Thursday, February 25, 2010

FO: Felted Cloche

I've been wanting to make a cloche for awhile, and finally settled on the St. Vincent cloche. I picked out some nice purples, and went for it- plus, it was a nice, easy stockinette to knit when I didn't really want to pay attention.

This is it before felting:

And after felting:

Unfortunately, it's a bit tight- I managed to felt it a bit too much! Nevertheless, I am determined to wear it.

Pattern: St. Vincent's Cloche
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool
Mods: None (that I remember)
Verdict: It's a great pattern, and a cute hat- I just wish that I hadn't overfelted it!

USPS Tracking

I love the way that when you order something, you can get a tracking number that allows you to track your package's progress through the USPS tracking page. However, it can be problematic- I ordered yarn for a project I really want to make, and I have been obsessively refreshing the tracking page every 30 minutes....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Snowmaggedon Sweater (And Other Knits)

I've been working on getting the Hey, Teach cardigan going- I figure that, by the time I finish it, it will be the proper weather for it anyway. I'm calling it my Snowmaggedon Sweater since such a large portion of it was knit during these last two snowstorms.

I'm making the size XS. I started with the small, but it was looking huge! For some reason, I keep messing up and getting the wrong number of stitches when I'm working the lace, and have to keep ripping back- it's incredibly frustrating.

I'm also working on a pair of socks for my mother's birthday. Like me, her feet are always freezing, so I thought a pair of wool socks would fit the bill perfectly. However, she almost only wears black patterned socks- so I'm forced to knit with fingering-weight black yarn. I'm really not a fan of knitting in black, since I can't see my stitches, but I suppose I can do it for her...

I'm adapting the lace pattern from the Meret- it seemed like it would look really pretty on a sock, and it's so easy to follow! You just move the yarnovers every other row. I wish I could show you a picture, but I can't get anything near a decent photograph of a lace in black yarn.

Alright, back to the needles- I've got some more knitting to do!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

FO: Cabled Scarf

For Christmas, my big plan was to make my aunt a DNA Scarf. The fact that this post is not titled "FO: DNA Scarf" should be a testament to the fact that this didn't actually happen. I tried, I really did- but the cables were going so very slowly. I gave up, and decided to make her a simpler scarf that would match her Cabled Brimmed Cap.

It took me long enough, but I finally finished- better late than never, right? Here is my aunt's belated Christmas present: