So I've been knitting away like a crazy lady since just before Thanksgiving, having gotten the knitting bug something awful. I learned last Valentine's day, and did a couple of scarves, an obligatory giant garter stitch for my first effort and a ribbed, striped scarf for my husband. In November I saw someone wearing a clapotis at a friend's birthday dinner, and I was inspired to take up the needles again.
Clapotis #1 - Noro Silk Garden #225, US8 bamboo circulars
All for me. Mine! Mine! Mine! (Clapotis from knitty.com, of course)( Collapse )
Clapotis #2 - Noro Silk Garden #88, US #8 Addi Turbo circulars (switched from bamboo because the needles were grabbing the yarn too much and slowing me WAAAAAY down)
No photo available - I gave it to my Mom for Christmas. But they colors are very soft and creamy and warm and she loves it.
Clapotis #3 - Manos del Uruguay #54, US #8 Addi Turbo circulars
Gift for my SIL-to-be. She picked the yarn and color, and I adore it. Quite a bit heavier than my Noro, but sure to be warm and snuggly in New York. ( Collapse )
I decided to play with the dreaded fun fur and sparkly things to make a scarf for my "adopted" son's girlfriend....she likes pink. I got a little crazy. I refused to believe in the power of math, and even though math told me it would be ten feet long, I cast on 300 stitches anyway. I think it just adds to the bizarre muppet-like character of the whole thing. Either you love it or hate it, and it's definitely unique. I hope she likes it. (She's 18, and a freshman in college)
Lion Brand US#15 29" circulars, caron simply soft (watermelon and grey heather), red heart symphony (a black/pink/grey), bernat disco (fuschia and black), and lion brand moonlight mohair (silver and black), and lion brand incredible (silver and black ribbon), cast on 300 stitches garter, knit lengthwise. Double stranded with various combinations of the yarns or single stranded (ribbon and mohair). My own crazy invention. ( Collapse )( Collapse )
Finally I give you, Tychus (knitty.com)....
Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, double stranded asparagus for the green, 1 strand each Maple Syrup and Chocolate for the brown. Straight US #9.
I was *very* displeased with the colors that arrived from Knitpicks versus the colors I thought I was ordering, but I think I made the best of it. And I dig the hat. It's a gift for my BIL, and he picked the colors. I, however, am modeling it, because, well, hats look best on a head. It is smaller than many of the examples I have seen in other FO pics (smaller yarn?), which is fine by me, because I don't want to roll the edge up. I also think the two color mix for the double stranded brown came out really cool and I may try it again. I used two skeins to roll balls for each color, but I have LOADS left over. I may only have used half. ( Collapse )
I'm currently working on a washcloth in a "quilted diamond" pattern in white peaches'n'cream, and have a couple more Tychus's ready to go.
Hope you enjoyed the show!