Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cables and Slumdog

So I haven't had much time to finish any large knitted items, but today I did take some time off to go see a movie: Slumdog Millionaire. All I can say is, go see it. I thought it was fantastic. Plot movement was specifically well-developed. I loved how the movie was framed. Even the music was great. Watching this movie was like reading a good book, if that makes sense.

There are a few knitted things that I finished, in between studying and writing.

Pattern: Universal Toe-Up Sock Pattern by Amy Swenson [Ravelry Link] (Again)
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Sock (Again)
Needles: US 3 (3.25mm)
Notes: Worked over 52 stitches. These will also probably be the last Noro S.G. socks I make for a while.



So, Grandma B. requested that I knit this Neckwarmer for her, I finished it relatively quickly (in two sittings), but those sittings spanned a month and a half.

Pattern: Cabled Neck Wrap by Plymouth Yarn Company [Ravelry Link]
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande (1 skein)
Needles: US 9 (5.5mm)
Notes: The directions indicate that the bottoms should be seamed together, but I left it alone. I think the button will work just fine, and I thought Grandma might have trouble lifting her arms that high to pull this wrap over her head.


I think the interweaving detail on the button matches the cables well. Bought the button at JoAnns.


As a side note to Izzy. I just tried the Chai you sent me, and I can't believe it is sugar free. It is sweet and delicious! I also love the stitch marker (pictures eventually). They are so unique. And mine, all mine. Muahahaha.

Well, got to get back to the reading and the writing.


Anonymous said...

what kinda chai?

Izzy said...

I'm glad you liked the chai. It's my favorite and you know what a chai snob I am. :-) I'm also glad you like the stitch markers. Aren't the paper beads cool!? You'll also be happy to know I have officially jumped into the deep end and am making my first attempt at knitting a sock. I'm adjusting to the whole knitting with four tiny needles thing, but I'm still not sure if it will ever end up as a PAIR of socks!