Knitting@roosterhillfarm.com

or what I do when I am not working or farming …

Well hi there!

Posted by mobarger on Nov-27-2008

Wow it’s been a long time. I have been knitting but nothing truly interesting.

I knit the Wrapper’s Delight from iKnitiative with some CTH Baby Loop (boucle). Never ending lump of goo. I hate boucle. Pattern was ok.

Then I made Abruzo from local Laura Nelkin on knitty.com with some thick yarn I bought at Hemlock. Easy pattern, love the yarn but when it was done I just wasn’t happy with its fit. Bulky yarn makes me look … bulky.

You will note there are no pictures of my own so far 😉

Then I made a hat for my step-daughter.

Fusilli Beanie

Pattern: Fusilli Beanie

Yarn: Cascade Pastaza

and the Noro Scarf made famous by Brooklyn Tweed. This was a really fun knit. I did it on a plane flight.

Noro scarf completed

Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden 244 & 268

On another plane flight I designed some socks. Simply because I had yarn, no pattern and needed a manly sock. I wanted the ribbed cuff to grow out into larger ribs, which I ended up making like a beaded rib. Nothing special really.

SIP (sock in progress)

Pattern: My own, K4,P1 (allter rows knit all)

Yarn: Three Irish Girls “Campbell”

And another sock in progress which I can’t show you right now *wink. Christmas is coming you know.

I swung by a LYS yesterday to pick up some Jamiesons yarn for yet another Brooklyn Tweed pattern, Druid mittens (cover of last issue of Vogue, I am sure you know which ones) as well as enough for a baby surprise jacket. Also got some Plymouth Boku to try that with the striped scarf and also some white Brown Sheep to do a fake fair isle hat with even more Noro.

Like I said, Christmas is coming 😉

Help with Undulating Waves scarf

Posted by mobarger on Jun-14-2008
Scarf knitting Helpers

After starting Undulating Waves scarf about 7 times, it was time to ask for help.

Scarf knitting Helpers

These two turkeys looked it over and gave me some tips. I finally understood the bead placement!

Scarf knitting Helpers

Unfortunately I was unhappy with the size of my YOs. So the scarf is frogged again. The turkeys will study the pattern and give me some more pointers soon.