Saturday, September 02, 2006

Chains and Kippahs

Did I mention I finally found the lost sock again? Well, I'm ready to finish off the toe, but I've been avoiding it because then I'll have to cast on the other sock and I can't find the paper where I wrote down how many stithces it is. LOL This one looks good, though, and finally long enough to go on a foot bigger than my own! Yay Christmas!

I've also been working on Marley's Ghost Chain in a Fibonacci Sequence. If you don't know what that is, look it up. Now I need to decide - to felt or not to felt!

I have a few friends who are Jewish, and I've been thinking for some time now that I'd make some Kippahs (Yarmulkes) to give away. Obviously not for Christmas presents, but you know what I mean. Anyway - I accidentally made one when I was trying (still futilely, obviously) to make the perfect hat for my friend Gary. I don't think it makes that great of a Kippah, though, and my friend KnittingBrow was over the other night and suggested I pick up stitches and knit sides to it, making it a cool pillbox. I think I'll do that.

I can do that partly because I did manage to find a Kippah pattern. I've made one, but I think it's too small for adults, so I'm back to the needles in a few days to cast on a larger one. Sigh. This one is really love - Stork yarn that is so soft you can barely stand it.

Speaking of unbearably soft - I got the most beautiful yarn what in PA. This is Lana Grossa Cool Wool and it's absolutely delightful. 100 % wool, but it has some stretch AND it guages out very oddly. KB and I were each knitting swatches Wed. night and we came up with MORE stitches on larger needles than on smaller. Oddlings. At any rate I've now finally taken the plunge to knit myself the shell I've wanted forever. I love this yarn, and even though it took me all evening to knit only one inch, I think it'll be great! yay!

I'm also planning to start on the Moebius cowl - a true moebius from Cat Bordhis magical books. I got some other really vibrant blue yarn that is soft as anything, but I need a longer circular needle to do the moebius. LYS, here I come!

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