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.