I'm working on creating a gallery page for 2005/2006. Still a work in progress…. (click on all images to make bigger)
Design: Mine, using Elizabeth Zimmermann's raglan method
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style dk weight 100% Merino
Notes: This yarn bled a lot with washing and pills easily.
Should have made the neck higher but otherwise not a bad fit. Also posted on the Red Sweater KAL blog.
Warren's Hat Design: Mine, basic hat design
Yarn: Patons classic wool
Color: Natural mix and Paprika.
Lining was knit in Knit Picks Andean Treasure 100% alpaca
Design: Fiber Trends Yarn:
Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride
Christmas Sweater '05 and '06
'05 Sweater (worn in photo) Design: Patons Indigo Days Pamphlet
Yarn: Patons Classic wool in Aran
Notes: This sweater was HUGE! Despite getting gauge, the ribbing expanded to make this sweater massive. A few minutes in the dryer helped shrink it a bit without totally felting it.
'06 Sweater is an Elizabeth Zimmermann raglan
Design: Elizabeth Zimmermann raglan using EPS
Yarn: Plymouth Galway
Ribbed Raglan Cardi Christmas 06
For: My FIL Mike
Design: My own using EZ's raglan method
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Color: Natural Mix
"Monogramed" Scarf Commissioned by a friend
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease
Notes: Knit in the round, Monogram in duplicate stitch
Andean Treasure Sampler Vest
Knitted for: My MIL Susie (Christmas '06)
Yarn: Knit Picks Andean Treasure Alpaca
Notes: Knitted in round with steeks for front and armholes
Clasps from Schoolhouse Press
Knitted For: Aunt Linda
Yarn: MC: Knit1 Crochet 2 Paint Box CC: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride in Jack's Plum
Notes: Lined with cool fabric and put plastic canvas in bottom for shape
Kool Aid Hat
Design: Mine, basic hat w/2×2 rib cuff
Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman's wool dyed with Kool Aid
Notes: gifted to my sis
Faroese Shawl Design: Knit Picks Faroese Shawl
Yarn: Knit Picks Gossamer Lace weight Merino wool
Color: Blue Jeans
Design: A Gathering of Lace by Meg Swansen
Yarn: Knit Picks Shadow merino Lace Weight
Color: Sunset Heather
Cables and Lace Tam
Design: My own
Yarn: Knit Picks Bare fingering weight dyed with Kool Aid
Plethora of Pink Hats
Design: My own, basic hat
Yarn: Various wools, acrlics and blends
Knitted For: My friend Amy to choose from
Design: Mine based on the description in the book
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
Design: Mine based on description from the book
Fair Isle Hat
Design: Mine, using traditional FI designs
Yarn: Nature Spun Sportweight
Fair Isle Hat-Swirls
Yarn: Nature Spun Sport
Seamless Yoke Sweater
Design: Elizabeth Zimmerman's EPS system, with my own yoke patterns
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool
Yarn: Plymouth Baby Alpaca
I had so much energy yesterday. Maybe it was because it was such a gorgeous day, maybe it was because the Democrats took control of the House. I have no idea. But I felt like I accomplished so much yesterday; knitting, took pictures for my blog (finally), went for a walk, did some housework, spent some quality time with hubby, chatted with Mom on the phone. Today–nothin'.
Well, I've done a little knitting, and I did join this KAL. A little red sweater can brighten up an otherwise gloomy day, right? But all in all, a very Eeyore of a day. Oh bother.
It's been a bit surreal around here recently. I haven't felt my usual KnitWitty self. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's the time change. It starts getting dark here around 5:30 now and is pitch black by 6pm. It really is throwing off the balance of my day. I've started getting up earlier, which is a good thing, but I've also been getting this nagging feeling every night while I make dinner that really I ought to be on my way to bed. Like, "ok it's dark. Sleepytime." Very strange. I don't remember daylight savings time affecting me this much before.
It's also affecting my knitting. I've started several projects that will (hopefully) be completed in time to be gifted this Christmas. I find myself wandering around from project to project, accomplishing nothing. I am very interested in each project (which is good) and motivated to finish each one (which is unusual). While tempted by stash yarn and design ideas, I fought back the startitis and was feeling pretty good about it. And yet, I can't seem to focus on anything. I'll pick up a scarf, knit a few stitches, put it down, throw some laundry in the washer, forget about it, knit a few rounds on a sweater, decide to walk to the library, remember the laundry, and oh yeah–there's that scarf I was working on. You get the picture. By the time B comes home I spend the first few minutes after he walks in the door looking disoriented and thinking "Who are you and why are you in my house?" If anyone knows the cure for this bizarre disorder, let me know.
And I suppose I better at least mention Election Day. B and I did vote yesterday. Our first time in South Dakota. The outcome was about a 50/50 split in my opinion. There were a lot of issues on the SD ballot and about half of them went the way I hoped they would. A few disappointments but the major issues I hoped would be rejected were so that's worth celebrating. (See SD election results here). Representative Stephanie Herseth won by a landslide. Congrats to her. I was lucky enough to see her speak at the dedication of the McGovern Library and I'm interested to see what she brings to the table. She's very energetic and I think she'll be a great voice for this state. On a national level…Hooray for the Democrats! I think the voters of this country have made it clear they want change. I'll be interested to see what happens in the next few years.
Back to knitting, hopefully I'll get out of this stupor I've been in and can get some pictures posted later. I hear my yarn calling…I gotta go knit!