Beans & Cornbread

A Texas girl eats and knits her way across crabby old New England

Sunday, June 25, 2006

a small FO, some WIPs

i finished this little triangle scarf the other day. please ignore my puffy and overexposed face, and the fact that the scarf totally clashes with my t-shirt. yikes. anyway, hannah and jenny and i all started these during a girls' night a while ago, and i finally got to work on it again now that the big ugly throw is finished. i used a strand of malabrigo and a strand of lamb's pride worsted, and i did two-row stripes and carried the yarn so i wouldn't have to cut it. i just increased one stitch every row until i got toward the end, then i increased two stitches every row.

it's also good for playing banditos.

the fair isle jazz scarf is about three-quarters of the way done. i won't bore you with another progress pic since it looks about the same, only longer.

i also started this little guy because i was watching a bollywood movie and i needed a project i could work on and still be able to read the subtitles. it's the circular vest/shrug that made such a big splash on craftster:

i'm using a double strand of this surprisingly nice sock-weight acrylic that my best friend brought me back from spain. you can check out the pattern here, if you're curious to see how this is going to turn into a vest.

i'm also planning to start on a super special secret project soon. we'll see how secure i feel about posting progress pics once i get started on it...

and a last pic of the throw:

yay for snuggles.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

at laaaast...

my love may not have come along, but i finally finished the #&*$! homespun throw, and that's good enough for me.

so i made this throw blanket for my dad out of eight different colors of lion brand homespun. as you can probably see, i knitted it in three long strips and then seamed them together. a word of caution: if ya'll are ever unfortunate enough to knit something out of homespun, be sure and use a different yarn for sewing the seams, as homespun is really bulky and inelastic.

whew. i'm glad that's over. i wanted to take an action shot of me and my roommates snuggling under it, but it's too dang hot. maybe another day.

and just so yall don't think i've totally gone over to the dark (=acrylic) side:

here's my fair isle jazz scarf, lounging on my bed. i started this so i wouldn't succumb to a knitting coma from the throw. it's about halfway done and i'm quite pleased with it so far -- definitely a fun little knit. i think finishing's going to be a beyotch, though.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

hello, my name is...

yay! first post!

if you're wondering why you're here, this is my knitting blog, soon to be full of knitting goodness. i've got a couple of WIPs right now: a throw blanket for my dad out of lion brand homespun (gag), and the fair isle jazz scarf from scarf style. pictures to come.