Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Actual Knitting Content

Hemlock Ring Doily
That's my recently completed Hemlock Ring Doily thing. I first saw this on Brooklyntweed and figured it would be a brain strainer, but after looking the pattern over I discovered it couldn't be further from the truth. This thing is easy peasy if you've ever done any lace at all. I only needed one stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round and could even work on it while people talked to me and I talked back to them. Seriously.
I didn't take it all the way out to blanket size because I wanted to use this as a centerpiece for the table down at the yarn store. It'll give people something to set their drinks on and it kinda makes me look like a badass to newbies. haha Here it is in action at the store:
Hemlock Ring In Action
Pretty, no?
I used size 6 needles and two skeins of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.

Another recently completed store samples project is my dishcloth experiment.
SWTC's Vickie Howell Craft yarn is cotton and milk fiber. The label says hand wash dry flat, but that stuff looked pretty tough to me so I took two balls, made these three washcloths, then used the heck out of them and washed them in my washer at home. As you can see, they survived and still look great.
All 3 Dishcloths
I'd totally use that stuff for baby projects now knowing this.

So, my newest project is the Sunrise Circle Jacket from an old issue of Interweave Knits. I had two bags of Cascade Lana D'Oro Tweed in the yarn room waiting to make this sweater so I broke into it last week. I'm trying to leave this project at the store so I'll be forced to knit on hats and xmas gift knitting at home, but it's gonna be hard. I want this thing to wear YESTERDAY.
Here is my progress on the back section so far:
Back of the Sunrise Circle Jacket
I know it looks pretty boring right now, but just you wait till I start sprouting cardigan fronts out of my armpits and we'll see about that. haha

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