Monday, September 8, 2008

sweet indulgence robe substitute yarn

Hello all,

I am looking to knit up the sweet indulgence robe and am deciding on a substitute yarn. Any recommendations? I'd love to see any pictures of this robe that you may have knitted.

What about this: Laines du nord mulberry silk (double or triple stranded)?


Sunday, August 10, 2008


Hi All!

I am about to embark on Tuscany! I am super excited. I sub'd the yarn for a Karabella cashmere. (I know, this is blasphemous, but I fell in love with the yarn...and the pattern looks like it will be perfect for it!)

Anyway, I will be making 2 of them (Christmas gifts) and I was wondering how many hours it took some of you out there to make Tuscany? (Obviously, everyone is different, but if I could get a rough estimate it will help me plan better. I always bite off more than I can chew when it comes to gifts for the holiday season!)

Can't wait to post progress pics once I get started!


Friday, June 20, 2008

Cables and Os

I have finished knitting the body and the sleeves. The sleeves need to be attached but since I won't have the time over the next few days and I don't want to loose time, I will be knitting the neckband. Once I have and evening alone at home those sleeves are going on. I can't wait! Soon I will be wearing this sweater, not just hauling it around with me. giggle.

I have to browse though that book to see what's up next. 

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Just in case anyone is interested...

...I have a big lot of sheep-free yarn up for grabs on eBay. Auction here.

I also have a big lot of sheepy yarn (Araucania Nature Wool) up for grabs, but for more details about that you should really visit my blog since that is an animal fiber and in here, that's not cricket.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Finished Tuscany

Here is a close-up:

Hi All! I just wanted to post this finished Tuscany that I have been working on for what seems like forever (I'm always amazed how long a project takes when I have other projects on the needle, I may never learn). I've been working on this since last year, since it's pretty much the same thing over and over I worked on other projects at the same time. This Tuscany is a thank you present for my mom, she is taking me on 2 week Mediterranean cruise. I thought that the pattern was so pretty and I made it with 2 skeins of Handmaiden Seasilk in color Capri because of the sea cell/cruise link and the color Capri and where we are going on vacation.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Finally started!

I finally started my CPH! After skulking around the KAL forever, I've finally gotten around to casting on. It's Cascade 200 Heathers #9406 celery (I think). So far, so good! I couldn't hit gauge, so I've divided my gauge into the stitch count and seem to be doing well (knitted on sz 7 needles)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mutating Tomato

I'm making progress with my Tomato (after a LONG hiatus) and I've decided that I'd like to make the sleeves closer to elbow length, but I'm not entirely positive about how to do that. Can I just knit 1.5 inches in SS before I add the ribbing, or will that make the sleeves wonky?


Mutating Tomato

I'm making progress with my Tomato (after a LONG hiatus) and I've decided that I'd like to make the sleeves closer to elbow length, but I'm not entirely positive about how to do that. Can I just knit 1.5 inches in SS before I add the ribbing, or will that make the sleeves wonky?


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Big lot of sheepless yarn up for grabs

Just in case anyone is interested, I have a lot of 19 balls of cotton/bamboo boucle Lily Chin Manhattan yarn for sale on ebay here. They're all the same color/dyelot.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Tuscany and Cables and Os

I made my Tuscany with a cotton yarn in purple. I added beads along the edges.

I also added a few rows of garter stitch at the long edge.

I enjoyed knitting this shawl and will probably make another, more delicate version.

I am currently working on Cables and O's using Cotton Glace. Here's my progress so far:

It seems to be a good balance between easily memorized and therefore an easy knit and not being too monotonous and boring. I am looking forward to wearing it. Someday.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

a vegan in Tuscany

Well, my second Tuscany is off the needles - this time a vegan version made with Rosarios Bio Bamboo!

It's for a vegan coworker of mine - hence the yarn choice.

Can't say I loved the bamboo as much as the Silken, but it was still fun to work with. A great pattern as well.

For more info/stats, feel free to check out my blog.



Monday, February 4, 2008


Hello All!

I'm on my second project from the book the Tuscany Shawl (the first was the Cables an O's Sweater, which I still really love). I have never really knitted lace before and I wanted to try and I knew from what people were posting on Ravelry it seemed like a good first lace project. I have to say that after this first two or three repeats I got the hang of it. I really do appreciate the fact that every other row is a purl row. This is good because when I have had to rip back there was a solid row to rip back to, unlike some patterns that have you rip back to complicated yarn overs and such.

So here is a picture I took a couple of days ago, with about 5 1/2 repeats (I'm up to 7 1/2 repeats as of right now).

It pretty much looks the same just a bit longer, it's amazing how much knitting you can do in 5 hours before the Uber-Bowl. I'm using Handmaiden Sea Silk (not the Silken that was called for in the pattern) it's not as heavy as the original yarn but it's very nice. I'm using Addi Turbo's Lace needles in size 5 (32 inches long). It's going to be a gift for my mom, here is an up-close picture.

It's been so nice to see what everyone is working on, and to have the opportunity to add to the site.

Monday, January 21, 2008

No Sheep KAL - First FO - Tomato

Here is my first finished project of 2008. It's Tomato by Wendy Bernard from the No Sheep for You book. Details of project modifications on my Knitters-Delight.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tomato FO - sort of...

Here is my finished Tomato. Overall I'm very happy with it, except that I am planning to redo the neckline, making it in corrugated ribbing. I knit the 35 1/2" taking into account the cotton and negative ease. I moved the herringbone pattern below my bust taking the cue from Sandi Wiseheart from Knitting Daily. I also use the CC on the very bottom of Tomato, for the ribbing on the arms, and then use the MC after the CC on the arms. A modeled version of my final Tomato to come soon....