Thursday, August 16, 2007

Diagnosis: Lace

This is my monster project right now. It is a birthday present for a very special knitting friend. Check out her blog.

I got the pattern from "A Gathering of Lace" by Meg Swanson. It was pretty difficult at first and of course being the "incredible" knitter that I am, I chose to "glance" at the pattern instructions instead of actually reading them. Needless to say I ripped back several times because I was on the wrong chart.


NOTE FROM YARN DR: Always read the pattern. Never assume.....you know what that makes me, right?


So once I got on track it has been smooth sailing, slowing down a bit now I have passed the 1000 stitch mark. It's really been fun. I just hope she likes it. I got the yarn at a sewing expo. It is silk and I got it for a great deal. about 2500 yards I believe.


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

This is my Mother sporting her Mother's Day present, a lace top spring sweater made with "Sublime" yarn. It is a mix of extra fine merino wool, silk, and cashmere. So soft and short sleeves for the warm weather here in Georgia. My Mother taught me how to knit. She always said if we were broke, we could knit our own clothes. Well I might be broke from the yarn purchase for this (hehe), but she is worth every penny and time spent knitting for her. Here's to you Mom. Thanks for teaching me how to knit!








THE DOCTOR'S FOOT CARE PRESCRIPTIONS:

These socks are on the needles right now using size 1. Magic loop is so cool. I love knitting socks from the toe up using short rows for the toe and the heel. I really like the look of short row heels. I got the pattern from Charlene Schurch's first sock book "Sensational Knitted Socks." A MUST HAVE for any sock knitters. 1 out of 1 yarn doctors (that would be me) prefers this book, and her second book too! The yarn is from Germany, "Fortissima Socka." Gosh I hope I spelled that right.

Yes, these are my feet. Wearing some fabulous ankle socks I knitted. The great thing about ankle socks is they go so fast. A couple of nights and they are ready to wear. These were done on size 2 dpns with a sock yarn that has slipped my mind. The Yarn Doctor is getting old and can't remember where he put the label for this yarn. Oh well, next time I will write it down.


12 comments:

Hockey Mom said...

Oh, dude, it's all beautiful! And so is your Mom!

Claudia said...

YAY FOR MOM!!!! She is such a wonderful lady - I am glad I met her when you brought her to Knitch and the AKG. I can't wait for the first time I will wrap myself in that silk shawl. YUMMY!!!

famous steve said...

YAY! I kept checking you blog hoping you would post. BEAUTIFUL lace shawl! Claudia is one lucky gal. How many stitches have you got on there so far? (11,000, 12,000?) :-) Glad you've joined the blogging world. This should be fun!

lil_lianna said...

hey brett! I created an account just so I could leave you a comment :) this is sooo cool, I love seeing what you're working on! and I'm LOVING the ancle socks, plus grandma looks great in her sweater. should I send you a picture of me in my super-awesome sweater from you so you can put that up to brag about as well? I think I will.

well, I love you and i'm looking forward to more from the yarn doctor

lil_lianna said...

oops, spelled ankle wrong...

The Yarn Doctor said...

Lianna, YES, YES, YES. Please send me pics of you in the sweater. Love you too!

KnitWit said...

Hey Brett! The shawl is looking great! If I mug Claudia, can I have it? :-) Never would I do that to our sweet little Claudia...well probably!

Diana T. said...

Hey, you really did blog! How could I doubt you...oh, wait, I'm a doubting Thomas (of course, that joke never gets old... for me anyway).

The shawl is lovely (lucky Claudia) and your Mom's sweater looks so good on her, great job!

Congratulations on a great start, blog on.

Diana said...

Welcome to the dark side. Gorgeous shawl...Claudia's pretty lucky!

Claudia said...

Miss Abalama!!! Just try and mug me - I don't think you can handle to mug the Bavarian farm girl... If you are nice, you can try it on tho'. And yes, I feel very lucky! Now Brett, where is the next blog entry???

Melissa said...

I love the shawl! It's beautiful. Oooh...and since Nancy and I are housemates we can team up and tackle Claudia...and then share the shawl! I promise we'll be gentle. :-)

your best friend said...

just started knitting with circular needles. at the end of my third row, a piece of yarn connected the end of my third row to the (tail end) beginning of my next row. Did I do something wrong? Should I undo the third row and start over? Help Yarn Doctor! :o)