Wednesday, July 06, 2011


I had a raging case of finish-itis this lovely holiday weekend and here's what I have to show for it:

Cuffs on Ingrid cardigan, project now complete and blocked and I think I LOVE it. REALLY love it. Like possibly the best sweater I've ever knit. Photos soon.

Auto-pilot 2x2 rib socks. This was my always-with-me filler knitting for a while. They've been sitting on my desk for something like two weeks, just waiting for me to weave in those 4 yarn ends. Now added to the sock stash. Yup, keeping this pair for myself.

Lacy Baktus with Edge, the 5th(?) I've knit, this one for my sister. This was the always-with-me knitting for a while too, until it got too bulky. A lot can get accomplished in those little bits of waiting time that we all have, if there's an easy project within reach.

And just to prove that it's all Lacy Baktus, all the time, around here, here are two more that my mom just finished. Seriously, most wearable handknit evah. Just enough of a touch to spice up an outfit or add that extra layer of warmth without being too bulky. Mom's living in Florida in the winters, but there are plenty of times to want a little warmth over your shoulders or around your neck, even down south, in the land of overzealous air conditioning. Once you get the pattern in your head or the chart (printed on cardstock) clipped to your work, it's the perfect mobile project. I like to wind the skein of sock yarn into two equal cakes so I'm carrying a smaller package and know exactly when I've reached the halfway point, which is when the increases become decreases.

Next up: Saroyan!
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Blogger Donna said...

Can't wait to see pics of the finished sweater. The Baktus is calling me! I think I'm going to cast on for another Multnomah and then the Baktus. I will use your idea of splitting the yarn into two balls so you know exactly when to end.

11:38 AM  
Blogger adriene said...

That Lacy Baktus is seriously starting to work itself into my brain! Every single example I've seen of it has been beautiful. Looks like I've got another for the queue.

I knit Saroyan for my mom for her birthday last year, and it was a real pleasure to knit, partly because the pattern is so well-written and also because of the Bamboo Silk I used. Enjoy!

2:36 PM  
Blogger Faith said...

All three of the Lacy Baktus are BEAUTIFUL! The next time I'm in a shawl state of mind, I will definitely keep this pattern in mind.

Yay on the sweater!! Can't wait to see pics!

2x2 socks are my go-to travel knitting too. So perfectly mindless. :-)

1:48 AM  
Blogger Rani said...

Hello there, Lady. I'm off to catch up on your blog. I can't wait to see the photo shoot of the amazing sweater. It feels so good to really love something you made. You're kickin' knitty butt, woman.

9:52 AM  

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