Tuesday, August 04, 2009

I'm Ker-AZY Productive (well, in knitting at least....)

I thought it was just the cool weather earlier this summer. But the heat and humidity that accompany every Philadelphia summer have returned, and I'm still knitting up a storm. A storm, I tell ya!

We're off to the Northeast Kingdom on Saturday, so I may not post for a while, but I thought I'd present the veritable cavalcade of finished objects that have flown off my needles, Mrs. Weasley-wise, lately.

I'm on a crazy shawl kick lately, but not the old complex lacey things of the past - I've been loving the more rugged, I'm-Jane-Eyre-on-the-Moors-with-my-fabulous-rustic-shawl patterns out there, like the Aestlight Shawl and like this, which is Clothilde by Kristen Cardozo:

(why is this so blurry? I do not know....)

I unearthed some grey sportweight alpaca from the stash (I think I bought it at Stitches 6 years ago). It is very somber, so I threw in some beads that I had lying around (yes I have beads lying around, don't you?) and added them to the 2nd to last and cast-off rows with a crochet hook. I took pictures so I'll do a tutorial soon - it's an awesome, easy way to add a little smidgeon of beady goodness to a project.

Here's the edging:

Another view:

I knocked out another Lacy Criss-Cross Scarf from Knitspot:

Manos sport silk blend. Picture from Photobooth, hence its weird off-color quality. What a great enjoyable pattern.

My sales reps have requested a couple of samples to take on sales calls. This is Momogus Knits Easy Baby Hat in Kollage Yarns Corntastic yarn (100% corn fiber!) for Erica. I love pink and green:

This is a reduced-in-size sample of the Momogus Knits Easy Mosaic Pillow for Andrea:

Then, of course since business knitting was finished, I cast on for a project that has haunted me for several months - a hot water bottle cover. When I finished this, I was quite over the moon with happiness. I showed it to Matthew, who doesn't quite get the British-y goodness quality of this (if you search for hot water bottle covers on Ravelry, 90% of them are done by British or European knitters). I said, I can give them to your parents for Christmas!! And he said, horrified, "Why don't you just knit them an enema cover?!!!"

Maybe I'll just keep this for myself. I ran out to CVS and bought a hot water bottle, filled it with hot water, slipped it into the cover and then cuddled with it for the rest of the evening. I demanded that Matthew hug it, but he refused. Just wait till it gets really cold. I will have the last laugh!!!

Look how cozy!!!

Cabled Hot Water Bottle Cover by Alexis Layton. I call it Hottie. Cascade 128 yarn.

Now I must go and speculate on what to take to Vermont. Ahhh....vacation knitting.......


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a great time in VT! I'll be there over labor day in September for the wedding. Maybe afterwards things will calm down and I'll be able to knit up a storm!

7:05 AM  
Blogger Twice Knit said...

You are one hot knittin Momo!!! I love the idea of a Jane Eyre on the Moors shawl. It's now a must have on my list - didn't even know I needed one, but now I do. As for the hot water bottle cover - very charming, but I'm with Matthew - enema cover is rather harsh though. It would be great to store plastic bags in. But knock yourself out, turn up the ac and cuddle with your hot water bottle.

12:38 PM  

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