Chronicles of Knitterly Misadventures


The first FO of 2009
February 18, 2009, 4:19 pm
Filed under: fo, for mom, lace, Wisp | Tags: , , ,

For Mom’s birthday gift this year. I also want to bake her some lemon poppy-seed cookies, but I have no idea how well they would fare in the mail, so I guess that can wait until she and Dad come to visit. I knit her a red Swallowtail shawl last year, but she left it behind somewhere. I’ve decided since that I don’t mind if I have to knit her a new scarf every birthday and every Christmas; mothers should be kept warm!

This was a quick knit; the Kidsilk Haze was a little fiddly at first simply because it’d been so very long since I knit with lace weight, but the pattern was ridiculously easy to memorize. I find some weird gratification in knitting repeats like this, when I can watch the scarf grow and know that I have a finite number to go. I could knit lace forever and ever and ever and ever. Knitting with the Kidsilk Haze was, like I always say, like stringing wisps of cloud through your fingers. I’ll wait and see how well the scarf wears, as the yarn seems awfully fragile.



Hello, stranger
February 11, 2009, 12:03 pm
Filed under: Acer Cardigan, Cardigan, Estes Vest, Uncategorized, Vest, wip | Tags: ,

It’s been a while. Let’s play catch up:

The above are, respectively, the Estes Vest from last fall’s issue of Interweave Knits (such a cruel, cruel trick time plays when something that happened nary four months ago is “last year”), and the Acer cardigan, designed by the singularly talented Kristin Kapur of Through the Loops.

Estes, as you can see, is currently going through her second blocking and awaiting the last and final I-Cord, whereas Acer, not so obviously, is awaiting her last row of garter stitch and bind off on her body and a shiny set of sleeves. More to come sooner rather than later, I promise!