22 February 2008

New projects

I actually started working on Annie Modesitt's Backyard Leaves scarf (from Scarf Style) over a month ago, but haven't mentioned it yet -- mostly because it is slow going and doesn't look like much now. I tried to dry block it a bit for a picture. You can see the leaves!
I am enjoying this project, but have not been faithful enough to it to finish it for this winter. It's the type of pattern that requires all of my attention so it's hard to get a chance to work on it uninterrupted.

I've also cast on for some "Go with the Flow" socks from Interweave Knits' Favorite Socks (a birthday present). I'm using Ancient Threads sock yarn I got at Rhinebeck last October. I love love love the color.

My boy is feeling much better this week and even let me put on his new orange raglan yesterday, though he wasn't too thrilled to have his picture taken.

16 February 2008

For my boy

After finishing the Anastasia socks for me, I noticed I had quite a bit of yarn left over. It wasn't enough for another pair of adult socks, but luckily I know someone with small feet.

Pattern: my favorite toe up pattern
Yarn: Trekking XXL
Needles: size 1

I also knit a seamless orange raglan for my boy. Unfortunately, he refuses to try it on so far. He's been really sick this past week so I'll excuse him for now. Hopefully I'll get a picture of him in it soon.

Pattern: Elizabeth Zimmermann's seamless raglan pattern from Knitting Workshop
Yarn: Lamb's Pride worsted in Tiger Lily
Needles: US 8

08 February 2008

Anastasia socks!

Pattern: Anastasia Socks
Yarn: Trekking XXL
Needles: size 1 DPN
Mods: The pattern as written was a little too big for me with this yarn even though I got gauge so I decreased the number of stitches between the spirals.
Thoughts: Cool pattern! It's interesting how it works without a heel gusset.