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
And:

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.

7 Comments:

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 ^ .. ^

XOXO

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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