10. June 2012 14:51
Ive been knitting, honest! Ive just been having a hard time getting to the computer what with the baby, and the release of Diablo III
I just never seem to get on here!
Ive started swatching for another project
this time a sweater for Romy from some delish Alpaca fleece I got in a care package from Stella (over at Twist of Fate Family Farm)
The yarn is DK weight
. a blend of lovely Fawn Alpaca and Merino (60/40) spun into a traditional 3-ply yarn. I really like how the wool gives that little extra bit of bounce to a lush soft yarn :) The buttons are natural wood, and match just perfectly
. though Im not sure if I will be dyeing the yarn in the end or not. Beige is a lovely color, but for a teensy little girly, maybe not the most appropriate color? I cant remember where the buttons came from, but they are Guttermann brand, so likely bought somewhere where sewing threads are sold
I have a few ideas for pattern, but I doubt Ill be knitting the sweater exactly according to any particular design. You know me
I have to mess with things, and I rarely follow a pattern exactly anyways :)
4. April 2012 08:52
It seems lately I have really been enjoying the camaraderie of knitting along on the same project with others. I did a KAL for Erato ( a beautiful shawl by Romi Hill) and participated in a sock KAL with the Sock Knitters Anonymous group too last month.
There is a great bunch of ladies who chat openly and often about the furry objects of their affection (mainly Angora Breed Rabbits) over on Ravelry, and they decided that it was high time for another KAL working on a sock together to challenge some of the newer to sock knitting members and doing a TAAT (Two at a time) Toe up sock together.
The pattern: Waterfall Socks by Wendy Johnson
Im no stranger to TAAT
or Wendy Johnson Patterns
so I decided Id join in and play along too. They promised me that I wouldnt be left behind in a cloud of dust if life gets too busy :)
I decided to do these in some nice Caribbean ocean blue Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Blue Yonder. The ball is wound
now I just need to clean off a pair of needles and get started :)
8. December 2011 15:47
I gave in to a weak moment last week and ordered some pretty new sock yarns. I wasnt going to do that again before the baby arrives, just in case I dont have time to knit much over the next little bit. These were just too pretty to resist though:
This is Dream in Color Starry (Sorry for the link absence
their site is under construction)
which has little sparkly strands of silver incorporated right into the yarn
resulting in a shimmery sparkly yarn. Im not sure just how sparkly it looks knit up, but Ive liked the way other peoples projects looked. Lately I have a thing for neutrals and browns. I might end up doing a pair of Cookie A. Socks with this or maybe some Hunter Hammersen Socks
hmmm so many great choices!
And This is String Theorys Caper Sock
a bouncy, deeply jewel colored, Cashmere Merino Blend. I tried to capture the gentle sheen and depth of shade
and this is the closest I can get. This is really really garnet colored yarn. Its soft, squishy, and I love it to pieces. This will need to become a shawl for me. Not for anybody else
but to be wrapped around my shoulders and neck. Now I just need to decide
which Romi Hill Pattern will it be :)