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Monday, October 29, 2007

Secret Reveal!

It's been awhile since I've had a secret reveal, but here you go! Introducing:

Daytrip Cardigan [Ravelry Link]
by Melissa Wehrle

Daytrip Cardi
A stylish go anywhere, do anything cardigan in a simple mesh stitch pattern.



XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Chest at Underarm: 31.5 (34.5, 38.5, 42.5, 47.5, 51.5, 55.5)"/80 (87.5, 98, 108, 120.5, 131, 141)cm
Length: 21 (21.5, 22, 22.5, 23, 24, 25)"/53 (55, 56, 57, 58.5, 61, 63.5)cm

- Lanas Puras Clarissa (50% Merino Wool/50% Cotton, 1.75oz/100g, 250 yds/229m) 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins Granite
- 1 pair US size 7 (4.5mm) needles or size to obtain correct gauge
- 1 pair US size 5 (3.75mm) needles
- 1 US size 5 (3.75mm) circular needle any length
- 1 stitch holder
- Tapestry needle
- 6 x 1" buttons

16 stitches and 28 rows = 4"/10 cm in Mesh St with US size 7 (4.5mm) needles
22 sts and 30 rows = 4"/10 cm in K1, P1 rib with US size 5 (3.75mm) needles

You may purchase the pattern at One Planet Yarn and Fiber or on the sidebar.

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Answer Everyone Wants to Know

What does everyone want to know? What was your haul at Rhinebeck of course!

I walked away pretty light this year. I purchased an alligator scarf kit from Morehouse and 5 skeins of natural colored wool from Maple Creek Farms.

Aligator scarf

maple creek yarn

The alligator was cast on immediately after walking in the door on Saturday night. It's been a really fun knit so far. So simple, yet so clever!


Slip Stitch Jacket

I did manage to finish my slip stitch jacket (well, it just needs hooks), but it was a bit too warm to wear so it stayed home. Grannie #2 filled in instead. And speaking of the slip stitch jacket, can you believe I had to make one more emergency trip to Knitty City on Thursday to finish it up! So the grand total was 4 extra skeins! How could this be considering I was right on gauge? I'm not quite sure. Maybe the company might be able to help me out on that one.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New Project

Seems like there has been much "me" knitting going on lately! You have no idea how happy this makes me!

The Teva Durham Slip Stitch Jacket is almost finished and when I saw the Black and White Mini Dress above from the new Rebecca, I had to have it. I received my package super quick from One Planet and I was off. The gauge swatch is drying as we speak.

I also got some Yarn Botanika Radiance in Bloom for another secret project, but til then "me" projects are the order of the day!

Grannie #2 is all finished and I wanted to post a final pic after the weekend, but I left my camera on the couch in NYC. Boo! I hope to get a shot this weekend. I'm really happy how it turned out in the Lanas Puras.

Now I just have to finish up the Slip Stitch Jacket, hopefully by Saturday for my trip to Rhinebeck. It can get a bit chilly up there, so this will be a nice warm choice. I would love to wear Grannie #2, but I get cold so easily!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Eye Candy Friday

Sunset on the Delaware Bay - Greenwich, NJ

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Progress on the Slip Stitch Jacket

I've come so far on my slip stitch jacket, I almost didn't get to post about it before it was finished!

Slip Stitch Jacket Front

The only thing that probably slowed my pace was this:

Not enough yarn

That was the yarn that I had left after making the back and 2 fronts. Considering I still had 2 sleeves and a collar to go, it was a little disturbing. How did that happen????

Luckily, I called up Knitty City today and they had the same dye lot in stock. Yay! So I ran up there after work to pick up 3 more balls. Hopefully that will be enough to complete the jacket.

Emergency refill

Lots of finishing going on around here too. Grannie #2 is almost there! And the cashmere secret project just needs some buttons and a neck finish. Maybe, just maybe they'll all be complete by the end of the week.

Grannie Almost Finished

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Design Inspiration Pattern Now Available

Remember my Design Inspiration Project that I started last February? Well, I've finally finished putting the pattern together! Meet........
by Melissa Wehrle


Audrey front

Audrey back

Cute tunic length cardigan worked in a lacy stitch with a flattering deep V neckline. Body is worked flat with sleeves added as you go. Pattern includes written and charted instructions for lace stitch, detailed schematic, and extra chart to help layout neck decreases.


XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Chest: 33.5 (36, 38.5, 43.5, 48.5, 54, 59)"/85 (91, 98, 110.5, 123, 137, 150)cm
Length: 29 (29.5, 30, 30.5, 31, 31.5, 32)"/74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81)cm

- Fable Handknit Pure Baby Alpaca (100% Baby Alpaca, 50g, 145yds/132m, 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11,12) skeins Chocolate
-1 pair US size 5 (3.75mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- 1 US size 5 (3.75mm) x 40" circular needle
- 1 stitch holder
- Tapestry needle

22 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10cm in Flame Stitch with US size 5 (3.75mm) needle

- lace
- decreasing/increasing in pattern
- casting on extra stitches
- picking up stitches
- buttonholes

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Fall Is In the Air

I know this sweater is old news, after all, it was completed back in July. However, this weekend it was finally cool enough to get some shots taken with me wearing it!

Vogue Fairisle

All the details can be found here.