Monday, January 30, 2006

Monday Misc

The back of my FLAK is at the armhole depth. So I get to put it aside until the next installment. I really like this process, as it lets me work on other things and keep my anticipation up.

I'm very happy with how it's turning out. I also think I've come along with my bobbles. They're nice and round and neat. We'll see if I still feel that way when I hit the "space/time continuum" at the body.

I'm still plugging along on the Spring Forward. I'm better than halfway to the armhole on the back.

Oh, and here's the new yarn I got yesterday at Knitty Knotty:

I already had the pattern so the yarn is perfect for it. The multicolor yarn is called Alpine Pearl from malabrigo and the purple yarn is from Steadfast Fibers. Both are hand dyed and just lovely to the touch.

So that's the current project line up. The FLAK can be put aside for the time being. I'll continue to plug away at my second Jaywalker sock and try to get the back of the Spring Forward to the armhole depth. I've already swatched up the new yarn (of course) and figured out how long to make the yarn lengths for the intarsia blocks).

I did get some other yarn over the weekend...

I ordered yarn from KnitPicks to make Sam the Ram (Matt got me the pattern for Christmas). I am very very tempted to make him for my Olympics Knitting rather than icky socks. Actually, it's just going to be fun to knit! We'll see. Socks would be more of a challenge (tho' there is a lot of shaping to pay attention to for Sam the Ram).

I also ordered a couple of weaving yarns (small cones... like about 300 yds) from Halcyon to try for the Japanese crochet book. The gemstone silk is crocheting like a dream! Perfect for the cover wrap.

So lot's of projects to play with! The silk will have to wait a bit for me to order enough for the shawl. I've got plenty here to play with, so it'll help me focus to get some things finished!!!

Have a great Monday! Happy Knitting!


  1. That's a lot of gorgeous sweater! You make it look so easy...

  2. Anonymous11:29 AM

    Hi Cindy,
    Could you tell me the name of the book that has the cute sweater pattern with the blocks? Thanks, Amie

  3. Hi Amie: so sorry, I usually give that info in my blog when I post a pattern like that.

    Quick Knits to Wear by House of White Birches.

    hardcover ISBN: 1-59217-059-5
    softcover ISBN: 1-59217-066-8

    There are several patterns from the book I'm planning on making.

  4. loving sam the ram!!! I vote for him rather than the socks but I'm a bad influence

  5. WOW! Love the sweater! beautiful :) and your FLAK and Spring Forward are looking absolutely lovely too!
    I second Nicole ... go for Sam the Ram *grin*
    Hugs hugs hugs!

  6. Your FLAK back and Spring Forward Cardigan are gorgeous. I really like your change of cables for the FLAK project. Just lovely!

  7. Mmmm, cable-y goodness. I vote for Sam too! (Oh, weren't we voting?)

  8. Well, Sam the Ram is probably going to be my Olympic Knitting. I just can't get a rhythm with socks.

    Oh, and Kate, you've been reading my blog long enough to know how much I frog! heehee especially since that's the third restart on the Spring Forward (and let's not forget the second attempt had 2 attempts on the sleeves alone)

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. Nothing keeps me motivated like a few nice words!!!


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