Posted in Finished object, Knitting

Windowpane Coat

I keep wanting to type that as “Windowpain Coat.”

Windowpane Coat 5
With collar open.

Windowpane Coat 3
With collar buttoned.

Windowpane Coat 4
The back view.

Windowpane Button 2
Closeup of button.

Pattern: Windowpane Coat by Deborah Newton, from Interweave Knits Fall 2008. Click here for my Ravelry project page.
Yarn: Rowan Soft Tweed in Sprig, 18 skeins (1588 yds/1432 m). Soft Tweed is a discontinued yarn, thus no linkage. Although you can’t really tell from the pictures, the color is a soft grey-green.
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) for the ribbing, US 9 (5.5mm) for everything else. Addi Circs.
Satisfaction with finished project: Pretty happy! There are some problems with the coat, as noted on my project page. It’s a tad too big through the shoulders and armholes. My narrow frame will do that every time. (Yes, I’m “large” but I have a small frame, which makes finding clothes that fit me an adventure in perseverance.) The buttonholes aren’t centered in the buttonband, which I can’t believe I didn’t notice while I was knitting them. But these are relatively minor imperfections, and no one but me will even care. Overall, it fits, it feels good, and it will be ever so warm come winter. Woo hoo!

Posted in Crochet, Knitting, Work in progress

WIP Wednesday, the rerun edition

A work in progress Wednesday report. Go on over to Tami’s blog and see how far everyone else has gotten. As for me, I don’t think I’ll ever finish anything again….

These two blankets need blocking.

As you can see, one of them is on the blocking wires and needs pinning. Maybe I’ll find some motivation after posting this blog entry and do that.

As for the rest…

The Moorish Mosaic Afghan lacks one more big motif, and then I’ll start on the small fill-in motifs.

(No, it’s not a new picture. Sue me.) This is the project that is consuming my evenings. I’ve been on a huge crochet kick recently, but I’m just about ready to drop the crochet hook and pick up the needles again.

Belle Epoque socks:

No progress here.

Windowpane Coat:

Ditto on the progress report.

Delphine Camisole:

Double ditto on progress.

Nothing to Wear to Work shrug:

Still needs blocking.

Pitiful, isn’t it?

Posted in Crochet, Knitting, Work in progress

Work in progress Wednesday

Hello, yeah, it’s been a while.  Not much, how ’bout you?

*shakes head*  Whoa.  70s moment.

It’s Wednesday, still, barely, but there’s still time to join in on the WWIP meme.  Sadly, most of the WIPs are the same as the last time I participated in this meme.  Sadder still, I’ve added to them. *hangs head in shame*

Let’s get the oldies out of the way first:
Belle Epoque 1
The Belle Epoque socks are in exactly the same state as they were last time.  Not a single new stitch has been added.  Ditto with the Windowpane coat:
Windowpane 1

And the Delphine tank:
Delphine 2

And the baby blanket:
Spare baby blanket 5

The Sweet Nothing shrug needs blocking:
Sweet Nothing 1
As does the other baby blanket which I failed to take a picture of before sitting down and writing this entry.  In the new stuff, there’s another afghan which has been taking up the majority of my time:

And then there’s this hat I’m designing on the fly because I had only two skeins (about 260 yards) of this fabulous bulky wool and couldn’t find a pattern to suit me:


Loose cables at a large gauge.  The hat should take up about 1 skein of the wool.  I’ll make a matching cowl with the other skein.