Sunday, June 28, 2009

Trellis and Keyhole Tank

Ok, I've been wanting to make a tank top for awhile and decided on this pattern from the Interweave Knits magazine. The yarn is also from Knitpicks, a cotton/modal blend that I thought would be nice for summer. The cast on took forever! It is the tubular cast-on and I had never done it before, 5 rows of casting on! Go figure...... I finally got past that part and am into the 1x1 ribbing. Now, if I can only get it done before summer is actually over. Maybe that's wishful thinking..............

Cold Mountain wrap

I also started this wrap at the knitting marathon because I had been itching to knit some lace recently. I haven't gotten very far yet, probably because I've been working mainly on my socks. It is a fun knit and the pattern has been pretty easy to memorize, so far. The pattern is from Knitty and the yarn is hand-dyed from Knitpicks. Are we sensing a theme here that I order yarn from Knitpicks a lot? Uh huh :-)

Kool-aid dyed yarn

When Melanie and I got together, she asked me if I wanted to try kool-aid dyeing with her. So of course, I said yes! And this is the result, pretty cool, huh?

I wanted to try something I had never tried before, so I pulled out my 60" length, size 1 needles and set to work. Two-at-a-time socks, from the toe up! After many restarts, I thought I finally had it, until I tried them on and they were coming out way too big! So I restarted again, and am not going to increase quite so much. This yarn is the sock blank from Knitpicks.

Sipalu bag

I ordered this kit from Knitpicks a looooooooooong time ago. After starting it a few times, I got frustrated and put it aside because I couldn't get the hang of the stranded color work. I took it up again a couple weeks ago and have caught on to the colorwork, but since the yarn is fingering weight (Palette yarn) it is slow going, but still fun. And no, I did not grow a third hand, I asked the hubs to help me hold it open so I could take a picture :-)

OpArt blanket

I started this blanket a few weeks ago because I just fell in love with the pattern. And you know what I thought....."Oh, this is going so fast!" But that was at the beginning and now that I've increased several rounds, I have slowed down quite a bit. I haven't worked on it in about a week since I've started other things after a knitting marathon with my friend, Melanie. This pattern is found on the knitty website. The yarn is what the pattern calls for, Swish DK weight from Knitpicks.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More socks!!

I just finished the socks I had been working on this weekend. The yarn is Classic Elite Alpaca Sox and I loved knitting with it. It's very soft and I liked how the colorway had a spiral affect on the pattern I was knitting.

It's so hard to take pictures of your own feet. I have never found a good angle for it. So I begged hubby until he agreed - though he was grumbling about it.

Now, on to the next project as the yarn I ordered just arrived today - yay!!!