Thursday, November 08, 2007

Here's where I've been spending every waking moment lately. I joined right at the beginning and didn't get what all the kerfluffle was aboutt, but then knitters around me kept whispering, "ravelry ravelry RAVELRY!" until I went back and poked around. And now I am just as obsessed as they all are.

Knitters out there, my ID is "momogus" - add me to your friends list! If you haven't joined, sign up and and get in the queue! It is so interesting to see what other people are doing. And the Stash feature! And the projects! And the unbelievably amazing knitters out there - mind-boggling. If there were a Nobel Prize for knitters, it should go to the gals who thought all this up.

Organizing my knitting online led to organizing my knitting chez MM. I made my way to the dark corner of the basement where old projects and stashed yarns go to hibernate and ruthlessly went through everything. Some yarn will go on ebay, most stayed put, many projects got purged.

This was the Half Pi Shawl, worked in excellent mustardy yarn from

It was supposed to be my mindless knitting project, but it turned out to be just too mindless. I love the color and feel of the yarn though, so I bound it off and will agressively block the piece and see if it will make a little scarf. If it's too small, in the trash it goes.

This is the Wing O The Moth Shawl in Douceur et Soie.

I started this earlier this winter, I think, and put it away to concentrate on Momogus Knits. It is a beeee-you-tiful pattern and the yarn is heaven, so I think I will pick this up again once I've finished a couple of Christmas presents.

I'm not knitting many presents this year, but I do want to make mohair mittens for both of Gus's teachers. This is Mary's favorite project - if you come in the store and ask her advice for a present/mittens/mohair/something warm, these will always come up. They're very quick and easy to make, and there really is nothing warmer. I only wear mine maybe three or four times a winter, but when that bone-chilling day comes, I'm so glad I have them.

Blue/Grey variegated Fusion mohair for one teacher and dark red LaGran Mohair for the other:

Here's where I am in the Cabled Vest:

About 5" from armhole shaping. I was working feverishly on this vest and then checked the calendar and realized I'm not teaching this class until March, so I can ease up a little.

I picked this project up from the basement.

This is the Juror sweater from Yarn Girls Guide to Big Kids' Sweaters, which is an awesome book for knitters with older (over 6) kids, especially boys. There are about 5 sweaters in here I'd make for Gus. And that's saying something.

Green Rowan Felted Tweed (doubled) and red Lana Grossa Royal Tweed. I'm working up the fronts, then sleeves, then a little finishing (including the dreaded sewn-in zipper) and done.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess this is not the "Phillies information" part of your blog. I hardly know what you're talking about. But I recognize Gus's name every now and then.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Thanks for getting me going with those hand warmers! You are an incredible knitter and I have been looking at all your projects on flickr!

8:18 AM  
Blogger diana said...

anon - please see next, Phillies-heavy, post.

lauren - thank YOU! it was great talking to you at the store the other day!

7:47 AM  

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