The Tortoise and the Hare

Some projects trip the light fantastic and flow off of needles at a speed that causes sparks to fly.

Others, not so much.

Today we have kniterification of The Tortoise and the Hare

I give you – The Tortoise

Pattern: Gale
Yarn: Malabrigo Alcaucil
Needles: 4 mm

This project was cast on September 1, 2008 and finished at the stroke of midnight December 31, 2009 (I was not carrying into another year!). I ended up frogging 5 triangles after blocking because the Malabrigo grew so much.


And The Hare – a little quickie from Knitty

Pattern: Colonnade
Yarn: Black – Sublime, Shadow – Tanis Fiber Arts
Needles: 5.5mm

This one just leapt off of my needles. I did find it helpful to keep a stitch count as I went through it andthis Ravelry group had the count laid out for me so it was easy to do the math (even for me).


There are *ahem* a few new projects on the needles that I’ll share once I get off my lazy ass and take pictures. I’m also warming up for my Olympic knitting challenge. Every year I knit my dad socks for Christmas because he asks for them and he loves them. So the other day I was talking to him and he had two pairs on to keep his feet warm. Instantly what I was going to be knitting for the challenge became clear – socks for my dad. I’ll do them in DK weight because he likes them a little thicker.

I also decided this was the Year of Using the Freaking Stash Instead Of Increasing My House Insurance. So today this lusciousness was put on the needles. Black lace weight (get the straightjacket out now) alpaca. Look at the sheen! I have three skeins of this in the stash, so I’m doing a knit along on Ravelry – one lace pattern per month.

So there is a bit going on at the moment and more madness to be revealed as I can – I’m sworn to secrecy on some of the projects. Stay tuned!

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2 thoughts on “The Tortoise and the Hare

  1. Wow Sherri, you do such a marvelous job on anything you make… I am very envious of the alpaca you are using, it is lovely… have a great week and don’t forget to post the pictures… Lynn

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