So, here’s an FO post for the month of January! I’m so excited that I got so much done!
First, the gloves for my mom. I spun the yarn (Cloverleaf Farms BFL) and then knit her these mittens for her birthday, which were mailed out this afternoon. Here’s a dorky picture of me wearing them:
Next is a scarf I crocheted for my friend Nidhi, whose birthday was last week. Yes, I do crochet! It’s a common misconception that I’m knit-only. These are a Tunisian pattern called Tunisian Resolution Scarf. I made it out of almost an entire skein of Malabrigo Sock, double stranded. It ended up being kind of short for a scarf (about 3.5 feet), but Nidhi is short and I’m sure she won’t mind.
Right now, I’m working on sewing up my Apres Surf sweater. I’ve got one sleeve done, and when I tried it on in front of my friends, they were so excited to see it come together! It’s nice to have friendly cheerleaders when you’re facing the daunting task of seaming a sweater. Here’s what it looks like right now:
Hopefully, it will be done by tomorrow (and it definitely will if we get this supposed snow storm and classes get cancelled…one can only hope!)
My mom’s at it again! She writes up crochet patterns faster than I can knit! Here’s another one of her patterns, for sale on Ravelry:
The Kitty Scarf
If you love your cat, don’t you want to commemorate it by crocheting a scarf so you can bring your cat wherever you go? And the pattern is easily to personalize, so you can crochet a scarf that looks just like your own kitty! The pattern is detailed and includes a graph for the colorwork.
I’ll write more on what I’ve been working on later in the week!
I just got back to Vassar after Spring Break, and the first thing I did was organize/unload some of my yarn. I also almost immediately picked up my Sock Yarn Blankie to do another miter square. Oh, how I love miters! And two weeks without them made me really sad (also because I got one of my swap packages at home, so I had all these lovely scraps but the blankie was at school, so I couldn’t knit them into it). I have at least two more swap packages waiting here for me, and a nice Raveler sent me four little balls of yarn that she didn’t want. So I got those today, which made me happy. There’s something really endearing about little balls of sock yarn, but I can’t quite explain why.
I’m almost done with my first Coriolis sock, but I have no picture to show for it. I was also working diligently on my Under the Sea socks from the Loopy Ewe sock club, but my Kollage square circular needle broke! I’m going to email them to see if I can get a replacement (this is my first time using them, and I’m usually not too hard on my needles-I’ve never broken a circular before).
But never fear, I do have a Finished Object to show you. Here’s my Clapotini, sported my my mom and blocking out on the floor:
Cast on: March 3, 2009
Cast off: March 16, 2009
Yarn: TJT Unraveled Yarn in Panera (specially dyed for us!)
Needles: US size 5 straights
Mods: Made it less repeats to make a scarf-sized version.
My mom loves her new scarf, although she did forget to wear it to our knitting group-but she’s worn it everywhere else! I liked making it, and would definitely do the pattern again in a little while (but maybe just another scarf version, because the full version is daunting).
Being home is very conducive to my knitting. I’ve gotten so much done that the pictures I took yesterday are completely outdated. Here’s my progress:
I’m about 2 feet into this and I’ve only been knitting it for less than a week. Since scarves should generally be the same length as the owner’s height, and I’m making it for my mom, I’ve only got about 3 feet left to go. This weekend we’re doing a car trip to DC, so it should be done after that!
I haven’t worked on this in a couple days, but it’s still moving fast. But then again, right now it’s just a stockinette sock. I love the colors (the picture is a bit untrue to the actual colors, so when there’s better light I’ll take a nicer one).
Entrelac Dream Socks:
I’ve already started the heel flap on these. I’m not sure how much yarn I’ll have left for sock number two, and my scale is at school, so I’m being safe and giving them a short leg (about 4 inches). I’m going to feel pretty stupid when I have a lot of yarn left over, but better safe than sorry.
If I finish all of these projects by Spring Break, I’ll be super happy! Also I can get started on my Loopy Ewe sock club sock, which is gorgeous (I can’t stop touching the yarn. Really. It’s getting a bit creepy.), but I’m being good and holding my startitis at bay for now (also I’m dreading winding the yarn without my swift, which is locked in my dorm room).
And tomorrow I might break my yarn diet…but we won’t talk about that for now.
I don’t have any pictures to show (I’m lazy, and it’s midterms week) but I’ll update you on my progress anyway. I’ve started working on a new pair of socks (Coriolis, raveled here with no pictures yet) and a scarf-sized Clapotis (raveled here, but no pictures yet either) out of the Panera colored yarn from our Staten Island Knitters holiday part grab bag. I’m really liking both projects. I’m also still working on my Entrelove socks, which have been renamed Entrelac Dream Socks, because I’m using the name Entrelove for the crocheted wrap my mom and I designed. And I’ve also been working on my Sock Yarn Blankie as well as some charity projects with leftovers.
Tomorrow I leave Vassar for spring break, and I have a feeling that while I’m at home, I’ll break my yarn diet hardcore. There are some projects I want to buy the yarn for/I’m really needing a yarn fix right about now. Also, my first installment of The Loopy Ewe Sock Club is en route to my house. How exciting! And I’ll be heading down to DC for a weekend, so there will definitely be some LYS perusing during that trip. I just can’t help myself! But I’ve been very good with using up stash, so I feel like I deserve a little reward!