Sunday, May 11, 2008

Not Too Sick to Knit

I have spent the last week in bed with mononucleosis. But, I have not been too sick to knit and have finished two projects! Yeah! The first is the lovely Tangled Yoke Cardigan:

PATTERN: Tangled Yoke Cardigan from Interweave Knits
YARN: Rowan Felted Tweed in Phantom
NEEDLES: Size 5, 4, and 0

This pattern took me a little over a month to complete. I purchased the 10 balls of yarn that the pattern called for, but only used 7. Also, I used size 4 24" circulars and size 0 double points instead of purchasing the 40" circulars that they wanted me to. I did use the size 5 40" circs, though, in order to fit all the stitches on there once you get the sleeves added. The pattern was very simple to follow. I truly love this sweater more than any other I've knitted to date. Particularly because there are no seams anywhere. I hate sewing up seams!

The other project I finished was the Frock Camisole:
PATTERN: Frock Camisole from Interweave Knits
YARN: Royal Llama Silk

This pattern was super easy and only took about a week and a half to knit. The size ended up being perfect. I used all 7 of the balls of yarn I bought, with enough left over to make some wrist warmers. The yarn was great. Really soft and not at all itchy. The color is great also.

A little while ago, I used some left over Blue Sky Alpaca Alpaca Silk to make these Wristlettos that I found in a recent copy of Spin Off Magazine. I really like them and plan to knit a couple more pairs in different colors.
Some other stuff I did, was last week I went to The Dancing Ewe's one year anniversary dinner at The Palace. It was really fun. Several of us brought knitting and I got to hang out with some really great ladies who love to knit. There were door prizes and cake and yummy food, also.

I also got a skein done of the Light My Fire fiber I bought over in Puyallup. The results are awesome and I'm excited to knit with it. I'm going to knit a vest, I think.

Ok. That's all for now. Mary and I were both too ill to go to the Fiber with a Twist Spin-In down in Richland. The first time we've missed it in years! Oh, well. I have enough fiber to spin and yarn to knit and if I'd gone, I'd have only spent money! LOL!