Thursday, September 25, 2008

I still don't have my computer back, and the house is too disrupted to block the FOs, so no pictures. I'm almost done with Maria's Tree Jacket. I've been having a terrible time with the sleeves. Knit according to the pattern, they're way too wide, so I've been adding a lot of decreases, but I'm still not totally happy. But Maria says they're okay, and I'm sick of the sweater, so I'm letting it go.

One of the things I like about knitting is I'm always learning something. I'm on my second version of the Celtic Cable scarf, this one for my sister-in-law, and I decided to learn to do the cables without a cable needle. I knew how to do it, but I didn't feel confident enough. But it's going great. The yarn is really sticky, so there's almost no chance of dropping stitches.

I'm still knitting on Tom's tiny-stitch socks (I hate them, but they must be done).

Oh, and I successfully completed my TIFF one-row scarf, more or less within the time-frame of the festival. Turned out great, but needs to be washed.

I frogged my Victorian shawl, and will start again sometime with a smaller size, stickier needle.

Pictures will come at a later date.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Finally, an update

I've been having computer problems, so I've been reluctant to post (and right now it's difficult to write because Kisa is being incredibly cute with a stolen ball of yarn). Here's a great Kisa pic taken by Tom:

I've made good progress on Maria's Tree Jacket, though of course I didn't finish it by the closing ceremonies. All I have left are the sleeves:

(Don't worry, the stains are just water. Kisa again.)

Progess has also been made on Tom's socks, though I still hate knitting them:

Finally, progess on Feather and Fan shawl, followed by the beginning of my TIFF scarf (to be given away at Christmas for the office Secret Santa; it's Yarn Harlot's One Row Scarf):

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