Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Katharine Hepburn Cardigan - Moral Support Needed!

Back in March I ordered the same yarn used for this cardigan as in the book. It didn't take that long to be delivered right to my door, only a couple of month. I'm knitting this cardigan for my daughter. Thank god she's a small size. I usually don't knit garments. I'm having a hard time getting enthusiastic about this. I hate knitting cables. You should have seen me how fast I learned to cable without cable needle! I've knit a couple more pattern repeats on the back since I took this picture. I love the color, which I usually don't choose and I like the cardigan. So why do I rather clean house than sit down to knit on it? Moral support, please! ;o)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I finished the Peek-A-Boo Cloche

I got the book as soon as it was published - still, I have so many items on the needles that I haven't knit anything from this lovely book until now. Presenting the Peek-A-Boo Cloche:

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've just been invited to join LSK KAL, I'm so much hooked on knitting socks at the present time, however I'm hoping to knit the "Katharine Hepburn Cardigan" by Kathy Zimmerman.
I have the page open. I look at the pattern. I think about it.
But will I knit it??????????

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Anklet Complete

I completed the Lace Anklet Sock. I really like the toe shaping on this pattern.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Tailored Scallops

I posted about this on the knitty boards as well, and of course I wanted to post my quest here!

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

Tailored Scallops

hi everybody! i am silke from germany. my grandmother tought me to knit and crochet when i was a kid. now i am 31 years old and i simply cant stop.
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

Little Silk Shrug

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