m slowly working my way through Jared Flood’s Guernsey Wrap, which is knit and purl ’til you drop. How I like things!
The yarn is Quince and Co. Lark in Lupine. I love this yarn, the colors are fabulous, and the price is very good. I like it so much, I asked my parent’s for some for a sweater for Christmas last year.
12 skeins of Lark in Rosa Rusgosa! I think this will become a Crane Creek cardigan just as soon as Sebasco is done. That pattern has texture too with a diamond brocade pattern and double moss stitch collar and bands.
You may remember that in July I wrote about the death of my paternal grandmother, Grandma Adeline. You may also remember that in January I posted about my maternal grandmother, Grandma Frances, turning 100 years old on 1/11/11. Well, on August 30th I got a phone call from my mom, saying that Grandma Frances was in a very bad way and there was nothing to be done. She died the next day. The last thing she did before dying, after getting dressed and having breakfast in the dining room because pulmonary edema and failing kidneys were no excuse to change one’s routine, was to laugh. We have to score that a good death. I know she was at peace before she died, and I know that I miss her.
Since she was an avid knitter to the age of 95-96, I wanted to wear something I had knit to her funeral. Recently I had finished the Cleite Shawl by Miriam Felton in some lovely Handmaiden Sea Silk in Blackberry, so I wore that with a fine-gauge cotton sweater in navy. Several people noticed the shawl at the funeral and told me they were pleased to see Grandma Frances’ love of needlework passed down. Everyone was confused about the yarn having seaweed in it. I obviously didn’t take photos that day, but last week, M took these in the field outside our place.
My pattern notes can be found on my Ravelry project page.