Sunday, August 22, 2010

Veni, vidi, knitti

I either inspired or scared myself with my list the other day. The results?

Done.
Project details: Circle Socks (modified), Colinette Jitterbug, size 1 needles. For Younger Daughter, who danced around upon their receipt, singing, "I have fish on my feet! I have fish on my feet!"

Done.
Project details: Wool and Camel Down Ripple Scarf. Schaefer Nichole. Gifted to Older Daughter, who hasn't taken it off, even though it's pretty warm around here these days.

And done.
Project details forthcoming. This is a test knit of Anne's Pea Vines shawl, in the smallest size.
It has nupps, which charmed me to pieces, even though they're a bit fussy to knit.
I love this little shawl. And it was so much fun to knit! Because it's cast on at the long edge, every row gets shorter. I don't know about the rest of you, but shorter rows, coupled with charts that I get to cross off, makes for a very compelling knit.
(See the nupps there in the upper right quadrant? Aren't they fun?) And when the results are this wonderful, it's pretty hard to put down. I cast this on Thursday night. I would have finished last night, but I got tired, went too fast, and had to extricate myself from a small lace dilemma. So I finished this morning instead. It's drying now.
Modelling shots and project details to follow.

Now can I cast on something new?

17 comments:

Willow said...

When I saw your title, I laughed out loud, very loudly.

Well done, lady! I love that scarf, too. And the shawl--oh my. It's beautiful! How does one make nupps?

alittlefuzzy said...

I really love the pea vines shawl--I can't wait for Anne to release it (not that I have time to knit it!). Your yarn for it is quite lovely, I can't wait to find out what it is.

Lori said...

well done, good and faithful knitter. you may pass go and collect more FOs.

gorgeous, one and all!

twinsetellen said...

Willow is correct - great post title.

A+ on all completed work. The socks are joyful, the shawl 100% charming. I believe I like this smaller size best. The scarf model is particularly nice work, though I realize she was a group project.

You may now cast on for a new project.

Rachel said...

Certainly!

All the finished objects are beautiful and they make their owners happy so what else can you ask for?

Great job as usual :)

Miss 376 said...

Good for you, great to cross a few things off the list. The girls look delighted, and that shawl is gorgeous

PammieJR said...

Full of awesomeness!!!

Laurie said...

Lovely projects, all! Doesn't it feel great? :-)

Mary Lou said...

So public self-shaming works? I must try it. Of course you can cast on for something new. In fact, we'd all be disappointed if you didn't!

Gwen said...

You mean you didn't cast on anything new yet? !!!!?

Looks like all knits are a great hit! Even with the heat...

EGunn said...

I think you must have written that last post only to lead up to the magnificent finish! That is a lot of projects off the needles in short order. They are all lovely. I especially like how the colors in the socks combine with the stitch pattern; it really shows both to their best advantage. And, of course, the colors in the scarves are also beautiful and right up my alley. =)

Alwen said...

Ooo, that's pretty!

This year's yarn-buying has leaned towards grays, so it looks especially interesting.

kim said...

Your pea vines looks great!!

Carrie #K said...

That Pea Vine shawl is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Bea said...

I confess that because I'm so far behind on blog reading that I'm only skimming, but I had to say that I love that pea vines shawl. So pretty!

Rachael said...

Socks are SO much fun & the shawl is GORGEOUS.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous socks, gorgeous scarf and gorgeous test knit lace!