Monday, January 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Bryant!

Your gift is on the way! (but not done yet!)

I've actually been struggling with this one, so wish me luck.
Busy here, but busy is good!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Christmas Presents

That I haven't been able to blog about!
First we have some cabled slipper-socks from One Skein, knit with the exact yarn and needles the pattern calls for:
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Cranberry, size 5 DPNs.
This project is for my grandma!

This hat is one of my own design knit for Bryant with some mystery yarn--perhaps Rowan Cork? from my stash. I love the random stripes, but the hat sits too high on his head. I definitely should have started the decreases sooner.

Next up:

This is Swell, from Knitty. I loved this pattern but I had to do some serious m-a-t-h to adjust the pattern to my guage. I had to figure out how to do ratios again! (With some help from my good knitting buddy, Emily!) The pattern was knit at approx. 4 sts/inch. My guage was 5.5 sts/inch! I added another pattern repeat and I like the fabric that I got with my guage (yarn was the called-for Cascade 220, my current Favorite Yarn of All Time).

In non knitting news, I also pulled out the sewing machine to make this cute little number for Chrissy!

It's an Amy Butler pattern called "favorite clutch" that I pulled from the December 2005 magazine, American Patchwork & Quilting. I loved this pattern from the first and I bought the magazine just for this. I finished it off with a vintage earing in the shape of a 'C.' I have to admit, that's my favorite part.

In other Knitting News, I finally found the perfect yarn for this! As they say, I am LATE to the party on this one.

Friday, January 05, 2007

My shinny new wheel

Here it is in all it's glory! My sweet little wheel. It's a Kromski Sonata and I only just realized that I haven't actually shown a picture of it yet!

Zimmermania, a preview

Here is a preview of my Hawser sweater that I just finished. I love this sweater!
The light was crappy this morning, and I was by myself, so I plan on getting some great action-model shots this weekend. I loved this knit and had so much fun knitting it, it just flew off the needles as they say! The colors and pattern have such a groovy-retro feel to me and the yarn and pattern were so great. I love the Elizabeth Zimmermann EPS system and her helpful hints along the way. I already have the yarn for my next two (maybe three) EZ sweaters!