Sunday, June 27, 2010


I started Chris by Sonja Esbensen way back in March and finished it about 2 weeks ago. I blocked it out to 74" diameter and it relaxed down to 68" diameter, just right for my 5'8" frame.;) I had to block it folded in half so it would fit on the bed. I have never done that before, but it worked out well and wasn't as much of a pain as I thought it might be.

I LOVE the yarn, Dream in Color Baby, and I LOVE the color, Black Parade. It's mostly black with bits of blueish green here and there to jazz it up a bit. Not enough value contrast to make the pattern look funny, but enough to give it richness and depth.

 Errata- The only problem I found with this chart is that they do not list rounds 105-110, which normally means you should knit that round. In this case, the photo makes it obvious that this is not the case. Purl rounds 100-104 then proceed diractly to round 111 (do not pass go, do not collect $200).

I cast on for Bent 1 last week. Ellen gave away a bunch of fine alpaca yarn last year at the HGB knitters group, and I snagged a cone of chocolate brown. It's knitting up a little skimpy on size 2 needles, but I'm hoping it will bloom nicely when it's washed and blocked.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Felted Slippers at Last!

I got the first pair of slippers felted ages ago, but never got pics. Here you go:

This pair is for Kevin. He wants them for Christmas, so that's one thing to cross off the list (yeah!). I also made a pair in variegated teal for the Midwest Morris Ale Scholarship Fund silent auction, and a blue pair for myself (see below).
My son wants a pair in black, those are next on the list. I also have plans for a few more holiday gifts in various colors and sizes, but I don't want to spoil the surprise. ;)