Friday, March 30, 2007
And elephants, yeah! (Thanks spinnity for reminding me!)
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
But sewing wool is not quite what I'd like to do right now. I would rather be working on some spring and summer outfits, especially something with fewer pieces and easier to construct. But if I put the jacket away I fear that I won't get back to it. And when I finally finish, I"ll have a jacket ready for fall. Of 2007.
On the knitting front, I finished the doll skirt and doll hat and I must say that the doll outfit is cuter than the toddler sweater. I meant to take a final picture this weekend but didn't - I will before they're wrapped up and shipped to my nieces.
I'm progressing slowly on Bonita. The yarn is 100% cotton and is quite "splitty" so between the yarn and the lace pattern, it's taking me a while. But that's fine. If the end goal was to just have a sweater, I'd go shopping.
Friday, March 09, 2007
- Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk (for the Lara wrap I've been wanting to make since it came out)
- Gedifra Wellness cotton/acrylic for a husband sweater
- Misti Alpaca Worsted
- Berrocco Peruvia
- Acero from Brooks Farm
- Two skeins of Koigu for the Baby Surprise sweater (no baby surprises here though)
- Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock yarn
- Louet Gems sock yarn
- Tilli Thomas Aspen yarn
- Belisa Cashmere (mmmmm)
- Leather purse straps
- Knitting Pure and Simple top down v-neck pattern (for a husband sweater)
- Spindle from Carolina Homespun (not shown)
- A bit 'o practice fiber from Carolina Homespun (not shown)
- DPN protectors made by Jeni (not shown)
- Felted hat pattern from Pickup Sticks (not shown)
- Circular and dpn needles
I went to the banquet Saturday night and I won a door prize! A Vogue on the Go book on knitting ponchos. Whoopie. But there are some nice patterns in it, even if I'm not a poncho kind of girl. Every time ponchos come up, my DH quotes Frank Zappa: "Now is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?" Every time. I might adapt some of the ideas into shawls instead.
Better than the door prize was the freebie I received at the end of the banquet. Every table gets a bag of freebies that are passed out in order around the table. I won a skein of Mountain Colors Bearfoot yarn and a sock pattern. Woot!
And now the projects! Yes, we have projects!
I finished the sweater for my niece and the doll sweater for the older niece's 18 inch doll is almost done. I just have to finish seaming one side and sew on the buttons. I have more yarn left so I think I might make the matching doll skirt and doll hat.
Pattern: Torgeir from Elsabeth Lavold's Viking Knit Collection.
Yarn: Rowan Designer DK Wool (it's about 10 years old, from a failed sweater I attempted 10 years ago)
Needle size: 5/7
Pattern: from Knitters Fall 1998
Yarn: Rowan Designer DK Wool
Needle size: 5/7
And now the work in progress:
"Husband sock" in Regia, size 0 needle. Note the super cool needle protectors made by Jeni! This is my first toe-up sock. I do like that short row toe!
Bonita from the Rowan Magazine Issue 41, in Artfiber Rush cotton, size 2 and 4 needle: