Thursday, July 30, 2009

For KD and Gifty's wedding

I made myself a little shawlette, from the pattern "Storm Cloud Shawlette" by Hanna Breetz. I called mine "Red Storm Cloud" (teeheehee) because it was red. :) I just realized I never posted about it, so here it is.




Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yellow Elise

I've been working on this baby blanket for a hot minute, for Audrey. Yes, Nana Elise arrived a few months ago, I know, but I'm almost done. It's just that picking up stitches on the edge of the baby blanket to knit is soooooo darn hard!

I reckon it takes me about three hours just to finish one edge, and that's one whole evening of knitting! Can you blame me if I take a prolonged break before tackling the next edge? Oh well, here are some pics to whet your appetite. :)







Personalized tags for my knitted items

I ordered these clothing tags for my knitting from JennifersJewels on www.etsy.com.



They are gorgeous, and I love using them. I don't like sewing them on as much because I am horrible with a sewing needle and thread.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Falling Water in Sumatra

I have just discovered Argosy Luxury Yarns, and my, are they luxurious! The yarn is soft and lovely to work with, and just delicious to look at! Yummy! If I could eat yarn, you know I'll be all over this yarn. The one I used for my sister's scarf is from their Hanna Sport line, and the colorway I chose is called "Sumatra." I used the Falling Water scarf pattern by Bonnie Sennott, which is one of my all-time favorite patterns. I think I will end up making about 5 scarves with this pattern before I get satisfied. :) The count is now at 2. The pictures are not the very best quality. :( I'll see if we can get some nicer pictures from my sister.











Leftover scarflette - Free Scarf Knitting Pattern



After finishing Min's scarf, I had a bit of the Merino Mia yarn left over so I improvised a quick, skinny scarf. Here's the pattern if you have some leftover yarn that's less than 100yds and you want to do something with it. It utilizes the fishnet lace pattern and a simple garter stitch.





Leftover Scarflette Pattern
Needles: US #7 or whatever size you want. The larger the needles, the airier your scarf.

Cast on 14 stitches or any multiple of 2 stitches.

Knit 2 rows.
Fishnet Lace Row: K3, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last 3 stitches, K3

Repeat this lace row about 20 times, then switch to garter stitch and just knit 30 rows straight.

Repeat these two sections until the scarflette is as long as you want it, or you are almost out of yarn. Then knit 2 rows, and bind off. :) Enjoy!!

I blocked the scarflette by soaking it in a bucket of water with a few drops of Eucalan wool wash (or you can use a few drops of shampoo) for about 2 hours (30minutes or more is generally recommended), gently wringing the water out, rinsing it out in a bucket of clean water, and then blocking it to make it as open as I could. :)

Min-ee Wiki is done!



I finally finished Min's scarf using the Drop Stitch scarf pattern that I seem to be addicted to. I cast on 36 stitches, and then introduced 8 rows of stockinette stitch after doing 8 repetitions of the drop stitch pattern. This was my third drop stitch scarf and so I wanted to change it up a bit.

This yarn, Prism's Merino Mia, is like a chameleon! It felt a little hard and unyielding when I bought it, and I wasn’t sure how it would come out in a scarf. After soaking it and blocking it though, it became so soft and airy! The finished product is just amazing! I tell you, blocking is awesome. Although it takes a while, it really does finish your project realy well. :) It's a gorgeous, soft scarf, and I hope Min likes it. :) Plus, it's really long! All of 82 inches.