Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lace knitting? I have no idea what you're talking about.

So, another Knit-Along has started. Did I join the first week? Oh, yeah. Did I swatch for it? Yeah.

Did I already finish the first clue? Yep.

Did I bother to finish up any other lace projects? Well, yes:

and no:

Spring Shawl Surprise Clue 11 (only one more to go until it's done!)

But there was progress on another front:

The Dem Fischer sin Fru KAL has finished, but I'm still plodding along. There's another shawl KAL designed by Moni (link to her Ravelry page) that I'll be starting shortly since my yarn arrived today:

Moni also has the Slow-Bee Mystery KAL that will start this summer. Am I knitting that, too? Heh. Do I need to answer?

Hey, what's this doing here? It's not's...a clog.

I guess I must be needing to work with thicker yarn and bigger needles for some reason. Go figure.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Catching up

I've been able to catch up on two KALs: SOTSii and Spring Shawl Surprise.

Secret of the Stole ii has released its last pattern section. I'm happy that I was able to finish

Hint 7 and Hint 8.

Hint 7 done

Hint 8 done

Spring Shawl Surprise is getting very close to its end. I knit like crazy this week and finished Clue 9 and Clue 10.

Clue 9 finished

Clue 10 finished

I haven't done any work on Dem Fischer sin Fru and only minimal progress on the Tailored Cardigan.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Cardigan and again and again

I've done a bit o' work on the cardi since that little swatch last month. I wish I could capture the color of the yarn (Knit Picks Telemark in Cilantro Heather). It's a lovely earthy green with other colors heathered into it.

It's so relaxing to work on this compared to knitting lace from charts. Just knitting and purling and staying aware of the increases and decreases for the waist shaping.

Here's the progress so far:

1. 2.
3. 4.
5. 6.
#6 is the start to the left and right fronts. I've made it up past the first buttonhole since that last photo was taken, but haven't documented it. Ah, well. Soon, soon.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Long time, no see

Well, my good intention of posting at least once a week flew right out the window. It happens. I guess I could aim for once a month? I've been busy. Knitting and other.

I've made some heavy progress on many projects.

Here's what I've done since my last post on Secret of the Stole ii:
Hint 4

Hint 5

Hint 6

Here's what's been completed on Spring Shawl Surprise:

Clue 6

Clue 8

Notice how I completely skipped over Clue 7? I forgot to take pics when I finished it. :(

And here is some slow progress on Dem Fischer sin Fru:

Clue 1

Clue 2

Clue 3

Also in the mix is my Sock Knitters Pentathlon. This Knit-a-long kicked off March 1st; the pattern was released at Midnight EST and I was able to download it and cast on right away. I was not, however anywhere near close to winning the gold (or the silver, or the bronze) as the first finisher was done with BOTH socks in under 9 hours! I did finish in a good time for my own records...March 5th at 2 PM. I included the time it took to weave in the ends (not because I'm that persnickety, but because I didn't look at the clock until I had tried both socks on).

I used Knit Picks Gloss in "Pumpkin" on 2.25mm double pointed needles (2 sets so I could knit both socks at the same time).

I promised in my last post a photo of some acquired stash. For your viewing pleasure:

This is my half of an order from Astrid's Dutch Obsessions that I split with a friend.

Next time I'll post some progress photos of the Tailored Cardigan from Garn Studio/Drops Designs.