I completed 2 projects from Oneskein this week!
The first one is the Baby Bolero on page 62. It is so cute and tiny! This is the second time that I have made this cute little sweater and it amazes me that babies are so small! I’ve been making this for teacher gifts. Last year Agent B’s teacher had a baby during the school year, and this year one of Agent J’s teachers is going to have a little baby girl so I was able to make it in pale pink!
Pattern: Oneskein Baby Bolero
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton
Needles: Size 8 and 9 Addi Turbos and size 8 and 9 double points
Start date: November 15, 2006
Complete date: November 16, 2006
Pattern mods: My pattern mods are more just changes in the technique rather than changes to the pattern. I joined the shoulder seams with a 3 needle bind-off and then I picked up the 40 stitches evenly from around the armhole and knit the sleeve in the round. The little sweater is so tiny it would be really hard to seam the sleeve and try to set it in. If you are interested, this is what I did after picking up the 40 stitches. I knit 2 rounds and then decreased 2 stitches every 4th round. I put a marker at the center of the bottom of the armpit and I did an SSK starting 3 stitches before the marker, K1, sm, K1 and then K2tog. After completing the decrease rows I just continued to knit in the round until the sleeve was 4.24 inches long, changed to the larger needle size and did 3 rounds of K2, P2 ribbing before binding off.
The other project that I completed from Oneskein is the Double Cable Scarf shown on page 32.
Pattern: Double Cable Scarf from OneskeinYarn: Malabrigo – I LOVE this yarn! It is incredibly soft and the colors are beautiful!
Needles: Size 9 – I switched between the Addi Turbos and my dpns depending on what I needed for other projects. I also learned combined knitting in the middle of this project so that was a bit confusing to try to keep my purls all wrapped the same way.
Start date: August 11, 2006
Complete date: November 17, 2006
Other notes: I wanted this scarf to be for Dave, however, it is just too narrow to be a man scarf. I still have 1.5 skeins of this yarn so I think I’ll make him either a longer scarf or a hat.
A couple of other random knitting/fiber things:
Knitcole spun her first yarn on her drop spindle! Here is her swatch:
Isn’t it so pretty! Hoops and Yoyo say, “Great job Colie!”
I also updated my Current Projects page. (It was a mess because I had tried to put some status bars in it but they didn’t work out so well so then I deleted them in a hurry and deleted other stuff as well and then I just forgot about it for a while. It was strange because the bars would look great on my preview page but once I published to the website they would get all messed up.) I still have to work on my other pages. Blogging can be a lot of work sometimes!