Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Cukoo for Cocoa Puffs

Or Sand River, as it were...

I DID finish the scarf (see below) and I DID cast-on for one in Red Bamboo. I need to go and get some smaller needles... I cast on with US7 and the end result: yuck. Too holey for the lace pattern. Does this make sense? The stitches were all big and uneven--- RRRRRIP.

So, I had some Socks that Rock in the Farmhouse Colorway... it's the STR heavyweight wool (from Kira!) and it's making a nice Sand River. I think I will turn the Red bamboo into something else... the variegated yarns just look so yummy in this pattern. It's a great way to "test drive" some yarn that you might have just one or two skeins of. Y'know, the yarn you look at and say "hmm... what can I do with one or two?". So, of course, there is more yarn en route.

So, the overwhelming need to cast on? Moved right in over the weekend. I am still working on my mom's sweater. I needed a colorwork break. So, I cast on for the Fountain Lace Cardigan from Classic Elite. It'll be knit in Cascade Superwash 220., in a real blueberrry blue. For PC's mom.... she'll really like it.

Monica's scarf was my first "real lace"... I am pretty proud of it. It also made me want to knit EVERYTHING lace. The speed. The need to move onto the next repeat. The "oh!" when you figure out what it's supposed to look like!

Oh, and I made some mittens. They need thumbs (tonight), but they are pretty cool--- a cabled mitten pattern. It's pretty neat... anyone want to test-knit it for me? I am asking b/c I don' t want to sell it, I would offer it up for free. But, I don't think it's good enough to make it into Knitty or Magknits. It's a simple pattern. Drop me an email or leave a message in the comments (don't forget your contact info).

Thanks,
MINI
Photos tomorrow...

6 comments:

  1. Oh, I'd love to test knit your mittens - I love making mittens! But with all the boxes left to be opened, I'd better not. I am looking forward to seeing your design though. I also really love the Sand River scarf. Very pretty.

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  2. Anonymous8:59 AM

    Good for you quiting your job! Sometimes it's just time to move on to a place where you are more appreciated.
    You have been knitting up a storm! Everything is great!!
    Karen
    http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

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  3. From Andi at guild - she sent this out:

    JCA Yarns and Needlework Warehouse Sale

    Friday and Saturday October 20 and 21 9AM-4PM

    Rt 495 or Rt 2A to Rt 119 West (past Woolpack) Straight thru Townsend Center, first left after Townsend Ford.

    Knit Purl in Sudbury is having a grand opening this month (it is on route 20). I'll send you information about it this weekend.

    And I would be honored to test the mitten pattern if you are still looking for knitters. leedham@bigfoot.com

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  4. if you are still needing mittten knitter, I would love to be tester
    jbraverman@kc.rr.com

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  5. It was great to meet you today and see the scarf in person. I hope you'll come out and hang with the bloggers again soon.

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  6. obviously you got some mitten testers. how fun. if you need another.... and have you seen some of the patterns that get published at those two places.. bet it IS good enough. but what about submitting it here : http://www.fortheloveofyarn.com/

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