Saturday, January 23, 2010

A knitting post

This post will be (almost entirely) knitting-related, so feel free to avert your eyes.
First, I wanted to share some of the Christmas presents that I've been working on over the past few months.  Here is a stranded earflap hat that I made for my dad.

And here are a pair of mittens made for my mom.

And these mittens have a matching scarf:

It's knit lengthwise on circular needles in garter stitch- i.e. really, really easy, with a lovely finished product.
And here is the shawl I gave to Thayer's mom, Carolyn.

I made a set of cotton dishcloths for my Grandma and Grandpa True.  Thayer carved some lovely buttons for them.

And here is the shawl that I made for Callie (you saw it's beginning in another post).

I sent it with one of the shawl pins that I had carved.  The yarn color is most accurate here.

And now I want to show you what I'm working on at the moment.  I had previously talked about the sweater that I'm making.  I just started it two days ago (once we had retrieved the yarn from the post office).  Here is what it will look like when finished (hopefully).

I'm adding some waist shaping to make it a little less boxy.  Here is my schematic

And my progress thus far.  It's a really lovely alpaca/wool blend in a nice heathered green color.  I'm so excited for this to be finished!!!

I'm also working on a hat for myself.   When finished, it should look something like this (photo taken from Twist Collective- a very, very cool site featuring patterns from the top knitwear designers).

Here is my progress- part of the first earflap.  It's kind of slow going, as it's knit on size 0 needles.

And of course, there is my wedding shawl, which I've been working on for nearly a year.  The yarn is a lovely mint-green cobweb/laceweight wool- Jade Sapphire's Lacey Lamb.  When finished (or rather, if ever finished, because it's taking FOREVER), it will be V-shaped with a nice border.  It's knit on size 0 needles.  So far, I've finished the triangle and almost one of the arms (with a shoe for scale).

Well, I think that's about it on the knitting front.  Of course there are some other minor projects in the works (socks, yoga mat bag, socks, etc.), but this is how I'm spending the majority of my knitting time.

Of course, we're doing things other than knitting.  I made some bread yesterday.

And we've gotten quite a lot of snow.  It's been snowing off and on for the past week, and that's expected to continue over the next few days.

[T - today since it's beautiful and sunny we get to shovel off various lab things that don't like being completely buried under snow]


G T said...

You are remarkable.
Another company to start.

Anonymous said...

Your bread is stunning!
Carolynish mom

Anonymous said...

I'm bringing a knitting project. Might need some guidance. Can't wait!!!

elise said...

I just saw your knitting, and I don't know if you'd be interested, but I know someone who wants to pass on several binders full of crocheting and knitting books. let me know if you have any interest in taking any of them.