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Monday, December 21, 2009
One Last Thing
Here I was deliriously happy that I can knit FOR MYSELF, exclusively...and then I go and decide to through one last knit project for Lorelei.
My mom made these for Lorelei ages ago...they finally fit, BUT we can only find one.
They are adorable, so I decided to re-engineer some, in purple. Going at my pace they'll be done...someday. Grin.
I have also been working on other things...I finally finished that old orenburg swatch. It grew...I had wanted to mount it in a shadow box, but it's a foot wide. It'll make a nice dresser topper.
Originally I knitted this swatch as a teaching aide and to help in constructing my Lorelei scarf...but I fell in love with the pattern of this swatch so I decided to go ahead and make a tradition orenburg scarf--with a bit of estonia tossed in for flavour.
Of course I only just started, but hopefully it'll knit up fast.
Whew! After 4 hours of sleep I finally finished the last knitted Christmas present!!
Isn't he SO cute. He's also incredibly soft. Which is awesome on the finished product, but HELL on knitting hands and wrists. I used a worsted weight cotton, at a tight guage with lot's of k2togs and k3togs. Because I was on a time crunch there was no rest...I had to work thru the pain. Yes, knitting sometimes involves PAIN. Burning, throbbing P-A-I-N!
But he's so cute!! And yes I will make another one ALL_FOR_ME! Not sure if I'll try alpaca or cotton. ;-)
In any case, I am just knitting for ME now. Glorious lace knitting, no throbbing, no burning.
Pattern: Smith by Ysolda. Yarn: Blue Sky Cotton. Needles: US size 5 and 7. Alterations: none...I even used suggested yarn.