Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Feather and Fan throw






Made for my grandmother for Christmas. I used WoolEase to keep it machine washable. I actually had a nightmare about this stitch pattern last week. There were people all around me and everything they were wearing was feather and fan.

Magic Ball scarf





I won a "magic ball" scarf kit at the Austin Knit-Out a few months ago. It was provided by Bluebonnet Yarn Shoppe in Cedar Park.

Baby's First Tattoo


Better view of swallows on front of baby cardi.

Sweater penguin



Finished Baby's First Tattoo sweater from Stitch and Bitch. I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. I decided to use stranded colorwork for the swallows instead of duplicate stitching them on later. The model is a toy penguin from Moody Gardens in Galveston.

Cables and ribbing


Close up of second attempt at cabled hat from SnB Nation. This time I used Cascade 220 superwash (less than 1 skein). The result was much better this time. Greater stitch definition and a tighter fabric. I love this photo!

Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers





Finished armwarmers from SnB Nation in Paton's Soy Wool Stripes. I used just under one skein, so I've got an extra skein to make another pair to give away. SWS is a low-twist single that's pretty nice to work with. There's a slight itch factor, but not enough to really bug me. I imagine it's nicer than Kureyon, which is what the pattern calls for. I like Kureyon for felting, but would not want to wear it close to the skin. Plus SWS has no annoying veggie matter or breaks. And it's cheap! At Michael's! Time will tell if there's a pilling issue, though.

I almost forgot to rant about the pattern! The cable design is mirrored on the second armwarmer. When I first started the second one, I mirrored the placement of symbols on the chart but not the symbols themselves. I realized after just a couple of rows that it couldn't possibly be right, so I mentally flipped the symbols too (yay o-chem!) and it was just fine. Would it really have killed them to be more specific? I don't expect a second chart by any means, just an extra sentence to make it clear. I know from poking around online that I'm not the only one who didn't realize how to do this on the first try.

Exchequered


Finally finished Exchequered from knitty. I used Filati Bamboo on size 3 needles.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

None of me


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