Sunday, March 27, 2011

Random things finished during blog hibernation

1. Springtime Bandit using SILK FROM FRANCE (Anny Blatt Kanpur) Actually finished this in 2009, so surprised it never made onto blog. Kir went to France a few years ago, and I had requested French yarn. She comes back with Kanpur (100% silk, omg), Cashemir'Anny (Merino/Cashmere omgomg), dijon mustard in a jar that features a knitting cow, and some honey Fran├žais. The Bandit was a really good beginner lace pattern - and I love the finished result. Totally glorious. And it's purple! And it's silk! And it's from France! And I'm having a meltdown.

2. Little Silk Shrug w/ Farmhouse Yarns Silk Spun Cotton. I made this one for a fundraiser for the Beardsley Zoo. Simple lace repeat, made in about a week...Yarn was nice. I like silk spun cotton..and have not much else to say about this one.

3. Montego Bay for Mom w/Plymouth Royal Bamboo multi in like a aqua-y thing. Meemshark loves those colors and I had no idea what to do with anything that isn't purple, grey, or green. Montego Bay was also good mindless pattern, until I finished and had to do like 80 bazillion 3 inch braids to tie on to ends for super awesome superfringe. So that got old quick. But it came out great! And Meem totally hearted it.

4. Flemish Bookmark using leftover Anny Blatt Kanpur silk for Father Joseph. He was leaving our church last year because he and Father Joe got transferred. I was 150% heartbroken so I decided to knit for him, Father Joe and Isabelle (the church secretary). He took a vow of poverty when he became a priest so I can only give him something that he can use...which is why he and Father Joe were always getting either jelly or cakes or breads that I made. He's a writer, so I figured a bookmark is something useful....Made this in a few hours. So adorable.

5. Reversible Cable Scarf with Farmhouse Yarn for Father Joe. Father Joe did not take same vow of poverty, so he's much easier to knit for. Made this reversible cable scarf with Farmhouse yarn. I forget which one...but it was super soft pale blue, so that would look great on him because he's got super blue eyes. He absolutely loved it. And then he called me Mme. Defarge for the bazillionth time.

6. Clothilde Shawl in Araucania Roca (100% sugarcane, right? So weird) Made this one for Isabelle, in about two weeks. Lace is a total bastard, but this was easy to remember. Also remember: chardonnay+lace chart+over 200 stitches=lots of yelling and correcting. And crying. But it came out great! Also, have better pictures but they are on my Blackberry that I dropped in the bathtub Friday night (~totally crazy GNO, y'all~).

OK, that's all I have for now. I'll probably have more later. Knitting, right guys?

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