A nurse who knits…

May 6, 2007

Sometimes you just want vanilla…

Filed under: Knitting — yarnnut @ 4:57 pm

I finished the Airy Lacy Wrap from Fitted Knits. However, as some of you know, I absolutely hate seaming and finishing. The poor wrap has been scrunched up in my knitting bag, waiting to be seamed up. The thing is, there really isn’t much seaming to do. Just sew the sides of the sleeves up and you have it done. That’s the beauty of this book. I’ll probably get around to it next week and post a pic then. It’s looking pretty sad right now. Question: do you block mohair? What’s a good way to launder the mohair? The stuff sheds like crazy. There are long fibers that have attached themselves on everything from my bamboo floor to my doggie Waldo. The only thing I would change is the length of the front ties. Stephanie says to make it 45″ long. I realized after knitting the first front that it would be gigantic on a short person like me. But I was too lazy to frog so I knit the second one just as long. I wrap it 3 times around myself and the ties still stretch out close to my knees. Wrapped any more than that and I would look like a wrapped candy.

So… after all that mohair, I decided that I wanted to knit something smooth. Something mindless. Out came my Lorna’s Laces Lion and Lamb. It’s 50% silk and 50% wool so it’s definitely smooth. I planned on knitting a Clapotis with it. Lots of stockinette. Just the ticket for me!

This pic shows my badly wound skeins. The color is Watercolor in case anyone was wondering.

This one is my progress so far. I’m just starting the straight rows and have dropped my second stitch.

Most of the time I crave lacy patterns or something a bit more complicated. Not complicated like intarsia or steeking though. LOL… But sometimes you need some comforting stockinette. I’ve come to associate stockinette w/ vanilla ice cream. Most of the time I crave Rum Raisen or Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. Lots of different flavors going on… lots to taste. But sometimes, vanilla is just so good. The clapotis will probably get done this week.

I’ve also been knitting my Lucky Wrap. I’m on the left front now. After that, the sleeves and that infamous stockinette tie. Maybe I should have waited to have vanilla until then…



  1. Beautiful new site deign. It feels wonderfully refreshing to look at.


    Comment by sarah-hope — May 7, 2007 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

  2. Just wanted to drop in and say Happy National Nurses Week. . .
    I am halfway through knitting a pillow with Celtic Knot design, with some Manos variegated red yarn. I can appreciate finding another nurse who knits! Though I am finding that many of us do!

    Comment by mielikki — May 7, 2007 @ 6:14 pm | Reply

  3. I really like the new site design as well. Nice and crisp. Get to that seaming – can’t wait to see your Fitted Knits FO.

    Comment by Susan Davis — May 7, 2007 @ 7:53 pm | Reply

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