I finished the finishing on the second of three items I took in for the holiday. This one was simple and easy, but it took quite a while because of the sheer size of it (50" chest). I finished the last of the tail weaving at my knitting class and then took out Dante's socks to work on them. I'm almost half way through the foot. What a difference a few extra stitches can make in the amount of time one spends working on a sock!
I've also collected more yarn. It's really yarn collecting at this stage in the game because I just don't have the time to knit it all, yet I keep bringing it in. I'm a yarn hoarder (almost). Today I picked up 3 skeins of orange Berroco Vintage for another top-down sweater for Alex. He's watching The Cat in the Hat and Nick wears an orange sweater just like the one Alex has...so he wants an orange sweater. Lets not forget the purple sweater he asked for too. I might just return the purple yarn, if he never mentions it again. I also got a fantastic colorway of Noro Silk Garden Sock which I didn't need because I have 3 balls right now that I haven't knit, plus a ball of Lang Magic Stripe in pink/red/black, a ball of Knit One Crochet Two Soxx Appeal in a variegated green for Alex's socks (Dante's getting socks, so Alex will need socks too), and a pair of size 8 Addi Turbo needles because I don't have a 24" 8 and I've been using one pretty often. Then at knitting, I scored some free green mystery yarn of undetermined yardage that I took for Alex, and some blue for myself. I needed to get a separate bag to put it all in. Oh, and did I mention the Pacman pins from Namco for the Pacman hat that Alex asked me for?? Right. I have to design a Pacman hat. This is either gonna be awesome, or it's gonna fail big time.m
Monday, December 13, 2010
The stitch motif is inspired by designs in Alice Starmore's Fair-Isle Knitting book.
at 7:49 PM
at 6:23 AM