Thursday, June 26, 2008

Invasion of the WIPs!

I received a shipment of Knit Picks sock yarn, so I cast on for Tom's socks:

And I got the Knit Picks Options interchangeable circular needles.

So of course, I had to cast on some lace (Ravelry link):

In addition, there's Miranda's sweater:

Marc's Christmas scarf:

And a lacey cardigan for me that's going to take me forever:

I really need to quit my job so I can knit more.

Oh, and another cute picture of Kisa:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The cute!

This blog is called Kisa Knits, so we need some pictures of Kisa:

Some WIPs

I'm holiday this week (not going anywhere), so hopefully some of these WIPs will be FOs soon, but until then, let's take a look.

These are "Queen of Cups" from The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy, and it's the best pairing of yarn and pattern I've ever done. The color changes are highlighted beautifully by the stitch pattern. These will be done soon, and now that the heat wave it over I might even get to wear them:

I'm also closing in the the end of "Luna Moth." I've done 3 repeats and plan on one or two more, depending on how the yarn holds out. I'm using worsted weight wool from Beaverslide Dry Goods. It's lovely to knit with: vibrant colour and it's full of lanolin, so I moisturize as I knit!

Finally, the "Celtic Cables Scarf" which I'm knitting for my brother for Christmas. I'll be doing a matching one for his wife (in red). the wool is Briggs & Little Regal, and it's really scratchy. I hope it will soften up with washing (please, please, please). Great for knitting cables, though. Those stitches stay exactly where you put them.

Now I'm off to finish weaving in the ends on my Clapotis (oh boy!).

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A recent FO

I knit a lot. It's become an obsession and I only work about 20 hours a week, so the rest of the time I knit. My most recent completed project is here:

This is the Mountain Solace Scarf from Queen Anne's Lace using Fiddlestick's laceweight silk/merino blend. I did a terrible job grafting to the two ends (110 Kitchner stitches is about 100 too many for me) and blocking was physically difficult, but the end result still looks lovely. Easy pattern to knit.

I'll post more soon..

Sunday, June 1, 2008

First Entry

I've recently become an obsessed knitter. I've been blogging at Live Journal, but so many people are over here, I figured I'll start doing things here as well
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