Knitting Update

I finally have some knitting photos to show off!  It’s been hard to get photos since it’s still dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home.  Yes, it’s still winter. Sigh.  So, what have I been doing?

First of all, I have to show you what I won in the swap party game.  I came away with one win, and man what a great win it is!  I have 10 skeins of lovely dark dark green DK weight superwash merino from Lang (Swiss).  It’s spun tight and squishy and I really can’t wait to knit with it.  I’m THRILLED to have won it, especially since other people were also after it.  Here are 2 of the 10:

I’m thinking about making this Henley with it (from Interweave Knits):

For the past 3 weeks I’ve been working on a scarf for Nancy.  I asked her permission and she agreed I could post a photo here.  She said “oh go ahead, no one will figure out the pattern from a photo – they will just think you are crazy.”  I think she’s right.  Now that I’m half way finished with it I don’t have to think about what I’m doing too much and just knit it semi-mindlessly.  But in the beginning!  Oh man!  Who would be crazy enough to do intarsia brioche in multiple colors?  Me I guess.  I had to start it about 6 times before I got the hang of it.  I’m thinking about making a movie for youtube showing how to do some of this work.  It’s not obvious and I’m afraid a beginning brioche knitter would be totally lost.  The photo doesn’t really do it justice.  I think once it’s finished, and the ends are woven in, and it’s modeled outside in good light, you’ll really be able to see the blocks and the intarsia work.  It’s really very nice!  

2 thoughts on “Knitting Update

  1. louise February 7, 2009 / 19:54

    10 skeins?..ohh how generous..I dont think my arcrylic ’99pence’ yarn would have been a hit at your swap then..haha. The henley pattern looks great (but tricky). Good luck

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