Sunday, November 21, 2010

Let the Madness Begin

Scroll Lace Scarf

I've added a bunch of new projects to my list of Christmas knitting. Based on the fact that I haven't finished any birthday knitting this year, I know that I'm setting myself up for failure, but when my 10 year old niece requests "something knitted," what am I supposed to do? Obviously, cast on something for her (Ysolda Teague's Scroll Lace Scarf, above), and then add projects for the other niece, etc., etc. Yikes!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Oh, A Storm is Threat'ning

Shelter Yarn

Things feel like they are lightening up at last in these parts, enough to work just a little on the holiday. The rest? Spent taking the ferry to Churchmouse Yarns, to pick up a little Shelter. I should have done this weeks ago, I really would like a sweater's worth of either of these colors, but supplies were too low of both. That's Homemade Jam on the left, Button Jar on the right. A few of each will have to do for now (which should be fine, given that I have three sweaters in progress).

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Believe It or Not--I Finished a Ripley


Knitting on the various projects continues, but still slowly. A row on one sweater here, a row on another sweater there, and nothing on those damn Chevron mittens. I wanted a quick win, so I pulled a ball of grey Berroco Ultra Alpaca, and started Ripley on Saturday night. Worsted weight yarn on #10 needles = quick project! I used about 54 grams of yarn, which means that I should be able to get another hat out of the skein, maybe a smaller size with less slouch on top. It fits my large head, but is going in the "potential Christmas gifts" stash for the time being. It's closer than I think, I can feel it creeping up already!