Monday, September 08, 2008

Repurposing Kureyon

I mentioned I bought 8 skeins of Noro Kureyon 213 to make the Sandy Cardigan, well...
There's this pattern that's been calling to me for awhile now, the Side-to-Side Vest from Creative Knitting, Nov 2007.
Vest side-to-side pattern
The amount of Kureyon I'd bought for the Cardigan is exactly the right amount for this Vest. And in a moment of weakness I grabbed the bag of Kureyon from the Stash and cast-on and haven't looked back.
Kureyon side-to-side vest
The colors look very washed out in this picture. Below is a badly framed shot that has truer colors.
Kureyon 213 true colors
The only difficult part is trying to make the colors go in the opposite direction from the center back. Noro doesn't wind their yarn the same direction skein to skein even with them all from the same dye lot. I'd like the fronts to at least suggest they match but I think that's going to be harder than I originally thought.

I finished the Midwest Moonlight Scarf from Scarf Style.
Midwest Moonlight Scarf
This was an enjoyable project; the stitch pattern was easy to memorize and from then on it was mindless knitting. This is for a Christmas Gift - that's one done.
Ravelry listing here. Used 5 skeins of Noro Silk Garden 284 with all the orange removed for 27 pattern repeats; probably could have squeeked by with 4 skeins.

Here's a look at my own pattern for a cabled sock. I've pulled it out twice so far. Cherry Tree Hill, no idea what the name of the color is - I've had it several years.
Byself sock pattern

This weekend I finished spinning the Roving from Creatively Dyed
Handspun from Creatively Dyed RovingCreatively Dyed Handspun Yarn close-up
I tried to split the roving lengthwise into four equal pieces. Funny how one skein is so much bluer than the other. Here's what the original fiber looked like.
Creatively Dyed Roving
This is 8 ounces of 70% superwash Merino 30% Seacell fiber.

On several foodie blogs there has been talk about Mark Bittman's Tomato Jam recipe. I had everything in the house
Tomato Jam Ingredients
so I made a batch yesterday.
Tomato Jam
The whole house smelled like an Indian Restaurant while it was cooking. After all the chopping, measuring and stirring I barely had 2 cups but it was worth it. This stuff is fabulous. We were eating it warm on crackers with goat cheese. I'll have more tomatoes than I know what to do with so I'll be making more. I wonder what it would be like made from yellow tomatoes?


LaurieM said...

The vest looks great! I like the stripes running vertically, rather than horizontal.

Maybe the next batch will be a Sandy Cardigan. Just waiting for buttons before I post pictures of mine....

Sheena said...

Yum that tomato jam looks good. I love to cook (next to knitting and spinning it is my favorite thing to do.) I have that vest on my to do list also. I have made it on the knitting machine and now want to make with my hand spun. take care.