Tuesday, February 8, 2011
On the Needles
First up, "Penguin Vest"- I'm making this from measurements I took of a sweater I love, I've never made a vest before. First I took the measurements on my body, and ended up having it way too shaped to work at all (and my gauge was all wrong), Then I ripped out again because I realized that in this case, knitting flat and sewing a seam is less of a pain than weaving in 8 ends every round. I'm now on version 3.0, just past the ribbing, and I haven't touched it in 3 months. The photo is from the first iteration.
3rd- "Travel Socks"- plain socks being fitted to my feet... my mindless knitting, and therefore moving very slowly.
4th- "Sailor Scarf"- a gift, at whatever is the next appropriate gift giving occasion after its finished, whenever that is! The pattern comes from Barbara Walker's Treasury, and its beautifully textured and eye catching.
Spinning- still *sigh* working on my bison fiber from last summer's tour de fleece... although not very often!
Weaving- I haven't touched them since Peru, but in theory I'm working on finishing my backstrap belts.