Wednesday, March 29, 2006

In the package by the front door

A used copy of Classic British Knits: 40 Traditional Patterns from England, Scotland and Ireland by Madeline Weston, for considerably less than currently listed on

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Projects Update

Although you wouldn't know it by the frequency of my posts here, I have been knitting. I was hoping to show a picture of my completed Evening in Eden / Blackberry Ridge stole that I finished knitting almost two weeks ago, but I haven't had a chance to block it yet.

So here it is in its unblocked glory. The fence between my neighbors' house and mine is just rough enough that it acts as light Velcro or—an older technology—as flannel for flannel graph pictures and holds woolen knitting in place. The side of the stole is not really that crooked—I was in a rush to take the photo before the sun set and the wood kept catching the wool.

I need to clear enough space on my bedroom floor to pin out the stole (which is five feet in length unblocked). The rest of the house is my cats' domain and, hence, not suitable for laying out woolen items on the floor.

Now I'm working on the Atherton jacket from Jean Frost Jackets. I've finished the back, and this is the left front. I have just cast off for the sleeve shaping.

Here's a detail of the slip-stitch pattern in a combination of linen and mohair yarns.