March 29, 2009

Productive weekend

Posted in Bobbin Lace, Knitting at 5:39 pm by dianelaces

My men are gone for the weekend and I have been focusing on projects.

  • The first mitten is done and the second one has only 2″ left to go.
  • I put the zipper in the Oregon vest and it worked beautifully.
  • I altered a pair of pants that were too big in the waist (yay!)
  • Got hours of knitting done on the Moderne baby blanket and actually saw some progress

Last weekend I finished the brown Mojo socks for myself and wore them a couple of times already.  I pulled out some yarn and a few different patterns to knit a tea cozy for the teapot that I want to take to the camper.  I want it to be a fitted one instead of the hood/cover that I use at home.  The pot has a different shape and I think I’ve chosen the elements out of the three patterns that I want to use.  I thought I had it all figured out then realized that my idea was closed at the top and bottom and no way to get it over the pot!  I’ll let that idea keep “percolating” for a while and work it out some more in my head 🙂

Still on the needles besides the baby blanket and mittens are a pair of socks for Ted.  I’ll work on them tomorrow night while waiting for the boys to get home.  Also I haven’t worked on my bobbin lace for a week or so.  I thought to get to it today, but the mittens were just flowing for me.  It was a great day for knitting with the Cast On and CraftLit podcasts to entertain and energize me.

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March 17, 2009

Projects and progress

Posted in Bobbin Lace, Knitting at 5:47 pm by dianelaces

I’ve made some progress on the current projects, and started some new projects as well.  Since new is always fun we’ll start with those.

These are the two color mittens in Galena Pirates colors.  I’m taking a class at Fiber Wild and this is hard but super fun.  Today I knit the thumb and attached it.  Amy has a really slick method for the thumbs and the pattern just continues up it.  We started the mitten at the tip and are working toward the wrist.  The pattern is the same on both sides of the mitten.

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I’m also working on socks for Ted.  Plain, toe-up with Chain Rib for the leg. 

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I am making a pair of Mojo socks for myself and all I have left to do is add the after-thought heel and they’ll be done.  You’d think I could’ve had that done sooner, but instead I keep starting new projects…like my bobbin lace fan!

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  The photo of the lace will seem dark, but otherwise the flash makes so much of a glare that you can’t see the threads.

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And I’m also making good progress on the Moderne baby blanket, but the squares are getting so large that I can knit and knit and it hardly looks any different.