Sunday, October 05, 2008

My knitting mojo is ON!

I rock.
I know it is tacky to pat yourself on the back, but I'm feeling blue today, so I'm trying to cheer myself up.
Project #1 - Malabrigo Slippers by CocoKnits
Yarn - Malabrigo Worsted - Rich Chocolate & Black - 1 ball each
Comments - Gauge was funny on this one. I think Malabrigo may "fluff up" over time, thus making it a heavier gauge. I had to go down two needle sizes for the brown and one for the black. Even though they are the same yarn, you should gauge both colors.
I plan to teach these as a project class at Yarntopia. These are a fun and quick project for advanced beginner knitters. Some skills used are: picking up stitches and short rows.
Project #2 - Yvette from French Girl
Yarn - Rowan Big Wool #01 White Hot - 3.5 balls
Comments - I knit nearly the whole thing while watching the VP debate. I plan to wear this cutie this fall with jeans and knee-high brown leather boots (which I'm asking for for my b-day).
I knit the smallest size, which I think will work for most people. The pattern greatly over estimated the amount of yarn used. It called for 6 balls, but it only took me 3.5. I'm also teaching this as a project class for advanced beginners. Skills you will learn: cables and picking up stitches.
Project #3 - Trapeze Jacket by Stitch Diva Studios
Yarn - Louisa Harding Kashmir DK #20 Burnt Orange - 15 balls
Comments - This jacket was a long time in the making. Though easy, all of that ribbing is a time eater! I made this for to give to my friend Jennifer for her birthday next Saturday. I hope it fits! As you know, I LOOOOOVE Louisa Harding Kashmir. Some knitters are "yarn" people, and some people are "pattern" people. I'm the latter, but this yarn even makes me swoon.


Blogger Sheryl said...

You go girl! I stand in awe. I just thought I was "all that" cause I finished the 2nd side to my sweater and am now working my way up the back. You are truly the knitting goddess.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

All in a week! Your needles are on fire! Wonderful, gorgeous projects all.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Wow, that is a lot of knitting mojo for one week! All of your projects look great! I especially love the jacket!

6:57 PM  
Blogger Sarah at Advancing the Plot said...

I like the poncho. Are they coming back? I have seen them around lately.

10:24 AM  
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