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WIP Wednesday and a tiny, but cute, FO

Posted by on Oktober 17, 2007

It’s finally Wednesday, my grades are done, piano and ballet lessons are over, I’m far away from school and work, my kids are happily playing in the living room, so I can now show you some of the things I’ve been working on.

Here is the neck of my Eris so far.

eris collar

I’m not too happy with the picked up stitches and wish I’d done a provisional cast-on to make the transition from one side to the other less noticeable, but that’s ok the cables are great. I’m worried a bit about the size I chose but I didn’t have enough yarn to make anything bigger so this is what I’m knitting. Oh for the love of cables!

I’ve also finished this little guy.

eggbert

His name is Eggbert and he thoroughly enjoys knitting in his spare time. Eggbert has lots of spare time and lots of yarn.
eggbert with yarn

He also has lots of friends.

eggbert with friend

He just doesn’t have lots of needles to knit his yarn. You see, he’s a sheep, a black sheep of all things, who has lost his knitting needles. I’m on the lookout for some itsy bitsy ones but have yet to find any. Poor Eggbert will have to wait. Just in case you were wondering, the German recipe for Eggbert was found here. He was knit on size 2mm needles with black and white Regia sock yarn. Don’t you just love the little guy?

Oh and because I don’t think I have enough projects going on at one time, I went ahead and cast on some of this gorgeous stuff I happened to acquire at our last stitch and bitch.

wollmeise yarn

I’ve been eyeing this wollmeise yarn for quite some time now, and with our money situation the way it is, I thought I would never get any but now I have two gorgeous skeins; Tiefer See (deep sea) and Vergißmeinnicht (Forget me not). Yeah!! Although this is sock yarn, I felt it too precious for my feet and started the Clementine Shawlette from Interweave Knits Spring 2007. I wasn’t too sure if this was a good colorway for the pattern but the more I knit, the more I like it.

shawlette

shawlette

After seeing this gorgeous one from Elemmaciltur, how could I not?

17 Responses to WIP Wednesday and a tiny, but cute, FO

  1. adrienne

    Aww, how cute! your other projects are fantastic!

  2. April

    The sheep is way cute and the other projects look great. I love cables.

  3. lindiepindie

    That has to be the cutest knit softie I’ve seen. And you know, I think some toothpicks might be just his size. :o)

  4. amanda

    I love Eggbert!

  5. Michelle

    Can I tell you how jealous I am of your Wollmeise?! Eggbert is super cute! Would toothpicks make knitting needles too large for him?

  6. Joanna Kostrzewa

    Eggbert is so cute! *^v^*

  7. trek

    Love Eris’ cables!

  8. Opal

    Eggbert is a darling! And I think your Clementine will be absolutely fabulous. 🙂

  9. Elemmaciltur

    Eggbert is super cute!

    Hehehe, and I guessed correctly that your Clementine is in Tiefer See. Thank you for linking to me…and BTW, my Drachenblut Clementine now lives with the Wollmeise. 😉

  10. the Procrastinatrix

    Eggbert made me smile. What a cutie! 🙂

  11. Sabine

    Great knits!

  12. Alison

    Clementine will be lovely and I love Eggbert!

    For knitting needles, you could get a small dowel, cut two needles, sharpen the tips with a pencil sharpener and put some sort of bead (or polymer clay) on the other end.

  13. Erica

    I think I am in love with Eggbert!

  14. Debi

    I love Eggbert, he’s beyond cute!

    Your Clementine Shawl is already stunning Kim!

    I think Wollmeise it the one sock yarn I don’t own 🙂

  15. Ginger

    I love Eggbert!

  16. Romi

    Eggbert is adorable!!! 🙂

  17. Ana

    I love the lamb Eggbert, and I try to find the pattern, but it is in german do you know if there is an english translation of the pattern? I would love to make one. Your knitting is great!!I love to read your blog every day!
    Ana

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