FO Friday: Black Lace Slouch

I told you I’d finished something earlier in the week, and here it is!IMG_1152

This is the second black Lacy Slouch I’ve knit up, but the first was in a wool/mohair blend and the recipient wanted something that was more suited for warmer weather.  IMG_1162

I decided to work with Elsbeth Lavold’s Hempathy yarn and it knit up beautifully on needles that were slightly too large for it – the fabulous-ness of lace: getting even more out of your small amounts of yarn!   It took less than a single ball to knit up this version.IMG_1116

It felt good to finish something that I can actually show you, I came to the realization earlier that that sweater I was working on might not actually work…more to come on that next week, and a vote on what I should do with it!

What are you working on to wrap up this week?

Linking up with Tami as always!

Recent Project

Knitting content on a knitting blog?  No way!

After I finished fixing the fiasco from former fixations (I have a serious love in my heart for alliteration), I had a request come in for another Lacy Slouch.

This time around, she wanted something that was more fit for warmer weather but had the same nice drape and deep black color.  I chose to work with Elsbeth Lavold’s Hempathy – a hemp, linen and rayon blend that I’ve worked with before on this fun project:

The hat is a super quick knit that I never get tired of whipping up.  I’ve probably made at least 7 or 8 of these hats!IMG_1116

This newest version is all finished and blocked with the final touches already placed, but I’ll share those pictures on Friday!

More knitting to come this week and exciting news to be shared very soon!  Also, in relation to my exciting-news-to-be-shared-very-soon, I’ll be having a destash sale and pattern sale, so stay tuned for more info on that 🙂

FO Friday: The Hemp Tie

So I may have actually finished this last Wednesday, but I haven’t blogged about it yet, so I feel like its appropriate to share with you 🙂

The Ever-So-Handsome Wes adjusting his new tie

The tie used maybe half of the ball of Hempathy I bought, so I have plenty more to make one for myself (and I think I will).  Oh, and I am going to take this time to brag that I figured out how to tie a tie for the first time, and on the first try no less, when I decided to try it on after casting off 🙂

Don't you think I could fit one of these into my day-to-day attire?

Ravelry Deets can be found here.

A pattern is in the works based on all of the responses I got about other knitters wanting to knit one for their significant others, so be on the lookout for that!  I plan on releasing it as a free Ravelry download and I’ll probably be looking for test knitters, so if you’re interested just let me know 😉

Want to see more FO Friday goodies? Check out Tami’s blog!

WIP Wednesday: Hempathy Necktie

Ok ok, so today’s the day.  The day you get to see pictures of the Hempathy Necktie that I’ve written about.

Here’s how it looked yesterday between job applications:

a seed stitch snake

So far so good, like I said, I had too many a few false starts but now that I’ve figured out the point and the proper angles its coming along smoothly.  I expect it to be done today or tomorrow, blocked and given to a very happy Wesley 🙂

its grown a leetle bit

Want to share your WIPs?  Skip on over to Tami’s blog to find out how!

2011 Knitting and a Necktie

I won’t be doing a massive recap of all of my 2010 knitting, and you know why?

Because I didn’t document it well enough.

So! You know what that means?

Yup, I’ll be documenting my 2011 knitting much better.  I’m going to Ravel everything, I may even revive my Flickr feed again.  (Probably not, that’s just another website that takes up a lot of time :/ but I can dream right?)

Empathy for the Hempathy, if at first you don't succeed...cast on again

In the mean time, I did eventually start that necktie I told you about.  I cast on for it yesterday and had oh, about 9 false starts trying to get the point perfect, and the texture, and the width and all that great stuff.  Now, its well on its way to being the perfect necktie for my friend Wesley.

Pictures? No, no, those’ll come tomorrow for WIP Wednesday 🙂

How do you document your knitting?  I need advice and ideas haha

The First CO of the New Year

I suppose this title is a little misleading because I haven’t actually cast on for this project just yet, but I will and it will be the first cast on of the new year when that happens.

The project?

A skinny tie for my friend Wesley.

The yarn?

I love the textures and the subtle color changes!

Hempathy by Elsbeth Lavold in a nice mustard-y yellow color.

I should be casting on tonight or tomorrow for this project and you can rest assured that I will inform all of you when this ever-important occurrence occurs.

What was your first project of 2011?