Thursday, February 15, 2007


Gasp! Who is this knitblogger sitting at the keyboard, typing away? Why, it's me!

Yes, after five months of no knitting blog entries whatsoever, I have returned! And rather than try to post a picture of anything and everything I've done, I'm going to make it easy on myself (read: cop out) and post links.

First pair of toe-up socks
Cute little hat as a gift for the grandchild of a friend of the family
Fun red & green socks for myself
Mom's Christmas present
Gloves made with sock yarn

I also worked on a rather groovy commission for my friend, Neko, but I haven't resized the pictures of that yet.

Here's what I'm working on now:

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They're technically my brother's Christmas present, but, as you can see, I'm a tad behind schedule. I blame it on a combination of needing the gloves more (can we say "wind chill"?), procrastination, being busy with my second album, and the fact that the gauge is freakin' 9.5 sts/inch. Someone please tell me what I was thinking?

Future plans: something more challenging that's not knit on size US2 needles. Everything I've done recently except Neko's commission and that kid hat has been knit with size 1 or 2, and I think I'm officially sick of it.

I have my eye on KnitPicks' Heirloom Aran Pullover next. I've had the pattern for a while, and I'm ready to tackle a cable pattern right about now.

Also on the needles at the moment is the red cotton sweater I started for my mom over the summer. It's no secret that I hate that thing. It's a bit better now that I have a good, pointy set of needles to use, but it's still an adult-sized sweater knit in sport-weight cotton on size US5 needles, with a chart in the pattern. So that will be something I go back to intermittently, when I feel up to it.

I started a cardigan, too...I've never had this many projects overlapping before. I'd gotten utterly sick of k2p2 ribbing and needed some straight stockinette. It's the Jarrett pattern from Vintage Knits, adjusted a bit because I like my gauge better. Another adult-sized sweater on smaller needles, but I like this one better. It's mostly stockinette, and the yarn I got for it is a nice brick red color. (Pictures to come!) Very good, mindless knitting to do during, say, Lost.

Next time: Pictures of the Jarrett, hopefully finished white socks, and more babbling about yarn and such!

Mood: tired but knitterly
Music: Ain't No Mountain