Thursday, December 30, 2004

Ribbing and Baby Cables

So we have had a house full of sick people over the last couple of days--fever and stuffiness. Who knows? We've been up to doing some fun things, but mostly just hanging around the house. That means I have been doing some knitting. Here's a finished project that I didn't even let you know that I was working on.

This is the Rowan Capelet from the Ribbon Twist Collection--Their catchy name is Ebony. I used 4 balls of the Rowan Ribbon Twist in Rabble for the Small size.

Here's the back:

I wore this over my black velvet dress to Christmas Eve service. it was toasty warm and I felt so very hip! I liked the challenge of this pattern very much. It was certainly the most difficult pattern (with the lace piece) that I have completed, and the British pattern was a bit tricky to translate. There was much frogging, but it was a great knit. The ribbon twist held up ok, but I think, over time, it will not wear well--it will probably fray a bit.

My other project on needles is great! I am working on that same old Weekend Knitting Union Square Poncho--but I really, really like it! Here's the pattern:

The Via Mala is just wonderful to work with (unlike the frizzy Ribbon Twist) and the pattern is fun. I am about 3 balls in to the project, which should take about 12 balls.

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On the Needles

Cable Cardigan

Faroe Island Sweater

Rowan Denim Seahorse


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Lisette from Rowan

Lorna's Laces Socks

Backyard Leaves Scarf

Eloise from Jane Ellison


The WeatherPixie


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