There’s Been Some Knittin’

6 Dec

I know I haven’t posted a lot recently. It just seems like everything takes just a little bit longer to get to these days. But, there has been a lot of knitting happening (mostly when I work at my new job grading oral tests online. Since I’m a visual and kinesthetic person, knitting keeps me from getting frustrated at just having to listen to things…)

Here’s the first FO. A calorimetry done in my handspun from Fleece Artist. I call it ‘Spumoni Calorimetry‘.


Spumoni Handspun (Fleece Artist Roving, spindle spun)


Spumoni Calorimetry

I also finally finished up a sweater I have had waiting to be seamed. It’s the first long sleeved sweater I’ve knitted with a commercial pattern from The Yarn Girl’s Guide to Simple Knits and with set-in sleeves. I have to say that even though I got stitch gauge and for row gauge measured it against myself as I went along and blocked it out when I was done, I still don’t like the way the arms turned out. It was a good experience to try something like this to learn a few new design techniques (never had done set-in sleeves before) but I prefer to stick to my own devices and knit/design as I go. I used Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Bulky.


Coat Sweater

The other FO I completed recently was a basic pair of toe-up socks with Plymouth Sockotta. Because we watch and go to a lot of films, I find that even though I love working with fun surface design on my socks, I actually get more done if I have something that is just straight stockinette. So, because these are super basic, they are done. (My other socks, however, are still languishing in my WIP pile.)


Sockotta Socks

And a few WIP pictures…

Some Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers from Stitch and Bitch Nation.

Fingerless gloves

Fingerless Gloves

And the kitty and I working on the third side of our our baby blanket border (before I frogged it for the third time…)

Katie and Machan Knitting

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4 Responses to “There’s Been Some Knittin’”

  1. Em December 6, 2007 at 9:06 pm #

    I really like the spindle-spun yarn! Calorimetry is a great pattern for those “little bits” and “mini-skeins” we acquire, isn’t it?

    I’m impressed that you can knit and cat-cuddle at the same time! Mine are just too pushy to let me knit 🙂

  2. knitplaywithfire December 7, 2007 at 6:18 pm #

    It always seems like knitting projects finish up at the same time. I like the FA yarn you created.

    What will kitty do when she can no longer share your lap?

  3. Ellen B. December 8, 2007 at 12:59 am #


  4. thekidneybean December 9, 2007 at 6:13 am #

    I have wanted to knit the Calorimetry for a while, but my knitting isn’t up to par yet. Also, the purple socks look great! I love the yarn.

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