Friday, November 28, 2008

Desktop Trebuchet

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Basket weave vest finished!

Just finished a vest for myself. I'd been thinking of making a vest or two, since my office is a bit chilly but I don't usually feel like wearing a sweater. This yarn is from Cobin Creek Farm; I got it at Millicent's Yarns in Cumberland, Maryland.

I was going by the dimensions in The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, with the following modifications: I decreased the vest to the waist, then increased up to just below the bustline (where it switches from ribbing to basket weave); and I had to rip back about 1.5" at the shoulder because the armscye was just too big, and the fit was more flattering when I took it in.

I literally had inches of yarn left over at the end and was worried I'd have to call the yarn store and buy a whole extra skein just to bind off. But it's done, has been washed and is drying on a rack in the hall bathroom.

Here are a couple more pics of the vest prior to blocking. I tried it on, and it should be pretty cozy to wear.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ancient Spindle with Runes Found in Reykjavik