Sunday, January 17, 2010

Backward revolved the luminous wheel

The first FO of the New Year is here! It is Nimbus a free pattern from I love the free sweaters they do and of course they have one of my favorite designers on staff, Norah Gaughn. This pattern was so fast to knit. I actually started it on the first day of my Christmas vacation and finished it on New Years Eve. It languished until Sunday when I finally went out and bought a button for it. I made it from Bernat Soft Boucle in the gray color way I used two and half skeins of the yarn so I have a skein and half left over for something else. This yarn seems to grow in the skein; according to the yardage on the pattern I should have needed four skeins but whatever. I still love it the fuzziness does obscure the stitch definition some but it is a great swingy warm sweater. I wore it to work today and am very happy with it. My New Years Resolution for knitting was to wear what I make in public, I am working on it.

My knitting resolutions:
Wear what I make or find homes for them
 Use up projects worth of yarn I have in the stash
 Make my Fair Isle sweater
 My crochet resolution:
 Make a crochet quilt

Other knitting news include a pair of fingerless mitts, a new deluxe scarf and some flip top mittens for Jazzy all coming soon.
Team Redheart is ramping up! As you can see from the photo the team is red hot. Brad from the group whipped up a pillow in response to a thread about having a k or c AL! We have over 30 team members at this point and have some awesome prizes donated by Coats and Clark for people competing in the Ravelympics on Team Redheart. One of the team members is working on a cool ravatar for the group and everyone seems excited. This is the first time I organized anything on Ravelry and I have to say I really am having fun with it. I am meeting some great knitters and crocheters and I feel like we are forming a great community. It looks to be an exciting competition. I have decided to do the Valkeryie Vest by Lisa Shroyer in a great teal color for the competition. I bought the yarn on Saturday and printed out the pattern so I am set.
On the Modern Library 100 list front I started out the New Year by finishing up An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. So far I have finished 34 books on the list. Right now I am reading Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry and listening to The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Both seem interesting at this point and completely different but both filled with beautiful and sad imagery. I find the research about the books and the authors to be just as much fun as reading the books but that may be the librarian in me coming out. The title of this post is a quote from Under the Volcano.

Next week more on Stitch Nation and another FO!

Link List
Nimbus (rav link)
Fingerless mitts (rav link) from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders
Saroyan (rav link)
Flip top mitts (rav link) from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders
Crochet quilt patterns all the patterns are free!


  1. Love the sweater, I know I would wear it. I crochet but don't knit. Great job!

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