Sunday, November 25, 2007

Flying Geese Scarf

Here is the Flying Geese scarf at 19". That's about 40%. It's going so slowly. I never knew how boring scarves are. I'd rather be knitting 16" of stockinette on the Wright sweater. I did take a break this evening and worked on a black glove. I can't wait until I can get back to working on a sweater for myself again. I found yet another sweater pattern that I want to make. It's called Fifi and it's practically perfect.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Next Scarf

This picture is kind of dark. When I used the flash, it produced a big shiny spot. This is the beginning of the next scarf. It's a flying geese knit and purl pattern from Vogue Knitting. The yarn is Berroco Comfort.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Finished Scarf

I'm happy to say I finished this scarf ahead of schedule. I was hoping for the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I actually finished it the day before Thanksgiving.

It seemed to turn out well. I believe I fixed all mistakes right after they happened. I even blocked it like suggested, because it's wool. I planned three stitches of garter on each side for the whole length, hoping that would keep it from curling. It didn't. The blocking helped the curling quite a bit, but not totally.

Here's a closeup of the open leaves lace pattern that I got out of a Vogue Knitting book. The next scarf will be smaller and will have a knit and purl pattern, not lace.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Cute Hat

I got my Knit Picks catalog today. They're selling the pattern for this Classic Cloche hat. I really like it and I want to make it. I probably won't have a ribbon around mine, though.
I was finally able to go to Thursday night SNB at Twist last night. I made some good progress on the gift scarf. I'm at 29" now. That's almost halfway!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Christmas Scarf

Here is scarf I'm knitting as a Christmas present at 8" long. I'm using a stitch pattern from Vogue Knitting called Open Leaves. The yarn is Cascade The Heathers. Each 20-row stitch pattern repeat is 3". I'm hoping to finish it by Thanksgiving. Then I have another scarf to make and a pair of gloves to finish.