So I’m sick with the flu. Meh. I did finally get a chance to take pictures of some of my FOs and WIPs. Even though the title suggest that the startitis was caused by the flu, I think it started a little earlier than I’d like to admit…
Early this month I had the urge to cast on a sweater. I normally participate in NaKniSweMo, but this year I decided to sit it out. My brain decided that November is for knitting sweaters and without thinking too much I cast on for Peasy with some Tatamy Tweed in Birch. I bought 10 balls to knit my NaKniSweMo 2008 sweater Rogue (my rav project page link) and only used slightly lover 4 balls. I can’t believe it only took that many balls to knit a sweater with a kangaroo pocket and hood! I’m am enjoying working on Peasy, since it’s a pretty simple knit. I’m a few more repeats away from finishing the lace panel then it’s stockinette all the way. I want to finish this so I can wear it at Madrona. (what’s Madrona you may be thinking click here for more info) Oh wait I never mentioned the fact that I am going to Madrona this year! Squee! I’m so excited it will be my first year and I got my top three classes I wanted to take. ;;does a happy dance;; I’ll talk about this in more detail on another post in the very near future; otherwise this post will get way too long!
Yesterday I had a huge urge to knit on something lovely like loosely plied silk and since my Juneberry shawl was too complicated I was in need of some stupid knitting. Enter the Clapotis. Now that I’ve been knitting for a while this is a nice and relaxing pattern to knit. Back in 2007, (wow that long ago!) I knitted a clapotis, but modified it to be a smaller scarf version. I tried to knit a full sized verison in some lovely red bamboo yarn, but it wasn’t meant to be and it was frogged for a medal in the 2010 Ravlympics. It’s been very cold with some snow thrown in here and I wanted something warm and huge to wrap myself it. This is the perfect pattern and yarn and I hope to have this finished by the end of December, so I have something to snuggle in during the holiday dinners. This yarn cheers me up and it’s a pure joy to knit with. So soft and yummy, nom nom nom.
Okay it’s time to show you the FOs :-) Yep that’s right. I have some FOs and actually real pictures of them, yay!
I made a Bella Eclipse Hat (with a mod) details can be found on my rav page here
Also as promised a picture of my finished Scare Isle Tam. I haven’t added a button on it yet. I found the KP Comfy fingering stretched a lot even after putting it in the dryer! I plan on knitting another one with smaller needles, but till then I’ll add a cool button to this one and wear it. I love this tam a lot and you can find the details on my rav project page here. Faye was a very shy model today, but you get to see the hat details well due to her coyness. You can find more pictures of this and all the other projects on this post on Ravelry, which has stolen most of my motivation for blogging. I’m working on starting to blog on a regular basis again, since I do enjoy it and have missed it as well. I’m off to bed since it’s super late. Oh wait I lie I’m going to make a nice warm cuppa tea first. Night!