A Love Knit Up

Thursday, September 15, 2005


I've been working on my grandmother's poncho; I want to finish the complicated fringe (the bluebells) before classes start, since I won't have as much time to spend on it. Brioche is a simple stitch, and that part of hte poncho should go quickly, but the bluebells (a) have many more stitches, since they have a very tight gauge and (b) take a lot of paying attention, since the pattern is complicated. This means that I can't do the pattern while doing reading for class, or while litening to lectures. Hopefully I'll get the work done by the end of the weekend, and then I'll have a lot less to worry about. Also, (hopefully) I'll be able to get my digital camera set up so that I can actually post some pictures here, of the stuff I'm knitting!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Afghan idea and updates

I had an idea for an afghan. Get (or borrow, or just look at) Knitting on the Edge, a book of edgings. Then make a quilted afghan in the following fashion: make plain stockinette stitch squares, and then edge each square with a different edging from the book. Intereting effects can be added by making the edging different colors from the squares. The only question ni how to do this is how to deal with the corners. I've had three ideas: to make smaller squares to fill them in, to try and make the square proportions so that it would be possible to tile with "crosses" that would come out of edging squares, or to simply leave the squares open for effects.

Updates on my previous projects:
I've finished my scarf for Yuanli (it came out ok, and I was very happy to be done) and my turtleneck. I've started a lace shawl and the poncho I was talking about before, and I still haven't confinued with my mother's scarf (from Scarf Style), although I have gotten the yarn for it.