Thanks for the interest that several of you have shown in my first dyed scarf project. Several have requested a pic of the scarf, albeit in progress, to show the colors and how the orange is playing into the colors. So . . . attached is a pic of what has been done so far (only about 12 inches thus far; the total length will be 60 inches). There is no special pattern; just simple 5 X 7 rib; 100% Brown Sheep wool, worsted weight, knit on #8 needles. I hope the colors show
Here is a glimpse of the sweater I am working at present. Have just finished the back of this sweater and started on the front. It is a wedge shaped garment and hopefully won't be too small at the waist for me!!! This will be the first garment I have knitted for me for many years. Usually I have too many orders from friends etc. It is 8ply and knitted on 4mm needles, the yarn is from a small outlet in Victoria where I have been buying yarn for many years.
i got this scarlet chenille yarn a week ago and am hammering out a matching scarf and hat set for my mom. this is the first time i've ever used this stuff and i think it is addictive.....having odd thoughts of doing a series of afghans then grafting them together to make one huge bed cover.......tho' so far i've found picking up stitches with this yarn is something of a pain tho' that's probably more a function of my habit of keeping everything too tight than a function of the character of the yarn.
I have a gazillion UFOs, but I've been mostly working on the Elizabeth Zimmermann "baby surprise sweater" for a friend's baby that wasn't due until June 10th. He was born May 11th. I don't think I will ever make anything on time for anyone! lol
I've been working on knitting in the round since I picked up my DPNs last week. Mostly I've been working on a scarf that is about halfway finished but I really like the instant gratification of smaller projects so I whipped up a cell phone caddy for myself.
This is the first project I've done where I've used different colors of yarn and I'm pleased overall with my knitting, although I'm less than thrilled with this particular cell phone caddy as a useful piece.
This is also the first caddy which I knit in the round. It's a simple tube with i-cord at the top. I wasn't sure how changing colors within i-cord would work, but the effect is not too bad, albeit a bit lumpy.
Looking at the multiple colors that "accidentally" came out in my "blue & orange" yarn in my first dye attempt (see previuos post), I realized that I actually like these skeins better than the "blue, emerald, & purple (. . and shades thereof) skeins. The subtle colors of gray, brown, rust, copper, olive, and black against the predominant navy blue color and highlighted by splashes of bright orange creates a unique colorway for this guy's scarf.&nb
For the longest time I've been wanting to make a pair of sock with stripes using the Fibonnaci Series. Not a big deal, except I want the series to start at the heel and work outwards in both directions.
Yesterday I came up with a method that should work to make a pair of socks starting at the heel. Yea. Right. I'll do it once, just to see if it works. Because no sooner had I done that than I realised that all I really need to know is the size of the socks and the row gauge and I can work the number sequence backwards. D'uh. Some days I'm surprised they don't come by and pull my geek card!
My best friend, Frank Schaffarczyk, is participating in the AIDS Lifecycle fundraiser in which he'll be riding his bicycle 585 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Frank is also the other half of the dynamic duo which makes all the behind-the-scenes stuff of Men Who Knit happen. He helps me make lots of things happen. My grandmother refers to him as her step-grandson and she generally doesn't like people.
He's always doing something to help someone out and I thought I'd put his rider page out there as a way to show my support for him and the cause he's giving his energy to.