Yes, I have another finished object to share with you! This one I finished right before Rhinebeck so some people have seen it in person.
I love this knit. I mean Love.
I wear it almost all the time – it’s been super cold here in the Northeast and the wood stove isn’t doing a very good job keeping up with our 200 year old windows (my old farmhouse still has the original handmade glass in the living room) so lately when I’m on the couch, I’m wearing this.
It keeps my neck and shoulders cozy warm.
It helps that the yarn was dyed by two good friends – and that it has cashmere in it ;o)
Pattern: Color Affection by Veera Välimäki
Needle: Knit Picks interchangeables – but I don’t remember the size! I want to say 6?
Time to Knit: 4 months!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are now having a happy new year!
I actually have an FO to show you – I cast on Trillian right after Christmas and finished it just this week. I have one mod (heavier yarn) but mostly I knit it true to pattern.
It was such a simple knit and, since I knit it with worsted weight instead of fingering, it felt like it grew super fast!
I picked up this Madeline Tosh Vintage in Flashdance while on a trip to Webs with friends last February. I didn’t really have a plan for it, but I knew I wanted something shawl or cowl-like.
Since I have crazy curls, I can’t wear a cowl unless it has buttons. Pulling them over my hair makes everything frizzy and terrible so I avoid that at all costs.
I’d much rather have a nice little shawlette to wrap around my neck so I went with this pattern. It flew off my needles and now I have a nice squishy neckwarmer for the winter!
Pattern: Trillian by Martina Behm
Yarn: Madeline Tosh Vintage in Flashdance (worsted weight – pattern calls for fingering), 2 skeins
Needles: Size 8 Knitpicks Interchangeable tips paired with a Knitters Pride cable
Time to Knit: 3 weeks
I finally finished the pair of travel socks I’ve been working on for the past 2ish years! I even had them while on our honeymoon in Niagara Falls – see:
and now they’re done!
Pattern Name: No name, just toe-up socks with a short-row heel
Yarn: Handspun by me – it started as Spunky Eclectic fiber. Rolling Hills colorway, I think? Possibly BFL?
Needle Size: Size 1 Knitpicks Circs
Time Knit: Started in 2010, finished October 14, 2012
I’ll be wearing these at Rhinebeck along with my Effortless! (uh oh I need photos of that, too)
yep, I participated. You probably don’t know this because I was so crazy busy I never blogged about it. /sigh
So first, Tour de Fleece – I started out with my usual plan, SPIN ALL THE SPUNKY CLUB THINGS!
I pulled out all the club fiber from the Bin of
R’s iPhone is included for scale. This, btw is what 6 pounds of fiber looks like.
Once I took a look at the pile and then looked at my sewing schedule, I realized that there was no way, so I lowered my expectations and decided to just get 4oz spun and plied over the course of the TdF. I chose my fiber:
..and forgot to take a photo of it while it was still fluff. Oops! I do have an early bobbin photo:
Superwash BFL in the colorway “ooh la la tro-pi-cal”
I ripped strips from the prepared roving so there were shorter repeats of the color sequence, here is the bobbin with all the singles done:
I chain-plied it to preserve the color sequence:
and it came out gorgeous, IMHO:
I cast on socks during the opening ceremony:
and managed to finish them almost the minute we arrived in Indiana for Pyro convention! Here is a collage of the knitting:
I LOVE these socks! They’re so squishy! I’m so very happy that I managed to actually finish something during TDF AND the Olympics (and technically, Summer of Socks although I didn’t officially participate) this year!