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Time once again for the posting of "what I knitted people for Christmas":

For my mama, the Adamas Shawl:


P1040803 . P1040800

I love, love, love the Adamas pattern, but I wanted to make a more substantial shawl for my mother– something she could wrap up in while reading a book on a chilly night. So I decided to use a worsted-weight yarn (Andean Silk from knitpicks in Cream, 8 skeins) and consulted the yarn info in the Leaf Lace Shawl pattern to figure out my needle size. I basically just kept knitting the repeats (Chart 2) until there wasn’t enough yarn for another full repeat, and then knit Chart 3, which I wasn’t able to finish completely either, but it was enough for a decent edging. I ended up with 11 repeats of Chart 2, instead of the full 14, but the shawl was plenty big enough anyway.

I would knit this again in a heartbeat– it was fun and knit up really fast, and the pattern was easy to memorize. I think next time I would go down a needle size, if I used the same yarn, to make the shawl slightly denser.

For my dad, a pair of Fuzzy Feet with extra-long legs:

P1040770 . P1040769

I made my whole family Fuzzy Feet for Christmas two years ago, and this year my dad requested a new pair that were “crew-sock-length, to take the chill off my ankles.” I adjusted the (unfelted) leg to 10”, instead of 3”, which turned out just right.

And that's it! Working on a new pair of fuzzy feet for me right now-- my Jayne slippers finally bit the dust, and it is freaking cold in our house. (I bought new flannel PJs today, yay!!! They are red with white snowflakes and mmmmmm cozy.)

Date: 2008-12-29 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosiewook.livejournal.com
You know you're a geek when...

...I saw you say "Adamas" pattern and thought, "Someone came up with a pattern for Battlestar Galactica?"

It's stunning, though. You do lovely work.

Date: 2008-12-29 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyingcarpet.livejournal.com
I don't even watch BSG and I had the same reaction. Ah, fandom.

The shawl looks beautiful, though!

Date: 2008-12-29 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jfk06.livejournal.com
Me three :-) But wow, what a gorgeous shawl! It looks great :-)

Date: 2008-12-30 08:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thanks so much!

Date: 2008-12-30 08:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thanks! :)

Date: 2008-12-30 08:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
LOL, that's the first thing I thought of, the first time I saw the pattern. :) I swear it was only a tiny part of the reason I actually knitted it!

Thank you!

Date: 2008-12-29 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lordofhaladin.livejournal.com
love that shawl!!!

ooh! those look warm!

Date: 2008-12-30 08:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you! They are indeed extremely toasty. Delightful to wear to bed on cold nights. :)

Date: 2008-12-29 03:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] anomilygrace.livejournal.com
Yeah, I totally thought it was a BSG shawl too, and I was wracking my brain to try to figure out what ep it was used it (also the picture of Lee in knit lace kills me).

GORGEOUS shawl though. Is that your bed you blocked it on? I love the drape of it. Also fuzzy feet! Adorable!
Edited Date: 2008-12-29 03:39 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-12-30 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Mental...image...too...strong...BWAHAHAHAHA! Oh, Lee in lace.

Thank you! I actually blocked it on a sheet on the floor; it's freaking cold in our house, and I didn't want to take the chance it wouldn't dry in time. Good thing too, because even with a fan blowing full force it still needed to dry overnight. I just pinned into the carpet. The yarn is soooo soft and drapes so nicely...the only downside is it sheds.

Date: 2008-12-29 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaz0n-princess.livejournal.com
Oh wow! That shawl is simply gorgeous!

Date: 2008-12-30 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! :)

Date: 2008-12-29 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sparklepipsi.livejournal.com
Dang, those are really impressive!! You did a really beautiful job :D! I used to knit quite often, but I never graduated from the simple things... like scarves, haha xD;;

Date: 2008-12-30 08:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you! I knit nothing but Jayne hats (from Firefly) for ages...then very slowly started branching out. This was the first shawl I ever made. It was actually really easy! And more fun than a scarf because new patterns kept appearing every row. :)

Date: 2008-12-29 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phavorianne.livejournal.com
Oh, I love the shawl~

Date: 2008-12-30 08:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2008-12-30 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/my_belle_/
yay knitting!
that's a gorgeous shawl!

Date: 2008-12-30 08:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Yay indeed! Thank you! :)

Date: 2008-12-30 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moorina.livejournal.com
They look fantastic! Excellent work.

Date: 2008-12-31 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D

Date: 2009-01-01 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] knitress.livejournal.com
That shawl is gorgeous and you just gave me a good idea for what to do with the bag of Andean Silk in my stash :-)

Date: 2009-01-01 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D My Ravelry page has full details on it if you're interested.


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