Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kind of magical



So two pictures here--of the same scarf.
The top picture is a close approximation of the yarn color. The bottom is a good image of the faux cables. FAUX CABLES! Awesome. And there are beads in there too.

This is a one skein recipe--but you have to string the beads on. Great pattern!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hmm.

I finished this last night and did a quick 'soak and stretch' but maybe it needs a real block with wires and such.

Because I'm not sure how to wear it:

Like that?
The pattern has two photos--one wrapped around a model's head and another stretching it out like a butterfly wing. That might get uncomfortable after a while.




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Time for a sleeve

The way Arwen is constructed is this: you knit part of the front side, then cast on for a sleeve connected to the front side, then knit the rest of the front side plus the sleeve including a cable band, then you finish the sleeve and knit the hood.

So basically, this is the only straightforward part of the whole knit:

Except for the back, which is just a huge stockinette rectangle.

Monday, September 15, 2014

I have no idea how this will look when it is finished

You know, I love items with different and/or unusual construction. It takes a level of faith that is a big leap for me to take. Like the first time I knit socks on two circs--the instructions were written so it was impossible to visualize what would happen but someone told me " just follow the instructions and you'll be fine" and I did and I was.

I love the color changes in this.I'm using Mini Mochi in a long color change, sort of a gradient, and a black.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Same Woodlander, Same Camera....

...inside (no flash) and outside (bright sun):



In real life, it looks much more like the bottom one.

Here is a close up:

Taken in sunlight.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Arwen

I knit "A Cardigan for Arwen" right after the pattern came out (I think in 2006--gah) and I do love it although, like many others, I find the sleeves a bit 'tight'.

The other day I saw a pattern for a baby sweater using the same reversible cable and I thought "maybe I should knit another". It has the things I love--cables and a hood.

So I found the pattern (updated with instructions on how to make the yarn bigger) and found Rowan Calmer in the stash, and so even though I have a gazillion other things OTN:


Reversible cables are brilliant!

Friday, September 12, 2014

It grows

Here is a bit more of the Nymphiledia pattern. It gets more interesting as the long color change yarn starts to change color:
 
You can kind of see the changing colors, yes?

Today is my last week day 'off'--contracts start Monday and classes start two weeks from Monday (we are on quarters--three ten-week terms in a school year. I love it in the fall and hate it in the spring). I accomplished quite a bit although I didn't get all the books I wanted read.

Once I go back to work, I will miss spending a lot of time with these sunbeam loving creatures: