Friday, 23 November 2007
So I present, the Hat:
Pattern: Lace-Edged Woman's Hat from headhuggers.org
Yarn: About half a skein of Fleece Artist's Peter Rabbit in a colour I think no longer exists, though I think it's the rough equivalent of today's Polar Sea
Needles: Size 6 Clover bamboo DPNs
Verdict: Love it. After a washing, it seems not to be so threatening (shedding-wise) anymore. It's bound to keep my large head warm on chilly English nights.
Monday, 29 October 2007
Then I found Henry, and it's been true love ever since.
According to the pattern, I'm 1/7 of the way done. But if I want to have it done for my friend-boy by Christmas, I think repeating the pattern four times instead of seven will be sufficient.
Thursday, 18 October 2007
Materials: Wool of the Andes in "Iron Ore," about 18 50g skeins. I haven't done the ribbed edging yet, because I'm slightly afraid I'll run out of yarn, but maybe I will when I'm feeling particularly industrious.
I used a needle size bigger than in the pattern to get gauge.
Overall, I love it. It's perfect for the chilly fall here in England, and it's quite cozy.
I'm holding it closed with an earring clasp right now, of all things, until I feel like coughing up enough money to buy a belt to cinch it in with.
Sunday, 9 September 2007
Yes, that does say "Best of Knit" :)
Vest from Fitted Knits: First place
My jacket also won a second place ribbon, but I wanted to wear it before I got my camera back from the repair shop, so it's no longer wearing its ribbon.
I'm pretty happy.
Sunday, 5 August 2007
The latest: The Back to School U-Neck Vest from Fitted Knits
Knitted in Cascade Quatro, color 9435.
Size: A cross between the 41" and 37" sizes. I'm not sure what happened; I think I forgot what size I was doing half-way through the pattern. But it worked out. My front is way bigger than my back, anyway.
Needles: Clover size 7s, and crystal palace size 5 for some improvised waist-shaping (for about three inches, five inches from the bottom.
I'm very happy with this one, and I've already gotten a lot of compliments on it. This is probably my favorite I've made from the book so far.
Next up: airy wrap sweater. I'm already about half-way through it. Maybe I can finish that in the next week or so, too?
Saturday, 28 July 2007
Here's my first FO from Knitting Lingerie Style, sans model (it's for my sister-in-law, who's tiny, so there's no way I'm getting it on me).
Knit with the suggested yarn in the suggested color (creative, I know): Cascade Sierra (80% cotton/20% merino wool) in off-white.
Size: 33 1/2"
No alterations made. I did decide to do the waist shaping.
Hope it fits, and looks good, on her!
Next up: the Bed Jacket (finally), which is blocking as I type.
Monday, 2 July 2007
This thing is going fast. Just a sleeve and the two sleeve edgings left to go. I'm making the 43 1/2 inch size. I was torn whether to make that or the 39", but I think this one will fit quite well, especally since it's a layering piece.
I'm using Cascade Sierra in color 45 (a deep sky blue). The color in pretty accurate, at least on my monitor.
I can't wait to finish it. Unfortunately, as I suffer from the second sock syndrome, I also suffer from the second sleeve syndrome. I'm still struggling through the sleeves for the lace-front sweater. Working in a tiny guage for that doesn't help when I'm working on this sweater, either.
Looking forward to seeing all of your things!
Wednesday, 13 June 2007
I think it might make for an interesting effect, though, once the sweater is finished. Or one can only hope.
And I don't really know what the heck I was thinking with this:
What does one name this colorway? Elementary School Carpet or Beagle Vomit? I just can't decide.
Monday, 4 June 2007
So a chair isn't probably the best model for a fitted knit, but hey, they're finished. I actually finished them about a month ago, but I haven't gotten around to taking pictures until now. I'll take pictures of them on me...eventually.
I realized that I can't button things correctly, so please ignore the weird buttoning skills on the tank. It was early.
Also dyed by KP bare for the corset-laced cardigan from Knitting Lingerie Style:
The varigation was an accident, but I think I like it this way.
Thursday, 31 May 2007
I've never actually finished a pair of socks before. I think I have about three orphan "pairs" lying, unfunished, in my knitting bin right now.
But I have accomplished the impossible: I have slain the Second Sock Curse.
And for proof that I did indeed do two of them:
Pattern: Baudelaire from Knitty
Knit in Knit Picks Bare Merino Wool (70%)/Silk (30%) fingering weight (love this yarn, by the by, and I like the natural color enough not to touch it with dye...at least, not for this project)
4 DPNs size 2
Tuesday, 3 April 2007
Almost done: a VK v-neck sweater (for me, this time), in KP Wool of the Andes in Spruce. All I have left is to sew the buttons on and weave in the ends. It's a little big around the chest, but it looks nice enough.
Next, I started a little early in the Fitted Knits KAL, and am almost done with the drop stitch tank in KP Shine Worsted, color: Blossom. After dividing for the front, it turned out a little long and I might run out of yarn, so I'll probably go back and rip out a repeat. It shouldn't be too hard.And last, with the least done (since the Spruce sweater recently freed up my size 6 needles this morning), just cast on with the puff sleeve cardigan from Fitted Knits, in KP Merino Style, color Iris.
More pictures coming soon as I get more time to work on these!
I also have a skein of Fleece Artist Peter Rabbit that I don't know what to do with, but it needs to be something spectacular (with just one skein, somehow).
Saturday, 17 February 2007
A little late for the coldest of the season, but I finished the scarf in time for the last snow, and the gloves in time for, well, wearing them.
VK Holiday 2006 Cover Scarf in Royal Yarn Cashmerino (DK), Lavender
Wedding Day Lace Gloves
in Handmaiden Sea Silk, colourway Straw, and probably the most wonderful yarn ever. Someday, I'll get a picture of these projects on me, taken by another person so they're not so blurry, like the not-so-successful pictures I tried to take which are not posted here.