All Kinds of Progress.

The lack of blogging here in no way indicates a lack of knitting.  All sorts of things have been happening around here.


Last week, I finished the body of my Opulant Raglan.  

It still needs to be properly hemmed, and I’m debating ripping out the bind-off and making it a few inches longer, but I’m going to finish the rest and then see how I feel.  Other then that, I’m reasonably pleased with the way it fits.  I made it with a bit of negative ease in the bust, but I wish there was a little less through the hips.  I think I can fix that when I block, though.

I finally, finally finished the scarf that I started knitting way back in July.  I bound off the night before I left for Chicago to visit Christine, who the scarf was meant for.  It is now living happily there with her.

I absolutely love the yarn (Tillie Thomas Milan on size 3s) and the way that it drapes.  What I don’t like is the way that it curls in on itself along the chevron lines, folding into thirds.  Ironing the hell out of it helped, but I think its always going to revert to curling.

And!  Also for the Chicago trip, there were mittens.  I’ve knit three pairs of fingerless mitts (Genmacha, Fetching and Dashing) and a pair of fingerless gloves (Knucks), but this was the first pair of proper handwear I’ve knit.

The pattern is Breathe Deep from Through the Loops and the yarn is Cascade’s Lana D’Oro,  wool/alpaca blend.  I do love my alpaca.  They were super warm and cozy, but I think that the suggested Malabrigo or some other similar yarn would have been better for the pattern.  Even so, I wore them all over Chicago, and they kept my hands warm in the midst of this:

Next up, yarn porn.  I have some delicious laceweight alpaca from Loopy Yarns to make a Swallowtail Shawl, and some yummy roving and sock yarn that Christine gave me for Christmas that I need to tell you all about because seriously?  It is the best. thing. ever.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. M Ward
    Jan 24, 2009 @ 13:39:14

    Those are gorgeous mittens! I might have to get that pattern.


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