Saturday, September 22, 2007

Knitting Knews!

I have interesting things to talk about today! And photos!

Point the first: I finished knitting my Exchequeredesque scarf.

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(sorry about the photo, I really need an assistant)

Time: About a month
Yarn: 4 skeins of Lana Grossa Cool Wool 2000. 2 in colour 514 (red) and 2 in 518 (yellow). I used almost every last inch. I had maybe 90 cm left over altogether.
Size: ~6' x 4.5"
Verdict: I kind of really love it. It is the perfect size for me. Double knitting really is not that hard! But it might have convinced me to learn to knit continental, as my arm is a little bit worn-out after six feet of 1x1 ribbing.

I tried to show the pattern shift that I charted in the photos, hope you can see it! (This scarf is so very warm and cozy, as I said before, I kind of really love it)

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Ok. Other knitting!
Since I cast off my scarf, I had no other knits going on, and since I felt like a break from the knit-purl sequence, my thoughts drifted to something decidedly Zimmermann... And you see, a good friend of mine has a neice aged 2 and a half years, and the Tomten jacket is only a little bit adorable so I found myself hunting for pink yarn (apparently the child likes pink, I am not propagating the colour-bias of my own volition). For now I'll just leave it at a few photos, since it is just a few rows of Garter stitch, and will be so for a bit.

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(speaking of cute, matching needles!

Oh, what the heck, let's have one more!
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Take care peoples!

11 comments:

Kaity said...

I kind of really love your scarf too! You've really made me want to make one.

dragon knitter said...

that scarf kinda rocks! and the color choices for your niece? fabulous. believe it or not, many little girls love pink. and it's not pushed on them. my younger daughter, in her old age, has decided that pink is ok (she's older than you, i think, she'll be 22 in january), and actually has several things in pink now.

Dave said...

Awesome scarf -- well done!

Ellen said...

Bravo! So, does this scarf go with that one pair of pants?

Anonymous said...

Once again I am in awe of your abilities Michael. You've come a long way in a short time. Well done with the scarf, suits you, sooo you. gosh you are a hunk aren't you no doubt about that...what is wrong with the women where you live??? Why can't they see you as not only handsome and cute, but intelligent too.

Eric & Tony said...

The scarf is super cool! Congrats!

The pink and blue: adorable.

Anonymous said...

You are ridiculously cute. Nice work.

sko_G knits said...

i love that pink and blue combo you got going there. very cute.

and your scarf turned out awesome too!

Michelle said...

That. Scarf. Is. Awesome.

WonderMike said...

That scarf rules!!!! Most Excellent.

Heidi said...

Love the scarf! I have never tried double knitting (imagine that!) and this gets me all inspired to try!

Found your blog through Ravelry, byt the way. I think it was through the Ysolda group... I really like your artwork and your knitting.