Sunday, December 11, 2011

New on the Needles

Lessee. In the past week I've had no less than three failures trying to finish up my snapdragon fliptops. It's the fliptop bit that is driving me batty, so I guess for the time being I may just have cold hands. I didn't really enjoy knitting the other fliptops that I made, so I'm thinking traditional mittens for me from here on out.

I also started a Juneberry Triangle  by Jared Flood with some of my Rhinebeck yarn and I've made it through the first three charts. I have not, however, made any photos of it yet. Then again it is lace and it will look crappy until it is blocked.

Additionally, my friend Katie commissioned me (sort of) to make a scarfy thingy for her mother. She said her mom was asking for a big cowl to wrap around her head and neck, and we both agreed that would look ridiculous on her quite petite mother, so I chose the Peaks Island Hood by Ysolda.

I cast on yesterday and I'm nearly at the hood, so this thing is flying off the needles:

I'm using the yarn specified in the pattern, and the same needle size, which is nothing short of a miracle.

Anyway, it's Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair in Grey Birch, and if this were knitted at a tighter gauge, it would be a very stiff fabric. However, because I'm knitting it so loosely, it's got a lot of drape and feels pretty fabulous. Size 10 (6mm) needles. I should be done with this in the next couple of days and then I can completely finish up Georgia's sweater, her lamb toy and the Juneberry. And maybe actually post pictures.


  1. This Hood thingy looks great. I like the edge.

  2. Fliptops are so practical, but not fun to knit-so I agree with you :-) The hood looks wonderful, and what a pretty color on the yarn. Are you going to do the steeking now? I will cross my fingers :-)

  3. Mmmm, that hood looks so cozy!

  4. I'm glad you're enjoying the Peak Island more than I did. All of that seed stitch nearly drove me crazy.

  5. The Jared Flood shawl is jaw-droppingly beautiful. It looks hard; is it? I suddenly desperately want it!

  6. It's absolutely gorgeous. Also love that beautiful piece of furniture it's resting on...