Tuesday, December 13, 2005

A Whole Host of Pictures

Finally.

Harry Potter scarfHP POA scarf from atypicallyknit
My Mom's harry potter gryffindor POA scarf from atypicallyknit. dear lord, this took forever. in retrospect, i should have cast on fewer stitches to make the scarf less wide. it's really very wide. i also ran out of red yarn and had to end the scarf minus at least two stripe repeats. so it's a bit on the short side, as well as being EXTREMELY WIDE. i used knitpicks merino style in hollyberry and harvest gold on #6 denise circs. i wove in the ends as i knitted, b/c i knew i'd go insane if i had to do them all at the end. the colors seem a teensy bit too bright, but i think they worked respectably. i cannot believe i used 900+ yards of yarn in a scarf. but it's done.


Next:

Amble Socks for Brother
These are the amble socks for my brother. the pattern was the August sock in the 6sox knitalong. yes, it took me *that* long to finish them. Part of the reason is that my brother has size 14 feet. Even using lionbrand woolease and #4 dpns, it took awhile. The other reason is that i hated the pattern with all of my being. The row repeat was entirely too long and took too much concentration. i also learned i hate seed stitch almost as much as i hate ribbing. the yarn split on me constantly as i was trying to knit with it (next time i'll get cascade superwash or something), and i ran out of yarn and when i bought a second skein, the dyelots were significantly different, so the socks are different colors. but at least they are done.

last but not least:

Drawstring Pouches from LMKG
3 drawstring pouches from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. i used one skein each of misti alpaca sport in green, pink, and purple. i made the medium size on #5 denise circs. i only had a couple of yards leftover from each skein. this yarn is soft and almost oily feeling, but the fluff makes me sneeze. i'm not sure i could ever wear a sweater made from it. but that is why i tried out the yarn on these little pouches. the bags are for my co-workers...now i just have to get something to put in them.

Just a few more things...

I only have one more jaywalker sock to complete. and my willpower sucks. so i started my cable 8 top in pakucho organic cotton. dammit at the conclusion of this holiday season, i want to make something for meeeeee. this pattern is very easy, and so far i like working with the cotton. i will wait to pass judgment until it is complete. me and cotton are not on the best terms, but we're trying to repair our relationship.


and i got my order last night from WEBS. 10 skeins of jaeger chamonix. i'm really glad i placed my order right away--they sold out really quickly. the color is kind of hard to describe...it's a beige-ish greenish gray. it doesn't sound very nice, but i like it. it should match a good portion of my wardrobe. i got it to make glampyre's bulky green cables. i will have to double strand the yarn. i can't wait to start this one, but i'm only allotted one procrastination project at a time.


damn this was a really long post. whew.

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4 comments:

  1. Everything is beautiful! Those HP scarves do go one and on. I'm sure that your mom will be thrilled. Love the small bags and the Cable 8.

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  2. you do have a slew of knitted gifts! they're all so lovely, too. there reciepients are really lucky!

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  3. Your scarf is great. So nice and warm looking. I love your little bags, they are such a great gift.

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  4. Wow! Look at all those presents. Your family's going to be happy and warm on Christmas morning.

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