Thursday, September 28, 2006


This is something I've been working on for ... 3 years? 4 years? It's the front and back pieces of a great red sweater, and a little bit of sleeve. I've frogged it a few times, and started it, gotten lost (Rebecca seems to have a weird selvage stitch thing). But I am bound and determined to finish this thing by the end of the year. So I can wear it before it goes out of style. Following is the picture of what it's supposed to look like when it's finished.

Actually, the picture appears to be sideways. It's the red # 25 sweater next to the cute guy in #24.

It is called Red Tweed Sweater, from Rebeca #24.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Adventures in Knitting

So it HAS been quite some time since I've posted (pictures coming soon). I finished a sparkly, hairy purplish/silver/olive green scarf in Austermann's Metropolis. Yes! Almost done with the pretty fair isle scarf...which I mentioned some time ago. But...there's a slight problem.

I ran out of yarn. Daaamn. The pattern called for 2 skeins of some sort of worsted weight yarn, and I was convinced I had enough...then I took a guess and thought...well, if I stop right here, I will absolutely have enough yarn to finish. Umm. No. At least I got to finish most of the pattern, but the remaining 2 inches or so will be unknit. Unless someone has that perfect shade of Classic Elite Devon Canturbury Lime (I think that is what it's called--it's a lovely greenish color).

Also on needles: a ruffly scarf out of rainbow colored mohair, the same gorgeous red sweater I have been knitting, for, I don't know...4 years...a turquoise blue sweater (pattern in Stitch n Bitch Nation)--the one with the felted flower, a short row scarf, and an entrelac scarf. Also on a Tunisian crochet hook--a square for a baby blanket. I promise I will take pictures.

Not to mention that my SnB group wants to do a knit-a-long, which I am sorely tempted to do, and absolutely terrified that I'll get myself tangled up in cables. I like cables, but I've never knit that many on one single item. Or two, seeing as it's a pair of socks.