Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Remember when I was having a tough time knitting something other than Momogus Knits stuff? Well, I got over that QUICK! Here's what I've been knitting lately:

Mitred Heart Sachet from Interweave Knits (in many iterations, though it struck my fancy from their daily email):

Leftover Koigu bits. This was the fussiest thing I've ever made - tiny mitred squares on #1 needles - and it was awesome! It was so much fun I'm going to teach a class on it at the Tangled Web in January. I wasn't quite sure where to get lavender bits to stuff it, but I tracked some down on etsy. [Don't get me started on etsy - that's a whole post unto itself!!] When it arrives I will stuff it and make a little I-cord hanger-thing.*

New sock:

This is Trekking in a nice orangey, pinky, browny colorway. 56 stitches on #2 (I should do 64 stitches on a #1, but I'm lazy), Magic Loop, Momogus Knits Toe-Up Sock pattern.**

Ruffle Scarf:

Be Sweet Mohair Boucle and Rowan KidSilk Haze, crocheted on a J hook, pattern memorized from who-knows-where. We joke at the Web that our motto is "Everything's Better With A Strand of KidSilk Haze!" And it's true. We throw it into any project we can. I've made a million of these over the last two or three years. This is one project that I prefer to crochet rather than knit because if you knit it you end up with 1200 stitches after all the increase rows and it takes three miserable days to bind off. This is a prospective holiday gift that I've been mulling over. I have to decide when it's done if it's worthy.***

Fingerless Gloves:

Dive Autumno yarn on #7 needles. This yarn is soft and wonderful to work with. These are a gift for a friend who's been helpful and nice. It's another Momogus Knits pattern, but like the socks it's a pattern that's been in my head forever so it doesn't really count.****

Finally, here is the sweater I started for Gus last week:

Do you notice the one wonky-looking cable right in the middle? I'm usually one to knit through all but the most egregious boo-boos, but that cable is really bothering me. Here's what I'm going to attempt to do: drop the cable stitches down to that bad cable, twist them correctly and then bring them back up. I think I saw that Yarn Harlot do this on her blog once, but it was so long ago I don't know how to find it. I think I understand the concept and I'm not that far along, so I'm just going to wing it. Stay tuned.

*yarn severed by kittens at one point of project.
**yarn severed by marauding kittens at one point of project
***yarn severed by not-so-cute-anymore kittens at one point of project
****yarn severed by &$%#(@*%^#@) kittens at one point of project
All my projects are now stored in plastic bags so that they remain intact. %^#&$*# kittens....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

everything IS better with a strand of kidsilk haze. it's awesomely better. i need to scoop up some of that sock yarn. i really do. knee socks will rock!

10:11 AM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

I LOVE the colors of the heart sachet!!! Beautiful!

***As I type this Vivian is running laps around the apartment knocking things over. Cats. Sigh.

6:16 PM  
Blogger diana said...

jjp - yeah, you know what I'm talking about!

cg - Me.....ouch!

6:57 AM  

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