Knitting, Dogs and Life on the High Plains

Friday, November 05, 2004
How Many New Projects Can I Start in a Week?


I finished Jess. Pictures someday.


I restarted Butterfly. Sleeves are done (again). And I started the body. See...

Yes, both sleeves really are the same size. The one on the left was blocked with lots of pins. I ran out, so the one on the right was only patted into shape. Just goes to show what a difference blocking makes.


I finally started on Earnshaw but I am calling it Earnshaw Revised. How is it revised? Well, the pattern for the exra small has a finished width of 49 inches. I really think 14 inches of ease for this particular style is too much. So I sized it down by several inches. I also added garter stitch on the bottom to keep it from rolling up. And my gauge is going to be a bit different from what the pattern calls for. 4 stitches to the inch in Korchoran makes a fabric that feel like cardboard. I'm revising as I knit. The fabric is soooo pretty and bunny soft.


I went on a ride-along with friend last weekend to deliver a puppy. She had a 7 hour round trip to make so I said I'd keep her company part way. She picked me up in Colorado Springs, we drove to Raton, New Mexico, dropped off the puppy, then turned around and came back. On the way I started Obi. I LOVE the fabric that's coming off my needles. I highly recommend the Lavold Silky Wool and bet it woudl make a killer lace shawl.

This is going to take a LONG time to make. The gauge is not tiny but its also not big and the sweater itself is HUGE. The finished chest measurement is 90 inches. No that is not a typo. 90 inches.


You know what this is right...

It's everywhere in blogland right now and I just couldn't resist. It's Clapotis from Knitty. There's even a knitalong.

Five? Not Yet.

Okay so starting four projects in one week isn't so bad is it? I am trying very hard to control myself and not start number five. I acquired some more Silk Garden in the oh-so-lovely color 203. I want to make a hybrid coat.... I fell in love with Myrtle after I saw it in trunk show but there were a few things I didn't care for. Like the hood. And the way it rolled in along the front edge. Then I saw Nicole in the newest Debbie Bliss book but the gauge was wrong for Silk Garden. So I'm going to combine them. Stay tuned to see how long I can resist starting.

Do We NEED Another Knit-Along

I have been toying with the idea of starting a knit-along. It would be rather different kind of knit-along. Rather than knitting a particular item, or even a particular type of item it would simply be a knitalong for Noro. Noro yarns, Noro patterns, anything and everything Noro. I even have a name... the Neverending Noro knit along and a button...

If you think this is a good idea and want to join in, drop me a note and I'll add your link on the sidebar.

One Last Picture to END a Long Post

Babe. Because she's just so darn cute.

See it bigger on her blog.

Anne at 5:12 PM        

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on the needles
30. Fletcher
Noro Transitions

29. Rosedale
Patons SWS

28. Forecast
Cascade Quatro

27. Lady Eleanor (again)
Patons SWS

26. Marble Shawl Collar Sweater
Karabella Marble

25. Serrano
Dale Baby Ull

24. Tamarah
Artyarns Regal Silk, Silk Mohair

23. Apricot(Plum) Jacket
DB Cashmerino Chunky

22. Rusted Root
BS Cotton Fleece

21. Not So Shrunken Cardigan
Lavold Sily Wool

20. Sizzle
Nashua Kim

19. Hanging Garden Stole
KP Alpaca Cloud

18. Log Cabin Blanket
Cascade Pima Tencel

17. Mystery Stole 2
Crazy Monkey Lace

16. Petticoat Sallops
Opal Petticoat

15. CeCe
Lambspun Silk

14. Hyrna Herborgar
Silk for Life

13. Sea Foam Shawl
LaLana Phat Silk

12. Diamond Fantasy Shawl
CTH Possum Lace

11. Evergreen Cardi

10. Mystery Shawl 3

9. Jaywalkers
LL Shepherd Sock

8. Pi @ Sunrise Shawl
Crazy Monkey Lace

7. Follow the Leader Aran
BS Naturespun Worsted

6. Peacock Feathers lace

5. Kiri Shawl
Rowan Kidsilk Haze

4. Sampler Shawl
Starmore Campion

3. Highland Triangle Shawl
America's Alpaca

2. Leaf Lace Shawl
Misti Alpaca Lace

1. Total Maze Cardigan
Araucania Nature Wool


finished in 2006
1/21 - Shadow of Love Socks
1/31 - Pineapple Jacket
2/5 - Smokin' Blueberry Socks
2/7 - Angora Fingerless Mitts
3/9 - Neopolitan Socks
3/18 - Summer Scallop Socks
3/30 - Spectrum: Red & Pink
4/2 - Felted Clogs
4/15 - Violets by the River
5/3 - Felted Hedgehog
5/6 - Felted B-4 Bag
6/15 - Pomatomus Socks
7/1 - Snapdragon Socks
9/11 - Simple Knitted Bodice
9/13 - White,Biscuit,Cream Shawl
9/14 - Something Lilac
10/4 - Cabbage Rose Socks
10/29 - Neck Warmer
11/15 - Lady Eleanor


finished in 2005
1/21 - Seascape Shawl
2/12 - Wool Peddler's Shawl
3/21 - Fir Cone Square Shawl
3/25 - Misty Garden Scarf
4/7 - Obi
4/30 - Truly Tasha's Shawl
5/19 - Ivy
6/19 - Tasha II Shawl
7/13 - Cherry Blossom Shawl
7/26 - Mom's Birthday Shawl
8/9 - Birch Shawl
8/28 - Mystery Shawl
10/4 - Herbal Remedy
10/5 - Rosy Fingered Dawn
11/18 - Mystery Shawl 2
12/6 - Ostrich Plumes Triangle
12/26 - In The Dark Socks
12/29 - Red, Red, RED! Scarf


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