Sunday, February 24, 2008

FO, WsIP and Forgot to Share

There was a quick finished object last week before the NY trip that I neglected to report. I finally got around to knitting on the Calorimetry bandwagon and am so glad that I did. I love this little headband/hat thingey and it kept me very warm on my trip. (Manos del Uruguay in "Wildflower," US7 needles, cast on 88 sts instead of the 120 and did the short rows as instructed until 20 sts remained between markers...perfect.)
I started another pair of socks for me before the trip too, so I would have some easy "no-brainer" knitting to work on during the flight. Can I tell you how much I love this yarn? I picked it up on our road trip through Iowa back in the fall and tossed it into the sock yarn basket to marinate for a while. It jumped into my knitting bag last week and is positively flying off the needles. These colors could not be more "me" and I can't wait to start and finish the second one so I can wear them. (Colinette Jitterbug in "dusk," US2 needles, my standard sock recipe of Universal Toe-Up with a 2x2 ribbed cuff.)
I also started my sister-in-law's Christmas stocking (to go with the one I did for my nephew; there's one for my brother on the way too). I started Christa's stocking directly after Christmas, but screwed up in the patterning and had to rip back and re-start. It's on-track now and I'm in the "miles and miles of Stockinette" part, which was great to have at-the-ready for knitting at the Martha Show. (Cascade 220 wools for all stockings with Nancy Lindberg's "Christmas Socks" pattern, US7 needles.)
And I also forgot to show you all this:
The audience gift from the Martha Show. "Sock and Glove: Creating Charming Softey Friends from Cast Off Socks and Gloves," by Miyako Kanamori. It was a feature of the show (wait til you see it tomorrow, so cute!) so they sent us all home with a copy. As I've said before, I'm really not friends with my sewing machine and tend to steer clear of sewing projects these days, but these are supposed to be even more charming when sewn all by hand. I may actually be able to manage that and have plans to cut up some socks and gloves to attempt some softies for Jackson and sibling soon. Too, too cute.

1 comment:

Lisa Anne said...

Ha! I was just thinking yesterday that I wanted to ask you for the pattern for the headband and Voila! here it is.
To make my tofu a little crispy and very yummy, i dice up some tofu and put it in a bowl, add some tamari, crushed garlic, coat it with some nutritional yeast, and blk. pepper. I heat a cast iron pan (the only pan I find that works well for tofu!) with some olive oil and cook until crispy and brown. I think this would work well with the asparagus dish. When I was pregnant I was craving Kentucky Fried Chicken sooo badly(Yuck, I was a vegetarian)I created this recipe to satisfy my craving and it really worked, still love it!