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Archive for December, 2009

FO: Green hockey dishcloth

Posted by Andi on December 29, 2009

Green hockey dishcloth
Pattern: Learn-To Dishrag by Therese Inverso
Yarn: Peaches & Creme Ombres in Shades of Green
Needles: US 7
Date started: 12/22/09
Date completed: 12/24/09

I called this the hockey dishcloth because the pattern calls for random changes between knitting and purling for the body of the dishcloth. I switched based on what was happening in the hockey game I was watching. Puck is dropped… knit. The puck is cleared to the other end of the ice… purl. Stop in play… knit. Replay… purl. Back live… knit. You get the idea.

I finished about half of the dishcloth while watching a hockey game on 12/22. I watched another game the next night, but I didn’t feel like knitting. I finished the dishcloth while watching the news.

It may not be beautiful, but all it has to do is clean the dishes.

Green hockey dishcloth

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FO: Purple Cabled Arm Warmers

Posted by Andi on December 6, 2009

Purple Cabled Arm Warmers
Pattern: Green Cabled Arm Warmers by Elizabeth Martin
Yarn: Jojoland Melody Superwash in MS28
Needles: US 2 DPNs
Date started: 11/13/09
Date completed: 12/5/09

I am not super thrilled with how these came out. I like the pattern, though if I were to make them again I would cast on more stitches, then maybe halfway down the arm decrease to the number of stitches in the pattern. The top stretches a bit too much for my liking. But that’s minor. I like the braided cable.

On the other hand, I really wasn’t thrilled with the yarn. This yarn changes shades of purple. As you can see on the arm warmer to the left it changes more frequently than it does on the arm warmer on the right, which was the same shade for most of the arm warmer. I didn’t expect them to be symmetrical, and as a matter of fact I like a bit of asymmetry. There are a couple of skeins of Noro sock yarn in my stash, and I don’t plan on being anal about making sure that one sock stops and ends on the same colors as the other sock. At the same time, there will be some uniformity in there in regards to the frequency with which the colors change. At least I hope so. Perhaps this photo doesn’t show it well enough, but in person these arm warmers look very different.

In the grand scheme of things I guess it’s not a big deal, but I was a bit disappointed. I made these arm warmers to bring to work as it is often cold in my office. For that they fit the bill perfectly.

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FO: Herbivore

Posted by Andi on December 5, 2009

Herbivore
Pattern: Herbivore by Stephen West
Yarn: Dream In Color Starry in Good Luck Jade
Needles: US 6
Date started: 11/12/09
Date completed: 11/23/09

I knit this as part of a KAL on the Sweaters for Dragons podcast. It’s unfortunate that Starry is difficult to photograph. I have a hard time getting the sparkles to show. Trust me, the shiny is there! Here is a close up:

Herbivore

This was a quick, easy knit. I loved the pattern. Actually, I love all of Stephen West’s patterns and plan on knitting way more of them!

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