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Friday, May 12, 2006

Knitting Projects Galore

I've been playing with my camera and knitting a lot. Carl's been busy tinkering with computers (so much so that he stayed home from work again computer is about to die and the new one isn't ready yet so we'll see how much blogging I can get in the next few days).

I got the book, Inspired Cable Knits by Fiona Ellis. Cables are one of my favorite things to do with knitting and the sweaters in this book are absolutely gorgeous. This picture was taken on the deck off of our master bedroom. It gives you a good view of our swing set. The sweater I immediately cast on for is called "Gathering Intentions".

I absolutely love how those i-cords are used to gather up the sides. The cables are interesting enough and not boring to knit. That's a plus. I'd like to have this done in time to enter it into the Lancaster County Fair (along with my Snowdrop Shawl).

This is my progress on the right hand sleeve (since Monday). I threw caution to the wind and used this as my swatch. I'm using my recycled Plymouth Encore yarn from a hoodie that I knit last year and never really liked. I had to go down 2 needle sizes to get my gauge right. Depending on how my days go, I can usually knit 10-20 rows a day on this. It's not really something I can knit on when the kids are up and around. For that, I'm knitting on the scarf for Hollie.

The color is really off in this picture. It's a light lime green. I took this one inside and used the flash so I think it must have flashed out all of the color! I'm almost done with the second skein and have one more to use. It's almost as tall as I am (not very...5'1") but the recipient is really tall so I want it to be at least as tall as her. I'm also working on my Lorna's Laces Flames socks (toe up) but I didn't get around to taking a picture of those. I'll probably be working on those a lot this weekend while Carl and Caleb are at the Father/Son campout (they leave tonight and come back tomorrow around lunch time).


  1. Janet4:55 PM

    Thanks for the picture of the yard. Good oversight from your room. The sweater looks very pretty. Good luck with it. I hope Carl and Caleb have a blast on the campout. They usually are fun.

  2. That sweater looks gorgeous -- I think I might have to buy that book. I had never heard of it before. I'm really out of touch with the latest, greatest knitting books.

    I also have to go down two needle sizes to get gauge on almost every project. I like to think of it as an indication that I hang loose and just chill when I knit.

    I have a dream that someday I will knit as fast as you do. Such a lovely strip of cable already in just one week!

  3. Anonymous9:27 PM

    I hope some day I can knit as fast as you too!
    Mom :)

  4. It's official. The computer is dead. I'm at the library right now and I don't know when I'll be able to get back---or have a working computer. Oh well. I'm getting some books while I'm here and I'm sure I'll get a lot of knitting done w/o the computer to take away my free time. Hopefully I'll see you all again soon!