Friday, June 15, 2007

Band Wagon

This past week I started 3 new projects. Here are some pics:

A normal stockinette stitch sock for my boyfriend's Auntie Dee . These socks are my mindless tv knitting project and don't have to be finished anytime soon.

Some more socks, this time for my G-ma. I would like for these to be done by July 3 because that's when I'm flying out to see my family in NYC!! Very exciting, I know. Oh yeah, the pattern is very famous, BTW.

It's like 90+ degrees Farenheit in Michigan but I simply could not wait to make this scarf. It is the Here and There Cables scarf by Norah Gaughan , featured in the book Scarf Style. The pattern is great and the garment is reversable. The only problem is I'm not too sure that my scarf looks anything like the one in the book. I'm not complaining though. The Cascade 220 I'm using is pretty nice to work with and besides, I want to have a very nice grown up looking scarf for this winter. I even bought new needles for this project. Some Clover Bamboos in size 7 US. I usually buy ugly cheap needles. However, this time I decided it was time to work with nice tools so the process would be enjoyed even more.

New Knitty

So I'm sure you guys have already heard that the new Knitty is up. There are some patterns that I would love to eventually knit like Sweet Pea and Wisp , but the only pattern I really care about right now is Coachella . The garment is sexy and the pattern looks quick and easy. The only problem I have is the yarn of choice, Berroco Suede which is 100% nylon and not in my budget right now. In addition to that, when I think of summer, I want 100% cotton all the way. Is anyone else thinking of making this pattern? If so, maybe we could discuss some options for cotton substitutions for the yarn. Ideally I would love to have this baby made before the summer ends so I could wear it to this fiber festival in August. We'll have to wait and see.

That's all for now. This weekend should be hot and sunny so I'm planning on going to the beach (Lake Michigan) and work on my tan.


ruth said...

I really like Coachella, but it wouldn't be a very practical garment for me (*ahem* I can't get away with not wearing a bra.) It looks like a pretty easy knit though...good luck with it!

And say hi to Lake Michigan for me. : )

del said...

I hope you can find a suitable sub for Suede--there's almost always a sub! It just takes some looking. And I agree about cotton for the summer.

Good for you for getting needles you want--that goes a long way to making a project enjoyable for me.

Valerie said...

I missed a lot while I was gone! Your fabulous graduation and all those great pics.. the sexy top your boyfriend knit you.. your awesome vacation (I yearn to see the Aurora.. that's too cool). Great projects-in-progress. I love the color you're using on your grandma's socks!

gray la gran said...

that is going to be a lovely scarf when finished!
and the jaywalkers ... i have failed at that pattern time & time again. third time's a charm! right?!

urbanknitrix said...

That is a pretty color you have chosen for the Here and There Cables. It will be prefect. I love Scarf Style, it is one of the few books that I think I will use over and over again.