Sunday, December 19, 2010

October/November/December 2010

    Finally finished the second sock, Bayerische by Eunny Jang:

    Messed up and used Size 1 after the ribbing for the second sock (first sock was all Size 0), therefore the second sock has a shorter toe so at least the length matches.  Glad to have these done, they are beautiful.   If (very big IF) I ever did these again I would do them two at a time.  The yarn is Cascade Heritage.

    Made a Multnomah, a free pattern by Hello Knitty, an enjoyable and quick knit resulting in more of a scarf than a shawl which has been gifted to my daughter.  The yarn is Zauberball.

    I like everything symmetrical even it doesn’t really matter; didn’t want to have the increases one on top of the other; and didn’t want holes on either side of the 5 center sts, so I made a few modifications to the pattern:

    Odd # Rows:
    k1, k1f&b, k to marker, k1f&b, k5, k1b&f, k to last 3 sts, k1b&f, k1, sl1wyif;
    Even # Rows:
    k1, k1f&b, k to last 3 sts, k1b&f, k1, s1wyif;
    Worked increases same as above;
    Worked across center stitches in k or p 
    (same as whatever rest of the row was);
    Worked directional inc/dec and a multiple of 17 instead of 18:
    (k2tog) 3x, yo, (k1, yo) 5x, (ssk) 3x.
    Added in a 1/2 repeat after every 9 increases....
    At start of row or following center stitches:
    k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, ssk, ssk; 
    Just before center stitches and at the end of the row: 
    k2t, k2t, k2t, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1.

    Saw this yarn:  Red Heart Shimmer at Joann's Fabrics and just had to make something the glittery fuchsia for my little girlfriend.  Found this adorable pattern:   Knit Lace Leaves for Baby by Jeannine LaRoche.  The shoes are based on Saartjes Booties.

    This week I spent a few days in NC with my almost nine months pregnant daughter and her awesome husband (he has been waiting on her hand and foot).

    Just before I left there on Thursday we paid a visit to The Salty Sheep in Swansboro, NC.

    We bought an Addi Bamboo circular and some nice yarn;  then we went to lunch and while I ate Jess was inspired to learn to knit.  When we went home she got a quick lesson in purl, yarn over, knit two together, cast on and bind off - makes me such a proud knitting mom!

    On Friday my son and his girlfriend both finished their degrees and they both did it in only 3.5 years - yay for Mike & Katie!  Mike's degree is in animation, he shows some of his work on his blog.

    Happy Holidays!

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