Friday, May 23, 2008

Knitting FO's

I've had a bit of bumper month with finished knitting projects.  Our kitchen was being re-modeled and that's right next to my mac.  So, instead of buying stuff online, I've been making stuff with my stuff.

Little Leaf Scarf

Pattern: Little Leaf Scarf, from Classic Elite's "Make It Modern"
Yarn: Rowan's Purelife Cotton (Brazilwood)

This is the most ridiculously soft cotton I've touched.  It's organic from source through to the dye and knits beautifully at 22st/4".  The plies are a little loose, but I didn't have a problem with splitting.  

It took less than half a ball of yarn and turned it out beautifully.  I think it'll be a perfect gift for my son's amazing Montessori teacher.

I'll keep on posting the rest of the FO's throughout the week.

Rebecca x2

I got to open a backlog of mail this week and guess what I found?

Lovely Marji had a "50 at 50" giveaway last month.  I (very quickly) asked for this issue of 'Rebecca', which I've been wanting for a very long time.  

So she sent it to me.

So did my Mom.  

Huh!  Anyway, I'm forwarding the generosity.  I'll mail one of these to the first person who asks for it.  Leave a contact in the comments.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Jalie 2794

So, the poor Avs lost rather spectacularly.  The Red Wings were just too good.  Boo.  Worse than watching your team lose, is watching your team lose live with hundreds of other depressed fans.  By the third period, there were more Red Wings fans in the stands.  

At least, I had the nicest t shirt there.  They really don't make attractive women's shirts.  Either they're cut like men's shirts or they're sparkly pink.  Gah!

I used Jalie 2794 for my t shirt makeover.  The original was a size XL.  I managed to cut out most of a size AA from the fabric.  The front yokes are cut from some matching burgundy cotton tube knit, as are the bands.

The size is pretty much perfect.  I think in a more stretchy fabric, it might even be a touch loose.  

I left off the the center front elastic because it would have interfered with the logo.  Also, the bands were too long to really pull in the back neck sufficiently against my neck.  That's an issue others have also noted.

All in all, this is a great pattern.  I love it so much that it's already getting re-cut it in a linen knit.

The back?

Why, yes, I am a Forsberg fan.  

Btw - what's up with hockey groupies?  Have they never smelled hockey gear??  

Stash Storage

Alas, I'm not 50 gram sized.  More like 40 grams.