Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.
~Dorothy Day

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My second clapotis

I bought this lovely yarn back in April, when I attended Stitches South. I knew at the time that it would turn into a Clapotis Scarf. The simplicity of this pattern makes it the perfect travel companion. So far, this scarf has traveled from Georgia, to Florida, to Ohio...and doctor offices, and dead time in traffic.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

3 sweaters down

I have managed to complete 2 sweaters that I have been working on. I also casted on for a third and completed it in 3, maybe 4 days! So with out further adieu...

February Lady Sweater - This was started last September with high hopes of being completed in time for the holidays. However, with Christmas and Colin, my personal knits went on the back burner. I finally picked it up about a week and a half ago. At that time, I only had 3/4 of the body completed. I went full steam ahead and finished it on Sunday. This is also the first time I ever blocked, and I am very happy with the outcome. (please excuse the crappy phone picture)

I used Dream In Color Smooshy for the top portion and the border. The body was completed in Cascade.

The Tanglewood Cascading Cardigan - Originally going to be worn at a June wedding. I was making great progress with it, but got confused when it came to the sleeves. After putting it down for the week, I was able to pick it back up, and completed it in no time...5 days after the wedding :) This is the best picture I can find.

Used Vally Yarns, a pima cotton bamboo mix.

Shalom Sweater - During a timeout with the TCC, I choose to knit this up. I was really impressed with how quick it went. If I had to do over again, I would modify the arm openings, they are pretty big.

This only took 3 skeins of Malabrigo Kettle Dyed, bulky.

If your on Ravelry, better pictures and more info can be found here.