Archive for the ‘Stranded’ Category

Since my last post, many things have happened.  First, I quit my job.  I got a very good offer at another company, and after much soul-searching, and career planning, I decided to take it.  Today is my last day here.  (sadness)

 

However, since I was leaving, I had to make sure that I lived up to my promise of making a hat for a co-worker who has been very supportive of all my knitting adventures.  He is very happy with it, and even likes to wear it inside out sometimes!

From Hats
From Hats

 

I also finally got around to making the fishie hat to go with my butterfly hat.  Unfortunately, it didn’t come out as big as I had anticipated (largely due to me strangling the yarn in the back, creating ‘waves’ on the front)

From Hats
From Hats
From Hats

 

I now only have two things on the needles, and both are big.  One is the train scarf that, because it is a scarf, NEVER ENDS!  I am almost halfway done with the second (and final) passenger car, then I need to do the caboose, then I’m DONE!  (although I’m not sure that will ever happen…)

From Train Scarf
From Train Scarf

 

I also put my sweater back on the needles.  The length wasn’t right, and I have PLENTY of yarn left over, so I’m going to keep at it until I run out of yarn.

From Fun with Sweaters

 

Jason has asked for fingerless mitts, so I think that will be my next ‘travel’ project… we’ll see!

As I was flashing my stash last weekend, I decided that I needed to put these two yarns together to make something fantastic.

From Misc Pics

I had been eyeing this pattern on Ravelry for a while, trying to figure out the best yarns to make it with.. because  it would be an absolute shame to disrespect such an awesome pattern with less than perfect-for-it-yarn. A little less than a week later, here it is!

From Hats

Obligatory inside-out view of stranded knitting…

From Hats

This was the most difficult thing I’ve finished… Lace is hard (and therefore I rarely finish it unless it’s easy), but stranded, corrugated ribbing is HARD!  The yarn tangles up on itself, and it is difficult to remember which yarn to keep on which finger (because both yarns are used at the same time)  Halfway through this pattern, I decided to call it my TINK hat, because I had to TINK (knit backwards) the thing apart at least a dozen times.  I had decided that it would be a good, long while before I started another project like this again.

But then, look at it!  It’s so pretty, and so cool… and look at how the butterfly wings change color.  I can’t help but look at this hat and think that it needs a sibling hat – with fishies instead of butterflies… wouldn’t that be cool?  Fishies swimming across a blue hat?  The next colors in the skein of yarn are orange, yellow, and a bit of purple – so I think it has seen its destiny.  We’ll see how my strand-ability works out.

In the meantime, I can’t live with myself as a knit-blogger if I mention ‘flashing my stash’ without actually flashing my stash… so here it is!

From Misc Pics

You have been flashed.

Ed thinks that it’s a BIG stash. I think he’s wrong. What do you think?

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