J is for
baby JUNO !
oh, what a doll baby, but what a handful ;-) baby juno belongs to dd's boyfriend. he is bigger than in the photos, now he is about 3 months old. you forget just how much work having a puppy is.....
now, back to the fiber. sorry i have been a bad bad blogger, but wasn't home in lake placid last week. spent the week in fort lauderdale, and i am not a hermit down there!
first off, more nancy bush, these are the friday harbor socks from knitting on the road. i just happened to have mountain colors weaver's wool in the stash, the exact color as in the book, how serendipitous is that?
a note on these socks, please go to the interweave website and print the errata for the book, even so, if you knit the charts as written, the lace will not line up. page 41 chart, on the cuff, for rows 3,5,7,and 9 of the cuff (they are not numbered on the chart), you need to knit the first stitch of needle 1 onto needle 4 before you start the row, otherwise the lace pattern does not line up correctly. if you can "read" your knitting, it will be apparent. also, on the row that is numbered 1 on the chart (the first one above the cuff) i did the same maneuver, so that the center of the leg lace pattern lines up with the center of the cuff lace pattern. anal i know.
love love love the evergreen colorway, and love working with the weaver's wool. after knitting with thin sock yarn, these socks flew by!
next up, the new england socks, also from the knitting on the road book still cursing nancy and jessica but you will see that the spell has been broken
ok, the yarn won. so restarted them in pumpkin, can't get much more new england than pumpkin, can you?
love the double start cast on, once i wrapped my pea brain around where to make the slip knot...
that nancy bush has so many cool tricks in her knitting repertoire, i love this cast on :-) the only thing i changed about this pattern is that i started the socks on 2.25 lantern moon dpns, knit the first 4 inches, then changed to 2mm bamboo dpns, they fit perfectly!
after knitting mim's eleanora socks, i was dying to try one of her other patterns, seraphim it is, haven't knit a shawl in a long time. webs has lavold's silky wool on sale, the skye blue is perfect. in person, the blue is a lovely very faded denim, i was afraid it would be too pastelly, but it isn't. the drapey fabric is just lovely, must knit myself an everyday cardi with this yarn, it is so soft and lightweight!
now i'm on chart 3, this pattern is again so well written it is a joy to knit, thanks miriam :-)
hope everyone is having a wonderful memorial day weekend!