Weekend (k)nit in

I spent most of my weekend in non-public clothes. After work Friday I bought groceries…mostly snacks and beverages for the weekend. Then I cam home and hunkered down with the (k)nits for the weekend. Yeah it was spring-like but I’m an indoors kind of girl so I had a (k)nit in.2014-02-21 20.41.29

I was pretty productive too. Basic peanut body, Bitty Bee and Maggie the Mama Owl # 62014-02-22 20.40.03 became just (k)nits bound off. All were knit on US size 5 needles. Basic peanut body is in  Dancing Dog Dyeworks Waltz Worsted Turtle Turtle colorway. Bitty Bee is in GnomeAcres Squishy Gnome in Witches Brew with bits of Cascade 220. Maggie the Mama Owl used the last of  the Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in Robot Overlord with scraps of unknown origin.

Since the weather co-operated and I was able to dry outside, I blocked Mr Bluejeans.. I usually steam block sweaters but opted to wet block this one. I didn’t aggressively block the edging to the full measurement given in the pattern because I felt the Malabrigo Rios would relax more in that area with wear. I may steam it a bit later if necessary to open the cable-rib section.2014-02-24 11.44.18

I also swatched for just (k)nits casting on Severi which I’ll be (k)nitting in Berroco Linsey. The pattern calls for a US size 7 needle. I used a US size 4 to et gauge after wet blocking. I’m now trying to decide what size to knit. This yarn relaxes significantly when worn. If I make a smaller size (zero ease), it may be too tight and the larger size (4 inches postive ease) may be too big.I’m leaning toward the larger size and plan to cast on tomorrow and finish up the Russian socks on Wednesday as a work in public project. 2014-02-24 11.44.34

Speaking of the just (k)nits for fun Russian socks, I did work them a bit last night but only knit a couple of rows before sleepknitting started. I plan to finish them Wednesday.

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just (k)nits.

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1 Response to “Weekend (k)nit in”


  1. 1 Mary Hess February 24, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Sweater looks great!!!! Any suggestions or warnings for the ribbed trim when I get there?

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Just (k)nits bound off 2014

Maggie the Mama Owl 1
Fractional Fish
Maggie the Mama Owl 2
Maggie the Mama Owl 3
Little Luchador
Basic Biscuit Body
Maggie the Mama Owl 4
Not-big Guinea Pig
Maggie the Mama Owl 5
Half-sized Hippo
Pithy Platypus
12 Stripes of Christmas socks
Undersized Unicorn
Mr Bluejeans (sweater 1)
Basic Stitchy Body
Dinky Doggy
Basic Peanut Body
Bantam Bunny
Lil Love Slug
Backpack buddy 1
Bitty Bee
Maggie the Mama Owl #6
Bitsy Bot
Cutie Cactus
Maggie the Mama Owl #7
Cutie Cactus
Junior Jackalope
Itty Bitty Batty
Maggie the Mama Owl #8
Basic Bowling Pin Body
Small-Peanuts Elephant
Cutie Cactus 2
Flyspeck Fox
Camo Coon
Backpack buddy 2
Maggie the Mama Owl #9
Compact Cat in PJs
Meager Mouse
Small Squirrel
Micro Monkey
Maggie the Mama Owl #10
Russian Socks
Backpack Buddy 3
Maggie the Mama Owl #11
Entrechat
Grenadine
Jailbait Cardigan
South Park LIndsay
TTL Mystery Shawl KAL 2014
Brickless
Backpack Buddies 30 in all
Gothic Lace Cowl
Zuzu's Petals in Tangiers
Zuzu's Petals in Rios
Shaken or Stirred
Luna the Unicorn
Bertie B the Owl Puff

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Undersized Unicorn on US size 5 needles in GnomeAcres Squishy Gnome Luna Lovegood colorway

Just (k)nits for fun

February Lady Sweater on US size 8 in Cascade 220

Just sleep(k)nits to go

Sidewalk socks on US size 0 using Gale's Art Wonder Sock in Graffiti and Asphalt
Not quite to Tennessee Socks on US size 0 using Desert Vista Dyeworks in The Guitars of SSK

Just (k)nits casting on

Gansey Wristers
WendyKnits Summer Shawl MKAL 2014
Die Erste
South Park Jeans
Safety scarf
South Park Burrows
Leftie
South Park Yuki
Curiouser and curiouser
Merging Cables Cardigan
WendyKnits mystery shawl 2013
Frances the Sock Wearing Fox
Mary, Millie and Morgan
Topsy Turvy Toys


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