Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yinka's Scarf

My friend Anna gave me this yarn in 2009, and at first I was stumped as to what to do with it. When my sister-in-law came to visit me after my son was born, I decided to knit a scarf for her to say thank you. She wanted a scarf knit in this yarn. Upon completion I realized the scarf was about 12 feet long! If you would like a super long scarf to wrap around your neck during the cool fall, or drape around your neck when your office airconditioning is too high in the summer, this is the scarf for you. Made with acrylic yarn, this scarf is machine washable, making it very easy to care for. The scarf has now been listed in my Etsy Shop for only $15.





Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Strawberry Lemon Sorbet, or Summer is Finally Here

Summer has finally reached the Bay Area with temperatures hitting 90 degrees Fahrenheit and above. As such, this is going to be another short and sweet post (because it's too hot to be behind a computer. :P). I knit this scarf over a year ago in some luscious cotton yarn for the summer, but I never got around to blocking, photographing and listing it. Here it is now. The scarf will be up in my Etsy shop soon for $10. Very reasonable no? Be stylish and keep cool this summer with this long skinny scarf knit with fun colors in cotton yarn. The scarf is 4 inches wide and about 7 feet long. As usual, here the pictures.







Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Green, Teal and Lavender scarf available in Etsy shop

This week's posting is going to be short and sweet. I finally have something new up in my Etsy shop. It's a green, teal and lavender scarf version of my "Red Sheila" pattern, knit in Manos del Uruguay yarn. Here's the link to the listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76045223/green-blue-teal-and-lavender-mermaid. So beautiful and simple to knit. I won't talk about it anymore. I'll just let the pictures do their job. Enjoy! :)












Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mermaid Sea Urchin, a year in the making

In the words of Usher "these are my confessions....". I started this blouse for my MIL last year, when she came over to help us with the little poopoola. June last year to be precise. I just finished it this past Sunday. It's been exactly a year since I started this project. There's nothing else to say about that. I have some projects that I started 2 years ago and I'm still not done, so this isn't too bad. Hehehe...

The pattern is Sea Urchin by Ilga Leja. I used the exact yarn she used in her pattern, Lucy Neatby Celestial Merino Dream in the Mermaid colorway, hence the name Mermaid Sea Urchin. I must say I'm quite impressed with myself, because I hate sewing, and I'm not too good at it. I've been avoiding making tops and cardigans and all that because of having to seam the ends together. (I know there are tops that can be knit in the round. I'll be exploring those soon.) I suppose you can see this project marks a new stage in my knitting career: knitting actual garments. So without much further ado, here is the Mermaid Sea Urchin, modeled by my lovely MIL.





BTW, I got a camera!! A Nikon Coolpix L120. It's beautiful, and takes beautiful pictures. Now I don't have any more excuses for crappy photos, and I don't have to bother my favorite paparazzo who is currently...ahem, indisposed. Yay! Okay, more pictures.



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Mitts are done!!

I finally finished the Fallberry Mitts by Anne Hanson for Alyssa. I used Malabrigo Silky Merino in Amoroso colorway, with US #2 dpns (double point needles). Once I sat down to finish the mitts, they just flew off my needles. I'm really excited with the finished project. I think I would like to make one more pair in another color. My photographer is back now, and we got a lovely model to help with the pictures. :)