Knitting Librarian

A knitting scrapbook to keep track of things I've knitted and/or would like to knit someday.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Not much posting lately because I was sidetracked by the Bohus sleeves. I recalculated the shape based on my gauge, and they're finally done. I'm happy with how they turned out:

Now I just have to do the button bands and collar and it's done. The directions say to knit the button band up from the live stitches at the bottom and then sew it to the body, but I may try to attach it to the body as I knit. We'll see.

Here are my two shawls-in-progress. Shawl on the left is the Mystery Shawl. I should be caught up by Friday when the new clue comes out. We've been traveling a lot and it's been hard to find a quiet place to sit and work on it. Shawl on the right is the Jamieson's pattern. I had thought about ripping it out because the skacel yarn annoys me with it's fineness, but I'm liking the shawl more now that I charted the pattern. I'm a visual knitter and I was having a hard time with the written instructions, particularly since they were British abbreviations. Things are going better now.

Brian leaves for Stockholm/Helsinki/Moscow today. I'll meet up with him in Helsinki next Friday. I can't wait! Here are some of the yarn shops I'm hoping to visit during our trip: Sommerfluglen in Copenhagen, Sticka in Stockholm, and Menita in Helsinki.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Easy Knitting That Looks Hard

I spent a lot of time working on the Kauni sweater this weekend. I'm loving how the colors are changing as I go along. It's the kind of knitting that looks like it takes a lot of effort, when it's really the yarn itself that's doing the work for you.

I didn't cast-on the Mystery Stole until last night because we were camping, and a campground is not the place to work with tiny beads. I'm up to row 43 and I like it so far. It's fun to be part of a knit-along because I was able to look at the other posts and see if I'm doing it right. So far, so good!