Am Kamin

10 Oct

Happy 10/10/10!

 

So I got some wonderful Hebridean 3-ply last month in Limpet, Selkie and Capercaillie.  But instead of using it for my next project, I'm using some Cascade 220 from stash.  Oh well… Yarn knows what it wants to be and what it doesn't want to be. 

I've wanted to knit Am Kamin for a while but didn't feel like tackling the Japanese pattern.  Turns out it's not that hard.  I love that the whole pattern is charts and schematics, and once you learn a couple Japanese symbols (like for stitches and rows) it all starts to make some sense.

Am Kamin

 

The red is actually a bit darker.  It's not going to be a quick knit, but it'll be worth it.

My easy project at the moment is an Eyelet Cardi for my mom in Knit Picks Cotlin. 

Eyelet cardi

 

I think this is my 3rd Eyelet cardi; I love the pattern.  I have 3 more Chic Knits patterns that I've picked up lately.  They're always well thought out and well written.

Sadly I still have the same socks on the needles as I did the last time I posted.  I really need to finish some WIPs. 

Gotta go, we're getting ready to go to a Haven Kimmel reading/talk.  She wrote A Girl Named Zippy and She Got Up Off the Couch, both of which were incredibly funny and entertaining.  She's from tiny Mooreland, Indiana, which is a lot like tiny Howe, Indiana, where I grew up.  My mom and dad stopped in Mooreland last year on their way to Florida and Mom had her picture taken in front of the Friends meetinghouse where Zippy/Haven went to church.  Needless to say, we couldn't let a local appearance go by without seeing her! 

BTW, it is currently 83 degrees in mid-October. What the heck? 

 

 

9 Responses to “Am Kamin”

  1. Abby October 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    Haven Kimmel?!? Where? When? How come I didn’t know? She is one of my favorite authors. I really like the Am Kamin, btw – quite lovely!

  2. Lorraine October 11, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    Sonya- It looks really nice, and sometimes it’s nice to have a long term project. You’ll feel such a sense of accomplishment.

  3. awarpedknitter October 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    Your Am Kamin is beautiful. I hope it is for you as I think that color would be lovely on you. I look forward to seeing it finished. Isn’t the weather enjoyable?

  4. Rebekah October 12, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    That is going to be a beautiful sweater!

  5. Kathy October 12, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    That is a beautiful start to what will be a beautiful sweater, I am sure. Isn’t it amazing that the stash yarn talks to us and tells us what it should be knit into? Enjoy the lovely Indian summer. I have not done much knitting in about a month now, my focus is elsewhere which you shoud find out about soon.

  6. Miyamojo October 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    Love that red and all those twisty cables – how fun.
    Send some of that 83* this way please. :)

  7. Brigitte October 14, 2010 at 6:15 am #

    I’m starting to realize (after 30 years of knitting – I know!) that long term projects work better for me.
    Yeah, we had a bit of that warm weather a few weeks ago. Now it’s seasonal, and rainy. Rainy rain rain…

  8. Carrie K October 14, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    Am Kamin, awesome! I have always wanted to knit that pattern.
    The eyelet cardigan is perfect, why not knit it many times?
    The reading/talk sounds great!
    The 83 degrees? Not so much. Here too. Blech.

  9. Debby October 28, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    Loving the heat wave. We slept with the windows open the last two nights — unheard of here for late Oct — and the fresh air is magnificent!
    Pam of Works in Progress blog also knitted Am Kamin — it is an amazing pattern and I look forward to seeing more of yours!

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