Fiber Arts Friday: Busy week

It’s been a busy week fiber- and yarn-wise for me, so I have plenty to share with you!

• On Saturday I started and finished an accessory for Maisie. We’ve been watching college football, as is our custom in the fall, and Maisie has given me some strange looks when I cheer. I decided if she was able to wear team colors to help cheer the boys on, that might help. I couldn’t find anything fitting, so I just cast on, and my idea worked.

Maisie wearing her new kerchief.

Obviously, this piece wouldn’t need to be a statement of team pride, but in this case it is. Go Huskers! For me, it solved a bigger problem, too. I’d been wanting to knit something for Maisie, but I didn’t want to invest a lot of hours on something that she’d just destroy. And she’s warm enough with all that fluff that she doesn’t really need a coat, etc. My Puppy Kerchief project page on Ravelry (with more photos).

• On Monday I finally, for the first time, went to knit night (I think it’s actually called Sit, Sip and Knit — SSK — at this store). I’ve have the dates on my calendar for more than a year, but every time I convinced myself to make the trek, it was a holiday or something, when I know they’re sometimes closed. Well, notwithstanding Columbus Day, I went this week, and I had a good time. I plan to go back.

• On Wednesday I got exciting knitting and book mail!

Knitting books in the mail!

I’ve been deeply wanting these two books for what feels like ages. In reality it can’t have been that long, because Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Vol. Five: Lace Knitting only came out June 1. Knitting on the Edge by Nicky Epstein has been out a few years, but the point still holds. Regardless, I’m very excited to finally have both of these!

• With the books came the long cables I need to continue working on the blanket I’m creating. So I should get back to the graph paper (Excel, I think, maybe) and math on that.

• I’ve been pondering making Iced (Ravelry link). If I do, I’ll likely make it in worsted/aran-weight yarn, reclaimed from a gray sweater hanging in my closet, rather than the bulky it calls for. And I think I’ll end up adding pockets, too. It would be my first time knitting pockets, but a cardigan is generally more useful to me with pockets. Based on the one tutorial I read, I think it wouldn’t be that difficult.

• I finished the second prototype of a hat I’m designing, and there’s definite progress. Just want to try one or two more things before I decide it’s finished. (Oh, and decide if I want to offer multiple sizes. And if so, work on that….)

To see what other people have been working on this week, check out Fiber Arts Friday and FO Friday.

What have you been working on this week?

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15 responses to “Fiber Arts Friday: Busy week

  1. We watch college football on Saturdays too – your team is doing much better than ours. Maisie is such a beautiful model.

    • Are you a Virginia Tech fan? For some reason I was thinking you followed the Gamecocks. The Huskers are doing well so far, but they haven’t really been tested yet. Tomorrow we’ll learn a lot about the team, I think.

  2. Very cute doggie kerchief! Isn’t it funny how it can seem like ages that we want something, if we do want them badly enough… and the reality of it isn’t all that long?

  3. What a cute puppy! And sporting such a spiffy kerchief!! Nice work.
    I love Iced. I had to add it to my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Geez, I thought I was a fiber maniac! You may have just outdone me 😉

    That Iced pattern is beautiful. I won’t even mark as a favorite until I finish my first ever sweater (which is sitting in time out)

    Thank you for sharing!

    Andrea

  5. Maisie is SOOOO cute!!!! I’ll have to make something like this for my puppy! He hates it when I cheer during hockey games. LOL

    I vote for you making the cardigan! It looks awesome!

  6. Your dog kerchief is adorable, as is the dog who wears it. So sweet!

  7. Knitting on the Edge is a great book — so inspiring.

  8. Maisie is stylin’! Impressive.

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