Beautiful Knitting

Where Mt.Mom knits, crochets, designs, and seeks Beauty as food for the soul.

Archive from Jan. 2007

Posted by mtmom on May 29, 2007

Jan. 28, 2007 “Initial Entry”

Let the favor [or beauty] of the Lord our God be upon us,
   and establish the work of our hands upon us;
   yes, establish the work of our hands!
–Psalm 90:17

Let’s begin with some Works in Progress.

Red Glove (singular)
pattern/source:  Beverly Royce, Notes on Double Knitting, with adaptations.
yarn:  Jamieson Shetland jumper-weight, color #129, from Schoolhouse Press.
needles:  Clover bamboo dpns, size 2
I hope to do a second glove by Meg Swansen’s pattern in her book Handknitting with Meg Swansen.

I changed the shaping at the thumb-join by working k2tog vs ssk, and slowing down the rate of decreasing to 2/4 rds.  After finishing, I shortened 2 of the fingers by snipping, unravelling and then grafting.  Pretty easy since the tips involved no shaping.

Swatch, experiment with short-row wedges.
source:  Sally Melville, Colors, p. 126.
yarns:  MC is “Botanica” by Halcyon Yarn, color #8
           CC is 2 strands:  “Color Baby” merino by Stampato, color #805(lot137), and “Linie 176 – Lunetta” acrylic/nylon by ONline, color #20 cantaloupe (lot3865)
needles:  Boye circular size 7

“Ice Cream Sweater”, bottom-up seamless raglan, plus front pocket
pattern/source:  Jacqueline Fee, Sweater Workshop.
yarn:  “Botanica” worsted-spun wool by Halcyon Yarn, colors #51(chocolate fudge), 8(Italian raspberry ice), 49(jamoca) . . . so far.  I hope to add daiquiri ice before underarm and grand ma’s vanilla afterwards.
needles:  Plymouth bamboo circular, size 7(leading tip, 6 on trailing tip)

Green socks for my mother.  Two simultaneously (so they’ll match) on 2 circulars (to get up to speed before switching ndls).
pattern/source:  Wendy’s short-row toe/heel, 3×1 ribs on instep and calf, to 1×1 cuff.
yarn:  “Silja” superwash wool w/ 20% nylon, by Asa Gjestal Spinneri in Norway, color #312(lot18651).
needles:  Brittany birch dpns size 3, 29″ Inox Express circular size 2.5/3mm, 26″ and 40″ Crystal Palace bamboo circ size 3.

Gee, I got some photos in.  Took basically all day, and still can’t fly solo. . . .  I can see there’s going to be a learning curve to go through on this!  But the info is now captured.

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