Monday, December 11, 2006

weekend knitting

The winter issue of Knitty is out! I got the email announcement of it on Friday, clicked over to see it, and knew that I must knit that hat! (See the pink and red one on the cover? Yes, that one!) So I found an excuse to stop by the yarn shop that afternoon and found these lovely greens. I am currently in love with alpaca--so this is Misti Alpaca worsted. I cast on while I was driving home and then later that night (okay, it was much later--oh, say midnight...) I had this groovy thing! It was a good warm up for the Anemoi mittens. I needed to work out a few kinks in my stranding since I haven't really done any since 1998!

I squeezed three squares for Project Warming Kaitlyn out of one skein of Misti Alpaca Sport. I knit them with two strands held together to make thicker, fluffier squares (yeah, that's it--it has nothing to do with knitterly laziness). As you can see from the photo, I had mere inches of yarn left over. See the loop? That's where the inside and outside strands of the skein came together. Little miracles, all around us...

The first square (bottom left) was done in a honeycomb slip stitch. Let us pay no attention to the row where I forgot where I was slipping and where I was knitting.

The second square (on the right) was done from a heart charted in Alice Starmore's Fisherman Sweaters.

The third square (top left) is a stitch pattern that I made up. I'm sure it exists in a stitch dictionary somewhere, but I had fun figuring it out on my own. I love it. I shall call it Traveling Cable Rib with Eyes. Catchy, huh. I've got to come up with something else to do with it. Maybe one of those 39 scarves I have planned to knit before Christmas. :)

Would anyone like me to post the Traveling Cable Rib with Eyes pattern? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?


Marly said...

What a great hat! I haven't stranded anything yet but that is one of my goals for the new year. I told my SnB group that the one thing I wanted to learn next year is to Fair Isle. Can't be too hard right? After all, it is just knitting and purling.

I might have to make this hat first :-) Question: why are you addicted to Alpaca? I have never used it (are you okay...I hope I didn't shock you too much) but I look at it everytime I am at the LYS.


MarlyKnits said...

hey, just noticed your pic of your baby and the photo on the wall! What a great (say it all) picture!


gone knitting said...

I do I do! I noticed your "traveling cable cable rib with eyes" right away and read on in hopes you gave the pattern! I knit for Project Warming Kaitlyn too. All these squares together will make such a lovely blankie for sweet little Kaitlyn.
Merry Merry!

patachon cornichon said...

so nice squares ... really .... I'm french and will not write a long message but I enjoyed the visit Patricia