My current work in progress:

1. Woodfords, designed by Elizabeth Doherty, knit from Madelinetosh Merino Light in the "paper" colorway on U.S. size 3, 5, and 7 needles.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Trick or Treat!

Lucy is all ready to go trick-or-treating.

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See?

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(This yarn was mysteriously sent to me by the Great Pumpkin, by the way. It is a “one-off” and is not available for sale.)

Thank you so much for all the nice comments about my denim sweater yesterday.

To recap, it was knitted from the Elann Den-M-Nit yarn, on 4.0mm needles. I love it passionately. It is not a commercial pattern, but one I made up. A combination of Sweater Wizard and my own fevered brain. I will not be writing it up — it’s just a handful of notes. And I don’t have time to turn it into a full-scale pattern, with a reasonable size range and what-not. But it is certainly easy enough to make up your own. If you read over my blog entries for the past month or so, I explain what I did. I’m thinking you could modify a commercial pattern fairly easily.

By the way, I also finished the first of my Blue Raspberry socks over the weekend.

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The second one is well underway.

Anyhow, in celebration of finishing a project knitted with string (heh), I whipped off a quickie hat from Noro Iro. Here it is, with a hat knit from Noro Transitions.

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Today I put both these hats in the mail to Rabbitch, for her Hats for the Homeless project.

Blue Sky Needles

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Several of you asked about the Blue Sky dpns in the tin that I bought over the weekend.

The needles themselves are Surina wood, and are 5 inches long. While 5 inches long is an ootch shorter than I like in needles, I bought ‘em anyway. Because I wanted the tin! While that may seem frivolous, there you have it. I may knit with them eventually, like for glove fingers or tiny socks, but I haven’t yet.

And just so you know (if you care), I purchased the needles and the Alchemy Haiku (the colorway is called “Two Rock”) at Purl, and the Handmaiden Sea Silk and 4-ply Cashmere, and the Austermann Step, at Knitty City. I don’t know the name of the colorway of the cashmere — there’s no name on the label. But it’s black and brown. icon smile Trick or Treat!

I bought the cashmere to make a scarf to go with my black coat, and the Alchemy Haiku is earmarked for the Casino Shawl. The rest? I dunno. icon smile Trick or Treat!

Tune in tomorrow for another small project!

Comments

  1. I love those socks! That is all.

  2. Love the new, one-of-a-kind Lucy colorway.
    My current socks in progress are with the original Lucy by STR and I love it.

    Also, I noticed on Knitters Review that some have mentioned problems with splitting of these dpns. Curious how you end up liking them. I’ve hesitated purchasing these but like you love the tins they come in.

  3. Hmmm . . . what costume is that?

  4. Hmmm . . . what costume is that?

  5. I love Lucy’s trick or treat yarn – what a great, unexpected combination! Lucky lucky!! I am going to the Fold this weekend for STR – I hope they are ready for me!

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  7. I know I’m a bit behind in the game but your sweater Rose is amazing and I’m just waiting to try that pattern. I need a challenge (yes I know thats a big one) but I am much more likely to finish someething difficult than something thats a cakewalk. Shoudl you ever just post the pattern chart I would be forever in debt to ya. Snowflakes must be my true calling.
    Lauren

  8. Ooh, I’ve been coveting those needles (well, the tin they come in) for a while now but I can’t budget for them at all. Oh well, I’ll live vicariously through you!

    I was wondering what pattern you used for your hats? Or if you made it up as you went along, would you consider throwing up a freebie pattern in your sidebar? I can’t seem to knit a hat to save my life :)

  9. Wendy, I’m starting to really wonder about the projects you’ve been picking to work on. Last week, I purchased the Casino Shawl pattern to knit up, and now here you are mentioning it. This isn’t the first time this has happened, and I’m starting to wonder what sort of strange knitty essence is wafting around that I think of a project and Wendy knits it. I KNOW you will finish your Casino Shawl before I even get a chance to start mine, ’cause with my current work life and everything else I have less time to knit than you. *sigh* Enjoy it. I’m getting used to being thought of as the “Wendy copy-cat” in my knitting group.

