Red Sails: Weaving Ends In


I have now woven half the ends in on the back of the sweater. I have woven the ends in in the front.  I now have to weave in the ends on the sleeves, to stitch up the collar and put the permanent stitching in the seams. I expect to be finished by the end of the summer.


Purple socks and Red Sails


Well…the purple socks are finished…and they are lovely. Knitted with finger weight yarn that is 75% wool and 25% nylon they were fun to stitch. I knitted at least two rows a night. They fit like a charm with ample toe room. They are just high enough to reach the calf as it begins to widen. I am wearing them now…and they feel great. 

Red Sails is having the endds woven in. I have for all intents and purposes completed weaving the ends on the front. I am now working on the back. There are many ends to weave in. The neckline looks gorgeous. I wonder now if the hole for the head is big enough with the neckline nearly 15 (I do not remember how many rows the neckline is.) rows deep. Every night I weave in 18 strands.

I promised this sweater for last winter. I want to finish this sweater by the winter, 2014.

Chanel-like Jacket and a new beret


The jacket is getting lots of compliments. I want to put two turquoise buttons at each cuff and add a couple of pockets on the inside.

I have been looking for a sock pattern that has a simple lace pattern, maybe…or maybe a plain sock will be better.

Our assistant rector is pregnant. I must find a pattern to knit something for the baby. She is due in May.

I am knitting a reverse stockinette stitch beret for a friend of mine. I am using two strands of 90% washable merino wool and 10% nylon.  I hope to complete it soon.

Real progress


Early this morning I got as far as weaving in the ends on my Chanel-like jacket. I wore it to work without the buttons on the cuffs; it was a hit and it was warm. The basket weave stitch went over well. I am excited and proud of the jacket.

I am working on a hat for a friend of mine. It will be a beret. I am using a merino wool and nylon blend.

I recently completed a similar hat using a Lamb’s Pride wool or wool blend. I have misplaced the ball band and have had to instruct my friend to hand wash the hat. I try to keep to keep a ball band in the bag in which I keep the project and the tools for completion of the project. When that fails I have no reference for washing instructions.

I…almost always send a ball band with the completed project to the intended wearer so that he/she will know how to clean the project.

Summary: Keep your ball bands and include a ball band with the completed project for the wearer.

Yarn and a Cold New York Night


imageOn the way home from lunch with a friend I took the subway to 57th Street to a giant yarn sale at the Holiday Inn.  I  had planned to spend maybe $10, but I ended up spending $43 and some change. I ended up with 10 skeins of variegated turquoise yarn 10 pair of knitting needles and a plan to knit my girlfriend a hat and scarf, and my two brothers a hat each.