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October 11, 2007

Let’s just get down to business, shall we?

Jerry’s Knight costume is half finished.


It still needs a belt and the boot things. The pattern is Simplicity 5520 and I love how it has turned out so far. Maggie’s Dragon costume is still brewing in my brain.

The Three Button Wrap for my mom is all the way finished.

three button wrap

Now you can clearly see why it’s called the Three Button Wrap. Those are 2.5″ buttons! I took just over 5 skeins of the Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande, color 69.

Also finished is the first pair of socks for the mother-in-law.

amish socks

What would you call that heel? I call it a pigeon heel just for fun, but I think the proper term is ‘eye of partridge.’ Anyone?  I love how it looks with this yarn, and it knits up densely – as good a quality in a heel as you could ask for.

The yarn is Lorna’s Laces in Amish. I’ll tell you what, this was my first time working with Lorna’s and I’m sad that these squishy soft beauties are off the needles. They were a pleasure to knit.

The clothes I made for myself are all the way finished, too.

the best picture you're going to get of my outfit

Sorry, no modeled shot just yet. I’ll have to bug Gerald to have another photo shoot. The jacket on the left is corduroy without the wale. The shirt in the middle is rayon (think thin and drapey and stretchy). The skirt on the right is a polyester herringbone. If JoAnn’s had more than one bolt of wool maybe I would have made a wool skirt, but the color on that one bolt was pretty horrible. So polyester it is, and actually it’s nice enough and is a great color and has good drape.

I’m going to make an October Sweater for Maggie.

october sweater

Picot edges, cloverleaf eyelet, EPS design, good ol’ Cascade 220. I’m calling it the October Sweater because I liked the name of the June Sweater so much.

Just one more update for you: Spinning.

Spinning Wheel I

The spinning has mostly been on the back burner but I spun this 2.5 oz. of mohair/wool from Three Waters Farm and now I’m plying it.  I love the gorgeous golden green color of it.

Why, with all the progress on wips and various finished things, do I feel so bored with everything?  Do I dare say I’ve lost my knitting mojo?  I hate the word mojo, and there I just used it!  What’s the dilly-o?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2007 2:02 pm

    Wow, you have been one busy woman. And all of it looks great! I love Jerry’s costume. I wish my boys would quit changing their minds every 20 minutes about what they want to be. I’ll soon be out of time to make anything!

    I call that heel “eye of partridge” and yours looks fabulous! Well done on everything; can’t wait to see you modeling your clothes.

  2. October 11, 2007 3:41 pm

    gotcha with the mojo!

    If Gerald isn’t interested in the photo shoot, I’m game (if you are?).

    Looks great (per usual!)

  3. October 11, 2007 11:01 pm

    ohhh can we get a shot of how the three-button wrap is supposed to be worn? i have several skeins of that yarn and i am contemplating making it as well, except you’re the only one who has made it on ravelry!

  4. Katie permalink
    October 12, 2007 8:51 am

    Ha. I hate “mojo” too, yet I use it for knitting all the time. But in my head, I say it like Austin Powers does. “Where’s my moe-joe?”

    I can’t believe all of the things you have been working on lately! How does one wear that three-button wrap? Everything looks great, and I’ll look forward to a photo shoot. The only clothing I’ve made for myself is the Barcelona skirt. I’ve never, ever tried a jacket.

  5. October 12, 2007 9:22 am

    I’m ashamed to say I look like a complete slacker next to you. What a great collection of projects! The costume is adorable, and I’m lovin’ those socks. Great colorway…I’ll have to remember that one.

  6. October 12, 2007 6:52 pm

    The costume looks great. I love your mum’s wrap, and those buttons are enormous. I like the October sweater too, it looks cute so far. I will wait and see the modelled shots of the clothes you have made so far. You have been a very busy lady havent you.

  7. October 13, 2007 12:04 am

    OMGosh you’ve been busy! It’s all very lovely!

  8. October 17, 2007 12:30 pm

    You’ve been all over the crafty spectrum lately!
    The knight costume looks fantastic!

  9. September 25, 2008 2:28 pm

    That 3-Button Wrap is exactly what I’m looking for! Yesterday another secretary wore one she bought over the weekend. I told her I was sure I could make one. She’s bringing it tomorrow so I can examine it. I think hers was of bulky yarn, though, and I don’t think the edges curl.

    But it looks like it’s mindless knitting time, and that’s just what I need!

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