Monday, October 06, 2008

unfinished business

1. Lead or Follow Scarf - This one is getting ripped. I just don't love it enough for
all that work.

2. Melon Shawl - Definitely going to finish. I do love it, and it's not very much work at all. I've got 45 repeats out of 70 done and it's for my mom, so I've got to get it done before it gets too cold up there.

3. Rib & Cable Pullover - I still think I will finish this one day. I like it enough for
all that work. It is quite a bit of work, but once I get going it's not too bad. Maybe I will finish it before I turn 30.

4. This brown sweater - Not much of anything yet and I think it should be ripped.

5. Dale Baby Cardigan #2 - Well, this was supposed to be for my godson and was going to be sized for a 1 year old. I started it when he was about three months old and he just turned 2, so it's definitely not going to be for him. I only have about one or two inches more done since that picture, so I might give up on it and use the wool for something else.

6. Jaywalkers, part 2 - I love love love this yarn, so I will finish these. I haven't touched them since that post, but I'll keep them for when I feel like doing some socks again.

7. Ruffles Scarf - I started this at least three years ago, probably more. It was supposed to be a Christmas present, but I never finished it. I will finish it one day and give it to someone, and probably not the person who it was originally intended for.


I think that's about all I have in progress at this point. Hopefully I'll be able to look at this post next year and some of these things will be finished.

4 1/2 hour odessa

Yesterday morning I went to my closet and looked for something that would make a nice quick hat. I had a present to make and I didn't want to buy anything for it. I found this pretty purple merino that I bought in England three years ago. It was originally for socks for my mom, but it didn't go as far as I needed it to, so I ripped those out and the yarn cakes have been sitting in the stash ever since.


Odessa by Grumperina
Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK
50g = 137yds
Took just over one ball, but I bet if I had done one less round on the main pattern, I would have been able to do it with only one ball.
Size 4 needles for the ribbing and size 6 for the rest (I used my Lantern Moon dpns)
No beads this time, but I would like to try that one day.
Started & finished 5 October 2008

It's a really cute design and I hope this girl likes it.


Sunday, October 05, 2008


I started knitting again. Maybe it's the cool weather (cool meaning high 70s), or maybe it's because it's near Christmas and I've started thinking about presents. Not really sure.

Anyway, the last two years I've made a baby jacket for my school's auction and this year I started early so I could make something way better. Since I love knitting lace, I started a scarf from Victorian Lace Today. I'm using Lacey Lamb, probably the thinnest yarn I've ever used. It's bright bright blue, and I love it.

Scarf with No. 20 edging

I'm working on the melon shawl again, and hopefully will get it done before it gets too cold so my mom can actually use it this year. I think I'm near 50 of 70 repeats of the center, and then there will be edging to do - my favorite part of making lace shawls.

This morning I made an Odessa. It's still wet from blocking, so pictures will be taken tomorrow. It's for a birthday present for someone I don't know at all - hopefully she will like it. It's an easy pattern but so pretty at the end, more about that later.