Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
The ends are yet to be woven in. You can see a (crappy) photo of me wearing the hat on my blog.
I knitted the had from one strand of Tvinni wool and one strand of Tvinni Alpaca - leftovers from a skirt I made - on needles size 3mm and 4mm. This makes the hat thicker and larger, but I needed a larger gauge since my head is a little large - 57-58 cm - and I like that the hat is thick and warm. I also made the inside colour extend all the way to the bottom of the brim, because I wanted to be able to see the red colour inside.
Compared to other hats, it might be a slow knit since you have to knit the inside first, and then the outer layer, however, the hat turns out very nice!
Monday, May 14, 2007
I have the page open. I look at the pattern. I think about it.
But will I knit it??????????
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Thursday, May 3, 2007
I'm in love with the cover pattern Tailored Scallops, and I'd really love to make it in a non-wool yarn since I live in a warm climate. I was thinking of a sub like linen or silk- (a blend?) but something with drape and that can be blocked to show the feather and fan gorgeousness.
I haven't seen anything bulky enough- and the thought of double stranding makes my eyes cross...
Thanks for any thoughts!
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
my husband says i am crazy, buying all those books and having a big shelf filled with yarn....oh well. whenever i find time to knit i enjoy doing it. my kids (almost 3 and 5 years old) usually sit next to me on the couch with a huge hook and some yarn and try to make some knots too. very cute.
i ve had lace style for a couple weeks now and i started working on the jacket from the front cover tailored scallops. i absolutely love the pattern, the yarn i m using is lana grossa royal tweed in a green shade i love.
i dont have that much time to knit with my two punks and i dont like making swatches, so i usually start a project with the smallest piece there is...i already got one sleeve done and i m on the last couple rows of the left front. beautiful!!! i cant wait to get this jacket done so i can wear it. there are so many other projects waiting in that shelf of mine, it might take me a while to get this one done.
i have to go now, thanks for letting me join this blog and keep knitting! i enjoy looking at your projects a lot, they are beautiful!
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Here's my first finished item from Lace Style - the Little Silk Shrug - except that I didn't use silk !
I knitted this with less than 100gms of Rowan Damask. It took me a weekend to complete, the recipient loves it and there's another one on the needles