Monday, January 26, 2009

It's Not February Yet, but...

i finished my february lady sweater!  i swear this pattern, whether lady, baby or girlie, flies right off the needles.

i used some gorgeous "road to china" in jade.  this yarn was just fabulous to work with - it is from brooklyn general - i know, big surprise - huge...  the buttons are a vintage pink, also from brooklyn general - but they are a little too small.  i love them though, so i am going to use them until i find the perfect buttons.  the only modification i made was to do regular increases instead of the eyelet row.  you can get all the specs on ravelry - plus a more color accurate picture.

last week, i also whipped up this quick scarf for my sister's mother-in-law's 60th birthday.  

i did a half herringbone faggoting stitch out of tess cult yarn (also fabulous and from brooklyn general). all the details are here.  the good news is i think she loved it and she doesn't tend to like too many presents.

right now, i am working on a pretty heavily modified boheme by allegra wermuth.  i changed the lace pattern, the technique for the increases and will add a little flutter sleeve.

the picture does not do the color or the yarn any justice - hopefully it will warm up one of these days and i can get some better pictures...i have some great handspun that matches the yarn really nicely - so trying to figure out how to use.  here it is on ravelry.

Friday, January 9, 2009

I Think This Is It

for me for koolhaas - at least for a little while.
koolhaas #6

the good news is i got the chance to start my february lady sweater.  i can't really figure out what size to make.  after looking at people's projects on ravelry that are my size in real life, i decided to go with the xs.  i am really excited about it and normally would have it done by the end of this weekend - but there must be work done on the mystery project...
february lady sweater

Monday, January 5, 2009

One More Time!

i was totally done making the ever popular koolhaas hat - i mean really, isn't five enough?!   but my good friend specifically asked for one and since she is always doing so many nice things for everyone else - i figured she deserved one.  so guess what is now on the needles? 
jen's koolhaas

i am making it in my favorite koolhaas yarn, malabrigo worsted, in the color cypress which is sort of a blackish green.

the long "go with the flow" socks are all done.  i wore them today and they are super comfortable.  the details are all here on ravelry.
finished go with the flow

i really do love them but i wish i had started the february lady sweater instead.  after i finish the sixth koolhaas hat, it will get on the needles.  and i have some really yummy fibre company "road to china" for it.  can't wait to wear it!

i am also making some progress on the mystery baby gift...