Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Rosy Striped Scarf
2002?/2003? - unfinished
  • Type: circular knitting
  • Stitch/Pattern: stockinette
  • Needle: size 6
  • Yarn: Lion Brand "Wool-Ease" (Blush Heather and Rose Heather)

Rosy Striped Scarf

Rosy Striped Scarf

This is a project I've been working on for quite a few years now. The good news is I think that I'm almost done. I wanted something really warm and cozy and I still hadn't figured out a way around the dreaded curling problem, so circular knitting seemed the best way to go. Automatic double layer and no misbehaving edges to worry about! My circular knitting looks more like box knitting since I had to use double-pointed needles (they just don't make circular needles short enough!), but I think it's more fun this way. Plus it's much easier to keep track of where the rows start and end, not to mention the fact that it confuses the heck out of people on the train, ha.

P.S. I finished my other scarf on Monday! Pictures to come soon...

Friday, December 8, 2006

Just in time for the holidays...

Navy Blue Knit Scarf
December 2006 - unfinished
  • Type: knit
  • Stitch/Pattern: stockinette stitch w/eyelet rows for ribbon (garter stitch border)
  • Needle: size 8
  • Yarn: Lion Brand "Wool-Ease" (Navy)

Blue Scarf rolled up

Blue Scarf

Started this about a week ago after a lot of tinkering with selvedges and borders and all that fun stuff. Finally decided to go with a plain-old stockinette stitch with a 4-st garter stitch border to prevent curling. I'm still having issues with the edges curling, so I'll have to look into blocking, and hopefully that will fix things. If you notice the eyelet holes in the second picture, that will be for the ribbon to go through. I'm aiming to finish this by next Tuesday; we'll see how that goes.

Crochet Baby Blanket

This is something that I started back in August. Unfortunately, it's still in the same state it was when I originally posted this (but something new is on the way):

Baby Blanket
August 2006 - unfinished
  • Type: crochet
  • Stitch/Pattern: crosshatch
  • Needle: size G crochet hook
  • Yarn: TLC Baby (in White, Powder Blue, & Powder Yellow)

Baby Blanket

Baby Blanket close up

A friend of mine had a baby recently, so I've taken on the daunting task of knitting a blanket for the little guy. I usually stick to scarves, but I'm starting to branch out. I think of this as just a really wide tri-color scarf. I still have a long way to go and borders to add. (Haven't quite figured out what that will look like yet.) Hopefully I'll have the finished product ready by Christmas, but I'll be happy if this thing is done before the kid grows up.

(If you've noticed the baby booties in the first picture, that's something I'll get to in another post.)