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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Sundry Things

First up we have some progress on my next Secret Project for One Planet:

lanas project

We won't even talk about the fact that this is a "third" sweater. If you have heard me talk about my "every third sweater curse", then you already know what I mean. Luckily, the joy of working with the Lanas totally makes up for having to rip back 11" last week.

And we have our first finished object of 2007!


Shedir designed by Jenna Wilson
Started: Jan 11, 2007
Finished: Jan 14, 2007
Yarn: Rowan Calmer 1 1/4 balls
Needles: Size 3 circs

I made this for DB's Mom, who unfortunately will be using the hat for it's intended purpose. I got the call that she needed this fast last Thursday night and I was hoping to get it done before I left Jersey on Sunday. I finished on Sunday, but not before I left Jersey, so it will be delivered this Friday. I hope she likes it and it brings a little bit of sunshine into an otherwise cloudy time.

Then we have some after Christmas presents for myself:

I scored some Yarn Pirate from One Planet in the Punkin Head colorway

yarn pirate yarn!

And some new additions to the library courtesy of a gift card from Mom

presents for me

I love books! I also got Knitting Nature, but it's still at work. I just love Norah's interesting construction techniques and approach to designing.

P.S. One Planet is looking for designers! For more info, go here.


gleek said...

you knit that shedir fast! good job :)

Anonymous said...

Yay! You finished the Shedir. It looks great, been wearing it already?

mia said...

awe, that is sweet and sad. I hope DB's mom (and he) is doing okay with it all -- that hat is stunning and will be soft and warm and loving, which is the best part of course.

Anushka said...

Wow, lovely colour on the next 'secret project'. I'm going to have a brainstorm and hopefully be able to send you a sketch for One Planet.

Shedir is very pretty, but I'm sorry about your DB's mom.

Craptina said...

Shedir is next on my list, I've got two hat requests and it looks like a nice quick knit! Hope you can make it on Friday, would love to see it in person!

Moni said...

Shedir is such a beautiful pattern. I'm sorry that it will be used for DB's mom :(. I will send good thoughts and prayers.

I love the Yarn Pirate. I need to order some of her yarn I think. I drool over it every time I see it!

Connie said...

11"? Ugh. I've ripped back 7 inches of fingering weight alpaca myself for Yahaira's book project. My fingers are totally cramping up. So I feel your pain. I'll have a couple of sketches for you by the deadline. It would be great to work with you if I'm lucky enough to have something that fits with your company.

Veronique said...

Damn, it took me over a week to make Shedir!
So, will you be able to knit a sweater from Knitting Nature for yourself? Or are you too busy designing?

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I love that Shedir! I hope DB's mom is getting through things OK--I am thinking about you guys.