Monday, June 25, 2007

Uneven rib

See help request posted on knittersreview Forum here

Here are the pictures of my ribbing (this is a three by three rib)

Front of work (notice that the last knit stitch - or the knit stitch on the left of each column is stretched out)

Back (notice that the first purl - or stitch in the right column looking like a knit here is stretched out even worse)

Monday, June 04, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Gryid Tank

This is the Gyrid Tank from the Viking Knits Collection Book One by Elsebeth Lavold using Silky Wool in color 051 Eggshell. I used size 6 KnitPicks Options Needles. I made the second size up (37 3/4 bust) and used 4 hanks (with a little left over). The good news is I bought 8, so I have enough to make another tank. Instead of having two white tanks I'm going to dye the second half (not sure what color yet). Anyway - here it is:

Friday, March 30, 2007

Tilia and Crochet Hat

Here are my latest completions.

About the sweater:
Pattern: Tilia from Enchanted Garden by Elsebeth Lavold
Yarn: Silky Wool (used 6 hanks with small bits of leftovers from several of them)
Needles: KnitPicks option - Love these needles!

About the hat:
Pattern: crochet hat purchased at Loopville (sorry - don't know who made it)
Yarn: mercinized cotton (used about 1.5 hanks)
Hook: size H Suzan Bates

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Sherpa Hat

I made this hat from some wool I bought online from Topsy Farms. When I went to look for the link I found a new website. I can't even see that they still sell yarn. I'm guessing that they probably do. I bought their 3-ply and used about 1 hank (160 yards). I could've used less, but I really don't remember - it's been a long time since I knit this hat up. I sort of made up the pattern using "Cover Your Ears" from Interweave knits as my inspiration and guidance. The border and ear flaps are done in seed stitch and the upper hat is stockinette stitch. I love wearing this hat. It's a little scratchy, but super warm. You can't see it in this picture, but at the end of the ear flaps I've got about 7" of crochet chain and then a small pom-pom at the end.

Teacup pincushion

I watch Martha Stewart regularly. For those of you who have something negative to say - I would like to remind you of what your mother might say. "If you can't say anything nice, then shut the hell up." I think Martha catches a lot of crap from people and it's unecesary. Ok, off my soap box. Last week Martha showed a craft that I just had to make. Here is the link with directions: Teacup Pincushion

I made this from some sweaters that I bought at Goodwill. I didn't do it exactly as the directions say to - mostly, I changed the bottom (the saucer).

Here's the picture:

Monday, February 05, 2007

Malabrigo "My So Called Scarf"

This is in progress, but I had to share. I think this is turning out sooo nice. It's a slow pattern to knit - I can't watch TV actively and knit.

Check it out....

Malabrigo Lacy Prairie Shawl

This shawl was knit out of my new favorite yarn... Malabrigo. Oh my - it's sooo yummy soft. A little pricey, but in my opinion worth it. I can't imagine having a sweater out of this yarn - I bet it would be super nice. I've worn the shawl around the house and in this picture the shawl has not been blocked. Also keep in mind that the colors are a little off because of the flash. In real life it's a navy blue (not too dark) and a nice burnt orange with the colors fading nicely into one another. The pattern is from Folk Shawls - the Lacy Prairie Shawl.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Curly Toe Stocking

Pattern by my friend Patricia (I'm trying to convince her to sell it) and yarn by Gjestral Naturgarn (bought from over a year ago). Knit on size 13 needles.

Big picture before feling...

Big picture after felting...

Close up before felting...

Close up after felting...

Shoalwater Shawl

I love the way this shawl turned out. It was a gift for my mother for her birthday and she loves it too. I wish I had remembered to take my camera so I would have a picture of her wearing it, but I forgot. Maybe I can get one next time I see her and update the post.

Anyway.... I used the Shoalwater Shawl pattern from Fiber Trends written by Evelyn Clark (once again - I LOVE her pattern!). I used KnitPicks Memories yarn in Yukon and I was suprised and how closley the colors resembled the pattern! I used my KnitPicks Options needles in size 7. The only modification I did to the pattern was that I did not do the I-Cord edge for the top. I did the picot bind off - and fell in love! I can't wait to use that bind-off again.

Anyway - here are the pictures...

Weird angle of the shawl being blocked:

Shawl on the kitchen table....

Close up of the picot bind off...