January 18, 2013

Sweater progress

Posted in Knitting at 6:02 am by dianelaces

I’m back to working on the circumnavigated sweater that I started last winter.  It is knit from a heavy Irish wool that I couldn’t face working on during the summer.  When I set it aside I had just divided the underarm stitches from the body and cast on the additional sleeve/shoulder stitches.  I don’t know how many hundred stitches were on the needle at that point, but the rows were LONG!

Once I finished my Christmas knitting and Audrey was here for the weekend before Christmas I started the raglan decreases.  After Christmas I was working the saddle shoulders.  It’s my first time doing those and I really like them.  Since New Year’s I have done the front button band and the shawl collar.  Love the shawl collar!  I love how it turns itself to lay back and since this sweater is going to be more like a jacket I love the warmth and coziness of the collar.  Last night I started knitting the first sleeve.  I think it will finish quickly from here.



January 17, 2013

The TARDIS hats were a hit

Posted in Knitting at 7:22 am by dianelaces

Both boys liked their TARDIS hats.




January 6, 2013

Christmas gifting-knitting and bobbin lace

Posted in Bobbin Lace, Knitting at 3:27 pm by dianelaces

I tried to keep my Christmas gifting to a manageable level and was able to finish everything in plenty of time for the holiday.

I made fingerless mitts for my nieces and nephew.


A bobbin lace scarf for my mom.  I need to get a photo of her wearing it.


Close up of the lace.  It’s a ‘s Gravenmoerse pattern.  It ended up about 60″ long and took me 60 hours to complete.  Now for the first time in forever I don’t have any bobbin lace projects on pillows.  I’m going to have to fix that really soon.  I loved working on this scarf so much that I think I’m going to make one for myself also.


Also, two TARDIS hats (for son and nephew), lacy green Orenburg cuffs for my mother-in-law, and socks for Grandma.  Yes, the socks were done in time for Christmas, but I took the photo early because I had to get the other gifts wrapped.  I also knit a handful of Orenburg lace-style dish cloths.  None of them ended up as gifts, yet, but I like to have them on hand.  And they were great practice for my next project, an Orenburg lace stole, that I started on New Year’s.