This is the first in a very long series of posts which are mopping up some un-published finished objects from the last couple of years.
Nb: Sorry about the quality of the photos – they were taken with the front camera of my phone while I was out for a walk!
Some times a pattern and a yarn just fall into place with each other! This black/variegated yarn doesn’t show off the pattern to it’s fullest degree but it was a fun, quick knit and I only had to go shopping in my stash. Win-win!
Pattern: Elven Cloche by Rosemary (Romi) Hill from The Great Oddments Knitdown eBook. One size. Yarn and needles: Sirdar Cossack Chunky (67% Acrylic, 30% Wool, 3% Rayon) – discontinued yarn.
88.2 yards, 60 grams 0.6 skeins = 88.2 yards (80.7m) used. 4.5 mm dpns and one 6 mm long circular needle for magic loop. Dates: 5th – 8th Feb 2014.
No modifications at all, in the actual knitting.
Opted not to sew up one side so I have both ears covered at the same time.
This hat was made from the remnants of my crocheted Pixie Slippers, and I still have 20 g or so left.
First up is Sakaki (the shawl in support/memory of the Japan earthquake and tsunami) using Mean Girls Yarn Club Run Amok (merino sock yarn)
This is not as mindless as it looks because there are short rows and lace and texture and a pico edging and …. So I’ve not made as much progress on it as my second shawl.
Second is Taygete (in another MGYC called Baby Melter and Xen’s Capability):
Hmm…. stripes …
Both yarns are merino/cashmere/nylon so there’s a very soft halo to the finished fabric. Yummy!
Lets keep this brief since I’m sure you’re all as bored of my ears as I am but Sunday I collapsed (in an elegant way, I might add) probably due to low blood sugar, Monday I had headache all day (unusual for me), Tuesday was very bad and I had a full-on M.E.-crash and Wednesday I had my right ear stuffed with iodine-soaked ribbon gauze. Less fun than it sounds.
I’m now on a 1-a-day antibiotic (scary!) which warns you against going out in the sun lest you get a rash. Typical.
I’ll be back after the double-bank-holiday-I’m-trying-to-pretend-isn’t-happening, hopefully with some more shawl progress!
Thanks for the comments on my most recent post. I’m trying not to look directly at the university offer; sort of like the sun, it’s massive size is daunting! So I’ve decided to focus on small goals instead.
Sakaki 榊, meaning sacred tree, is a small texture-and-lace shawl by Romi. $5 of the $6.50 selling price goes to various charities who have ring-fenced money to help those in Japan (until end of May, after which monies go to MSF/DWB. First 100,000 copies only). I bought this pretty sharpish not only for it’s fund-raising efforts but also because I loved the pattern.
I’m planning on using this Mean Girls Yarn Club merino as I think it will work well with the changing textures and with the increasing, decreasing and short rows.
Isn’t that funny; in the “flesh” all I could see in the yarn were the greens but in the photo I just see the reds!
My plan is to make the version with the lace motif, without the beads.
I’m using Art of Xen Capability in English Rose for the MC and the newest Mean Girl’s Yarn Club shipment in Baby Melter for the CC. You’ll have to trust me that they work well together in the garter stitch stripes!
This is my progress (from about a week ago) on the blue-purple-wool-with-slubs-of-silk
I’m not commercial-yarn consistent, but it’s better than my previous efforts. No predictions about finished yarn weight because last time I aimed for sport and got bulky!
Blooming Shawl and other things
It’s finished, photos have been taken and an FO post is brewing; only taken me since February. I also have 2 other Finished Object posts drafted and so I’m now editing photos.
My health has been … inconsistent. It’s always useful as a knitter when your legs don’t work properly because you’ve got a good reason for sitting around. Not so useful is when your arms “go”. Next on the agenda? Learning to crochet with my toes!
I had another three phials of blood taken today. All the tests will come back normal or average, like they always do but I like to humour the medical professionals!