Thursday, December 28, 2006

Vertigo & Other Things

I finished Coronet and then began Vertigo, another hat. This was such a great pattern that I have made two of them already. One for a friend at work and one, of course, for me! It's a free pattern download from Knitpicks. Since my last post, I also completed a scarf for my boss. I used the Multi-Directional Scarf pattern (again).


The Stats:
Cast on: 12.06.06
Cast off: 12.09.06
Yarn: Red Heart Soft Yarn, Paprika
Needle: Clover bamboo, size 8 (5.0mm), 24" circular for cable band
Needle: Clover bamboo, size 8 (5.0mm), 32" for hat body
Pattern: Coronet from Knitty, Winter 2003
Notes: for Michelle


The Stats:
Cast on: 12.09.06
Cast off: 12.15.06
Yarn: Red Heart Soft Yarn, Paprika, Guacamole & Honey
Needle: Clover bamboo, size 6 (4.0mm), 32" circular
Pattern: Vertigo from KnitPicks
Notes: for Marianne


The Stats:
Cast on: 12.15.06
Cast off: 12.17.06
Yarn: LionBrand WoolEase, Mushroom #402, 2 skeins
Needle: Clover bamboo, size 10 (6.0mm), 29" circular
Pattern: Multi-Directional Scarf by Karen Baumer
Notes: for Jorge


The Stats:
Cast on: 12.17.06
Cast off: 12.19.06
Yarn: Patons SWS (Soy Wool Stripes) 70% wool, 30% silk; Natural Geranium #70530
Needle: Clover bamboo, size 9 (5.5mm), 24" circular
Pattern: Vertigo from KnitPicks
Notes: 7 repeats of the pattern (instead of 8); for me!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Coronet: Cabled Hat

I finished one pair of wrist warmers (Fetching) & decided to make something different for co-worker #2 so I am making Coronet from the Winter 2003 issue of Knitty. I am using the Paprika colorway of Red Heart Soft Yarn and size 8 (5.0mm) Clover Bamboo circular needles.

Fetching Complete

Coronet begins...

The honey colored yarn you see to the left is my provisional cast on. Once the cable band is complete, I will need to graft the two ends together. I'm not very good at the kitchner stitch, so I may just do a 3-needle bind off. That's what I used for the cuff of my Fiesta Feet!

I just found out about a craft circle at work a little over a week ago & went for the first time last Thursday. We meet again today at lunch and I can't wait. I'll bring Coronet and work on her there. Last week I worked on my Fiesta Feet! which has currently moved to the back burner so I can complete my gift knitting for my co-workers.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

It's cold at work... I am making a bunch of wrist warmers for some coworkers. I am using Fetching from the Summer 2006 issue of Knitty.

I cast on last night for the first pair and promptly finished one hand within a few hours. I cast on for the second hand this morning. I am using Red Heart Soft Yarn in the Honey colorway, a worsted weight acrylic yarn, size 6 US (4.0mm), 32" Susan Bates Silverado circular needles. It's a fun & EASY pattern. This pattern had something new for me - a Picot bind off. I had never done that before. The pattern explains how to do this, but you can also find an explanation here. You'll have to scroll down the page a little bit to find it.

Fetching, Left Hand

The other two pairs will be in Guacamole & Paprika:

Here's where I am at with the Fiesta Feet!: