Wow. I haven’t posted FOs for awhile now. SO without further ado…
Pattern – Rattlesnake Creek Socks by Anne Podlesak
Yarn Used – 313.2 yards of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock in Cooper Circle
Needles – Harmony size 0
Gauge – See Note
Knit – July 01, 2008 to July 12, 2008
Modification – Did two less repeats on each sock
This pattern uses cables, but do not have a cable gauge. I didn’t see the note from the mod on Ravelry after I frogged it 3 times trying to resize it for myself. I generally uses Yahoo group for this group and apparently I should have been paying attention to both, even though yahoo was supposedly the main group. Oh well. Live and learn.
If I have a choice, I wouldn’t have make this during the hottest days of the summer. I like the pattern alright, but probably wouldn’t have made it if it weren’t for this KAL.
Besides not having cable gauge, everything else is pretty straight forward. I think my yarn choice is so-so. A solid color yarn would have do much better justice for this pattern I think.
Pattern – Woodland Shawl by Nikol Lohr
Yarn Used – 701.7 yards of Schaefer Yarn Andrea in Julia Child
Needles – Harmony size 4
Gauge – N/A
Knit – May 18, 2008 to July 25, 2008
Modification – I added 4 more pattern repeats to make the whole shawl wider
This shawl felt like it was taking forever. I think I was losing patience mid way through. It doesn’t help the pattern was written for sock weight yarn and I’m using lace weight either. I think if I do it again, I’ll add more length. I think I cut the shawl a bit short, but still long enough for a shawl though. And what can I say, Andrea is just a pure pleasure to work with.
Pattern – Child Cardigan by Elaine Brody (Hooded and Collared Version)
Yarn Used – Almost 1 skein each of Schaefer Yarn Elaine in Indigo (Hooded) and Snooks (Collared)
Needles – Harmony size 10 & 11
Gauge – 3 sts per inch in Size 11
Knit – July 24, 2008 to August 4, 2008 (Hooded); August 7, 2008 to August 8, 2008 (Collared)
Modification – None
I made one of each for Schaefer Yarn samples. These are so easy and so fast to make. I was a little stunned on the increase as I automatically did Make One increase, which leaves giant holes with the size needles I’m using, but after consulting with CostumeChick, I frogged back the first one I made and change it to knit front/back increase. Now they look fabulous!
Pattern – Lehmus-huivi by Sari Åström
Yarn Used – 467.8 yards of Schaefer Yarn Andrea in Julia Child
Needles – Harmony size 4
Gauge – N/A
Knit – August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008
This is my Ravelympics project. I CANNOT, I repeat, CANNOT, believe I made this shawl in 17 days. Literally, as the flame was being put out, I snapped the picture for the completion. I started this project after the flame was lighted and ended when the flame went out. This has been a world wind project and I am so glad it is done. And of course, I medaled in two events with this shawl.
With the Olympics behind me, I started a project for the wedding – Wedding Basket that collects the cards:
I’m using Farmhouse Yarn’s Andy’s Merino in Cranberry. The color is not completely set so it’s staining my fingers as I knit. Should be interesting. Hopefully I’ll get it done soon so the stain will be gone by the time of the wedding.
And finally, I want to show off some flowers arrangements I received while I was in the hospital:
Last Thursday around 3pm, I just finished up with a meeting and all of the sudden I had some stomach ache. David drove me home, but on the way home it got worse, so we turned around to go to the ER. As I waited, the pain subsided but the blood work came back with high white cell count, and the CT scan came back iffy on appendicitis, so they admitted me for observation in the hospital overnight. I have to say, the idea of someone cutting into my body is not exactly appealing. The next day, I saw the surgeon, and did more CT scan and blood work. Blood work came back normal, pain was gone, the CT scan came back normal too. So they released me Friday night. We have no idea what happened to me.
By then, David’s dad and step mom had sent me flowers with get well wishes (the Lilly one) and David came back from work with the sunflower arrangement. My brother had came by after work and stayed till I was released and David’s mom had also shown up to sit with me, and stayed with us Friday night to make sure that I was really okay.
I’m back to work, and it was nice to see everyone. A lot of people stopped by to say hello, and let me know that they were worried about me and had send good thoughts or prayed for me. It was very touching and it’s nice to know that I made some friends at work this past few years.
With the wedding come up so close, blogging will definitely be a little more scattered for the next month or so. Maybe soon I’ll have time to blog about our plans for our honeymoon!