Sunday, April 25, 2010

Finishing Projects

Le Smoking
I consider this one finished, although I think I will make the belt for it. It came out very long. I think I blocked it just a bit bigger than needed. But this can be remedied easily with a reblocking.

I originally was not going to make the belt, but, now that I have tried it on, it is more like a coat than a cardigan. So, I've changed my mind. No closures, just a belt!

Ebony & Ivory

I also finished up the second Ebony and Ivory sock (Cross-Rib Sock). I was trying to use up as much of the sock yarn as possible . I did 14 repeats of the pattern: 7 on the cuff and 7 on the foot. They fit perfect, but I could have done 9 or 10 repeats on the cuff to use up more sock yarn, as I have about 75 yards left.

I ordered the new Chrissy Gardner Toe up sock boo, Toe-Up! Patterns and Worksheets to Whip Your Sock Knitting Into Shape I'm holding off starting any new sock projects because I want to do a toe-Up sock and do it magic loop. 2 new techniques at once.....We'll have to see how that goes.

Some Mindless Knitting:
I've had some gorgeous teal blue Charity Hill Farm, Marina yarn (Rayon/linen blend - worsted). I was going to do a sweater but I wasn't sure if I would have enough yarn. So I just CO a square blanket from the Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac (Baby Blanket). I'm planning on using up all the 800 yards of this yarn on the one blanket. That is if the needles will hold that many stitches. I'm planning placing an order with KnitPicks for some longer cords today!!

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