A Bit of This and a Bit of That

Here are the Divine patterns I promised yesterday but could not load up.   There is the Divine Jacket that comes in small, medium and large sizes. A Divine Pattern

There is Divine Startstitch Cardigan that comes in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes.  A Divine Pattern

Then there is the Divine Ivy League Vest shown in small, medium, large, extra-large, and extra-extra-large sizes.  Divine Ivy League Vest

Finally, there is a booklet of 5 patterns that include patterns for a belted cape, a round-cable cardigan, woven yoke cardigan and batwing pullover. Divine Pattern Booklet

I am/I was knitting the Trellis Scarf from the 2006 Spring issue of Interweave Knits.  I had a great start and was going along until the K7tog of the Estonian inspired pattern drove me a little bonkers (I broke my rosewood needles).  This is not your usual K7tog.  One K7togs, leaves the stitches on the same needle, yo and K7tog into the same stitches again and repeat this one more time before slipping the stitches off the needles. 

I frogged and tried again with very loose stitches and still no success.  I know there are other ways of making a cluster but I really wanted to stick to the directions of the pattern as I respect and very much like the designer from afar.  That being said, I have frogged the scarf and will be making some changes to the pattern.  I had hoped to be done with the scarf this weekend but alas, it was not to be.  On another and better note, Divine does not mind being knitted and frogged a few times. 

I did do something fun today, I played with two boxes of Mini Maiden from hand Maiden.  I have another 10 or so colors still to post but I think I may be done for the night.  Mini Maiden in Wine Sunset    I love this single ply silk/wool blend and Hand Maiden’s color work does not hurt either.

Time for a relaxing cup of tea.

3 thoughts on “A Bit of This and a Bit of That

  1. I love the name you gave the Mini Maiden, Wine Sunset. It makes me want to find a nice bistro with outdoor seating, order a glass of wine, and knit:).

  2. The Mini Maiden you pictured is gorgeous, but the relaxing cup of tea sounds really nice!

    Dyers have done lines of coffee named tea, and occasionally you see one referring to tea but we need a line just for tea lovers

    Green Tea with Lemon, Earl Grayer, Earl Gray with lavender, Ginger Peach, Red Rooibos, any of the Zingers, White Peony, White Pear, (whites with blushes of pinks or greens) Hmmmmmmmmmmm

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