Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Knitting Right Along

Welcome to the home of 101 WIPs... some of which have been getting more attention than others lately...

There's the Reversible Cabled Brioche scarf (sorry for those of you not yet on Ravelry - but seriously, if you're not on by now, what's the hold up?) for my ISE 7 pal...

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I've moved onto the second ball of yarn, but haven't decided if I'll use it all just yet. Here's a close up of the very cool cabled brioche pattern.

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In other gift news, there's my friend's belated Christmas gift (before you heckle me, she did get other Christmas gifts, so these are really more of an Easter surprise at this point), the Nalu mitts...

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This certainly wasn't the best match of a pattern for the custom dyed yarn - the cable would stand out much better in a solid - but it works. The biggest problem I had was matching a fingerless mitt pattern without hurting my brain doing too much math to the Sereknity Perfect Sock yarn, which falls between a heaving fingering and light DK. Oh Heather??!! Would you mind whipping up a new fingerless mitt pattern to custom fit?

My Action vest hasn't exactly seen much stitch action lately, but I did work a few more rows over the weekend.

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This is knitting up quite nicely and quickly, it just needs some more TLC knitting time. Here's a close up...

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Do you get the Polar Knit emails announcing their funky, cute hats new patterns? If so, then you've probably seen the adorable Sweet On You pattern! As soon as I saw it, I frogged the Elf hat I had started for a sweet little lady in December (other gift knitting got in the way and I just never finished it) and decided the red would be better suited for a special Valentine!

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I cast on last night while watching The Big Bang Theory and by the end of 24 (with many doggy scratchies, a water bowl refill and some munching in between), had finished off the colorwork chart. I didn't have the right size circular needle, so I'm doing the whole thing on DPNs and just hope my floats aren't too tight when it comes OTN! I'll finish it up tonight and have it ready to gift when I see the sweet girl on Sunday. Said sweet girl makes it easy to want to knit for her, as I've been told she loved the last hat I made for her so much that she wouldn't take it off and often wears it inside... now that's a kiddo worth knitting for!

So what has the pack been up to while Mama's busy not paying any attention to, nor giving any scratchies to trying to knit while a dog or two (sometimes three!) are trying to cuddle?

Is Daddy coming?!?!

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Or maybe Mr. UPS with something for us to review?

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8 comments:

Channon said...

Love the new Polar Fleece knit, and the photos of the 4-some. Is it just me or are you catching them together more often?

Gnat said...

Love the pictures of your pack waiting for something. :) The Valentine's hat is really cute!!!

silfert said...

"Last one to the squirrel is a rotten egg!"

"Oh, I love rotten eggs!"

ponyknit said...

I love the mitt pattern! The colors are super cute! I am intrigued by the Polar Knit fleece. I may have to try it.

GoldenTracks said...

I really must knit one of those brioche scarves. It is so pretty.
Don't you love Big Bang!?! I was ROFLOL last night. It is one of my fav's.

gaylen said...

Love that adorable hat. And the mitts - brillant.

Silfert's comment cracks me up. :) g

Anita said...

Love the cable scarf!! And those photos of the pups are just adorable! :)

wildflower38 said...

Your dogs are so cute!!

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