Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sneak Peak

Rainbow Blanket Kit

Rainbow Blanket Shawl Kit

Available at the Full Thread Ahead booth at Stitches West.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Working on sweater number two

Since the beginning of 2009 (25 days) I have posted three time - not a good beginning, right? Life is busy, no need to say, and rainy days seriously halt picture taking. Today I took advantage of sunshine and here we go.

After finishing Everything But the Kitchen Sink (and never been happier with a sweater, I wear it almost everyday, people will start think is my only clothing), I immediately casted on for Ingenue:


First set back: I followed instructions (what was I thinking?) and the collar calls for 10 repeats of the pattern. The photo clearly shows 5, and if you knit 10 you end up with a monster collar. Rip rip rip back to 5 repeats, that's better:


It is the perfect basketball game knit, round and round I go (Paperino started basketball and that is sometime I like to watch!)


Of course, the fact that I have committed to knit 12 sweater in 12 months has not kept me from knitting a pair of socks, a finishing a cowl, and knit my first beaded piece for Stretch Your Stitches in the meantime. More about the socks soon.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January Arm Warmers

Here is the first pattern of my "12 patterns in 2009" series:

January Arm Warmers

The pattern (in a pdf file) is available for download here or on Ravelry. The yarn used to knit the sample in the photos is my Superworsted (100% Merino Superwash, 270 yads for 100 gr) available at Full Thread Ahead.

Monday, January 12, 2009

One done!

My first sweater of 2009 is done:

Everything But the Kitchen Sink
Pattern: Everything But The Kitchen Sink by Lisa Shobhana Mason
Yarn: Karabella Aurora 8

It was an UFO, but according to the rules of the game, it counts.
Now I am off to select my second sweater of the year, and since I am trying to knit most of my NaKniSweMoDo projects from stash, and I am still following my plan of using the yarn that has been in my stash first, I'll use 16 balls of Karabella Aurora 8 in Royal Purple that I have been waiting in my stash for several years a while. The sweater I picked? Ingenue by Wendy Bernard.
I know it is very similar to my Silana, that is my favorite sweater ever, but that is exactly it, I will ever my most favorite sweater in another color.

Stay tuned for the first of my 12 patterns for 2009, coming up tomorrow (if you are not among the 150 people who have already downloaded it from Ravelry.)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Just because everybody else is doing it

My creation

Here is the list of completed projects in 2008:

Fru-fru Girl
Basic Cabled Hat
Multidirectional Scarf
Simple Knitted Bodice
Baby Hat
Swim Team Scarf
Mossy Jacket and Hat
Baby Sweater
Swim Team Hat
Principessa's Poncho
Little Pouch
Dafne Pouch
Baby Hat in Ciclamini
Pink Sensational Scarves
Phoenix Pouch
Principessa's Shrug
GGH Shrug
Leftover Shawl
Third Grade Teacher Scarf

Ty-Dy T-shirt
Lacy Rib Scarf
Magallanes Squares
Amaizing Washcloth
Fiery Wrap
Oxfam Square
Scarf for Amy
Oxfam Zigzag Lace Square
Bamboo Lacy Scarf
Blue and White Baby Hat
Little Sky Socks
Hemp Bag
White and Purple Baby Hat
Little Coriolis
Eyelet Baby Hats
Mitered Squares
Yummy Socks
Soap Pouch
Teapot Mat
Large Teapot Mat
Bus Driver Handwarmers
Soap Bag
Bus Driver Morning Mitts
Just Another Baby Hat
Panda Multidirectional Scarf
Striped Knitting Basket
Preemie Cardigan
White and Yellow Baby Set
EZ Baby Surprise Jacket
Cotton Stripes Cotton Sweater
Cotton Stripes Vest
Wild Scarf
Berry Baby Set
Swim Team Jaywalker
Upstream Socks
December Socks
Fall Fire Socks

Just Another Baby Hat
Rosso Dicembre
Logcabin Blanket
Soysilk Scarf
Pink Thing
Blue Sweater
Pinwheel Sweater
Pink Handspun Scarf

Sock Yarn Shawl
Hanging Towel
I-Cord Blue Hat
Frog Prince Hat
Crofter's Cowl
Sofia's Cowl

XMas Soap Sock
XMas Towel
Turn A Square
Princess Hat
Arm Warmers
Kids Block Color Cardigan
Blue January Arm Warmers
School Colors Scarf
Paperino's Gloves

Black Fetching
Cabled Socks

Or at least the ones I could find.