Sunday, April 26, 2009
Sunday Stash #21
I've got nearly three yards (I think I bought what was left on the bolt), so maybe I'll make a tunic/dress or a skirt.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday Stash #20
I saw a flickr picture of this fabric and I instantly needed it. It's so lovely in this color combination. I can't wait to use this.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tying up loose ends
First up, a pair of Ysolda's Grown-Up Booties. I cast on the first one back in October, and finished it the same month. Then I didn't cast on for the second one until Sunday. I'm roaring through the lovely garter stitch in my held-double Wool of the Andes, so soon this one will have a mate.
I originally started these for a Christmas gift, and they may still end up being a gift. Not sure yet.
The second item I've been working on this week is something that brings me great joy for two reasons:
1)it's lace, and I am getting more confident with every row I knit; 2) I'm knitting it out of some of my New Mexico yarn from my trip with Sarah last March. I've been coveting this silk yarn from La Lana Wools since I bought it, and in January, I finally broke it free from the drawer. I'm making Liesel with my 200+ yards of double-dyed purple worsted Tussah silk.
I'm going to try to wrap up these two projects before the next phase of Project Spectrum (May), and if I have time, I may cast on for another green project.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
FO: Grass cabled hat
Details: Groovy Cabled Tuque, by Mimi Fautley
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, Grass, just under 1 skein
Needles: Size 7 circular
Time: One week
Recipient: perhaps a gift, not sure yet
Thoughts: With this project, I finally learned how to cable without a cable needle. I resisted learning this technique, as I felt like it was cheating, but with so many cables per row, it was a necessity in this hat.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Sunday Stash #19: (Eleph)Ants marching
Friday, April 10, 2009
From last summer, Big Top, Austin, Texas
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
FO: Leafy Liesl
Details: Liesl, by Ysolda
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino, Leaf Green, 1.5 skeins (from the stash)
Needles: Size 10.5 circular
Time: Would you believe, less than two weeks???!?!?
Thoughts: I made mine with the wide neckline option, and I skipped the buttonholes. I like it as sort of open garment, although I think I could block and stretch it to close if desired. I love it.
It's my first lacy garment, and my favorite FO to date. I feel like I say that a lot, which I guess means I'm feeling more confident with each item off the needles. I would definitely make this pattern again, and maybe soon. I offered to make one for Jill and she's intrigued, so who knows?
I've already started a second item for this Project Spectrum season. It's a hat, so maybe I'll have another FO in a week or so.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Sunday Stash #18
Three yards of the spirograph fabric, called Lace, and One and a quarter yards of the Hexagon fabric, by Jay McCarroll. Both purchased recently from one of my favorite shops, Bee Square Fabrics