Sunday, February 18, 2007


The calorimetry are finished. I'm still not sure about the gauge (you can see my gauge trauma here). I checked three times, and finally went with the size 9 needle, resulting in an enormous piece. I did E's with 88 stitches cast on (size 9 needles), doing short rows until there were 26 stitches on each side. I then ripped mine out and reknit it on size 8 needles. It's still pretty big. I'm thinking fewer stitches may be the way to go, but we are pretty happy with the finished products:

I need to dig through my bag to find the yarn information.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Warm feet, warm ears

I finished the socks for the little one. She really likes the feather and fan pattern on the leg which I got from Wendy's toe up pattern.

These were made from some leftover Fortissima Colori (75% Superwash wool & 25% Polyamid)Color #2402. I'd made her a pair two years ago, but they'd gotten "too tight, mama!"

So I made these with a 52 stitch foot on 2.25mm needles, increasing 2 stitches and switching to three needles, so that I could work the 18 stitch feather and fan repeat.

I'm also working on the Calorimetry. I checked my gauge three times, finally settling on a size 9 needle, which still seemed a little small for the gauge. However, it got big. Here's what I've got so far.

I think I'm going to sew it together and skip the button detail. The plan was to make one for me and one for E out of matching yarn (I stole that idea from Scoutj). I'm making hers with a 90 88 stitch cast on. We'll see how it goes. I have now cast on three times because I can't estimate yarn needed, can't count, and can't divide by 4. Oh well.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Great Weekend

So I finally had a really good weekend. Unfortunately it did not really include knitting. E & I got to spend some fun time together rather than just driving and arguing. We made her valentines for class and yesterday we skied. I wish I had pictures. It was a lot of fun to have a mommy/daughter ski day. It did take a couple of runs to convince her that we could chat on the lift, and just ski on the hills. And we got hot chocolate at the top of the mountain!