|Knit by Nora
Compulsive ~ a strong, irresistible impulse to act (i.e., to knit) and Obsessive ~ to occupy the mind excessively (thus this blog)
Friday, November 03, 2006 Today’s Fiber News
I have been knitting. I have made three watch caps for Mark and have yarn for a couple more. I have such a large selection of scarves for winter, so I thought he should have a wardrobe of hats.
Front with Shawl Tied
Front with Shawl Untied (It is really long!)
Back of Shawl
This is the Ruffles & Ridges Shawl (Fiber Trends pattern) made with the recommended yarn, JJ’s Montage Collection 8 ply, DK 100% wool from New Zealand. The color is Canterbury, a reddish-coral with grays, plums and blacks. It has extra long ties and is meant to wrap and tie in back. I have a plain black work dress that I intend to wear it with.
I am swatched for two new projects. I have four projects for the remainder of the year. 1.) Ingeborg’s 2nd sleeve (primary knit at work) that I hope to finish by the New Year. 2.) One Christmas gift: my 3rd mini weavers shawl in mohair…it should only take about 2 or 3 weeks as it is large needles, small in size and an easy knit.
3.) This is my swatch of Louet Sales Kid Mohair in Cinnamon. I plan to knit Icarus. I would like this by Christmas, but we shall see.
4.) This is my swatch for Oakley, an Intarsia cardigan from A Season’s Tale. It is made of Rowan Rowanspun 4 ply and is on # 1 & 2 needles. This project will probably carry over to January, no doubt. On the back, I will have 18 bundles or bobbins of yarn for the leaves. The base color is Swarm with Rumtoft and Sludge-colored leaves. Sp. Orange is used to embroider a vein on the leaf; I did not do that on my swatch as of yet. I love the tweedy colors of this yarn. I might mention, again, I love this book. I made two sweaters (Heather and Rose), have two WIPs now (Fife and Oakley) and yarn for yet one more (Isla). And I want yarn for Dunoon and then maybe I will be done. These are classic sweaters that have a unique romantic twist that makes them stand out. posted by Nora | 10:03 AM
knitterI love to craft and fashion anything I can with my hands, and when I discovered knitting...it was a good day. Share your love of knitting! Please visit my site if you have time and help me pass it on knitterknitter
This comment has been removed because it linked to malicious content. Learn more.Post a Comment