Thursday, June 07, 2007

Where oh where have you been?

Where is me Momma? Where has she gone?
Don't worry Little D!
Momma's been a-knittin' and soon will be home!
In chronological order, the objects of my obsession:

Stockinette Tube Scarf

This is a stockinette tube scarf, knitted to the specifications of the Darling DH. We came up with the pattern ourselves, although as you continue reading you will witness the paucity of my genius.

I was hoping this pic would display the slipstitch edge, but it more faithfully represents the hairiness of the alpaca:

Yarn: 2 strands of AlpacaWare alpaca yarn held together
Needles: #3 aluminum circular Boyes
Pattern was easy:
CO 30 stitches

row 1: Knit one row in the round.
row 2: K 14, slip 1, K 14, slip 1.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the scarf is "Long Enough", your fingers crack and fall off, or your brain turns numb.

Bind off using 3-needle bind off. Sew up the beginning seam. Weave in ends.


This was my second Shedir. I love this pattern, the way it all comes together at the top is sheer genius.

Pattern: Shedir from
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, 1.1 skeins
Needles: #2 aluminum Boye circs and #2 aluminum Boye dpns (from grandma!)

Modifications: My last Shedir was a bit long, so I left off one set of the row repeats. This one came out quite nicely, I love this yarn!


Honestly, I made two. I swear it! This pattern was such a joy, I had no problems with Second Sock Syndrome whatsoever. And here is a shot with my knitting muse.

Pattern: Monkey from
Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino Wool sockyarn in Wild Flower colorway

Needles: #2 bamboo dpns

No modifications required, this is a Cookie pattern! Thanks for all your beautiful work, Cookie!


Beverly said...

Whenever I see a finished Shedir, I just swoon. That pattern is so lovely! Why haven't I made one yet? Hmmm...

Reading your instructions for the st st scarf made my eye twitch. That's a lotta stockinette in the round. Bravo for completing it and for NOT turning it into an ascot.

Nice Monkeys too. Lovely yarn, fabulous pattern!

cpurl17 said...

Great knitting!

I love the Shedir! I haven't knit it yet.

And the scarf pattern makes me want tomake one.

turtlegirl76 said...

So simple, yet so lovely. Great scarf! And Shedir! Monkey! You've been busy! Shedir is just a brilliant pattern. Gorgeous. And I still have to get on the monkey bandwagon.

Ali said...

Holy knitting Batman! That's some lovely FOs. Shazam!

Your pups are cute. :)

Batty said...

Beautiful FOs! I think Monkey socks just moved up my to knit list, and Shedir should have been on it all along. Fabulous work.

Oh, and your knitting muse is way cute!