Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Yarn Quiz... Hmpfh!

What kind of yarn are you?

You are Shetland Wool. You are a traditional sort who can sometimes be a little on the harsh side. Though you look delicate you are tough as nails and prone to intricacies. Despite your acerbic ways you are widely respected and even revered.
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Next TTC Knit-A-Long...

is 95% scheduled for Saturday, June 9th. We need some team co-captains for the West (starting at Village Yarns) and North Teams (PassionKnit). We're still working out the route but if you're interested (Peggy, I'm talking to you tonight) than leave me a comment. Trust me when I say you won't regret it.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Tithe is finished!


Started: November ??, 2006
Completed: April 23, 2007
Pattern: Tithe Sweater from the book Noro Unlimited by Jane Ellison
Pattern Modifications: I only had room to do 70 stitch increase for the collar instead of 72. Plus I needed more yarn than the pattern wanted.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden (8 and a bit balls)
Color: #245
Needles: US8/5mm KnitPicks Options

It's been a long time since I finished anything of great significance.

Remember when I made that post in early December about the long list of knitting things I have on the go? Well at that time I had just started Tithe. Early February is when I finished something last and that was a pair of baby booties that took me just a few hours. (Plus they weren't even on the list!) For the last few (or six) months I haven't had the focus I've needed to get anything completed in the knit department.

Looking at that December list there are two things I did finish but didn't photograph or mention for that matter. So I guess I will mention them now. The Kitty Hat and Lé Slouch. Those are both completed. But that's it!

Out of that long list I plan to finish the Huggable Toy Bear next. I've also cast on for three new projects. One that involves that Manos (or fake Manos) I acquired. Another involves 10 skeins of Suss Twisted. The third involves a little charity knittinig. I'm doing a Clapotis scarf for the DKC's Knitting For the Cure. The yarn was donated by Patons and its called Impressions and it's hand dyed in an interesting shade of pink. Not my favorite yarn to knit with but I think it will be lovely once it's completed and Soaked.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tithe Pieces Parts

I have completed all the parts for Tithe. Now I need to weave in the ends, give it a little Soak and then sew it up. Maybe I can wear it once or twice before it gets too warm out. Whee!

Monday, April 16, 2007

I got stuff...

I acquired a few things over the week and I thought I would share. On Thursday, I got 6 skeins of mystery wool for $10. I think I figured out what the mystery wool is, buuuuuuut I'm not sure if I'm correct. I think it Manos del Uruguay. Seriously. The gauge is right. And looking at it seems to match colourway #102. If I am correct, I totally scored! If I'm not right than I still scored but just not totally. I did just buy a "Manos Jacket" pattern at Alterknit yesterday that I think will work perfectly whether or not it is Manos.

Friday my Knit Picks order came. I finally took the plunge and bought a ball winder. Why I waited so long, I don't know. And I bought some of their Options sock size circular needles. Not as exciting as the mystery yarn, but pretty cool none-the-less.

The best news of the week is that I'm in the home stretch of Tithe. I'm on the final piece - the left front. Thanks to all the knitting I accomplished yesterday with friends, coffee, chocolate cake and waffles I was able to begin the decrease for the armpit last night. My sweater will be ready just in time for Spring!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I was on tee-vee!

Amy Singer was invited onto Breakfast Television today and I got up at 5:10am so I could be one of her models. Rachel H, Julia and myself strutted our stuff while Amy spoke eloquently of the many alternatives to wool.


Once again, Amy totally rocked the house. You can even see for yourself.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Anise in her booties!

I knit angora booties for a friend's baby. When I got back from vacation I had the below picture waiting for me in my inbox. Awwwww!