So, I’ve been killing time as best I can while waiting for my Master Knitter Level 2 binder to come back to me. The waiting is the hardest part, I think! What will I have to re-do? Is my vest up to snuff? Did my sock pass? … and so on and so forth.
BUT, I found a project that is doing a pretty good job of taking my mind off of it. I’ve started a Celestarium! If you haven’t seen this pattern – you have to take a gander at it. It’s the night sky in a shawl – how cool is that??!!
I’m doing mine in Dream in Color Everlasting Sock in the colorway ‘Nebula’, and I’m using several different beads including two sizes of silver lined crystal, a size 4 bead for the higher magnitude stars and a size 6 for most of the rest. I have some orange/red beads for the red giant stars like Betelgeuse, and some silver lined pale blue stars for non-constellation stars that I’m adding in just for kicks.
I’m past Row 57 already:
This is a Pi shawl, where you start in the center and double the stitch count every so often to get a circle – which means it starts off fast, but eventually gets to be a HUGE number of stitches. I’m at the section after the 5th increase – and I have 288 stitches on the needle. I have quite a few rows until the next increase, but it will then have 576 stitches – those rows will be LONG. Other than paying attention to the chart to know where to put the beads and the yarnovers, it is not a difficult pattern – but it sure is fun!!
I finished a pair of socks on Tuesday, too:
These had been on my needles for a while, and I decided it was time to finish them up. (And I needed my smaller needles for another pair of socks I’m designing!)
Pattern: Rattlesnake Creek Socks by Anne Podlesak
Yarn: Black Trillium Fibre Studios Merilon Sock in colorway ‘Galen’
Needles: US 2.5 and US 0
Started: June 15, 2012
Finished: Feb 19, 2013
I used the smaller needles on the heel and the sole of the sock – since I didn’t like the loose density of the fabric there on the larger needles. I love this yarn – it’s so soft! And the color was perfect for these, I think.
I have another shawl on my needles now, too – a Faberge shawl. I’m doing this as a KAL with my Thursday night knit night group – so I’m anxious to see everyone’s shawls-in-progress tonight! I’m just into the slip stitch and bead portion:
I’m doing mine in DragonFly Fibers Djinni Sock (pink) and Sanguine Gryphon Bugga (green). I’m really liking the color combo so far.
In other news – I’ve been interviewed by Deb Buckingham a.k.a. Dishcloth Diva! Check out her website to see my interview. She knitted my Beginner’s Socks recently and liked the pattern – so she approached me to do an interview. 🙂 I was so flattered to be asked!
So, that’s what been going on with me! Guess I’ll go back to trying to not stalk my mailbox… 😉
Happy Knitting! (and waiting…….)