This is mostly a knitting blog. Sometimes pictures of things I've made, sometimes not. I'm a guy who knits, I usually attend a men's stitch 'n' bitch on Monday nights, and I prefer natural fibres to artificial ones. I have a love-hate relationship with bamboo yarns: I love what they can do and how they look, I hate how they are made. I've been knitting since about 2003, though I really didn't get into it until 2005, while convelescing with a broken leg. I must have discovered something good, 'cause I'm still knitting years later.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Holiday Knitting

This is a shawl I'm making, from Cascade Epiphany. I have completed one and a half iterations of the pattern, going for ten complete iterations of it. It is the Upstairs pattern from Ravelry. I found out this weekend that Cascade has discontinued Epiphany, which is really too bad, because it is so sensuous. It is, or rather was, expensive, but still, so beautiful, and I'm really enjoying how it knits up.

This is, of course, unblocked, but it gives a good idea of how it will look when it is done.

I have also started a new Noro Striped Scarf, even though I said I wouldn't. A friend has asked me to make one for her, after seeing the last one I made, and the conversation ran like this:
She: This is really beautiful.
Me: Do you want me to make you one?
She: I don't really wear scarves all that much. But this is really beautiful
Me: Do you want me to make you one?
She: No, I still have the first scarf you made for me, but wow, this is really beautiful.
Me: Do you want me to make you one?
She:      Yes.

I've started it, and gotten about seven inches of knitting done.
I'm currently knitting with the two skeins on the right, and will add the ones on the left as the others run out. There is some purple in skein B, and a lot of purple in skein C, which ties them together. And there is some bits of purple in the Skeins A, so it should work nicely all together.
I hope.


  1. This is really beautiful.

  2. That looks beautiful. Have you figures out why you're going to so with you Rhinebeck yarn yet?

    1. Replying three years later, because I never saw your comment, but no, I don't. I'm a bit of a yarn whore, and I have way too many bins of yarn. I have achieved SABLE, and I'm trying not to buy anything without a project attached to it.