Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Pounds of Vacation Knitting: Installation One

Here are a few things I knit while in Michigan, during all the time I had away from New Job. Now it's nose to grindstone and all that, which is fine, but knitting has slowed considerably.

First, I made 2/3 of a Haven, from the Kim Hargreaves book "Heartfelt." I've wanted to use Rowan Cocoon for some time, in this creamy color, and this pattern struck me as a perfect match for the yarn. Plus, I saw all the finished Havens on Ravelry and read the glowing comments about its cosiness and knew I needed one. It's been a great companion during the Olympics because it's nearly impossible to err, the pattern is THAT EASY.

Next, a second square for my blanket (this group participation is catchy), designed by chaimama. This one is made of Cascade 220. Hey, check out how well the Cascade 220 has maintained the fold lines from my suitcase! That's one crisp yarn. Anyway, this is soaking in the sink as I write.

The biggest accomplishment, however, is still a secret... I'm waiting for the yarn from Little Knits that will let me finish it, hopefully in time for a rapidly approaching deadline. It's a new yarn for me that I think will be new to just about everyone else, too, and I can't wait to show it off.

Have you been watching the Olympics? Chris drew some inspiration from men's gymnastics for this shot I took during one of our hikes in Michigan.


nicole said...

Oooh, Docoon. Love it. I have to admit it's kind of weird seeing a neutrally coloured knit on your blog. It's real pretty!

Can't wait to find out what ya got cooking!

Loulek said...

I also want to knit "Haven" but I've got too much knits undone.
I like everything you do, you are very talentuous!
I would like to knit faster and do my own cardigans, scarves but it's too early for me :)
From France I wish you a "bonne continuation" ;)