January 02, 2010

2009 Lists



1. 0112809_BlueLaceRibbonScarf, 2. 112209 DenimBrownRedBag, 3. 091509_DenimDiagonalRib, 4. 103109_TrekkingXXL, 5. 102409SunflowerBag01, 6. Modified Gentlemans Sock heel, 7. Negan's Purse, 8. Elegant Rib, 9. DropsCardigan, 10. Crazy Socks March 2009, 11. Chevron Scarf Detail March 2009, 12. ChocolateHedgerowSocksHeel02 

Started in 2008 and Finished in 2009
Drops 68-8 Lace Cardigan in rowan glace (if don’t want a zipper) (1250 yds)
Started and Finished in 2009
Hedgerow Socks from Knitters Review in Hazel Knits Sock in Chocolatier (400 yds)
Chevron Scarf from Last minute Knitted Gifts in Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Crazy Color 6-ply / 6-fädig (408 yds)
Toe up Plain socks in Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Crazy Color 6-ply / 6-fädig (272 yds)
Modified Gentleman’s socks from Interweave Knitting Vintage Socks in Sundara Sock in Green over Lime (400 yds)
Elegant Ribbed Socks from Interweave Favorite Socks in Louet Gems Sport Weight, Cement colored (200 yds)
Diagonal Rib Socks from Interweave Favorite Socks in Hazel Knits Sock in denim (400 yds)
Ribbed socks in Trekking XXL leftover from broadripple socks (230yds)
Lace Ribbon Scarf from Knitty Spring 2008 in Sundara Sport Silk in Cobalt over Caribbean (337 yds)
Total yardage: 2650 yds + 1250 for cardigan = 3900 yds
Totals: 6 pairs of socks, 2 scarves, and 1 cardigan
Started in 2009
Lace Ribbon Scarf II from Knitty Spring 2008 in Sundara Sport Silk Ruby Port (450 yds)
Tangled Yoke Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 07 in Rowan Rowanspun 4 Ply (1620 yds)
Dotty Felted Bag from Mason Dixon Outside the Lines in Noro Kyreyon and Patons Classic Wool Merino (890 yds)
Still did not finish in 2009
Install Zipper in Cable Yoke Jacket from Debbie Bliss in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
Plan and execute Felted Design on already knitted and felted Sophie Bag from Mag knits in Patons Classic Wool
Plan for 2010
Finish 5 items listed above in Started in 2009 and Still Did Not Finish in 2009
Start and Finish at least 4 pairs of socks (~300x4= 1200 yds)
off the top of my head I would like to knit
fruit loop
Stained Glass Scarf from Holiday Knits in Feb Hazel Knits Sock Club Yarn  (~600 yds)
Use remaining Feb Hazel Knits Sock Club Yarn to knit spiral striped socks (~200 yds)
Paper Crane cardi with Habu Merino wrapped stainless paired with habu bamboo lace aka Metal Crane (~2000 yds)
Eco wool cardi  (~1200 yds)
Noro Cash Ihora top down raglan cardigan (~1000 yds)
4 pairs Felted Slippers for guests using patons classic wool



April 19, 2009

TaDa!..wait I still have a little more to do


TaDa! My Drops cardigan is all seamed up and blocked. Blocking made it about 2 inches bigger. It fit better before blocking! The picture shows the cardigan fronts overlapped by about an inch on each side. I didn't wash and block my swatch so now I will have to come up with something creative for the front fastenings: toggles? snaps? shrink in hot water? I not really done but here are the specs:

Yarn: Rowan cotton glace 10 balls 50 grms each

Patttern: Drops Cardigan

Needles: Addie Turbo size 3

Followed patter except at shoulders where I did a three needle bind off.


January 02, 2009

2008 Review

the 2008 Craft Summary list is pretty short:

3.5 pairs of socks

One Cable Net Sock (the second one)

Koigu RetroRib Socks

Lorna Laces Pinstripe Socks

Sundara Violet over black Diagonal Cross Rib Socks

Finished and Blocked Rowan KidSilkHaze Birch Rectangular Shawl

Malabrigo Silky Merino Amoroso Clapotis  (no photo yet)

Cashmerino Steel Blue Fetching Mittens (no photo yet)

Sewn Bags:

3 Box bags (Sold one on Etsy, the other two are still available)

1 Un-Paper Bag ( I use this to carry my knitting in the summer)

1 recycled Library Bag (We use to carry kid books)

1 Fruit patterened Lunch Bag (Used as Purse, lunch bag and now mini diaper bag with two diapers and a small pack of wipes)

Not finished but all the knitting is done on the Drops Rowan Glace Cardigan

2009 Forecast

Finish Drops Cardigan

Make something with Red Rowan Biggy Print sweater or slippers

Cardigan with eco wool

4 pairs of socks

mini felted bags

felted clogs

more sewn bags


September 07, 2008



I was pleased to get this handpainted sock yarn from Hazel Knits even if that makes 4 pairs of socks in the queue. I want to knit them in the order purchase so I have started knitting Diagonal Cross-Rib Socks from Interweave's Favorite socks with Sundara's violet over black. It is/was hard to get Sundara's yarn and soon Sundara will be going to a subscription only service, which I doubt I will do because I want to buy the exact yarn I want not what is selected for me.

September 02, 2008


The Drops cardigan continues, although at a glacial pace. The body in now complete and seems to be about the right size. I am modifiying the sleeves because the pattern specifies a very wide, long and lacy cuff. I will still do the lace pattern but only one repeat (40 rows) which ends up almost halfway up my forearm. i have cut down the width to about half, 38 stitches instead of 62. Now I have to figure out the modifications to the increases to get me to the sleeve cap with the right number of stitches.


June 15, 2008



I love this yarn, Rowan cotton glace. I've had this since ~midyear 2005 (Cucumber Patch on Ebay) and have finally found this project for it. Raveley is fantastic for finding patterns and seeing yarn substitutions. The pattern so far is great and no problem to knit with out a chart. Except I noticed some weird twist I did about halfway through for one row. I spent a whole week doing this kind of surgery, but in the end the result was that not all of the repaired areas looked good. So ripped it went. One note for the pattern is they don't mention that at the end of the very first lace pattern row there are 5 or 6 knit stitches you need to make the pattern symmetrical for each side of the front. and also need to 'do' the pattern stitch here. as well to match the other side. The pattern does not mention this at all! I had to rip out the first time I did this thinking I goofed. The yarn is great because it doesn't fuzz with all the frogging I've had to do.