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.

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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.

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

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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.

2 comments:

moosepearson 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!