Been Quiet - Somebody got something to show?

Any Takers? Come on some of you guys must have a project on the needles you can share. JRob


bobinthebul's picture

I've been immersed in translation monkery for the past week, and when I can get out it's for musical purposes. And the days have been *so* beautiful. But I will get knitting again soon, as soon as the magazine translation is over and the weather turns to crap. ;)

MrDalloway's picture

I've been busily -- if sporadically -- working on more Hollywood Knit designs -- about half-way through a Charlie Chaplin section right now.

Finished piece is going to be about 6 feet by 6 feet and contain 16 movie star portraits: Cary Grant, Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, Jean Harlow, Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, Clark Gable, Chaplin, and I think Groucho Marx. Some of them I've posted earlier. Waiting till more of it is assembled before posting again. Already thinking about the next project: maybe rock stars of the '60s.

Otherwise, have been devoting time and energy to understanding Medicare/Medicaid. I hate bureaucratic red tape.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

My current sock has been in the works since mid-July. And I want to get it over with! However, I've ripped back twice and am now over halfway done with the foot. Then, however, I get to start the second one. But it will be worth it...lots of good compliments on it. If I ever learn to manage pictures with my camera, I can start posting them.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

CLABBERS's picture

I have been working on a new pair of socks out of the Red Heart acrylic/wool blend that we got from the retreat. It's not a bad yarn to use. It is heavy worsted weight, but I am using US5 needles so it is very tight. I will wear the pair under my winter boots this winter for hiking. I have one foot done, and am trying to make some fun cable designs up the leg to the cuff. I'm not having good luck with it, but I am learning what not to do.

Other than that, I am really struggling through my last year of teaching. It's difficult because while I still love teaching and working with 12-13yo kids, I dislike the new direction that education is going. I am saddened because I had always hoped that my last year would be my best. I had my best two years ago, so I live in that memory. Knitting helps...a little Xanax doesn't hurt now and then either. Pray for me, boys. It's going to be a looooong year.


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Just hang in there, Mark. I hope things improve and you aren't so stressed by semester end and the end of the year.

I gave away the Red Heart yarn I got at retreat: The color suited a project my friend, Mollie, had in mind and I figured it would be better to just give it to her than let it languish. Now, the sock yarn - which has had lots of people offer to take off my hands - isn't going anywhere. Mine. [Unless I make it into an anniversary gift for a friend.]

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kiwi Trevor's picture

I have been far too busy moving house and watching the Americas Cup Race---at the moment we are equal in score with America and tomorrow is another day and New Zealand needs to win!!!!!

teejtc's picture

Working on a baby blanket for my Brother and Sister in Laws (expecting in November... not quite certain I'll be finished.) It's a gingham patter on the ends and checkered (k/p) in the middle. Strangely, I recently realized that I've never knit a baby blanket before. Unfortunately, it means I put my youngest's sweater on hold (AGAIN!) -- I try to knit each of my girls a sweater each year and this is LAST YEAR's sweater.... :-( She, of course, doesn't know - she's 3 and still occasionally wears the one from the year before. Still, feeling a bit behind-the-ball.

In other news though, I sold my beloved Kromski spinning wheel and recently ordered a Schacht Sidekick (which is drastically more portable -- something I needed). Sad to see my first wheel go, HOWEVER, the new one is scheduled to arrive Friday and I can't wait!!

Grace and peace,

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

The sidekick is a nice wheel. We were able to tour the Schacht plant during the first Rocky Mountain Retreat and saw them being made. I know Quinton likes his so much that he sold his first wheel and even considered buying a second one.
The blanket sounds lovely. If nothing else, make the youngest daughter a really smashing sweater to make up for the delay...providing it doesn't trigger sibling jealousy, of course.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

I've got three rows left on the prototype of "Cold Comfort" - one of a series of shawl patterns based on "Old Shale" - with differing patterns of where the increases occur and how the additional lace is added in as the stitches per repeat increase.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

SAPBrown's picture

I signed up for Alasdair's Adventures in Double-Knitting, at Craftsy. They offered a first class for $15. I could not resist. Guess the book will have to wait.

Casted-on for my first sweater. It is a seamless, top down, raglan cardigan.

I have been toying with the idea of a knitted lampshade. Might be a good use for some of my acrylic yarn. Most acrylic is translucent, I bet it will glow nicely. I already have the wire (top with brass washer, and ring for the bottom) work will let me buy them at cost. I can get just the metal pieces, or the wire already mounted on styrene. Just about any size is available. If anyone else is interested, message me.