Monday, March 24, 2008

The Result of the Knitting Weekend

So my friend, Melanie, and I had a knitting weekend this past weekend and I thought I'd post pictures of what I accomplished. OK, I didn't actually finish anything, but I did start several new projects. For those of you who are knitters, this is a very exciting thing. Here are the new projects I started this weekend:



I started this sweater vest this weekend with yarn from Knitpicks. When I ordered this yarn, I thought it was a slightly lighter color, but I'm liking the color now. Here's the pattern I'm using from knitty.com.








OK, you can't really tell yet what this is, but it will be what's called a fichu. It uses laceweight yarn that I got at the Cultured Purl this weekend. And because of that, it will be hard to see any progress until I actually get to the lacy bit. I got the pattern from my Victorian Lace book so I can't show you the photo of the finished pattern. You'll just have to stay tuned!






This is a sock I started with more yarn from Knitpicks. Of course, you can't tell from the picture, but the yarn is very soft. And I love the self-striping bit.














This is another sock that I started a long time ago. I worked on it for a bit this weekend.












Here is another sweater vest I started awhile ago. This yarn is part of my "Christmas" yarn that hubby bought me this year, also from Knitpicks. I really like the tweed pattern, but that makes it slow-going.







Here is my very first felting project. Once finished, it will be a felted Coffee Press Cozy. I hope it turns out good and that I don't have to agitate it in a big bucket with a plunger. :-)










Here is the last project I will write about. It will be a market bag, made out of the miles of cotton yarn that I have lying around.


So, there's an update on most of my WIP's. Well, at least the ones I actively worked on this past weekend.

6 comments:

melanie said...

Your socks look so great, I want to start more socks, although I'm running out of needles to start new projects on. The felting will be great even if you do have to use a bucket and a plunger. Just keep thinking to yourself, oh it'll be fine! And keep plunging, it takes a long time :). I'm really excited to see how that market bag turns out, I have some crochet cotton to use up myself.

graceInk said...

Yeah, you got me back on socks. There was awhile there I wasn't interested in them at all. I think it helps that I'm getting more needles in the smaller sizes. Speaking of which, I should place another order with knitpicks...

Mrs Vee said...

I love the colors for the self-striping socks! Are they for me??? LOL. And the pattern for the sweater vest - very nice. You do such excellent work, even in progress. Great to see!!

There's a plunger involved with felting? Don't they belong in the bathroom?? No wonder I never wanted to do it!

graceInk said...

Yes, the plunger with the felting was done by Melanie. I hope I can use my washing machine for mine!!

melanie said...

ok well just for the record I used a new, clean plunger and a clean bucket and I felted in the laundry room, no bathroom involved. There was a lot of water splashing (both in and out of the bucket) about and my brother kept coming in and asking me if I knew what I was doing.

graceInk said...

I still laugh every time I hear you tell that story!!

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