Saturday, June 27, 2009

I swear I'll never...

DSC00110, originally uploaded by a-chan.

Knit a scarf on anything smaller than a size 10.... Or so I told myself 5 or 6 years ago when I finally finished a scarf on 8s. It was a solid yellow scarf in Lion Brand cotton-ease for Richard. I think it took me months to knit.

Now, I default to size 8s for scarves. I've even knit one on size 5 needles (Rabbit-proof Scarf). I must have lost my mind. I went from loving 10.5s to loving 8s. What happened?

Anyways, the scarf above is Larissa's Cream of Spinach scarf. And yes, I do knit a lot of her patterns. She's local and cool, so why not? (time referance: I cast on this scarf Monday and I'm 1/4 done)

I'm using my left over 1/2 skein of Woobu in Spinel. On, yes, size 8 needles... my fave pair, Knit Picks Harmony. I'm not really sure who I'm knitting this for, but I thought I should start on my Christmas knitting now instead of waiting until it's too late. I'm also thinking about entering it in the Oregon State Fair if I finish it in time (um, I should look at the dead-lines... probably passed already?) I'm going to see who likes it the most as I knit it and then surprise them in December (my sis-in-law might have already won, though).

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


DSC00099, originally uploaded by a-chan.

Pardon the crappy picture, I forgot to take a good picture before I sent these away. Thank goodness for camera phones (in poorly lit offices).

Some people have already reported receiving their potholders, so I can only hope I get mine soon! I put my work address, so I won't have to wait a long bus ride to see if they've arrived.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Long lasting knitwear?

DSC_0435, originally uploaded by a-chan.

I knit this shrug when Sabrina was 6 months old in the 6 month size. As of today, she is 14 months and still wearing this little sweater. She is on the petite side, but just a little. I'm very surprised at how long she's been able to wear this.

I'm knitting another one for my cousin that's expecting and after that, I think I'll knit one the next size up (18 months) for Sabrina and we'll see how long she can wear it this time.


She's become quite the adventurous little one!