Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Hex is Finished!

Okay, it needs a light blocking, but I couldn't wait to show if off:

(I'lI post more picts once it's all nicely blocked). I love, love, love this coat. I think it might carry me through a lot of the winter as well as the fall because it is quite warm. I probably should have made it in a neutral color, but then, a good bit of my winter wardrobe is neutral, so color is probably a good thing. I might put about three buttons on the hexagons right at the chest/stomach area. I think it would look nice.

The Specs:
Pattern: Hex Coat from Norah Gaughan's Knitting Nature (She is just wonderful, isn't she? This is my third completed NG and there may be a few more of her designs in my Ravelry queue which should tell you how much I love her patterns.) The only modification I made was under the arm where I added a gore (a diamond shaped extra piece into the seams). I always have trouble with fitting around the upper arm/shoulder. Even shirts that fit me perfectly otherwise are usually tight at the armhole, so I decided to add a little extra room there.
Needles: Size 6 and size 8
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Amethyst Heather, I can't honestly tell you how many balls it took because somewhere over the course of two years off and on, I lost track. I think I originally ordered something like 20 balls (at least that's how many I count in this picture and I can currently find 6 extra balls. But I can't promise that I showed all the yarn when I originally bought it and I can't promise that there aren't more Amethyst Heather skeins around here somewhere.

Okay, now that this albatross is finished, I am glad I persevered. All that horrible moss stitch, but now I have a beautiful coat to show for it! Now back to my Magickal Earth shawl!


Baby Bunnies!

Had to share a picture of what we found in our yard after all the rain from Hanna.

Aren't they adorable?! (Click for a very close-up.)

Hex Coat is officially done! Well, except for all those darned ends and it probably needs a light blocking, but the blocking might wait. I'll try to get pictures up tomorrow. I really love the coat. It's going to be quite nice this fall/winter!

Friday, September 05, 2008


I've emerged from hexagon hell (yes, hexagons are a pain in the bum when you have done a dozen of them, but I only have four! left now) to finish a pair of socks.

Pattern: regular old stockinette
Needles: 0s
Yarn: Trekking (I'm afraid I don't remember the colorway right off, but it's black with some subtle colors throughout)

And I've begun a new pair, also in Trekking, color 05 this time:

I'm using Cat Bordhi's Master Upstream Pattern and I just love this colorway.

I may have joined a sock club from Neighborhood Fiber Co. I loved the fiber I bought from Karida so much that I had to join. I'm looking forward to my first shipment in October.

Hex Coat pictures hopefully will be up on Monday, just in time for my monthly guild meeting. Only four more hexagons to go, just in time for fall.