jeannie's hands at work

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Friday, March 09, 2007

UFO's and FO's

This week it's all about UFO's and FO's.

Here's a Panta I started during Christmas. I bought the 100% alpaca at a local Alpaca Ranch.
Hand dyed and gorgeous. I'm thinking about taking it out and doubling the yarn. It wasn't quite warm enough in the winds we had last month.

Aaacckkk! Messy hair! I guess it's from wearing turtlenecks all the time. It just always looks like that in the back.

This is from - I shudder to think - at least two years ago. I started this garter stitch jacket Katmandu Aran Color #113. I've a real challenge with the needles. Nothing has worked satisfactorily with this yarn. Wood is too grabby, metal wasn't right. I'm using a god-awful large plastic circular needle. It's a good size but the point on it is so long that when I push the stitches along the needle to the cable, they're so tight I can hardly move them. That means I'm knitting on the point instead of the needle. I'm not going to find anything better to knit this on, so I'm stuck. I ressurected this for the UFO group and I'm glad I did.

I got bored, bored, bored with the stockinette and had put it down just six or eight rows short of finishing the back. Now I'm on the sleeves (see?) and can knit this on the bus to and from work. I cast them on together and I'll do the fronts the same way. - I'ts the only way they'll be close to the same gauge.

Back unblocked sleeves started

Because I can't have just one thing going - and I have some maternity deadlines, I have a couple of other things going.

This is a baby sweater in one piece

I started swatching for this yarn in late December and didn't like the fabric in garter stitch At ALL. It's really cute for a baby sweater and very nice in stockinette. The flatness or the "plainess" of the fabric shows off the Wiggles in the TLC Wiggles yarn best. I also wanted to do the bands in a contrasting color and there will be a hat and booties as well.

Here is one of two Pantas started during Christmas break and almost done for a friend's girls.
Woolease gray and oatmeal tweed.


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