Lucy is all ready to go trick-or-treating.
(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.
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.
Today I put both these hats in the mail to Rabbitch, for her Hats for the Homeless project.
Blue Sky Needles
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.
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.
Tune in tomorrow for another small project!