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  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic


    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)


    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

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Archive for May, 2008

Not surprisingly: I underestimated yardage needed

Posted by Amber on May 29, 2008

I was so close to finishing my Labyrinth with 6 balls of Be Sweet Bamboo. I had to tap into ball 7 for a mere FIVE rows.

Here’s hoping I don’t have this problem with the contrast yarn (Tilli Tomas beaded silk). One inch-ish of ribbing to go around the neckline.


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FO: Stormy Weekend

Posted by Amber on May 13, 2008

Now that the rain has left DC for a minute, I can finally show you the socks I finished on my recent Texas trip!

Pattern: Rainy Day by Yuliya Sullivan; Originally from MagKnits, pre-implosion. Now available as a Ravelry download.

A 6 stitch x 4 row repeat even I can memorize!

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces, Shepherd Sock. Colorway: Ice Storm (January 2008 colorway from JimmyBeansWool.com)

Needles: Addi Turbo US 0; 32″ (magic loop!)

Time: March to May 2008.

Mods: Figured that since it was a 6 stitch repeat, I could just cast on more stitches to use some of my extensive collection of Lorna’s. So I went with 72 stitches (more stitches = more time to knit; therefore they weren’t so much a sock for a Rainy Day, but rather a Rainy Weekend). I also did an Eye of Partridge heel. I didn’t like it very much, although it is very pretty with the handpainted yarn–

I *heart* picots!

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Maryland Sheep & Wool 2008!

Posted by Amber on May 11, 2008

Yay for new yarns!

This year was very much like years past — drove up with my friend bloglessStephanie and her friend bloglessCristie; saw lots of fun things, ate a delicious lamb sandwich, and then promptly fell asleep on the way home.

I didn’t hit any of the meetups, and for a change only ran into a few people I knew (instead of EVERYONE).  I also didn’t go as crazy buying yarn – I just have so much at home that I can’t wait to knit up; so adding more super cool yarn (especially when I couldn’t/wouldn’t cast on for new projects until returning from Texas; and already had a project earmarked).

Spirit Trail Fiberworks;100% Bombyx Silk Laceweight:

I sent my mom the URL for that photo; she asked me “what’s that giant silver Kentucky thing under the yarn?”  … “A quarter.”  My mom’s not one to read the spinning blogs :-)

Brooks Farm, Willow (30/70 bamboo/wool):

I’m thinking of making a cute summery cardigan. Probably top down, so I can get as much sleeve as possible.

Green Mountain Spinnery, Sylvan Spirit (50/50 wool/tencel):

Although it’s a single ply, I’m going to use it to make the Tangled Yoke.

So that’s it.  I figure I still have a few things (actually, pretty much everything…) from the last sheep and wool.  Must get knitting!!  The yarn needs to fulfill its yarny destiny!

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