Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Episode 7: She Really Knits Around

In this episode, I discuss my trip to Spain, the yarn shops there, and my many, very unmonogamous knitting projects.

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Las Hilanderas by Diego Velázquez [Spanish Baroque Era Painter, 1599-1660]

This is the painting I bought a print of to put up in my knitting room.

Madrid knitting stores I visited:
Lanas Alondra, calle Arenal nº1, Bought the cashmere here
El Gato Negro, Plaza Mayor 30 Bought the alpaca here

Check out my Ravelry posts for pictures of my current works in progress.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Works in Progress October 2007

Works in Progress

I've finished the front and back of the Nashua Handknits Cabled Pullover from their North American Lifestyle Series book called "Relax" (Autumn 2005/Winter 2006). Now I have to block the daylights out of the front, and hope it softens up from its highly erect state (think Viagra). This is the back. I opted not to do the middle, complicated cable for the back. This is interesting enough for me. You can see the front here. After I block the front and back and put them together, I'll probably do the sleeves from the top down, especially if I have to add panels to the sides for fit. Stay tuned....

This is half of the beautiful band for the Rebecca (GGH) Wide Sweater with Round Yoke (Magazine No.34 August - October 2007). It is the 12th design from the top on this page. I'm not using their yarn. I'm using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.

This is most of the body of the Gwenivere's Choice Tunic from Iris Shreier's Lacy Little Knits. It's the design on the cover, though I chose a different color combination. I'm using the Cashmere 1 single -ply with the Ultramerino 8. I just need to finish the top of the back, then add the arms. The color combination is gorgeous in person, though I'm not sure this photo does it justice.