Sunday, March 16, 2008

March UFO's

In my bag for this month (now that the month is officially half over) is a purple lace poncho, and DK weight cable poncho and the Shy Sheep vest.

I pulled out the Shy Sheep and balled up my skeined (handspun) green and white merino yarns. Then I sat down and started to read the pattern. Now technically this is not a UFO, but it has been lounging around for a long time and therefore was designated as such. I do not know if I am ready to tackle this project at this time so it may go into a later dated bag. I am only slightly familiar with shadow knitting, having only done it once. The vest is knit from side to side with lots of shaping and you need to figure out when to incorporate the sheep. I think I will do a swatch (did I say that out loud and did any one hear me???) of the sheep section before I tackle the whole vest.

So instead I started on the lace purple poncho. I started this in the summer of 2005 and it got laid aside when life got in the way. I picked it back up last year and proceeded to knit the wrong row. 200+ stitches of lace weight yarn. While DH and I watched TV the other night, I carefully tinked back to the beginning of the row. He has learned not to interrupt when I am tinking.....frogging yes, tinking no. (o; Now I need to read my written pattern and compare it to the knitted pattern and figure out where I am. (Note to self-Use pen on the copy of the pattern to mark where you've been, not pencil.)
The pattern for this came from the summer issues of a long ago INKnitters. It is called Lacy Linen Poncho and was designed by Merrily Parker. It is supposed to be knit in 100% linen, but any one who knows me knows that I don't always do what I am supposed to do.

The other poncho will have to wait until I find the rest of the yarn in that same dye lot. Hopefully I did not sell it. )o; Usually I have all my yarn and needles and the pattern all in the one bag, generally a Ziploc bag, so all I have to do is grab it and go. I don't know where my head was on this project.

Pictures at a later time.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Project A Long update

Well, I've made no progress on the Twyla sweater. 15 lambs in 10 days kind of did me in.........

The Boyfriend's Sweater was ripped out. Leave it to me not to make a swatch. I messed up the patterning 4" into the sweater and took it off the needles to frog it back. I then discovered that the sweater was going to be 6-7" too big!!! :o(

So, the Shetland has been repurposed into a shawl. The Chill out Hybrid Shawl by Candace Eisner Strick. Our spinning group learned to knit this shawl with Candace Strick at one of our member's homes.

The designer's website-

One place to buy the kit-

You call also call my friend Sue at Hodgepodge Yarns & Fibers at 603-863-1470 and buy the kit from her. Just tell her Cindy sent you. (o; Or email her at