Tuesday, January 31, 2006


I absolutely love my IK Cabled Shrug!!! I used 5 skeins of Rowan Magpie which is approximatley 770 yards and the pattern calls for 1200 yards. However, it fits well and is not falling off me.

Thank you for letting me finally finish a KAL : ) !!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Update on my Pink Cable Scarf

And not, say the oat wheat sweater, which I haven't even looked at. Ahem. Anyway, the pink cable scarf. I timed how long a repeat took me (4 rows) and it was 20 minutes. Twenty freakin' minutes. So an inch and a half an hour and in only 40 hours - a work week! I'll be done. So far, 11 inches, sixteen and a half hours. Only eleventy million hours to go......

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Finally done!!!

I started this sweater in late November for an early December birthday present and had a heck of a time with the sizing due to the cable pulling it in and making it skinny and long, and then how to create the right size sleeves, and how to attach the sleeves! Finally, for a Valentine's Day or Housewarming (they're hoping to move to a house soon) present, A.Lo's Banana Fish sweater:

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

IK Cable Shrug

I have a skein and a quarter left for this shrug. I love knitting cables. Thanks for letting me share.

Steam Scarf

Steam Scarf

I'm using Cascade 220 Quattro in a pink blend. I'm not super far along but wanted to share:

It's a really easy pattern and is turning out quite well. This one is for a friend but I'll have to make one of these for myself too.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Come on baby, let's do the Twist...

I'm still here, and still cabling! I just started knitting Bonne Marie's Twist cardi last week and am up to the cabley goodness. I first thought that the chart was going to be difficult, but I've gotten the hang of it and think the cables are really coming along nicely. I'm using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Cranberry.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Quick note

For those who were curious about the hat pattern. It was based upon Coronet from Knitty. I used a tighter cable so the hat would match a sweater I recently finished. See my blog archives, or gallery. You won't find the pattern for the sweater, since I designed it using the Top Down Aran method described by Beth Brown-Reinsel. ( Interweave Knits, Fall 1997 ) and I take crummy notes.

Thanks for the kind words. By the way, Jo Sharp Silkroad is delicious to work with, and feels nice directly on your skin.