Knitting, Dogs and Life on the High Plains

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Tuesday Morning Afternoon Round-Up

It's that time again!

First up we have a finished Pineapple Jacket.


I hate it. I wove in all the ends, sewed on the buttons, tried it on and then promptly stuffed it in a bag to go to Goodwill. I don't like the yarn, I don't like the color, I don't like the way it fits. Even if I lose 10 15 pounds I don't think I'll like the way it fits.

Then I decided to pull it out of the Goodwill bag so I could get a picture. I think it's very photogenic. Then I put it away and will let it "age" for awhile. Meanwhile I'll work on those 15 pounds.

Oh Oh Look! It's a FLAK Back!


REALLY loving this so far. It looks way small but I am trusting in my blocked gauge swatch. Janet says it will all work out.

What's this? Yes I actually started the second fingerless mitt:


These have a pretty interesting construction... they are knit flat and then seamed up the side. At first I thought.. "WHY???"... but then I decided to do it the way the pattern was written instead of converting to circular knitting which was my first instinct. I'm not sorry, it's actually kind of a nice way to do these. I think messing with two circs or DPNs would have been tough on such fine slippery yarn.

Pi @ Sunrise is a joy to knit. The Crazy Monkey Creations yarn is like buttah... and look at the interesting pooling I'm getting where I increased from 144 to 288 stitches:


Speaking of Christy's Crazy Monkey yarn, the Smokin' Blueberry Socks are coming along nicely. I only ripped the heels out once. You can't see them 'cause they are on the back side in this picture, but trust me they are there.


It's tough to get good pics of socks in progress. At least the colors look good.

And what about the other projects in progress?

I took a picture of the Victorian Shawl to illustrate what I'm not liking about it. But the picture was even worse than the shawl itself. I haven't ripped it out... yet.

I sort of forgot about Violets by the River. I MEANT to work on it..you know how it goes....

And we're not even going to discuss Am Kamin.

More eBay Goodness


Yes they REALLY are that RED and that SHINY!

Icer

What's Icer doing in this picture?


Freaking Mom out.


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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
Malabrigo


10. Mystery Shawl 3
Zephyr



9. Jaywalkers
LL Shepherd Sock



8. Pi @ Sunrise Shawl
Crazy Monkey Lace



7. Follow the Leader Aran
BS Naturespun Worsted


6. Peacock Feathers
HaindPaintedYarn.com 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




    38/46

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

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Beadwork

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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