November blew by. I’ve been busy knitting (I started SO many projects!! See them all in Ravelry!) and I might have bought some yarn… on Black Friday. Since I might have bought a lot of yarn (at Purlescence), I’ve decided not to buy any more yarn until I’ve finished 20 projects. Or until Stitches West. Whichever happens first.
I have to admit, I’m a bit obsessed with spirals. They’re in my Firefly sock pattern, and in the free hat pattern you get when you buy fiber or yarn from the store. These fingerless mitts were inspired by the ones Joan from Elemental Affects had in her booth at the CA Wool & Fiber Festival. Hers had zig-zags. I like zig-zags. I like spirals better! I’m using her Shetland Fingering wool.
I started take 2 of Hannah’s Hello Kitty Knitting Notions Bag using Cascade 220…
I’ve been working on my Debbie Bliss Cabled Hooded Cardigan from Cotton Knits for All Seasons…
I finished both fronts, so now all I have to knit is the sleeves and hood… I am loving the Knit Picks Shine Sport.
We’re having fun. I’m almost done with the first front/sleeve/hood and I finished the back. Here’s a closer look at the cable… I’m using a VERY different yarn — Gerifil Spaghetti, a cotton/sparkly blend, instead of wool. It seems to be working out pretty well so far!
I also knit up Eunny’s Deep-V Argyle Vest in Lorna’s Laces Twist DK in the Vera colorway and Valley Yarns Deerfield in black. I LOVE IT! Next up, reinforcing and cutting the steeks!!!! =O
Those are the deep v-neck and sleeve steeks you can see… Here’s a close-up of the argyle pattern.
I started Sahara out of Malabrigo worsted in the Indigo colorway. I bought this yarn at Stitches West 2006…
I’ve been doing a bit of gift knitting as well, but that will be blogged about after gift-giving is done. I’m also learning how to quilt! More on that later.
P.S. Happy Hanukkah to those who are celebrating… I told my parents I’d find my menorah, but I haven’t done it yet… maybe I’ll be motivated to do it right now.