family, knitting, living

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Two finished objects to show off and two more works in progress to keep me honest!

First and best………taa-daa:

Lori’s stole is complete.  I am packing it up and it will be arriving in Georgia shortly. I started this stole in June for a going away present when I found out that Lori was taking a job at Brendnau. http://www.brenau.edu/   I was pretty heart broken and wanted to give her something special.  I chose purple because it is one of her favorite colors.  I chose lace because she was moving to Georgia and Lord knows…you don’t need alpaca cabled scarves down there.  I chose the pattern, Kimono Shawl from Folk Shawls, because I thought it was almost as beautiful as Lori.  I hope she likes it.

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Sorry about the titles…somebody needs to help a girl out on the thumbnails. 

Anyway,  the second FO is another pair of fetchings from Knitty.com.  Fingerless gloves, you either love them or you hate them.  I love them.  This pair is for Mycah’s lead teacher, Miss Kim.  I just taught her how to knit, sort of.  I gave her yarn and needles, cast on for her, showed her two stitches and let her borrow a book.  Let me say that I just saw her 12 inch scarf…she’s moving right along.  She is so thrilled she can barely stand it.  Yes, not only do I love to knit, give knitted items and teach people to knit….I also like them to give them enough of the taste to get them totally addicted to the crac…er, yarn and needles.   Without further ado…yet another pair of Fetching:

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Now, on to the works in progress.  The first is the Cable and Seed Stitch Cardigan from Debbie Bliss.   The little sweater is going to be great.  It is in DB’s cotton/angora blend.  It si so soft, it’s ridiculous.   This is the back.  Since the photo was taken, I have doubled the length and am about to finish the back.  I have to get serious on this, Elliot will be in high school before I finish at the rate I’m going.  Just kidding.  It only represents a few hours, baby things are so quick.  I also have one to knit for Aubrey, my other new niece.  I also plan on making a little something for Grey’s teacher.  She is about to have a little girl.

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Lastly…I’m running out of steam here, folks….Noro Mitts.  This is a Blue Sky Alpaca pattern in Noro Silk Lite.  I have stayed away from Noro because it is SCRATCHY.  I know, this is akin to blasphemy in knitting circles, but everything I have picked up felt like burlap.  I found this Silk at Crazy Girl Yarn Shop in Coralville, Iowa.  There should be a link on the sidebar.  Anne was knitting the Blue Sky pattern in some buttery Blue Sky Alpaca and I thought that the Noro would look great in the pattern and it felt so much better than any I had fondled.  I knit this one for the shop and will make a pair for myself.  As you can see, I have the one on and I did not go into skin shock or anything, but it is a little tough on the skin.  I’m a real wimp when it comes to texture, but the colors are beautiful  I plan on doing a little work on the fiber to see if I can soften it up.  One thing you will not see on my pair is that damned ruffle.  I am sure that anyone who knows me is going WTF? Ruffles…Dianne….right.

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I’m crashing and burning…time for bed.  Happy knitting!

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4 responses

  1. becca

    Woooooaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! Beautiful!! All of it!! Those mitts ROCK!!!! Beautiful colors – almost makes me change my mind about yucky noro! Really cool!!! And I love the ruffles!!! And Laurie’s shawl is so beautiful! And the fingerless gloves! You rock!!!

    February 8, 2008 at 2:19 am

  2. Lori

    OOOOH! I am so excited! You are so sweet and I am so happy to have a new Dianne creation to show off to my colleagues (they are all enamoured of my green mitts!)
    🙂

    February 8, 2008 at 9:13 pm

  3. knittofit

    Dianne, LOVE the booties!!! I’ll have to make a stab at it soon. I’m in the midst of doing two ruffley mitts…not sure it is going as planned, but I’m not doing it over AGAIN!!! Back to work for me! Chow!

    February 11, 2008 at 9:04 pm

  4. WOW!! That shawl is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Lori you are so lucky!!! Dianne you are a knitting fool!!! (that is fool as in good not bad…LOL) I love all you new things..

    February 12, 2008 at 10:48 am