Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My first Wollmeise

And a first Clapotis too.

Finally, I found out what the craze is all about Wollmeise yarn.

It is as nice and they say. And more. At over 500yards each 150-grams skein you have plenty for a variety of projects. I knitted my Clapotis scarf with five and a half increases and 20 straight sections. A tiny bit left over.

This will be a Christmas present for Carl's daughter Michelle. One down, two to go.

It needs blocking but at least it's done.

How many days until Christmas? Yikes!!

Monday, November 09, 2009

My Facts and Figures

A good way to stash down!

This is the start of a sweater that Penny Sanford, the owner of the Yarn Barn, my LYS in Burke, VA, disigned. It is a customized sweater designed to fit your "facts and figures." We started with taking our measurements and from a favorite sweater that fits and go from there. We are using eight accent colors of about 100 yards each and two main color of 300 yards each. It is knitted cuff-to-cuff and can be a cardigan, pullover, v-neck or crew-neck.. Whatever you like. It is made for you by you!

This is what I got so far:

It is a fun knit and fast too. Tonight we meet for the second part. Stay tuned.