Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thanks!

A big thank you to everyone who's bought my patterns since I pledged to donate to Haiti relief -- already I've been able to donate more than I otherwise would have, thanks to you, and I will continue to do so until 2/14. If you're still looking to help, please do check out the "Help for Haiti" pattern sales on Ravelry. Knitters have been making a big difference: Yarn Harlot reports that her readers have donated an astounding amount so far!

Meanwhile, some knitting pictures.

The Stor Lysedug is making good progress, but unfortunately it's impossible to photograph in any way that doesn't look like a giant gray blob.


Having never knit a giant doily with aran-weight yarn, I have found this quite a pleasing project so far. It's a pretty quick knit, despite the fact that as I near the end the rounds are taking longer and longer to finish. I'm not sure how big this will be by the time I finish. I was hoping for something like 6' in diameter, but I think it will more likely be 5' -- still big enough for a lap blanket, but just barely.

I am usually a fan of knitting from charts, but that's kind of impossible to do with a circular pattern like this, and there's something cool about the element of surprise in reading written-out directions. This pattern uses all k2tog's and directional double decreases; I've been knitting it as written, but I'd like to try it again with ssk's for symmetry and symmetrical double decreases.

Meanwhile, I'm working on a new pattern, for a friend's baby boy to be born soon. There was a request for elephants:

8 comments:

Carla said...

The baby's knit is adorable... is this a sweater? The color combination is perfect.
Even the 'giant gray blog' looks interesting.

Diana said...

Ooh! The elephants are adorable! Is this one of your own patterns?

Jen said...

Thanks for your comments! This is a pattern I am making up. I may or may not write it up, because it has a lot of fiddly flat fair isle, and nobody but me seems to like that kind of thing.

blueakeru said...

I love the elephants! So cute how they are tail to trunk. The colors are perfect for a little boy sweater.

Sereknitty said...

Love the elephants!

anadiazarte said...

Great job:)

merrilymarylee said...

Just found your blog and have been looking at some of your earlier posts. You must be every young mom's dream friend! Those baby gifts you've done are heirlooms. I saw an eyelet sweater. . . OMG!

Batty said...

Unblocked lace always looks blobular. But those elephants... those are the cutest blue elephants ever. Lucky baby.