Friday, May 28, 2010

Oops, oh well.

I was on Ravelry last night putting on a new project and I wanted to see what others had done with it...only to discover there was a huge errata in the book, which makes quite the pattern change. Now this is a project I am doing for my boss. Right now she is in mourning for the loss of her son and she is only wearing black and white. I decided to make her something white. A nice lacy scarf...

So when someone brought in a lace scarf they finished out of the Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Small Indulgences book which I own. Cool. I copied the pattern and got started. As most of my knitting friends probably know, I don't "do" charts and this lace pattern is done using a chart, but I decided to tackle it anyway. I did about 2 repeats of a 36 row pattern when I got on Ravelry and saw the errata which changes the look of the thing. Can you say pissed...yeah, a bit. There is NO way I am starting this over as it took me forever to get this far.

It is the Nancy Pygora Merino Lace Scarf by Myrna A.I. Stahman and this is what mine is looking like:

It should look like this:

See the difference? I don't care...It is now part of the design because I don't have the heart to rip it out and she'll never know what it was supposed to look like. This project will most likely not leave the house, seeing as how I have to really concentrate on the pattern.


Thursday, May 27, 2010


So, even though I haven't been blogging I have been knitting...I have been selfishly knitting...knitting project after project for myself without regard for those who have asked me to knit for them. I don't know why I have chosen this route as of late, but deep down it feels good to make stuff for there. I have done so much since I last posted, so get ready, here we go...In no particular order.

The Wool and Camel-Down Ripple Scarf by Marlaine DesChamps. Which comes from the Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Small Indulgences calls for camel yarn...ah NO. So I am making it with Schaefer Heather to purple colorway to go with all my pink and purple clothes. This has to be one of the easiest patterns I have done in a while. HOWEVER, I have also spent a lot of time messing it up and having to rip out (especially after 2 ciders). I am further than this picture but you get the idea.

I have NEARLY completed my citron shawl. I have done 10 repeats of the pattern and used 3 balls of Malabrigo Lace weight yarn to do it, but I really like the results. I am binding off right now, the last count of stitches I had was 500+ on the needles and that was before I doubled that amount to make the ruffle...I have also chosen the sewn bind off which has to be the world's SLOWEST bind off method, but it is a very loose, stretchy bind off I thought would look nice on the ruffle. I may finish the bind off before I die...

Still working on my Mockingbird beaded shawl. I found very interesting when I looked up the original shrug I got the pattern from on Raverly that NO ONE is doing this project, really NO ONE. I have to be a complete nutter for doing it, but it is turning out so beautifully. I managed to get a halfway decent picture of what it will look like when it is finished by stretching it over the top of my footstool.

I have nearly finished these socks made out of Lang Yarns Bebe Color...which I hate the color of more and more every day. I may have to do this pattern again in a "quieter" yarn.

I DID finish this pair of socks made out of Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Silk Color ...they have silk in them...they are so nice to wear...

I JUST finished this little cap, Capitan Hat by Rosi Garmendia, which is made with bulky yarn...I forgot yarn could be thicker than thread! I basically finished it in one night it was such a quick knit and lots of fun. I made it out of Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande which work with. I have bought yarn to make a pink one of these...

Let us not forget that at my heart, I am also a Doctor Who fan and I need to do Who knitting...pretty much year round. My latest Who knit was a Series 5 Dalek...I adapted the Extermaknit! pattern for the changes on the TV show and this...

Became THIS!


More Who knitting is to come as I was told about this sock yarn from another Who knitter, which is being sold on KnitPicks. Here is the description of the colorway, named "Time Traveler":
Wear these brightly striped socks whether you are going to the office or traveling through time and space. Time Traveler is a colorful mix of purple, tan, red, gold, ivory, and gray stripes. While you can knit some really really long socks, this colorway will not create socks that are larger on the inside than they appear on the outside.

One more crazy knit...I finished Gamma Ray, as I am calling him. He is adorable and he is now living in his new home in my local yarn store...Yarning For You!

My productiveness will soon fall off as I have a rather intense summer class coming up next week :( But I am sure I will still find time to knit!