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
Jailbait Cardigan
South Park LIndsay
TTL Mystery Shawl KAL 2014
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
Sidewalk Socks
February Lady Sweater
WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl 2014
Not quite to Tennesee socks
Purple leftover mitts
Abby's Leftover Mitts
Mystik Spiral Socks
Leftover Turkey
Southpark Luv4Muv
Teeter Totter Reindeer
Ellen Cardigan

Just (k)nits for others

Fish Hat (Dead or Alive?) on US size 6 needles using Another Crafty Girl Merino Worsted and other yarns.

Just (k)nits in the zone

Exploration Station on US size 5 needles in Dream in Color Everlasting Sock in Tart. Damp Pillow, Deep Regret and Elysian

Just sleep(k)nits to go

Kirsten Kapur's Fingerless mitts recipe on US size 4 needles in Malabrigo Silky Merino in Teal Feathers
South Park Luv4muv on US size 7 needles in Quince & Co Lark Chanterelle colorway
Christmas Socks on US size 1 needles in Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso Zombody's been kissing Santa Claus

Just (k)nits casting on


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