Saturday, February 07, 2009

Juno (the shawl, not the movie)

Love it! Raveled

...and maybe I need to turn up the heat since the furry ones are seeking out the space heaters and heat registers

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Wintertimes Gifts

In the Cabbage house we celebrate Wintertime in December. And Mr. Cabbage receives nice Wintertime gifts that Cabbage promptly forgets to blog about. So here, in February, are this year's Wintertime gifts!

Yet another My So-Called Scarf. What can I say, that herringbone stitch exploits the Manos to its fullest potential. I was ill when I cast on for this scarf and I accidentally cast on 26 stitches instead of 30. Whoops. Guess he gets a longer scarf!

Next up, a pair of socks knit out of some always lovely Cherry Tree Hill Supersock. Lovely indeed.

And oh, what is this? It is a tiny cat in a doorway! And another Seamless Hybrid. I know, unoriginal, but that's how Mr. Cabbage likes his clothes.

And in more knitting-wile-ill news, I felted two of Mr. Cabbage's scarves one morning after a Nyquil hangover (the same week I accidentally cast on 26 stitches for the above scarf. I was on staycation, so sue me.) Rut-roh. Time to knit him a new, improved (wider, longer) MSCS :

He is still awaiting a replacement for the other scarf I felted :/

Tina catching some fleeting December rays

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Favorite Cardigan Ever

Great yarn + basic color + basic-but-still-interesting pattern = love!
I scored a bag of this yarn on sale and knew I wanted to make a really basic black cardigan out of it. Then along came the perfect pattern and BAM! I have a sweater. I knit the pattern as written except I made decreases in the arms (the pattern is top-down and has you knit the sleeves straight. I'm pretty much over bell sleeves at this point.)
Raveled here

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Cowly Cowly

Happy New Year to everyone! New Year's Eve depresses the crap out of me, but I actually really love starting a New Year. Clean slate and all that. With that said, I still have several 2008 FOs about which I need to blog! I somehow ended up on a cowl jag (probably all of the queued cowls in my Rav queue taunting me) and knit five cowls this past fall (because you know, winter just started less than two weeks ago! Egad!).

Behold my warm neck

And behold my laughingface because Mr. Cabbage made the comment that in the above photo I look like I have laser eyes.

This cowl was knit with about half a skein of Malabrigo. Which means I have half a cowl's worth left. Perhaps I should gift it? I kind of love this cowl and wear it often, despite the fact that hot pink is not a Cabbage Color. Cabbage Colors are scarlets, plums, chocolates, and blacks. Sometimes green. But never hot pink. So why can't I stop wearing this cowl?

Moving on. I found some ShibuiKnits Baby Alpaca DK and was bemoaning the fact that I couldn't justify buying it because it was too expensive to knit a sweater or scarf out of. Enter my shopping buddy, Frek, who politely asked, "don't you have eleventy billion cowls in your Ravelry queue?".
So two skeins (one blue, one green) went home with me and the green became this:

It is a little on the large side, so I often use an oversized safety pin to smoosh it closed. Deets here.

This cowl I'm a bit less jazzed about. Perhaps I need to get used to it, but it just looks a little odd on.

Cowl numero quatro was knit with yarn from my friends Libby and Karen's new yarn shop! And I know some of you out there love yarn that still has spinning oil in it, and if that's you then you need to go buy summa this Frog Tree Alpaca.

Our final cowl was knit with yet another half-skein of Malabrigo and is significantly less drapey than the others, even after blocking. I therefore wear it a bit less often. If I knit this again, I'd add another width-wise repeat, fo sho.

And now that this post is done, what is up with me and blogging about series of knitting? I never realized I was a serial knitter until five seconds ago.

Next up: twin scarves!