Chronicles of Knitterly Misadventures

The first FO of 2009
February 18, 2009, 4:19 pm
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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.


First post!

How that distinguishes this from any other post is beyond me. This winter I’ve been juggling the High Neck Cable sweater from Blue Sky Alpacas and the Mrs. Darcy cardigan by Mary Victoria. I made the personal vow to finish anything I started, so I picked up Mrs. D again last night and finished attaching and weaving in the ends of the first sleeve. I swear I remember finishing the second, but I can’t find it anywhere, so now I’m trudging through the first 36 rows of twisted rib. Again.

Here it is one armed, and begging me for a third blocking:

I’m using Rowan’s Yorkshire Aran Tweed in a deep purply plum color. It knits up into a beautiful fabric, but it drives me crazy how extreme the thick-thinness of the yarn is, and it doesn’t feel particularly sturdy. The buttons are also from Rowan- I don’t know the exact serial # anymore, but they’re gold filigree from Jimmy Beans Wool. They look nice, but they’re too small for the buttonholes, so I may need to get a second set when I acquire the shell buttons I need for the two Salinas that have been sitting in my closet.

Next time:

  1. A  finished Mrs. D.
  2. Progress shots of High Neck Cable, v. Frosty
  3. Progress shots of Central Park Hoodie, v. Blizzard

Stay tuned!