Sunday, February 18, 2007

Project Spectrum Feb update

My 2 Noro Kochoran skeins have been all used up! Now to figure out who I'll give these to.

Feather & Fan Scarf from the Little Box of Scarves
Less than 2 skeins
size 10.5 needles
unblocked = 6"x83"

Because whoever I might give the scarf to may be okay w/a long scarf, but not a super long one, I knitted a Calorimetry from the other end. Since my first Calorimetry was too loose and the Kochoran being thicker than the Silk Garden, I cast on only 80 sts per discussions on the knitty board and repeated row 5 about 9 times more I think. I have basic black button to sew on still. The scarf is still plenty long as the Calorimetry took a lot less yarn than I had hoped it would, but I didn't feel like knitting a 3rd one.

Both Noro pieces will get washed & blocked when the weather dries & warms back up again. The wash is more to get any twiggy bits out I may have missed than it is to soften it up. The Kochoran is a lot softer than the Silk Garden I had used for my Clapotis, but it wouldn't hurt to give them a wash before they get gifted out.

My other PS knit has been rather neglected, so I hope to get to these BFF socks next, especially now that I've finished one sleeve on my SKB and started the other. I hope I can finish my SKB by the time I hit Stitches West on Friday. If I get the SKB done, I'll only have 1 project on the needles before my first Rockin' Sock Club package. After Stitches West, I can then figure out what my 3rd project will be, but it may most likely be that kiddie capelet thingie in Feb Magknits that I can't spell, much less pronounce.


trek said...

Yes, of course, you are supposed to know exactly what is going on on the other side of the closed door when you are drugged to the gills on happy meds.

Thanks for stopping by.

DeltaDawn said...

Well, you have been busy! Amazing what a girl can do in prep for Stitches... Have fun!

tapmouse said...

YAY! Looks great! And I love the new Calorimetry. Always nice to have something for yourself. But hey-you're allergic to this stuff, huh? So this calorimetry gets gifted too?...

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Yup, yup, the Kochoran Calorimetry will get gifted out too. Darn angora!

I may knit me a third one 'cause monkey1 doesn't want me to re-size the first one even though it's too big. I'll just add a second button and call that one good.

tapmouse said...

Now that I know you finished your sweater, I'm looking for pics...come on, now! I wanna see it!!!!

I know, you're going to be busy at Stitches West and won't be able to post til after that! (Can you see that SW is becoming an obsession in my mind, the closer it gets?)

Wen said...

Fantastic job! Wowee! I love the bodice!

Looks like STITCHES West was as fantastic as East this year. I can't wait to go back.

Wen said...

The bodice is a dream! Nicely done!