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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Knitting Update

It's about time I post about some of my knitting, don't you think?

1. Drunken Argyle for Carl. The back is finished. You can see how far along I am in the front. I believe I'll have this completed in time for the county and state fairs. Some things I'm loving about this: Addi Turbos (my first pair!) and my Knit Picks chart keeper. I don't know what I'd do with out those.

2. Marnie cardigan from Hot Knits.

I haven't worked on this for a while. I've got the back and both fronts finished. I'm working on the first sleeve at the moment. Here is a close up of the texture. I really like the all over small cables. The pattern calls for them all to twist the same way but I decided to alternate the twists on each row. I am planning on entering this in the county and state fairs as well.

3. Mountain Peaks Shawl.

This shawl is taking me a while to get into. It has a pattern on both the knit and purl sides so it isn't something that I've been able to memorize. This means that there is only a limited time during the day that I can work on this shawl (no kids or other distractions) and when I do have the time, this isn't at the top of my list. I have no doubt it is going to be fabulous and will make one of my blog readers very happy to receive it...I just don't know if it will be this year or the next.

4. State Fair Socks aka Game Day Socks.

This is the pattern I finally decided on for my State Fair sock entry. I have a lot to live up to since my socks from last year took top prize. It is a stranded pattern so I'm not going any more than 2 stitches before I twist the yarn so I don't have strands big enough for toes to get stuck in. Here's a look at the inside of the sock.

I am really enjoying working with this yarn. It's from Nebraska! I'm using Brown Sheep's Wildfoote in blue blood red and vanilla. This is the second time I've used Wildfoote.

And, just because I have enough to knit to keep me busy for a LONG time doesn't mean I'm not thinking about future projects.

My Charmed Knits book arrived and these are just a few of the things I'm putting on my list. I don't know if you can see the clock blanket picture all that well but it is based on the Weasley's clock. The arrow is pointed to Home. It lists work, mortal peril, etc... Cute stuff.


  1. Yeah, knitting.
    I love the socks. I haven't even thought of trying socks yet!
    And the sweaters are awesome. I always thought that the Knit Picks chart keeper looked like a great idea but for that sweater, it has to be a must.
    I am impressed.
    Just a few posts ago you wrote about your husband and his accomplishments...well, you are a fabulous knitter!

  2. Okay, I love all of this stuff you are working on! I have never knitted, but this totally inspires me. Perhaps I will have to take up a new hobby. (I'll just need to find the time and space. A tall order.) I especially LUV the Ron Weasley sweater. Too cute!

  3. Lauren9:22 PM

    The Weasley's clock is AWESOME! You definitely have to make that! And I LOVE the socks you're working on... I was kind of mesmerized by watching you work on them last Saturday... not in a weird kind way... in an OH WOW you're so talented kind of way! :)

  4. Sorry I am not commenting on your knitting, but I LOVE your cute paisley bag! SO cute! I am telling you, I am totally on a paisely kick these days. Love it!

  5. In a word: "WOW!"

  6. Wait, did you LOOK at the dude wearing the the drunken argyle sweater that you linked to on

    And then the accompanying text

    "This one should keep him cool on the links or warm in his air-conditioned office and hot in all the right ways."

    Poor Carl. No wonder he made you get the minivan, subconsciously it was revenge.

  7. Gayla--for real, you crack me up.

    He picked out the pattern all by himself. I wanted to make him this:

    Kerry-the paisley bag was a gift from my Sockret Pal and I LOVE IT!

  8. Gayla6:08 PM

    Yup, that is better than drunken argyle. Not much, but better.

    welllll...ok, I lied. I'll have to give you credit (begrudgingly, because of the argyle) for not making a knitted Trekkie costume.

  9. Love the socks! I would definitely award them top prize, regardless of the competition. I'm going to buy some of that sock yarn -- it looks like it would be quite cuddly against the toes.

    THANK YOU for the card set! It just arrived and I love it. The browns and blues are one of my favorite color combinations -- it will be hard to give them away to other people. I should write something about that for you to put as a testimonial on your website -- the cards are so cute that I can't bear to give them away. On the other hard, that sort of defeats the purpose of having greeting cards, so maybe it's not a great selling point after all :-)

  10. Anne--I'm glad you like them. I thought you might like the blue/brown combo more than the rose/brown. How about this? You send those cards out! Use them well. I can always make you more!