I Did It!

That’s right, this week’s project was a success!.

Skylark Front

Five balls of yarn became 75 chart repeats in 25 rows and 3 columns at 50 x 14 inches in just 6 days. Pretty impressive if I do say so myself. I blocked it last night, but it is still drying a bit in the back window of my mom’s car so it will be ready to wear this afternoon.

skylark back

For more information about the yarn or pattern, see the original post or my Ravelry project page.

In Search Of Gloves

Before I get into the gloves, a quick progress update on this week’s project
stole progress
This is four days, three balls of yarn, fifteen repeats, and twenty-five inches long. Slightly over halfway. I’ve really got to get going to get this done and blocked by four o’clock Saturday.

My mom asked me to make her some gloves. About six months ago, when it first got cold. So i started out to make some from my own pattern. The catch was, there had to be fun fur on the main part of the hand, and nowhere else. Two failed attempts later, the fur was moved to the cuffs.

I then tried the Ramona Flowers Fingerless Gloves which seemed like they would be pretty awesome. They are worked from the fingers down. But joining the fingers was where it went wrong. I was using doubled sock yarn instead of the worsted, and the hand was just huge and floppy. I might try these again from actual worsted weight, but a little down the road.

Finally, I found the perfect pattern to make the Fuzzy Gloves. I used the Gerlinde Fingerless Gloves pattern by Isa Web.

Glove Top

I love the honeycomb cable on the top.

glove palm

I worked in the ends as I went, so the only weaving my mom had to do was at the ends of the fingers. That’s the deal, she has to weave in the ends when I make her something. Works for me, because I hate weaving ends.

These were made with Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight in the surf colorway and Lion Brand Fun Fur Prints in the “207” colorway.

I’m Back!

Oh, hello there. Lovely impromptu hiatus I went on there. At least I have a nice backlog of projects to share.

Before I go backward, let’s take a look slightly into the future. About 5 days into the future to be exact. Remember last year when I made a fancy version of the “One Skein Shrug” for my mom to wear to her work gala? I’m making a stole this time.

More specifically, I’m making this: yarn
into this:

©STC Craft from Ravelry.com
Skylark Stole

by Saturday.

The pattern is the Skylark Stole from Wendy Bernard’s Custom Knits Accessories. It is going to be 53 inches long when I’m done knitting, blocking to about 64 inches (supposedly). I’m using HiKoo Simplicity in silver from The PurlSide in Glendora, CA.

Am I slightly insane? Everyone seems to think so. That just makes me want to prove it can be done. In fact, I’m already this far after starting yesterday: daily progress
I’ll totally be done by Friday to block it by Saturday. I hope.