Thursday, September 20, 2007

Red Scarf 2008

For the Red Scarf Project 2008.

Pattern: mistake rib over 35 stitches
Needles: US size 9
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft, autumn red (they wanted soft and washable, so there you go!)
Finished size: 5" x 60" (Actually, it's more like 59" long, since I developed a tangle--darn slippery yarn wouldn't stay skeined--and had to cut my working yarn. I measured, found that I was only an inch short of the requirement, and decided they probably wouldn't quibble over an inch. *grin*)

I do love the mistake rib. I think I need to make one of these for myself this fall. I have some 100Purewool merino coming. Wonder what that would look like in mistake rib . . .

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

My Sweater Dilemma, and Other Knitting Tidbits

Several months ago I bought eight skeins of Cotton Ease in the pistachio colorway, thinking I'd make myself a sweater out of it this fall. (I found an insanely good deal on this yarn online--pistachio normally isn't my thing.) I've been searching for appealing sweater patterns, and I keep coming back to the Dollar and a Half Cardigan in the Spring 2007 IK. I really, really like it. But I also really, really like how it looks in the dark brown (I think grey, navy, or any other dark color would be nice too). So would this sweater look totally wrong in pistachio (light pastelly green) cotton yarn?

I also like the look of the Green Tea Raglan from that same issue, but the thought of all that seed stitch doesn't really turn me on. I have some other yarn that I'm planning to use for an EZ raglan or yoke sweater, so I don't want to knit one of those with this pistachio yarn. Any other ideas?

I have been knitting (and crocheting) quite a bit recently, but I don't seem to be making much progress. Well, at least I'm not cranking out too many FOs. Here's what I've been working on:

plain vanilla mittens in black merino

lamb softie for my little T man (I plan to add facial features and a ribbon bow), acrylic scraps

mistake rib scarf for the Red Scarf Project, Caron Simply Soft autumn red

I'm still plugging along on my denim stripe socks (working on them quite infrequently, a few rows here and a few rows there)

I recently made some crocheted play food and sent it to a mama I know on Diaper Sewing Divas as a little surprise for her little guys. My pics are awful, so I won't bore you with them, but I made the food from the Dandelion Dreamers patterns. Very, very fun! I plan to make T and the like-aged nieces and nephews sets for Christmas. I hope to have some better pics to share once I finish the Christmas gifts.

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Sunday, September 02, 2007

A Bunch of Sewing!

Here's the result of a recent burst of diaper-sewing productivity:

Medium Mile Hight Monkeys fleece cover

Two medium Fattycakes pocket fitteds with side-closing Aplix

Medium Chloe Toes pocket fitted, turned and topstitched

Medium Chloe Toes pocket fitted, turned and topstitched

Rita's Rump Pocket one-size-fits-most flannel pocket fitted

Medium Fattycakes pocket fitted

Medium Chloe Toes fitted with Aplix, and an RRP

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