I started a sock. I stopped a sock. I started the Janis project. I stopped the Janis project. I went to start the Fair Isle. I didn’t have the pattern.
I challenged Lisa to a speed knitting contest. Suffice it to say, she’s winning (or has won, if she’s finished already).
I ripped out the striped sock. It was too wide. I can’t imagine I forgot how many stitches to use for my foot, but it was way off.
I started a different Regia yarn, and messed up the toe. I threw it down in disgust.
I restarted a new sock in Regia, and while I’m not liking the colorway too much, I’m finding the knitting satisfying nonetheless.
Ronas Hill Fair Isle
I figured I might as well start this beautiful vest so I could at least show some picture of knitting progress. I realized I didn’t have a pattern in the so-called “kit”. I called Yarns International and I was told that the pattern is in a book, and no one told me I needed to buy the book separately. Christ…$194 for a vest pattern, and I have to pay for the book separately.
The book is winging it’s way here now (hopefully).
I did get to use my new Weavette this weekend with some coned, cotton yarns. I experimented with two different colors on each of these 5″ squares.
I was quite pleased with the result.
I found a prototype pattern for one part of this project, and started work on it. I’m not overly happy with how it’s starting. I may have to rip out a few hours work.
I may just decide to try to salvage it, but I’m not sure yet.
I found both Vogue Knitting and Family Circle Easy Knitting in the grocery store yesterday. Of course I had to buy both.
Of the two, I found that Vogue Knitting was worth the purchase price of $5.99, and Family Circle Easy Knitting wasn’t (same price).
VK has a great zippered jacket done in a honeycomb pattern using a Filatura di Crosa yarn. Designed by Rosemary Drysdale, the design is quite nice. Valentina Devine has two items with amazing color combinations. I’m not fond of the garments, but I love the colors.
Norah Gaughan has a beautifully sophisticated jacket done in mitered squares. I would never knit it, but it’s quite well designed.
Finally, VK had a small article on Knitting Blogs. No surprise that QueerJoe’s blog wasn’t
mentioned…lol. Sorry Marilyn, yours is a little too controversial too, I think.
FCEK had a good article on mosaic knitting. They showed how combining certain colors in a mosaic knit blanket could make for interesting differences in the overall look of the fabric.
Believe it or not, I also like a crochet coat designed by Lily Chin. It has some interesting cross-stitch-like graphics at the bottom hem. Probably one of my favorite designs I’ve see by Lily.
Other than those two pieces of the magazine, it was pretty ghastly.