Monday, 29 October 2007

Henry in Progress

I was thinking about scarves, thinking about how I might want to make one cool, neutral, and clean-cut. If not for someone else, than at least for me.

Then I found Henry, and it's been true love ever since.

The Whole Enchilada

I am using two strands of Knit Picks Shadow held together, in colours Jewels and Vineyard. It makes a rather pretty purple/navy dappled effect.

According to the pattern, I'm 1/7 of the way done. But if I want to have it done for my friend-boy by Christmas, I think repeating the pattern four times instead of seven will be sufficient.

Requisite blurry close-up

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Hedgerow Coat, Fall 2007

I finished this about a month ago, the day before I left for England, but I just now got pictures of it...

Materials: Wool of the Andes in "Iron Ore," about 18 50g skeins. I haven't done the ribbed edging yet, because I'm slightly afraid I'll run out of yarn, but maybe I will when I'm feeling particularly industrious.

I used a needle size bigger than in the pattern to get gauge.

Overall, I love it. It's perfect for the chilly fall here in England, and it's quite cozy.

I'm holding it closed with an earring clasp right now, of all things, until I feel like coughing up enough money to buy a belt to cinch it in with.