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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Progress Report

1) Clapotis - photo on the blog This is still languishing.
2) Judy’s scarf – this is for the holidays and must be finished with
posting time. Finis! And a second one made for my niece who has a mysterious brain tumour of unknown cause/origin. We thought it could give her little hugs while she waits for various tests.
3) Buttonhole bag – bottom finished but sigh, no washer even if I get it knit Haven't even touched, no washer.
4) Grey spiral socks that shall have afterthought heels and deep purple
toes, they are for me and so low on the list.Yeah, for me. Still at bottom of list
5) Socks for the Adored One – leg of one started. Trying the 2 circular needle
method and remembering why I bought the stuff, did it for a while (2 years
ago) and stopped. But used it as an excuse to buy new KnitPicks needles
and waiting for the post to deliver them. Still hate the method. But the socks are finished, and his sweater is 40% done. What do you mean there was no sweater on the original list? Hmmn, oh look Caribou Coffee!
6) Side to side cardigan. For me, but the yarn may become something
more flattering. Not loving it. But I finished something from my Schaeffer trip.
7) Does it count as on the needles if you got to within 3 inches of finishing,
ran out of yarn and unraveled it? I think so, because it was expensive
SeaSilk and stares accusingly at me from the coat closet. I put something over the top of this so I don't see it. : )

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Clean up in the lists.......

Hi, I took out a lot of the completed projects and only left the two most recent ones in. However, new things seem to creep into the list in rather alarming frequency. Well, housework can wait!

1. Print O'The Wave Shawl from Eunny, in Kidsilk Haze, mossy green.

2. A Cardigan for my stepfather for Christmas, Filati Magazine Special Men, Model number 35, the Material is Lana Grossa Pulcino (discontinued) in chocolate brown.

3. A sweater for my brother for Christmas, Filati Magazine Special Men, Model number 12/2. The original yarn called for is Lana Grossa Numero Uno Tweed. I have changed it to Cool Wool Big (100% Merino), since I made him a sweater in the Tweed a couple of years ago.

4. Sunrise Circle Jacket in Alpaca Sport, 100% Alpaca. The color is a dark aubergine. This one is for me. All pieces finished. Needs blocking, sewing together.

5. Ruffles Scarf (Amanda Blair Brown) out of Scarf Style, in Lana Grossa Cool Wool 2000 print, color 725. This one is for Cathy for Christmas. So far, about 42" are knit.

6. Berlin Bag (original design from me). 100% Wool from Dyed in the Wool in England, in cream and tan, aran weight. This one is for me. I just need to finish the handles and then felt it and insert the lining. Oh... and publish the pattern for sale!

7. Shedir ( Breastcancer awareness special edition) out of Lana Grossa Numero Uno Tweed, left over from the sweater I made for my brother two years ago. (Stashbusting!) Half done.

8. Simply Knitted Bodice, out of Lana Grossa Tusshena, 45% Kid Mohair, 55% Tussah Silk, in bronze.

9. Jaywalkers, Gedifra Fashion Trend Sportivo. Done

10. Bayerische (Eunny) started and frogged, didn't get gauge, ordered 2mm DPN's to try again

11. Gentlemen's Shooting Socks for the love of my life, in Walnut colorway, 100% Merino from Spindlecatstudios at, sock 1 about halfway to the heel.

12. Chuck's Cabled Socks from Eunny, in denim blue for background and light grey for the cables, sock 1 about halfway to the heel.

13. Conwy Socks from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road, in Nightsky colorway, 100% Merino from vieuxrouet at One sock finished, the second is at the heel.

14. Traveler's Stockings from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road in Divine colorway, 100% Merino from Handspunanddyedtoo at Done

Future projects: The "Deep V Argyle Vest" from Eunny, RPM socks, Argyle Socks, Twisted Cable Socks from the new Knitty. Now to finish my stepdad's Cardigan. After that it's the Print of the Wave scarf to be finished. My brother's sweater is at the office with me and growing by about a 50gm skein every day. I just might make it by Christmas. As always, the socks will just run alongside everything, LOL