Friday, March 09, 2007

Catching up on my knitting news

Whew! Stitches came and went (and so did the last two weeks!). I made a healthy addition to my stash.

Sitches 2007 haul

  • Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk (for the Lara wrap I've been wanting to make since it came out)
  • Gedifra Wellness cotton/acrylic for a husband sweater
  • Misti Alpaca Worsted
  • Berrocco Peruvia
  • Acero from Brooks Farm
  • Two skeins of Koigu for the Baby Surprise sweater (no baby surprises here though)
  • Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock yarn
  • Louet Gems sock yarn
  • Tilli Thomas Aspen yarn
  • Belisa Cashmere (mmmmm)
  • Leather purse straps
  • Knitting Pure and Simple top down v-neck pattern (for a husband sweater)
  • Spindle from Carolina Homespun (not shown)
  • A bit 'o practice fiber from Carolina Homespun (not shown)
  • DPN protectors made by Jeni (not shown)
  • Felted hat pattern from Pickup Sticks (not shown)
  • Circular and dpn needles

I went to the banquet Saturday night and I won a door prize! A Vogue on the Go book on knitting ponchos. Whoopie. But there are some nice patterns in it, even if I'm not a poncho kind of girl. Every time ponchos come up, my DH quotes Frank Zappa: "Now is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?" Every time. I might adapt some of the ideas into shawls instead.

Better than the door prize was the freebie I received at the end of the banquet. Every table gets a bag of freebies that are passed out in order around the table. I won a skein of Mountain Colors Bearfoot yarn and a sock pattern. Woot!

Yarn I won at Stitches

And now the projects! Yes, we have projects!

I finished the sweater for my niece and the doll sweater for the older niece's 18 inch doll is almost done. I just have to finish seaming one side and sew on the buttons. I have more yarn left so I think I might make the matching doll skirt and doll hat.

Sweaters for my niece

Child's sweater:

Pattern: Torgeir from Elsabeth Lavold's Viking Knit Collection.
Yarn: Rowan Designer DK Wool (it's about 10 years old, from a failed sweater I attempted 10 years ago)
Needle size: 5/7

Doll sweater:

Pattern: from Knitters Fall 1998
Yarn: Rowan Designer DK Wool
Needle size: 5/7

And now the work in progress:

"Husband sock" in Regia, size 0 needle. Note the super cool needle protectors made by Jeni! This is my first toe-up sock. I do like that short row toe!


Bonita from the Rowan Magazine Issue 41, in Artfiber Rush cotton, size 2 and 4 needle:

Bonita from Rowan #41


  1. Marisa5:23 PM

    Fantastic haul from Stitches!

  2. Mmmmm. Belisa. Stitches did a number on my stash as well, which I have yet to blog about. Your hubby socks are zipping right along. I'll have to look up that Bonita pattern & see if it would suit my shape. Yours is very attractive so far.

  3. how's that bonita coming along? i started it days ago, and still don't know if i'm on the right track with size. i'm using the rowan damask, but am down to size 3 turbos for the lace, and i got stockinette gauge with turbo 4's. hmmm!
    good luck with yours ... i seem to be rippin' more than knittin'.