Monday, December 25, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
172, mostly thriftstore impulse buys, some gifts, some regrets. As you can see mine is not even close to this.
While packing I also found this:
THE BASKET OF SHAME or the UFO's graveyard (for my non-knitting family members UFO=unfinished objects), wanna see what's in it?
Top: It was going to be a scarf and then a purse, but I didn't like it, I like the yarn though, Lion Brand's Landscapes.
Bottom: A shawl out of the 25 cent yarn that I bought at Target, should've seen that coming.
Disco Monkey: Made out of 2 Bernat's Disco yarn that I got in the mail for FREE. I actually like the body, but I think the head needs a do-over.
A shrug, my own pattern. I ran out of yarn Moda Dea's Ricochet in Rock. If you have some that you don't want I'll take it! Still, I think the sleeves are too long.
My almost finished Knitting World Cup project (scroll down a bit). I'll probably have to frogg it beacuse it's too small.
My first pair of socks. I thought I was being clever by doing two at the same time, you know, to beat the "second sock syndrome", I guess I got bored with the color. I'll try to finish them on my way to Tx.
Beautiful sunburst sling bag in recycled silk. I only need to weave in the ends and sew the lining. It's a little bit on the heavy side.
This one I just started it about 2 weeks ago. It's the IK's heart sachet. I'm using a thriftstore silk yarn that makes my throat itch (bottom left corner, behind the green yarn on stash picture).
This is a hat for me. The yarn is Manos del Uruguay (Thanks! C-L and Ed). I finished it but didn't like it, so I'm doing it again.
A fingerless (and mateless) mitten. My own pattern, knitted on 2 straight needles. The thumb turned too tight, so guess what? I'm frogging it.
My first boobholder attempt, the yarn was too bulky.
The start of a Log Cabin blanket. I had a color combination planned out, but now I'm rethinking it.
Boobholder 2nd attempt, almost finished (keyword in all these UFO's is almost), all I need to do is weave in the ends and put a button. It's a present for a friend.
A scarf for my little brother, simple in a color that matches his school uniform.
So, what do you think? Do you have more UFO's? Let's see if I can dig up some FO's for the next post.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Here's Jack modeling the scarf
Here's a close-up
I don't have the finished measurments, I was in a big hurry to get it in the mail before 3pm, I think it ended up being 5 1/2" by 70" (?). I used almost 2 skeins of Classic Elite Yarns "Miracle" (50% Alpaca, 50% Tencel) in color Ladyslipper. This yarn is sooo soft! It also has a nice sheen to it, you can't really tell from the pictures (note to self: take better pictures). The stitch pattern is from Vogue's stitchionary Vol. 1, I just added 2 stitches on each side to make a garter stitch border. I knitted each half separately and used 3-needle bind off to seam it. I didn't know this similar pattern existed, great minds think alike!
Monday, December 04, 2006
- Felted Slippers for DH
Before and after felting (with camera case for reference)
I used the KP yarn that I got for a messenger bag. DH loves them. I will definitely make a pair for me. I used this pattern.
- Beret for a friend
I used Plymouth's Suri Merino yarn and this pattern. My friend has some rough times ahead of her, hopefully this hat will maker her feel a tiny-bit better. This yarn is sooooo soft!
- Heart headband for another friend
I don't know if you can tell, but it has a heart pattern. I used some Kool-aid dyed yarn that I had and made up the pattern.