Hedgehog Knits

Adventures in knitting from the eastern edge of Canada.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Lola is done!

And she's really comfy.

As you can see, the sleeves didn't make it as far as I had hoped, but I think I'm okay with it. It's a nice sweater for wearing around the house this time of year when it's still a little chilly. Actually, I've been living in it all weekend. The fabric is fairly thick and very stretchy. Cosy. I still have to pick up a button for the neck.

It didn't take me long to get into a few new things. I love hunting through my now finally shrinking stash and trying to find projects for the many odd balls and abadoned yarns. I started a summer shrug out of Schachenmayr Piazza (the same yarn that's been frogged out of two different sweater attempts!). The pattern is the ribbed shrug (link to pdf) by Pam Allen from the IK staff projects, summer 2005. I'm working at a much smaller gauge than the pattern since the yarn is approximately sport weight, so I've adjusted the pattern quite a bit.

It's basically a rectangle with a frill at each end that will be partially sewn into a tube. It's mindless knitting, in K1P2 ribbing. I'm finding that I'm really getting into mindless knitting these days!

Earlier in the week, I whipped up a lacey headband (free downloadable pattern from Knitpicks).

I've been growing my hair out for almost a year now - it was really short before. It keeps getting in my face, so this is a good solution. The pattern calls for DK cotton, but I knit it in some leftover sock wool, Lanett Superwash I think. I left out the buttons and just sewed it into a loop. I think I may make more of these. I certainly have enough ends of sock yarn that I can use, and they're really quick. I think it would be fun to try adding beads.

And one last thing to show you. I found this great free slipper pattern over at Sock Pixie's blog. Also a very quick little knit. This is actually vintage tapestry wool. Four little 25-g skeins will get me a pair of slippers. Cool huh?

It still needs blocking and end-weaving, and a partner. There may be more of these in my future too - a knitter's family never has cold feet!

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Blogger Glenna C said...

Nice knits all around! And I forgot to say earlier that I am still intensely jealous of your Bayerische socks, I hope they're still addictive and still going well. And congrats on good job prospects! Why can't I just wave a magic wand and have my Thesis done and instantly know what I want to do with my life? Shoot. ;)

10:15 p.m.  
Blogger Sarah said...

Great job on Lola, I like the length of sleeves and hope that you continue to get much use from her.

6:46 a.m.  
Blogger Marianne said...

I'm with Sarah on the sleeve length, I'm always pushing sleeves up....and I love those sweaters that you can live in the whole weekend and feel cozy.
I hear you on the hair in the face, drives me crazy, good job on the head band.
Where are the B socks?

8:28 p.m.  

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