Thursday, January 29, 2009

what the yarn became

what the yarn became, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

This was a very quick knit! I started it Tuesday night and finished yesterday.

Pattern: Cecile from Yarn Forward Issue 10.

Needles: 4mm and 4.5mm circs.

Yarn: Hand-dyed Aran from Liz.

Started: 27 January 2009

Finished: 28 January 2009

Notes: Knitted the 24" size as written, except for a tubular cast-on. The pattern as printed has errors. I didn't check the errata before starting, but noticed there was something wrong at the beginning of the patterned section. I was going to fudge it, but remembered to check and found the corrected cable chart. The pattern tells you to start with the smaller needles, but never tells you to change to the larger needles. The logical place to do this is after the ribbing, so that's what I did.

Love it!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ooh look! Thank you Liz!

from Liz - outside, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

I entered Liz's end of year competition on her blog and I won a prize!

Mouseover to see what's inside!

And look closely at the label on the yarn.

from Liz - close up
Thank you Liz!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I think I may be not knitting for a bit. I've got a painful elbow, which I think is displaying all the symptoms of tennis elbow. Knitting seems to make it worse, so I think I'd better stay away from the needles for a bit. :-(


Thursday, January 08, 2009

Christmas knitting - HP's shawl

HP's shawl - wing tips, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

Christmas knitting has almost all now reached its recipients, so I can show you what I made.

This is a shawl for my little sister HP. It's actually been in my head for a while. The yarn was a subscription renewal gift from Yarn Forward magazine about a year ago. It's a cobweb weight cashmere/silk blend in lime green. HP likes lime green, so it had to be something for her. Then I found the Laminaria pattern in Knitty's Spring 2008 issue. Perfect marriage of yarn and pattern!

I started knitting at some point in the summer. I can't really remember when. I know it was beyond my powers of concentration for a bit when I was proper ill. I finished it in early December, just before I was going away for the weekend so could use my bed as a blocking surface.

I'm really pleased with the result. It's my first proper lace project (the previous ones have used 4-ply or thicker). There's one big mistake in the star stitch section which I couldn't work out how to fix, but it's not terribly obvious at first glance. I wanted to give it a proper photoshoot, but I forgot, and had to settle for a few snatched snaps, complete with lensflare. More on flickr.