Friday, June 27, 2008

A Finished Object! Hurrah! (Pay no attention to the UFOs behind that curtain...)

by Kathleen

I got possessed. That's the only way I can explain it. I had a yarn that was lovely and squishy and fun and a pattern that was crying out to be made in it... so for a week this is all I did.

Presenting...
Twinings by Anne Hanson (highly modified to be a scarf in worsted weight rather than a shawl in lace)
Everyone may now go "whoaah duuude" at the awesomeness that is my grafting.
I tried to get what Anne calls the "money shot" and show you the full view, but we couldn't get high enough or far enough away to get the full length in.
The yarn is Crystal Palace Merino5. It is soft and sproingy and was a joy to work with.
I loved the pattern. It's lace patterning on both sides and takes some concentration... and I may not have felt as smug if I was working in the suggested laceweight with 11 pattern repeats (instead of worsted with 2). But I wasn't. So I am.

I'm challenging myself with another of her patterns Cluaranach in Malabrigo laceweight. I'm just finished with the first pattern section and am on to the middle.

It's slow going as it takes some real quiet, no interruptions, concentration time... and that's hard to come by. But so far I'm liking it. A lot.


I also started some socks...

I had some fun yarn from an Internet yarn dyer that I wanted to make into CookieA's Mingus (part of my Scavenger SWAP package). So I cast on...
And couldn't find the dang pattern! I know had it somewhere... but I looked through assorted piles and no go.
So... I had some Colinette Jitterbug I got as a gift from a lovely sister (or did I pay you for that C?) and I had designed a sock pattern with cable and leaf lace patterns. Cast on and...
Oh, come on! Two? How could they both disappear? They were just here, together, on the table... snuggled up close.... Waitaminnit... what if my sock patterns have eloped!?
So. Third times a charm. Sereknity's Can Do (wool and Bamboo blend) in a Charlene Schurch pattern called Cable Rib.



Oh. And no worries y'all about the missing patterns. Though I was rather hoping that I would have lots of cute little baby sock patterns as a result of their weekend away, I found them later. They were hiding right where I had put them. In another knitting bag.
Sneaky little rascals.



Final purty purty shot...





ETA: Oh no! I can't believe I forgot two whole other finished objects!!

Charlene Schurch's Garter Rib pattern socks in Handmaiden Casbah (bought at On the Lamb, my LYS)
The Tipsy Cable square from the Great American Afghan. Made from unknown yarn (donated by Claudia Handpaint) for an afghan being raffled off to support a local Art's center by my LYS.

11 comments:

Marcia said...

Dang! You're just churning out projects left and right! You're making the rest of us look bad...

Mom said...

Wow and double wow! That many Finished Objects is amazing, and your scarf is beautiful.

Julie said...

Maybe I should be knitting Twinings in worsted weight. Perhaps then I could hang on to the stitches! Yours is lovely as are the rest of your projects!

Crystal Palace Yarns said...

Your Merino 5 "Twinings" is gorgeous!
We love seeing our yarn used in different ways!

Susan at CPY

Gigi said...

Ooooooo, your twinings is beautiful (and no I didn't notice any WIPs...).

anne said...

oooh, very pretty indeed!

drlaura said...

wow! your scarf is sooooooooooo gorgeous!
i'm drlaura "sock/blog guru" for crystal palace yarns- and we'd love to post your pics on our blog CPYsocksandmore
and link to you.
also, your colors are perfect for the may/june/july color contest too -
[random drawing for prizes of yarn or books or knit mags- for pics of anything knit with Crystal Palace yarns in the month's colors

drlauraAsirius@gmail.com

Kadiddly said...

Very pretty! Great job - I love the colors and pattern together!

Teyani said...

your twinings is awesome!

gaylen said...

I love that scarf! It is wonderful! And the socks - can't wait to see them :) Glad you found the pattern, sorry about the lack of baby sock patterns though. g

Jersey said...

the scarf is absolutely gorgeous.

What size needles did you use with the merino 5 to get such beautiful lace effect?