Tuesday, June 26, 2007

some knitting

I made a collage of the intention shawl I am making. It is almost done. One or 2 more color changes and off it goes to its recipient

This is the sweater I am knitting with the knit along at The Knitting Experience Cafe. It is a pattern from the Girl from Auntie called Rogue. I am using Peace Fleece yarn in 70% wool and 30% mohair. I am knitting it on Lantern Moon needles, my first time using them, nice...

The progress on the bonnet.

The footie from Knitty, Breeze, using Lorna's Laces. This is the heel. And the needles are Blue Sky Alpaca #2. AKA toothpicks!

I think that is enough projects going at one time!


theyarnwhisperer said...

oh my God, Jerri! We really do think alike. I also got the Rogue pattern but was planning on using the trinity knot cable pattern for a scarf and in some toe-up socks. I did a swatch of just the cable pattern and the loop that points up is a bit out of proportion to the two side loops so I may re-invent the pattern a bit to suit my own taste. That's so neat and awesome that we both found that pattern. I had to hunt like the dickens to find ANYTHING that had a cabled trinity stitch on it. Wicked.

theyarnwhisperer said...

I'll try to get a picture of my trinity knot swatch. Post a picture of yours when you get the top loop done. I'm actually not knitting the sweater.... I got the pattern to use it for a pair of socks (knit from the toe up. Its my latest challenge that I've decided I will conquer.)
So, how do you like your blue sky needels? The appealing feature of those is that it comes with a case. I had a set of size 1 colonial rosewoods that got broke (this is the part where you gasp) and now am on a mission to find protective cases for my dpns. I did buy some cheap mini reading glasses the other day for the case, and the shorter dpns fit in them ok, but I want something for my longer needles as well. I know that the blue sky come with their own tin case and am now gravitating toward getting some of those. I just happen to love the rosewood colonial or the lantern moon ebony and was trying to find a way I could still buy those and get something sturdy to keep them in. I actually tried to make a polymer clay case and that turned out badly. Vickie Howell from Knitty Gritty suggested toothbrush holders, but I have to have something cut looking. I guess I could paint the case and make it my own unique kind of thing. Perhaps paint peace symbols or cats on them, what do you think?