Friday, November 30, 2012

FO: Gryphon in Repose

To prove I was Not Doing Nothing with the past couple of weeks, I present you with a wedding shawl!

 Ethereal [Rav] by Lakshmi Juneja; knit with a full skein of Spirit Trail Fiberworks "Nona" ~ Merino/Cashmere/Bombyx Silk in colorway Bacchus

 It's a free! pattern, as most of the ones I knit are, and I didn't want it to end!!... but I ran out of yarn.
I miscalculated the amount of Chart 2 repeats I could do, and ended up using 75% yarn with only 70% shawl knit.  The first math I did said that I could do 8 repeats... but that only worked using US3 needles.  Since my brand new ordered-for-this 40” needles were mislabeled and are actually size US4 (thanks, unnamed online knitting store!), the math got all messed up. And I wasn't about to buy new new needles, curse my miserliness frugality.  SO I redid math, and didn't rip anything out.  The new math had bindoff occurring 10 rows early (row 73)...

until new new math had to happen!  Yep.  Thank goodness for spreadsheets.  The new new math had bindoff occurring at row 67 of the final chart, so instead of super pointy border fun times, the edging looked more like cathedral arches or something.  Still pretty.

There's only one yard of this awesome awesome yarn remaining for just-in-case emergency snag repairs, and my friend looked beautiful at her wedding!  Such an awesome day!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Mot-less Monday: Sweater at 72%

p.s. to those who have served in the military, to those on active duty, and to those who will be home soon -- thank you for your sacrifice.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Oh, It's All Going On, Honey

I've been watching a lot of drag queen TV lately, so excuse my sass.  Sometimes you just need to write a to-do list with stuff you've already done, just to get the satisfaction of crossing it off...

1. The Month of Cowls ✓
blocked, shipped, received -- love you, Mama!

2. Yoga Sock #1  ✓
plus a mini yoga sock to make a pair-- what, it's totally legal!

3. HPKCHC Hat Challenge -- almost done, with a vengeance...
seventh hat on the needles and I'm living for my Homespun stash

...but I have so many flippin SHAWLS planned, people
and I'm getting antsy!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Two Cowls and a Pumpkin

And yes, it's exactly what it sounds like.

Eleanor Cowl [Rav] by Audrey Knight; knit with more than a skein of Knit Picks Shine Sport in colorway 2554 Leapfrog
MODS: knit on US6s and ended early, after full chart B (row 50, no switch to smallest needles, etc.) since it was definitely long enough

Abstract Leaves Cowl [Rav] by Deb Mulder; knit with less than a skein of Rowan RYC Cashsoft 4 Ply in colorway 430 Loganberry

Jack Be Little Pumpkin [Rav] by Elizabeth Murphy; knit with 15 yards of Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in colorway 6406 October and a yard of Knit Picks Shine Sport in colorway 2554 Leapfrog

And now it's November where I am... goodbye, craziest October ever!