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Simple Throw

IMG_9122I love knitting, I love the way the stitches look and they way patterns work out. I love picking out the yarn and matching it with a pattern. But the thing about knitting for other people is you never know if they love it. I mean it’s one thing to buy something, give it to someone and have them stick it in the back of the closet and never use it. But it’s another when you put the time and care into something that it takes to make a knitted gift. I’ll be making one more blanket for my other niece, but then I think I might be done giving knitting for gifts, other that to my parents. I know they like and wear what I make for them. In fact my dad requested another hat.

That said I think this will be used. I used a low maintenance yarn that can be washed easily and should create an allergy problems. My niece has a lot of allergies.

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Since I haven’t measured how big it is I left Simon in the picture for gauge. Plus he’s such a camera hog it’s hard to get a picture without him. 🙂 the one at the top cracks me up because it looks like he has a HUGE head on a tiny body.

  • Cast On: June 2007
  • Weaving In: September 2007
  • Pattern: My own, there is something to be said for the simplicity of a pattern created with double stranding and a basic checkerboard pattern.
  • Needles: Size 11 knit picks option
  • Yarn: Caron Simply Soft

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My creationhmmm, should we bet on how long it will take me to run out of Devo lyrics for WiP it Wednesdays?

Top Left – Minimalist Cardigan , I’m working the on the last sleeve! I am so close to being done, I just haven’t had much knitting time. I have to say I”m not looking forward to the seaming, I’ve never seamed anything before and I’m worried it wont go well and what would be a nice sweater will look awful because of the seaming.

Top Right – The Chicabean Scarf, its for my sister, she picked out the yarn herself last year and I had a hell of a time deciding on a pattern for it. I finally did. I know you can’t see it well in the picture but it’s a sort of a surprise, not the scarf or the yarn, but the FO. So you just get a peak.

Middle Left My Picovoli , I haven’t done much with this one either. I think it will be my travel knitting this weekend. Yep I’m going out of town, but don’t worry Yarn Pr0n Friday will still post and I have a few other things, but I wont be responding to comments until I get back.

Middle Right – I haven’t touched the Simple Throw. It’s too hot for an acrylic blanket on my lap right now and I keep telling myself there is plenty of time until Christmas!

Bottom Left – The Lace Tank is still on hold because I’m still using to my Size 6 needles for the Mini Cardi. But I’m almost done with that and I’m itching to finish this one so hopefully I’ll get it done so I can wear it a few times before it gets too cold for it.

Bottom Right – That’s the yarn I thought was going to be the Tangled Yoke Cardigan but I decided I don’t want another cardigan right now so it’s be reassigned to Salina. I swatched and it will be my next project.

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IMG_8166Here we have another installment of the sporadic (on my part) WiP it Wednesday. I think the idea is to shame you into finishing projects so you’re not showing the same picture every Wednesday for 6 months. Of course you could not show the picture and deny you’re working on anything. But really if you’re at the point, lying to you fellow knitters, well, I think it’s intervention time.

First up the Mini Cardi that we’ve heard so much about lately. I’m done with the arm hole shaping and working my way up. Like it? Want one of your very own? Join the KAL 🙂 Yeah Yeah I know it’s August and hot as hell and you can’t even think of wearing wool. I cast on for this on Sunday, so it’s shame free.

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The Simple Throw is still on the needles, it’s too hot to have a big acyclic blanket on my lab, luckily it’s a Christmas gift so there is no hurry. The desire to not have heat stroke over rides all shame on this one.

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The Lace Tank , well it’s sort of on hold because I only have one set of size 6 tips for my KnitPicks options and I took them to use in the Mini Cardi. Yes I realize with the weather and what not I should focusing on this because it’s something I can actually wear. ha ha ha. I am the Queen of Denial. If I knit for Fall, Fall will come. Right? RIGHT?!?! 😉 ok fine slight shame.

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Along those same lines we have Clapotis , in which I come very late to the party. Let’s call it fashionably late, shall we? No need for even more shame. This is going to warm and lovely when done. I’m only worried it will shed on my clothes, I envision wearing it over a black top, so every little strand will show. *le sigh* I’m happy with my yarn choice (Andean Silk from KnitPicks) but a little worried I wont have enough yarn to make it as long as I’d like. How much does this stretch when blocked?

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Barely started, can it really even be called a WiP? The Feather and Fan Scarf from Fashionable Projects for the New Knitter in Cascade 220

And here comes the unavoidable shame part. I still have not finished the straps for Mentionable . I should be wearing this gorgeous top. It seems ridiculous that this isn’t done jsut because of the straps. I’m going to go by Joanns to see if I can find something suitable to sew on for straps. Any suggestions?

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Yesterday was my first day off from the Library in over two weeks. Tonight I have to work at the winery but it was so nice yesterday to know I didn’t have to get up and go to work this morning. Working that many days in a row was starting to mess with my head, I couldn’t keep straight what day of the week it was. Anyway, on to the WIPs!

First up my new project the Lace Tank from the Summer issue of Vogue Knitting. Unblocked lace not much to look at, I know. But there’s the start of it, I cast on this morning.

IMG_7290Next up the Check Board Throw I’m making for my niece, for Christmas. It’s coming along nicely I just need to run to Hobby Lobby for more yarn. I don’t think that actually breaks any knit from the stash rules.
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The Drop Stitch Lace Tank from Fitted Knits, done except for blocking which I will get to this week. I really like this top, but it seems, well, heavy. I guess that would be the Pima Tencel.

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Mentionable is just awaiting a visit from my mom so she can help me mark where to put the straps, she’ll be here tomorrow. So I need to hurry up and decide on the stitch pattern I’ll use for them. I’m thinking seed stitch on the smaller needles I used for the top. BTW it’s almost impossible to get a decent self pic of this yarn. When it’s completely done I’ll have to recruit someone to take pics for me.

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Scarf w/edging 21 & insertion 25 pg 100 is coming along nicely. I do love the Victorian Lace Today but it would have been nice if they’d come up with some more interesting names for the patterns.

Happy Knitting and have a great Fourth, I’m back to the knitting chair to listen to Harry Potter and knit away.

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IMG_7233Thanks to the dreary weather I ended up having Friday night off work. It’s my first weekend night off in two months, plus it coincided with our happy hour at work, so I was able to head to my favorite local Irish Pub with my coworkers. Plus they now have Smithwicks on tab, it was a prefect Friday night, I had a couple of beers, the world’s best chicken strips and went home early.

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In knitting news. I’ve found my next two projects, hopefully I’ll have time to cast on next week. I know I wont have time before the 4th so I started something easy, a blanket. I bought the yarn to make blankets for my nieces for Christmas a couple of months ago and Christmas will be here before I know it. Because I wanted soft and machine washable I went with Caron Simply Soft.

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I’m still working away on my Scarf from Victorian Lace Today, I finally got the first Harry Potter book on CD in so I’ve been listening to it and knitting away. This my first lace project and I used Paton’s Grace. I didn’t want to use expensive yarn for my first attempt in case I hate it and I really loved this color.

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My next two projects the Lace Tank and the Lace Cardigan both from the Vogue Knitting Summer 2007 issue.

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After the tank and the scarf I hope I’ll feel confident enough to tackle this Cardigan. I really love it.

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