Friday, December 23, 2005

(updated) Phew... Just in time!

Coronet Hat from Knitty and my LYS's Celtic Knot Scarf; Lamb's Pride (worsted). Yet to weave in ends, or blocked, yet shall be completed and wrapped up for Christmas day. HA! There's cookies to bake, get real. Happy Merry Weekend to all! -Amy D.

PS: Update - I've added my LYS's contact information on my blog for those that have voiced interest in the pattern. Look under Patterns category. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Cables and Lace Scarf

Cables and Lace Scarf
Originally uploaded by Jenn Walsh.
Finally updating here! Excuse the bad picture of me, but good picture of the scarf....

It was made for my boyfriend's mother for her birthday.

Used KnitPics Wool of the Andes in Hush, made for Andy's mother's birthday. Pattern is taken from a chart in the book Lavish Lace (Parrot House Stole), with a garter stitch edging.

That was fast

Well, I could not keep my hands off of the Jo Sharp SilkRoad Ultra. Matching hat is done, and will not be a vacation project.

In the mean time, I'm fascinated with the reversable cable scarfs in "Scarf Style". Maybe I'll take yarn and a pattern for one of those.

Have fun with your cable needles y'all!!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Hat to match sweater

I just joined this KAL, and will be making a hat to match a top down aran sweater I just finished. To see that, go to the bottom of this gallery page. I'm using the idea from Knitty for the Coronet hat. My cable will be tighter to match the already finished sweater. I cast on and did a few rows this weekend. I'm planning on putting it into a zip lock bag to take on vacation.

The nasty yellow is the provisional cast on; this cable will be grafted when it is long enough into a headband, then I'll pick up stitches around the edge for the crown. The picture reeks, but when I return, there may be a finished hat.


Saturday, December 10, 2005

The cabling is done ...

... on my friend's son's sweater. Now I just have to finish the crew neck ribbing and add sleeves. I guess I didn't consider whether there would be cables on the sleeves or not, so maybe I'm not done ;)

Friday, December 09, 2005

I finished up Blackberry

And my feelings are mixed. You can read more about it on my blog, but suffice it to say, I'm thinking about not knitting fitted sweaters with bulky yarn. Oh, but the cable part, well the cables are fabulous!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

My New Ongoing Cable Project

Technically it started out as a swatch but it's pretty! So it will, one day, be a scarf. I think Jennifer is right, it's slow because it's a little complex (although I think I am actually beginning to learn how to "read" cables, wonder of wonders).

It's actually a little bigger than this now. It's slow going. The pattern is the one in the lower right corner, from the Harmony Series. I'm not knitting it on metal dpn's either. Yikes. Regular bamboo needles. Kind of weird after mostly using circs forever. The balance But the yarn clings, so it's all yay good.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Finished Irish Cabled Walking Hat

I finished my first hat - woo hoo. First thing is first, here is my Irish Walking Hat. I used Knitchicks adaption to the Stitch n' Bitch Nation pattern. Her directions are fantastic and very easy to work.
Yarn: 1 and 1/2 skeins of Karabella Aurora 8 - Grey #8
Needles: US#8 DPN along with a wooden cable needle
Notes: I did 6 repeats and I think that I will be doing only 5 the next time since it is a tad bit to long. I was able to complete more then 1/2 today. I was in a hurry. I want to get the things off my list so I can win Naked Stix 2006. 1 down 19 to go. On to finishing my cabled wrist warmers or my cabled head band.

Friday, December 02, 2005

More cables!

I'm in the midst of two baby sweaters (in the smallest and largest sizes) that are nicely cabled. Actually, on the first I got a pattern I really liked, then I tried to duplicate it on the second and the second doesn't look as good because there are more pattern repeats. Blogger ish't taking my picture right now, but I have a photo on my blog.