  10. Wendy, I’m starting to really wonder about the projects you’ve been picking to work on. Last week, I purchased the Casino Shawl pattern to knit up, and now here you are mentioning it. This isn’t the first time this has happened, and I’m starting to wonder what sort of strange knitty essence is wafting around that I think of a project and Wendy knits it. I KNOW you will finish your Casino Shawl before I even get a chance to start mine, ’cause with my current work life and everything else I have less time to knit than you. *sigh* Enjoy it. I’m getting used to being thought of as the “Wendy copy-cat” in my knitting group.

  11. Ohhhh… the 4ply cashmere… Fleece Artist? If so, I did a scarf in that (the brown and black colourway) for my husband. He loves, loves, loves it.. and I’m ready to steal it from him. It’s heavenly, both to knit with and to wear!

  12. Ohhhh… the 4ply cashmere… Fleece Artist? If so, I did a scarf in that (the brown and black colourway) for my husband. He loves, loves, loves it.. and I’m ready to steal it from him. It’s heavenly, both to knit with and to wear!

  13. That one off is gorgeous. I love that zig, or is it zag, of raspberry on the sock cuff. It’s a beautiful sock.

  14. Oh, I’ve been coveting those Blue Sky dpns myself — mostly for the tin!

  15. Oh, I’ve been coveting those Blue Sky dpns myself — mostly for the tin!

  16. I have a real and serious weakness for tins of various sorts. I’ve been known to buy stuff I didn’t care for (Vermints Cafe Express, anyone? blecch) just because the tin was cool. It’s even better when you can actually USE what’s inside.

  17. Oh, and the only problem I have with the Casino shawl is that I canNOT tell what it actually LOOKS like from the pictures on the blog! Is it triangular??

  18. How cute is that STR colorway?!

    I love 5″ DPNs, and I love that little tin. May need to get me some Blue Sky needles!

  19. I’m cracking up over Lucy’s look of bliss. Girlfriend knows good yarn when she smells it!

  20. Meow prrrr (to Lucy).

    Nice hats for the homeless. Reminds me I need to get a 7″ square thing going on my blog for our local Habitat for Humanity.

    Pretty stuff up above.

    ~firefly

  21. Cool socks. Perfect arrangement of stripes.

  22. Happy Halloween! Lucy sure knows what a treat is!
    Love the socks! I’m a sucker for tins & yours, well, has needles in it. What more can I say?

  23. I am also a sucker for great packaging- as well as intriguing color names- so I must get some of those needles.
    And the Casino shawl- I was looking for something nice that I could use Seasilk for- that might be just the thing.

  24. I gotta ask, How big is your sock drawer? Is it really just a sock dresser? And how much hand washing do you have to do? Is there a constant pair of wet socks hanging in the shower at your house?

  25. Those Blue Raspberry socks look good enough to eat!

    Are you back on another lace kick? I do love to see your lace projects. (Not that I don’t enjoy seeing all your other projects, but your lace ones in particular fill me with awe.)

  26. Those Blue Raspberry socks look good enough to eat!

    Are you back on another lace kick? I do love to see your lace projects. (Not that I don’t enjoy seeing all your other projects, but your lace ones in particular fill me with awe.)

  27. Lucy Must be extremely happy with her Halloween Haul! I know I would be! The Blue Berry sock is lovely especially on your “Lucy” blockers! :)

  28. Thanks for talking about the Blue Sky dpns. I love the packaging!

  29. oooh, that alchemy haiku is gonna be lush-US!

  30. Thank you for posting the Casino shawl! I just ordered it (reduce the Anne stash) and the Ostrich feathers (just right for some striping handspun I have).

    It’s amazing how much greats tuff there is and how easy it is to miss it.

  31. Michelle from Arizona says:

    I have the exact same comments about the Blue Sky dpns. Bought ‘em for the tin and the needles are just a smidge shorter than I prefer. Great to have anyway. Add me to the list of admirers of the denim sweater… if only for the fortitude of knitting string. Ouch! :>)

  32. Wendy,
    Bought the DPN’s and LOVE THEM, even if they’re short! You’ll adore the way they hold STR yarn!
    Enjoy!

  33. more speed knitting &so impressed with your finished goods.

  34. anonymous says:

    Back in the Days of Yore, my teacher brought up the discussion of whether or not trick-or-treating is part of anyone’s religion. Being a wee tyke on a sugar high, I said that I didn’t have any religion, but I always believed in getting free candy. Cheers!