Sunday, December 11, 2005

K2, P2, K2, P2, . . .

The moment that my holiday knitting wrapped up, I started on two new projects. (Ok, I really started on one first and then started the other the next day.)

The first project is a bit of a secret, but you will see it eventually. I'm not sure when. It involves a heck of a lot of ribbing, thin yarn, and tiny needles. I'd go batty if the yarn wasn't so wonderful to work with:
rib a little, rib a lot
100% Merino and 100% silk. Mmmmmm! I haven't gotten to the silk bit yet, but I'm looking forward to it. The front of the work has some very clever shaping and I know it's going to be a cute piece when it is finished. Once it is out there in KnittingLand, I'm sure a ton of people will love it, but I'm not sure how many will actually knit it. All that ribbing combined with the thin yarn may be a bit off-putting for the knitters to which this design will appeal the most. However, it isn't as slow knitting up as I thought it would be. In four days, I have knit about half of the entire project.

My other project is a baby blanket for coworker Kelly's baby. This is the first blanket that I have knit for a baby whose gender is known in utero. Everyone else wants their baby's gender to be a surprise. So, I finally get to knit a blanket with girly colors. I hope the Kelly's doctor read the ultrasound correctly.
Looks like a big slice of pie! says Scout

The pattern is Oat Couture's Pinwheel Afghan. I found this pattern while looking at the Curlicue Coverlet that Grumperina recently wrestled with. I bought both patterns back in September figuring that I would make Pinwheel for Kelly's baby and make Curlicue for my next niece/nephew, assuming that my brother would get his wife knocked up again. Well, I didn't have to wait long for the knocking up. Big brother and wifey are expecting their second baby in May. Gender unknown--of course!


amylovie said...

Oooh, you've whetted my appetite! Can't wait to see what you are cooking up.


Jennifer said...

I can't wait to see your secret project!

The blanket colors are so sweet. I'm surprised that so many people want a surprise. Not us. We wanted to know both times.

Rachel said...

I'm so curious about what your secret project is! Tiny needles, lots of ribbing, two different fibers uses at different points, something that clearly has a "front"...what could it be?

Just as long as it's not socks. I have successfully stifled my sock urge for now so as not to abandon you.

grumperina said...

The blanket looks wonderful so far, I hope it will work out well for you. The OC Prairie Blanket is a winner, so maybe this will follow in its footsteps.

Meredith said...

Oooh, that yarn does look yummy!

Laura said...

The blanket looks so nice, and I am looking forward to that secret project too! Are you going to try to tackle the Curlicue?

Cordelia said...

My appitite's whetted too! The color's lovely.