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Context: I'm knitting a baby blanket for incoming spawn of someone in our D&D group, which I'm doing in a vaguely Irish-fisherman-sweater style. I couldn't find a pattern I liked, so I made it up, which always works so terribly well.... Just as with sewing, this turned into a giant pile of math errors flying in close formation. However, now I'm N rows in, so this is what it is going to be:

* 5-stitch garter stitch border
* p2
* 8-stitch horseshoe cable (knit)
* p3
* 13-stitch Aran diamond
* p3
* 8-stitch horseshoe cable
* 20-stitch "Lover's Knot" clustered cable (this has p2 whitespace built in on either side of it)
* 8-stitch horseshoe cable
* p3
* 13-stitch Aran diamond
* p3
* 8-stitch horseshoe cable
* p2
* 5-stitch garter stitch border
serinde: (ze fiber arts)
[livejournal.com profile] nedlnthred, [livejournal.com profile] briony530, [livejournal.com profile] caelfinn, [livejournal.com profile] nancaurelia, and I went to the Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend. Since I have an enormous sack of yarn that I haven't done anything with yet, I restrained myself from the shiny pretty things, and made but two purchases: 1) A large skein of undyed soft Falklands wool to make a baby blanket for some friends who have one in the oven, and 2) some seriously loud softness to make fingerless gloves to wear at work, for which I have a direful need. Happily, those shouldn't take long, even at my glacial pace of construction.

I intend to do the blanket in a set of mixed cables reminiscent of the Irish fisherman sweater, the happy couple being very much of that persuasion, though [livejournal.com profile] caelfinn tells me that those sweaters actually originate in the '50s. Not so much with the cultural heritage. Oh well, I think it'll still look nifty; [livejournal.com profile] briony530 has a full-size blanket in that idea and it's quite handsome.

We met [livejournal.com profile] ilaine_dcmrn and her two girls at lunchtime, and trysted for dinner & good conversation with [livejournal.com profile] hlinspjalda and[livejournal.com profile] alistrina, fiber luminaries of the faraway north. All in all, a good weekend, if ass-freezing cold. (Because why? I DIDN'T WEAR WOOL. I win the moron hat.)
serinde: (ze fiber arts)
I have (finally) finished the Sabres-themed tea cozy for our large tea pot. (That is, I finished knitting it and I sewed the two halves together; I do still have to twist a cord to go through the drawstring top, but it is currently around the teapot and Does What It Should.)

I've also repaired the kludge on my raincoat so the stupid pointless wrist-buckled straps don't come apart constantly, and I am 80% finished replacing the zipper on my Not-A-Vivienne-Westwood skirt.

This burst of needle activity has been brought to you by "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (which, I admit, is not anywhere near as wretched as I anticipated) and "BBC Crown Jewels" concerts.

Also: hat.

Apr. 13th, 2007 12:07 pm
serinde: (ze fiber arts)
Have almost finished the hat I was making for [livejournal.com profile] dariodevil to go with his scarf. (I didn't know how to do the decreases at the top, so I made it up as I went along; it's more or less okay, though maybe I should have decreased it faster, I don't know.) I spent so much fret over the fear it was going to be too small that it's actually too big. Feh.

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