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Monday, July 10, 2006

My latest Christmas FO

 This is my favorite way to knit the Noro stripey yarns. I do a gauge swatch and figure out my sts per inch (in this case about 3) and multiply by 60 for a 60" scarf. I cast-on with a softer yarn and do 2 ridges or so of garter stitch. Then I switch to the Noro of my choice and do k4, *k2tog, yo, repeat across from * to last 4 or 5 sts and then knit them. I then knit 3 rows and the next time across I k4, *yo, k2tog repeat across to last 4 or 5 sts and then knit those. I continue on ending the noro with the yo, k2tog row when I'm out of yarn (this usually involves tinking a row or two of knitting because I misjudged). Then I pick up the original yarn and knit 3 or 4 rows and bind off. The current yarn is knitpicks Andean Silk in pitch, Noro aurora in color 3. The needles are Addi turbo circs size 11, 32" length. Posted by Picasa

This is my current portable project...

 SIP - sock in progress Posted by Picasa

Weekend Sweater Knitalong

 I belong to the Knit Baby Surprise Yahoo group and we are currently working on the Weekend Sweater from Wool Gatherings (#65 I think). I started early and have one sleeve finished and another started. I'm using Wool of the Andes Natural from Knitpicks. I didn't think it would be soft enough, but I've been pleasantly surprised. Posted by Picasa

Twisted Rib

 This is one of my favorites for handknit sweaters. Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 03, 2006

More Christmas knitting

 If all goes well, this will be a felted kitchen set. I planned on felting it tonight, but I can't find my zippered pillowcases. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Check your calendar!

It's July 1st and I have two, count'em two presents finished for the gift giving season. This is pitch Andean Silk from knitpicks with Silk Garden. I think it's the new lightweight kind. I started it around March and have long lost the ball band. I winged the pattern. I like to knit the stripey stuff lengthwise. I think it looks better. My first FO for the holiday season is below. Posted by Picasa


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My first finished Christmas present for 2006

 I found this yarn at a garage sale for a buck. It was from a knit shop that had gone out of business and the left over stock was someone's inheritance 15 years after the fact. It's a mohair blend. Posted by Picasa


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