Thursday, September 29, 2005

Fall Favorites

Princess Knits is doing a contest asking for fall favorites - I'm all for having a a chance to think about good things about colder weather! So here goes:

1. Favorite fall book to read
The Mammoth Hunters, by Jean Auel. Most of the action takes place over the winter, so it's a good one to read in a cozy home.

2. Favorite fall soup to eat
Senate Bean Soup, but I buy mine in a can

3. Favorite fall stew to eat
My boyfriend's beef-and-wine stew

4. Favorite healthy muffin recipe
Sparkling Cranberry Muffins are definitely my favorite, but I don't know how healthy they are.

5. Favorite fall tree

6. Favorite fall knit
Socks that I'm wearing, and Christmas presents that I'm making

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Sweaters in Progress

It's been years since I've knitted sweaters, and I've never knitted a really nice one. Now that I've finally outgrown acrylic yarn, I'm ready to try sweaters I'll actually wear - and they're already in progress.

The first one is the Belle Epoque sweater from knitty, in a dark blue Silky Wool. I bought the yarn on a whim, because it was on sale and too cheap to pass up. After thinking about designing the Perfect Sweater for it, I decided the Belle epoque pattern was close enough to perfect for now.

Sweater two has yet to be cast on, because I'm assembling the yarn. I'm mutating knitty's "Cathode" to use Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn. I've crossed Cathode with the "Poiret Sweater" pattern from Sculptured Knits, so it will have the patterned stitches from the Poiret, but be fitted and short-sleeved like Cathode. I'll use the Poiret collar, just because I hate anything that even vaguely resembles a turtleneck.

So now I just need to get down to River Knits to pick up the rest of my yarn, and then I'll be ready to go!


Sunday, September 11, 2005


Welcome to my knitting-related blog. I'll keep track of all my works in progress, hoping that publicity well serve as inspiration to finish something.