Wednesday, January 27, 2010

still knittin' the pond scum

I'm nearly done with the body of the sweater, then it'll just be the sleeves and the collar.  Still in love with the yarn, but maybe just a wee bit ready to be done with it...  Mainly just because there is so much I want to knit that I just want to start new projects every day.

In the meantime, enjoy a picture of the sweater in progress on Frankie on my lap:

 She seems to find it comfy.

And just because, how cute is this cat??? With the whiskers? And the paw?  C'mon!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cardigan Update

I've knit down past the armpits on my Gooseberry Cardigan.  Loving it so far, though it has been kind of slow going, between work and getting a bit sick this weekend.  But the yarn!  Oh, so soft.  And the color is so deliciously acidic.  So from here it's onward to waist shaping, then sleeves, then collar and buttonhole band. 

Also started up a scarf briefly while waiting for the arrival of needles from Knit Picks for the sweater.  It's the Destroyed Cowl, knit in Sundara Aran Silky Merino.  Only a start, but I figure it'll be a good purse knit when the sweater gets too big to carry around all the time...

So, no new FOs, but I'm working on it.  And happy.

Monday, January 11, 2010

FO #3

I am a knitting machine this year, no?
Latest project completed:
Pattern: Sunday Swing Socks
Yarn: STR Lightweight, colorway Plankton Ooze.
Yardage: 350
(another bad picture, but someday I'll post a good one, I swear.)

Might be a while before my next finished object, though, because I'm about to cast on for a sweater!  The Gooseberry Cardigan from Interweave Knits Weekend, in BMFA BFL Sport, in possibly my favorite color ever, Pond Scum.  Eee!  So excited to make this.

I might also get another sock going for a purse knit for work, etc.  And then next month there's the Ravelympics, and I've joined the BMFA team, so there'll be some sort of project for that.  Possibly some fair isle mittens?

FOs: 3
Yards knit: 850

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Finished Object #2

Less than a week into the year and already another FO! Truth be told, I cast this on Dec 31, but hey - I finished it in January, so it goes in this year's tally. This is the year of being productive. There, I've decreed it.

Pattern: Simple Things Shawlette by Mary Heather Cogar
Yarn: Socks That Rock lightweight, colorway Loch Ness
Yardage: about 350
(Terrible picture until it finishes blocking and I can take a proper one.)

I've got another project in STR lightweight on the needles right now, and I'm wondering why I ever knit with anything else. It's the perfect fingering weight yarn - just the right amount of twist, good yardage, soft as can be, and durable as heck. And that's saying nothing of the colors. Oh, the colors. Must keep all this in mind when I'm tempted to buy other sock yarn...

So the year-to-date totals:
Finished Objects: 2
Yards knit: 500

Friday, January 1, 2010

First Finished Object of 2010

For now, I think this is as good a place as any to keep track of my year's knitting.

FO#1: Claudia Hat for Kevin, made in Tosh Worsted, Fig, which I bought from Eat Sleep Knit, who have a really remarkable selection of Madeline Tosh yarns and pretty much the fastest shipping you can imagine...
Yardage: 150