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Finished Objects and Educating a Sock

May 26, 2005

Wool Peddlers (my second) is complete.

It’s not blocked yet but I’ve already worn it once or twice because it’s so cushy.

The yarn is Knitpicks Andean Silk, in ‘sangria.’ I used exactly 9 skeins. This allowed me to add two repeats of the lace. I shorted myself two rows on the final garter border so I wouldn’t have to break into the tenth skein.

I liked knitting with this yarn. It’s velvety soft – the garter sections were especially delicious. It is a little hairy as you’d expect from the alpaca content. The project took from April 20th to May 23rd. I used size 7 needles, but I think this yarn could be done on a size 6 to get a firmer fabric, depending upon your taste.

I also finished my scarf for this project – a group of Fibertraditions knitters have signed up to contribute scarves. Mine is a loose representation of the flag of Vietnam, in honor of Emily.

Intarsia is not my thing and duplicate stitching isn’t much better, but on my second try I managed to duplicate-stitch something resembling a star.

Finally, in honor of Stephanie (whose name came up two separate times at my college reunion! now THAT’s fame!), we have The Conwy Sock Contemplates Lower Lake at Mount Holyoke College.

I took about 40 pictures during the weekend, none of them with knitting content. Maybe I will post something with an extended entry to put them out there but keep them from displaying unless you go looking for them… Right now I’m a little put off by having to upload and identify 40 pictures…

The completion of Wool Peddlers freed me up to get a little done on my Noro cardigan. I hope to get a successful sleeve edging done within a few days and start working downward from the armholes. I sort of wish I had it done already, to wear – is it my imagination, or has it been the chilliest, dampest month of May ever? I turned the HEAT on in my house last night. Usually at this time of May I’m putting in the air conditioners.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 26, 2005 8:59 am

    WOW ! YOU have been one busy knitter my friend!
    The shawl is outstanding, the flag project is remarkable, the photo of Mt. Holyoke is a scene from a movie…. I love visiting these pages.

  2. Sam permalink
    May 26, 2005 1:21 pm

    Hey, Caro, I love the way the scarf turned out – what a lovely homage to Emily, and yer knitting for a wonderful cause. 🙂 And WP – well, that’s just stunning. I can’t wait for the fashion show next year!

  3. Angela permalink
    May 26, 2005 2:07 pm

    So many FOs, and I love how WP turned out – gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

  4. May 26, 2005 4:51 pm

    Caroline it is a gorgeous color!! Wow I may have to get the andean silk, it looks so great!

  5. May 26, 2005 9:59 pm

    Why block? It looks cushy and yummy and wonderful! Love the color, Miss C. More, more, more!

  6. May 26, 2005 10:34 pm

    It’s almost okay that it’s chilly out with that shawl done! It looks so comfy, almost like you should carry it with you everywhere like a Linus blanket!

  7. vanessa permalink
    May 26, 2005 11:39 pm

    caroline, that shawl is sumptous! love the sock photo 🙂

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