Friday, December 01, 2006

Knitting Update

I am cranking on projects. Unfortunately, I only have photos of the most neglected one to share. Inspired by Eunny, I decided it was time to tackle entrelac. I also found the perfect excuse to by Rowan Tapestry, which I'd fallen in love with on-line. It took me at least three tiers to stop thinking, "Whoever came up with entrelac is the most clever person in. the. world."

Anyway, this is the scarf in progress. I'm using a a modified pattern of Scarf Style's Lady Eleanor Stole. Namely, I am doing 4 squares instead of seven, size five needles instead of whatever larger size the pattern calls for, and Rowan instead of La Lana.

I can't decide whether to block it, which will take out some of the "wiggliness" of the squares, or leave them with their oh-so-woven appearance.

I am also making a sweater for my older son and designing it as I go along! So far the only glitch is that the back panel was too short. So I had to lengthen it. Scary stuff. But it worked.

And I never posted about the yarn I bought from Briar Rose Fiber's Trunk Sale a few weekends ago. But buy I did. I am currently making their cabled mitts with Earth Song in a blue-purple-green colorway. In reserve I have another hank of the Earth Song, one of Sea Pearl and one of Sonoma, all in blues and browns.

If you missed the trunk sale in November, it is back again tomorrow (Dec. 2) at 218 Pine Ridge Stree in Ann Arbor. The sale is worth visiting. It's at the home of a woman who makes jewelry and also hosts a few other small-business artists. Take your Christmas/Hanukkah lists!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohmigosh! This is beautiful! I can't believe that you didn't bring this over last night!! And here i was struggling with my stupid decreasing last night. But, there was wine involved....


7:09 PM  
Anonymous marianne said...

I love the entrelac! When I was in Truckee, at Jimmie Bean Knits, she showed me a gorgeous entrelac shawl. I did buy that pattern and will give it a try. It looks....DIFFICULT! Yikes. Yours is beautiful. Nice work. marianne

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Holly Burnham said...

The stole is wonderful...the yarn choice was a really inspired one....the variances in the color make the woven pieces look like they're moving.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Wow wow wow! You are such an adventurous knitter, I have to admit a good deal of envy. And also inspiration to maybe break out of my knitting groove and try something new. Thanks for sharing!

3:58 PM  
Blogger cooler*doula said...

Wow... I can't even BEGIN to figure out how you do that entrelac stuff... I can do the basic stitches, but I'm efinitely a ham-fisted knitter. It looks downright miraculous...

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Beautiful! I've never tried entrelac before, but now I'm inspired.

8:23 AM  

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