March of the Knitting Projects
- Yesterday we met the Norwegian Roses Cardigan from the Green Mountain Spinnery. This is knit in the Spinnery's own Mountain Mohair on US 7 circular needles.
- Toasty Toes socks. These are knit in Yarn for Sox that I found in a sale bin with contrasting cuff, heels, and toes in what I call my Canadian yarn - yarn from MacAusland's Woolen Mill on PEI.
- A hat. This is to be an adaptation of a baby hat I made with a heart in the middle, per request. I am making it in wool (brown Yarn for Sox and red Spinnery Yarn Over) rather than cotton, and I think the colors are just a tad more sophisticated than the original pink and yellow. Clearly, not far along.
- Christmas ornmaents from KnitPicks, but this is getting lower and lower on the list, as I don't think I'll have time.
- Leaf lace scarf. Pattern from an old Vogue Knitting that I copied at the library a while back. This is in a fingering weight hand-dyed cashmere/silk blend from School Products. Nicely done, only a very few brown or white spots. Beautiful to work with, but slow going on US 2s in a pattern that takes a little getting into.
- Canal du Midi socks from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road (all-time favorite sock pattern book), knit on US 1s in some Norwegian brand of 100% superwash Merino sockyarn. Delightfully soft, but a number of breaks in the yarn.
- Ene's scarf from Scarf Style- do you really need a photo of two balls of yarn and a pair of 40-in Addis still in their envelope? Depressing, isn't it?
- Pillowcase edgings in a grass-green Paton's Grace. Cute. Maybe a wedding gift.
- Staghorn cable socks in "Crazy Lady" Mountain Colors 4/8 Weavers' Wool Quarters. US3s, I think. But I'm only at the ribbing.
- A mistake stitch rib scarf in my last skein of Lion Brand Homespun. I bought oodles of this yarn when I first started knitting, discovered wool, and have been trying to use it all up. This will go in the gift stash for an unknown recipient.
- Another pair of Toasty Toes socks for me. These are the cuffs for the first attempt at my uncle's socks. Expect them to sit for a very long time.
- A cables and lace sweater from Vogue Knitting Winter'05 in Classic Elite Inca Alpaca. Most of it got frogged when I discovered some mistakes in the chart. This is the major project on tap for January. Details to follow.
- A cables and lace shell in Reynolds Saucy. Put on hold until warmer weather.