Saturday, March 31, 2007

Winter Knitting

I knit quite a few socks this winter. Some were already given away as gifts and some need their mates still. Go With the Flow socks from Interweave Knits Summer 2005 with Trekking on the left and Evelyn Clark's Floral Lace Anklets from the new Lace Style on the right:


These are Tangerine Toe Ups on the left
(generic pattern) and Priscilla Gibson-Roberts' Dresser Scarf Socks
from Interweave Knits Spring 2003 on the right:


A beautiful Autumn Hill standard wool sock:


As for my rudimentary spinning efforts, I spun
this fat green stuff that is a wool/silk blend. I had the toughest time
getting a picture of it and it is still blurry.


I am now spinning another silk and wool
blend, with Angelina threaded through. It's very pretty and reminds me
of stars at night. This wool made me think of the name Knitting Moonsilver.

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This is the completed back of the only sweater I worked on last winter. It is Norah Gaughan's Nantucket from Interweave Knits Winter 2006 (I must seem like an IK freak over here). I have the right side finished also.


Goodness, I forgot about my felting efforts. I have just tried two bowls out so far. This one is made from Noro Kureyon (I forget what shade) and is my favorite:

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I think this one has a terrifically ugly shape. I used a mishmosh
of stash wool to knit it. These bowls are the most wonderful thing to
store balls of wool from working projects in, especially laceweight. The balls stick and don't roll around.


The lace is a scarf I started and have not finished yet. The pattern is very pretty and fast, but so narrow I did not think I would wear it and so put it down.

Yesterday, I cast on for no less than four lace projects from Victorian Lace Today (XRX). Botched every one at the fourth or fifth line and felt miserable about it. I ended up casting on for Adamas (from Knit Picks) and it is going well. I had knit the Flower Basket Shawl and Shetland Triangle last summer and Adamas has the same construction so it's been more relaxing to knit for now.