Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I've been meaning to post about everything I've been knitting, but got distracted by school and stuff. My arm cooperated on the trip to Vermont and I knit A LOT OF STUFF. Here's most of it.

First of all, I made up some samples for some new Momogus Knits patterns. Here are the Easy Cable Mittens in adult and child's sizes (both in 1824 Wool):

I also knit up 2 samples of the matching Easy Cable Scarves pattern:
Chunky-weight version, in Cascade 128 Tweed, one of my most favorite yarns of all time.
Worsted weight version, in Cascade 220

Then I finished two store samples:

Momogus Knits Baby Cable Cardigan in Berroco Comfort DK, for Neighborhood Knits in Dearborn, Michigan

Momogus Knits Easy Child's Cable Pullover, in Berroco Comfort, for Your Local Yarn Shop in Battle Creek, Michigan. I also did matching  hats for both these samples.

Then I did a prototype for a new Momogus Knits pattern, the Chestnut Hill Baby Gansey:
Lana Grossa Merino 2000, also an alltime MM fave. I love how this turned out. Look how the stockinette stripes in the yoke meld into the ribbing on the collar! Figuring that out took a year off my life.

Here's another sample for another new Momogus Knits pattern (and Tangled Web class in November, I think). Momogus Knits Easy Reversible Cable Scarf:
In Cascade 128. Figuring out reversible cables was mind-boggling too.

So that was a lot of Momogus Knits stuff. 

I decided to give my poor boggled mind a break and start a Wonderful Wallaby for Gus. We're doing a Knit-Along at the Web in a week or so. I haven't done a Knit-Along since the Tangled Yoke Cardigan, and I needed a corrective emotional experience because I made a Wallaby about 5 years ago that turned out great and was a horrid pilly mess after the first time through the washer. No more cheapo horrible Lion Brand Wool-Ease for me after that. 

So anyway, I wanted to use up some of the 25,000 balls of Mission Falls 1824 Wool that I've hoarded over the years. I didn't have enough of any one color, but I figured I could make it in cool stripes for my ultra-cool, long-haired, high-sock-wearing dude. Here is the result:

YUCK! And EW!! It actually looks better in this picture because the colors are washed out. I'm all for olive-green and brown and retro colors, but this combo was just too repulsive and a whole sweater with those stripes would be too busy and weird. So I gave in and bought some charcoal grey Encore Worsted at the store (I did use yarn I had at home for the stripes, so that made me feel a little better).

Here's the new version (side view of pouch - the stripes are darker in person):
Ahhhh. Much better.

So that's what's been going on with me. I still have to finish a sample of the Reversible Cable Scarf in worsted weight and figure out the sizing and do a sample for a child's Chestnut Hill Gansey. And then maybe I'll take a break from Momogus stuff and do a lace shawl or something completely different. Or maybe not.


Anonymous Luise said...

Goodness, you were productive. And the Child's Gansey is to die for. Can't wait for the pattern.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous CurlyGirl said...

I LOVE the Chestnut Hill Gansey! And I'm not even a knitter. I'd like one of those in every color for ME!

1:54 PM  
Blogger diana said...

Luise - thank you for your kind Gansey words! The pattern's on its way!

cg - I hear ya - I love me a gansey sweater. Someday I'll make an adult version of the pattern....someday.....

7:05 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

Divine one,

Love the newest MM gems! And I vote for an adult gansey too ^ .. ^


1:52 PM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Of course you'd have to make mine!

6:35 PM  
Anonymous old roommate said...

Hey DJM,

The Chestnut Hill Gansey is AWESOME! I want one in child's size and an adult version too!

old roomate

4:19 PM  
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