Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Finally..Knitting Progress.

Since things with Reggae are "status quo" for now, I can get on to what this blog was really about, my knitting! I've owed some FO's and WIPs for a couple weeks I think. So, here they are.
First, is the scarf I made out of the left over Dream in Color "smooshy" 'lipstick lava'. I used the horseshoe print lace pattern. It came out nice after it was blocked. This will more than likely be a PIF gift. :-)



Next, is the hat I knit for Anniebananie's project to knit hats for her cousin Lynn who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, or for the Winchester Medical Center where she's having treatment. I decided on the Chapeau Mariner, and used koigu kpppm for mine, rather than a solid color. btw, I am a fan of koigu now, too. I don't have the ribbon for the hat yet, and will probably block it to open up the lace pattern on the brim. I liked the way the koigu blended as I knit in the round. I'd like to pull a pink color out of the yarn to match to a ribbon to symbolize the fight against breast cancer. I think it turned out cute, and hope it's something that brings some cheer and comfort! Oh, and this was the hat I needed my Boye #6 tips that I'd misplaced to helpt with the cast on and thenswitch to #2s. Of course, I found the #6 tips and the attached cord after I'd finished the hat. I was packing my go-knit bag Friday night to take to the vet on Saturday because I knew I'd be waiting, and there they were, in that bag. At least they are no longer MIA. I discovered that it wouldn't be a bad idea to get an extra pair of #2 and #3 circular needles soon too.
My next object is a WIP, another gift for PIF. It's Morning Surf. Better images on Ravelry if you're in. I am using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the Lakeview colorway. This is a fun pattern, with the drop stitches and all. I like the way this colorway is blending. I can see how it will be very pretty after some blocking. The pattern calls for casting on 76 stitches, which I did, and knit a few rows of the pattern. I decided that was too wide, and frogged that and cast of 46. I'm happy with that. It is recommended that straight needles are used for this pattern to support the wraps for the dropped stitches. Shoot...I didn't have #3 straights. But wait! I just might have...I won a 'lot' of vintage needles last year on ebay. Some metal, some wood, I just stuck them in a vase in my spare room. Yep, a pair of 3's! Metal and a little slippery, (i prefer bamboo or wood straights) but they'll do fine.
So that's the knitting progess for the past couple of weeks. Not nearly as much as I'd hoped to accomplish, but I'm pleased with the projects. Next on the agenda is awating the arrival of the yarn from dear Amanda that she's custom dyeing for my Mystic Light Lace KAL. I can't wait to see how the colors we've been discussing play out!

15 comments:

chanknits said...

Amazing knitting, fantastic colors at play, in each and every one. You inspire me!

Cycling Knitter said...

nice knitting,
i love the colourway on morning surf.
Its probably a really silly question but whats PIF?
Angie

km said...

The hat is so cute. And the kpppm is a favorite of mine. I have to drive to Santa Monica (53 miles) to see a small wall of it though.

I've been looking at a dropped stitch scarf. I even swatched for one, but rewound the yarn.

It's too bad that there's so much to knit and so little time.

Glad to hear the Reggae is home and 'happy'. He's still getting our prayers. My baby kitty (he lives with my mom since I got married) is 19...he's gotten much slower, and when he's a bit sick we all worry. I know what you're going through.

anniebananie said...

That is an AMAZING hat - Lynn is going to love it!!! Thank you so much!

Knitting said...

Nice post!!fabulous knitting lovely colors.U have done nice piece of work.Thanks for sharing..
keep up the work.

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh my gosh gorgeous knitting! I love the top scarf and the hat is really lovely with the edging design, wow...but you got me on the last scarf...I LOVE those colors, their all my colors in one so I will have to remember the name of that yarn and "colorway"..its absolute gorgeous!! Gotta have some!!
I do think you got alot done with all you've been through. Keep up the good work, I'll learn that knitting soon one day!

Dianne said...

Wow! Everything is lovely. Love the colors, love the patterns! Kisses to Reggae.

Donna Lee said...

That is so lovely. The colors blend in that pattern. What a good choice. Status quo is not so bad. It still means Reggae could heal up and come home soon.

Miss Me said...

lipstick lava? what a great name for a colour! what a great colour...

Amanda said...

My! You've been busy. Everything looks so beautiful. I especially love all your color choices!

Grace Yaskovic said...

Beautiful knitting, I am trying to decide to on a color scheme for the shawl that starts right after easter, but am coming up a bit blank can't wait to see what Amanda does for you

Kathy said...

Morning surf is lovely. Came to you from Grace's blog.

Monica Silva said...

I like how the horseshoe print lace pattern in the knit scarf came out. So clear. Have a great weekend.

Anne said...

all just beautiful - I love that horseshoe lace pattern - that's a new one and it looks beautiful in the colors you're using. Just gorgeous as always!

KSee said...

All I can say is that I love it all. When you go to the link for the Morning Surf you could never image that it can look like your scarf. Thanks for the tip on casting on less. 72 is quite a wide scarf.