Monday, September 24, 2007

I'm working on a pullover from the Cascade 220 website.

It's mostly stockinette, but it has a fantastic woven rib pattern at the bottom. The sleeves and yoke will be in this stitch as well, and are knit in one piece.

I love that woven pattern.

I went to a knitting group yesterday and enjoyed it. I went to another one a few months back. Both were made up of very nice women.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I am very proud of this. Where can I wear it? Oh, who cares---it's pretty. Must do more lace!

An ice cream truck playing Clare de Lune just went by. I feel so cultured.

Friday, September 14, 2007

I thought I was so smart getting a blocking board, but it wasn't big enough for blocking this shawl. I'll be straightening it out for the rest of the day.

Forest Canopy Shawl
Pomfret (discontinued Brunswick yarn from who knows when)
Size 6 needles

I can spot a few mistakes, but for my first real lace project, I'm happy. I know understand the appeal of lace. It's so lovely when it's stretched out. I feel like starting another shawl immediately.

Monday, September 03, 2007

I haven't written here since June and I think that's because I now lurk on Ravelry way too much. I still haven't done much with my profile there, either.

Summer was good--my trip up east was very relaxing and my class in London went quite well. I had a great group of students who all got along, showed up for everything and did all their work so far---they still have a final paper due, but I am confident in them.

London was busy and crowded. I spent two months there in 1999 doing some administrative work for the university during my sabbatical, but it seems busier to me now. Probably a combination of being 8 years older and going in August rather than in March.

In any event, I have been knitting. I've completed a pair of Monkey socks in Tofutsi---a yarn that was okay, but I would not buy again.

And a pair of Not Cable Socks by Sockbug, a free pattern online. I made these in Lorna Laces, which I would buy again.

I also completed a turtleneck from Erika Knight's Classic Knits. This is done is Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted. I may frog this.

I did frog a sweater I made a few years ago and reknit it into a shawl collar cardigan I found online.

It's kind of 80s, but I know I'll wear it a lot. I hear the 80s are back, anyway.

I'm currently working on a Forest Canopy Shawl in a sportweight yarn called Pomfret. I found it at a yard sale.