Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Teva Durham's pattern, Leaf Cravat. Made with Louisa Harding Kashmir DK yarn. Christmas present for Veronique! What a fun pattern!
Slanted Eyelet Scarf (Destination Alchemy book, Lang Silkdreams yarn). Christmas present for Elsa! Really simple lace pattern to keep track of. This yarn is really great, too (50% merino
wool, 50% silk).
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
So, today let's deal with HATS-SOMBREROS-CHAPEAUX !
First up, for the young nieceroo, is a Lace Beanie, pattern by Lion Brand yarns. The yarn is Red Heart Eco-Cotton in a pinky multi color.
Mary Jane's Pithy Hat is next. The pattern was written by Theresa Belville, and I used one skein of Berroco Comfort Worsted. This hat is actually FOR Gloria (not just modeled by her), and everytime she wears it, I think what a cute hat it is and how cute it looks on her!
In a couple of weeks, my friend Vic is expecting the delivery of his 6th child (the 5th boy of the lot). Henry VIII would surely be jealous. The hat below is named Retro Flying Helmet, a pattern by Sublime, and knit with Sublime Cashmere-Merino-Silk DK yarn.
Finally, the effervescent Chiwi models Louisa Harding's Cecily Beanie, made for Terra.
Soon to follow, feet and neck coverings!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Pattern: Baby Bolero, from One Skein, by Leigh Radford
Yarn: Berroco Comfort, 1 skein
The back has a little lace detail made by yarn overs and K2T.
Notes: Next time, would definitely do the sleeves top down, rather than sewn in. Also, need to remember to do crochet provisional cast on, rather than long tail with waste yarn (too hard to
pick apart.) Also, did some decreasing for neck, rather than binding off at center back.
Besides getting to hold the darling baby, the little chihuahua puppy who lives at the baby's house entertained me for awhile, too. She apparently likes to sleep next to baby!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
By documenting my Works in Progress, I hope to embarrass myself into finishing these projects!
The picture quality isn't very good here, but I'll take better pictures when they are Finished Objects!!
1) "Mother's Day Slippers": need to finish the edging on one slipper and decorate them.
2) Rowan's "Foxtail" cardigan Tapestry collection, made with a Colinette cotton.
3) Knit One Crochet Too "Ying Yang Bolero" made with TyDy cotton.
4) The "Shapely Tank" made with Provence cotton.
5) "Blanket Buddy": needs to be finished by October!
6)Made-up pattern of a cardigan for a girl.
7) "Vertical Focus "(Tricoter) made with SWTC Oasis soy silk.
8)Louisa Harding "Tide" made with Reynolds Saucy cotton.
9)Louisa Harding "Minnie" made with Berroco Ultra Silk. The lace border is why this is on hold . . . it takes foooorrrreeevvvveerrr.
10)"Soleil" made with Schaenmayer Denim in orange.
11)"February Lady Sweater": This is going to be really pretty, and I don't know why I'm dragging my feet on finishing it! (Estelle 100% silk tweed)
12)"Soxx Appeal socks": Just recently started. Bought the yarn on our trip to Seattle.
13)Striped sweater or vest, to be determined (no pattern), made with Schulana Super Cotton.
14)Blue Sky Alpacas cropped top "Eyelet Cardi" using Mission Falls cotton.
There may be more unfinished projects lurking in bags around the house, but I 'd hate to look like a procrastinator. haha.
Hopefully better pictures of Finished Objects will be forthcoming!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Miss Brewer was tall, thin, young, and wore her blond hair in a French twist. I thought she was so elegant. And she got married, and invited the whole class to her wedding. That was probably the first wedding I ever went to!
In honor of Miss Brewer, one of my all time favorite teachers, here are pictures of accessories that cover or adorn various body parts. . .
For the Head:
Pattern: Basketweave Headband by Carissa Browning (Carissa Knits)
Yarn: Linen/Cotton mix?
Pattern: Lace Headband by Minty Fresh (Pepperknit.com)
Yarn: Panda Cotton Sock Yarn
Pattern: Crepe Paper Crown by Leigh Radford (Alterknits)
The first version below was done in stockinette, as per the instructions, substituting ribbon for the crepe paper.
Happy Birthday, Gloria!
This next one is a smaller version, done all in garter stitch, which made it a little more sturdy. Sent to Addy for her 4th birthday.
For the Shoulders:
Pattern: Two Tone Shrug by Stephanie Japel (Fitted Knits)
Yarn: Berrocco Love It!
This shrug is identical to the one I made and posted last year, but in a larger size.
For the (Knees and) Toes, (Knees and) Toes
Pattern: Knit Boots by Mary Ann Hammes
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky
Pattern: Arizona Flip Flop Socks by Catherine Hall (L G Stitched)
Yarn: Cascade Fixation
Whew, covered from head to foot!