Monday, November 06, 2006

WIP Week!

Firt thing's first. . . I finally finished Hannah's Shedir hat, a WIP for the last few months. I just could not get motivated to finish this project! The cables were time consuming and fickly, and I'm still not happy with the way my stitches look. Hopefully a little pinning and steaming will do the trick! It should be on its way to Potsdam shortly.

I've also been working away at the Danica scarf in between calls at work. Paton's SWS yarn is absolutely perfect for this! The colors divide into blocks beautifully, and everyone seems to really like it. I want it to be a bit flatter, so it'll probably end up under the steam, too. Lots and lots of finishing to do. . . and Chanukkah is only five weeks away!

This little puppy is soon to be ripped out, but I promised Jen that I'd take a photo of him first. He is my first official fair isle experience, so it's only right to document him -- in all his imperfection! Being the overly-worrisome knitter that I am, I pulled waaaay too tightly on the first few rows and puckered the fabric. I also completely forgot to make the armholes! This is supposed to be a dog sweater!

Happy thoughts, happy thoughts. . . Jen brought back mucho yarn from home! Thanks, Jen! I can't wait to get started!


aj said...

Your Danica is GORGEOUS! Beautiful!

illanna said...

Malabrigo? Lucky!

Your shedir looks great, and so do the stitches! I also really like your entrelac. I just did my first entrelac last week and I'm hooked. I love how the colors changed in your shawl. I can't believe Chanukkah is 5 weeks away... I'm plotzing! :) :) :)

Madelyn said...

You've been busy. Love the Danica entrelac scarf. And the hat looks fine to me.

J.Reilly said...

Look at you go - I'm glad you stuck with shedir and I know it's going to be perfect for Hannah! Your entrelac is awesome!!