Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mary Scott Huff class project

Finally adding my little report to the class mentioned below-

It was a great time, the room was packed with people, many whom had been in the morning class on hats. As I imagined, Mary was thoroughly entertaining, and yet was able to get in lots of teaching. We dove into making this very cool picot/hemmed edge for the mitten; it's pretty much the same thing I did on Constance's cardi, but the process was just a little bit different. Same result: a clean, cute hem, but not for heavier weight yarns, in MHO.

I brought 4 colors of Nature's Palette Fingering Weight, and this is all I've managed to do so far, since I'm preoccupied with my "big project".

I suppose I should turn the image but I'm too lazy. It's called "Queen of Hearts", and I've still got an inch or so to go before I launch into the thumb.

"The Big Project" is what I'm obsessing over. I'm knitting it on #3s and 2s, using Toots LeBlanc Blue Face Leicester/Pygora lace weight. Yup, it's taking a while. It will be the "Footlights Cardigan" from Popknits. I cannot say how much I adore the yarn; but I will say it knits into a very very very soft fabric, and the pygora provides just a teeny little halo, especially once it's been rubbed a little. Believe me, I'm rubbin' it!

I'm currently on the second sleeve, waiting for what should be my last skein. Of course, I didn't have enough. I purchased the yarn at least 3, probably 4 years ago, and lucky girl that I am, my buddy KC also purchased ONE SKEIN at the same time! And, she hasn't used it! And, she's sending it to me for my Bday! I'll use it to finish the sleeves, add a bit more length and then pick up a bizzillion stitches for the little ribbed edging.

No current photos today, but here is what it looked like a while back:

Apparently, this is going to need some heavy vertical blocking, so I'm kind of unsure about the length. I have to decide before I can pick up all the edging stitches- once I do that there's no going back. I may add one more lace repeat then call it good.

I've got some sweet little antique buttons KC gave me for an earlier BDay gift, and I think this will be the perfect project for them.