Saturday, January 08, 2005
One a roll
Friday, January 07, 2005
A cold day in Victoria........
The first snow of the year is here! I was very surprised to wake up this morning to snow. For Victoria, it is freezing, and it's really too cold to go outside. Although, I did brave the weather to play in the snow with the dogs.
I finished up some knitting projects and thought this would be a good time to post some pictures of the stuff I've worked on over the holiday season. I've made 3 pairs of wrist warmers / no finger gloves, all 3 from Noro. Briana taught me how to do a thumb gusset, and I can't get enough of it!! I also finally finished the red scarf, which is made from alpaca. It is so super warm.
Today I also started yet another project.....Another pair of fingerless wrist warmers gloves. They are made from alpaca, in a dark purple, to match a hat and a scarf (it is 25% done). I have one down, and hopefully the other will be done soon.
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Here is a close up of the flower
Monday, November 01, 2004
And now: the boobholder
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed
Time: 2 weeks - a pretty quick knit!
(in case you are wondering what the little white thing in the bottom is, it's a pin that I use to tighten the bottom until I get around to moving the button. I thought I had lost it, but saw it in the photo, so managed to close it before I injured myself!)
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Dreaming of more knits
But at the same time, I'm being distracted by another potential project.... the minisweater. I swear, I didn't like it at first, but I've seen so many cute finished ones, I am beginning to think I want one!
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Perfect Fall Scarf
The stitch pattern comes from Mag Knits, and is the pattern used in the Frida poncho pattern. I don't want to make a poncho - I want to make a scarf. And this tweedy red yarn, with the leaf pattern makes me think of fall and the leaves all changing colour. I just cast on 30 stitches instead of 90, and subtracted 30 stitches from the beginning and end of each row, giving it a more narrow garter stitch border. There is a bit of a roll, which I hope blocking will take out. Otherwise, maybe a slightly bigger border would have worked (say, taking 25 stitches off each end, rather than 30).
I've done two complete patterns, which are 24 rows each. I really like the way it looks, and now that I am getting used to the pattern, it is not so hard to follow. The first 8 rows took me an hour and a half, but when I came back to it after a dinner break, the other rows seemed to go more quickly. I think I may need a denim jacket to wear this with...
I might actually feel bad about it, except that I am actually using yarn from my stash. So it's not like I bought new yarn for it, and that makes it a not-so-bad new project to start. Right?
Thursday, September 16, 2004
Here's Sophie (from Mag Knits). I knit it up in Brown Sheep Naturespun worsted (I think...), and is a charcoal gray. I would like to sew in a magnetic clasp before I felt it, and am still thinking of how to embellish the purse to make it a bit more exciting. It's nice, and I'm sure it'll look great felted, but I admit it's a bit boring.
I followed Bronwyn's suggestions for Sophie, as she has done a few - I didn't do the last set of decreases, and did a single i-cord strap on 8 stitches (rather than two 3-stitch cords twisted together).
I am really excited to have finished this one, because I'm going to try felting it on the stovetop. I talked to Megan at Lettuce Knit about it, and it sounds fairly straightforward - we'll see how easy it actually is! Updates once I've given it a shot!!
Here's a quick shot of my first sock, and the beginnings of its pair. I technically haven't finished the sock, as I still need to graft the toe shut, but the needles are now in use for the second sock!
These socks are a good learning experience for me - I've been reading through about 3 different patterns, and making it up as I go along. I like the height of the ankle part, although it looks a bit funny because it is so much shorter than the foot (it looks better when actually on)! I'm not crazy about the heel I did - it alternates knitting and slipped stitches to give a stronger heel (apparently where I should expect the sock to wear through).
I've been working on sock2 at school when I am waiting for computer programs to run through, so I'm not getting that much work done on it these days!