Monday, January 28, 2008

Knitting update (a day late)

So as I promised yesterday, I will give a knitting update (feel free to skip over any of the details/pictures if this sort of topic makes your eyes glaze over!).

From the last week or two I will start with a missing (to be gifted) dishcloth, another missing (in use) dishcloth,

and move onto my standard ball band dishcloth

(with a close-up just because I love these colors).


Moving on, we have face cloths for Posies and Lemon drops. (There is another one on the needles and almost finished.) Then I finished up last week with a missing (also to be gifted) scarf and headed into the weekend knitting.

Just as promised, Fetching can be done in a weekend, or less. (I started Saturday around noon.) Instead of using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, I used Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran. I used two skeins since it has less yardage (and is a slightly larger yarn). Well, and because I couldn't remember which one it called for when I was at the LYS and the proprietor didn't know what pattern I was talking about. What is up with that?
I used the same size needles but made seven rounds on the thumb as I wanted it a little longer. I wasn't sure who these were for when I started them, but part way into the first one, I knew they were for me. (However, I did use a hand model for the photo shoot.)

After finishing those up, I moved onto starting this hat on Sunday afternoon.
I am using this yarn
in Bijou Blue.

In today's mail I got this really cute bookmark from Kathleen, who had gotten my
Zippery Wonder this summer. Well, I think it awesome because it is a pig.I always wanted a pet pig....

I also worked on my Giotto socks this weekend. They have been languishing for awhile . I had realized when it came time to do the lace section I had knit too many rows down from the cuff and had set it aside to make room for finishing up The Scarf. So the sock is all fixed and back on track.

Well there you have it, most of my knitting for the last couple of weeks. Tomorrow starts really early, we have to check in at the vet at 7:30 for surgery. Someone has reached that age in life. I am sure she will have something to say about her lack of food when she realizes I am going to bed.


bruce said...

I remember you wanted a pig with racing stripes. You did however, get a kitty (David).

Anonymous said...

Tell her not to miss those girly parts for too long. They're nothing but trouble. lol Hope the sugery goes well!

Your Dishcloth Pal

Cass said...

Ooooo that blue hat is the nicest color! And I must knit myself some Fetchings. Yours look great.
Good luck to Ms. Obriel!

Anonymous said...

hmmm.... wonder what LYS you were at. I'm totally not suprised. Everything looks great! I, too, have started on yet another Koolhaas in Malabrigo. See you tomorrow!

Jane Doe Jenn said...

Thanks for the link for the Fetchings - I have wanted to learn how to cable, and that looks like a great little project to try it out on. And I love the photos you post! It's great to see pictures of the things you are knitting. And those animals are so adorable!