Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
August's sweater project was the Shapely Tank by White Lies Design. I knew it would be kind of boring since it is all stockinette but I wanted 1) something not too tough, 2) to try the short row shaping for the bust, 3) a project with not too much yarn, and 4) it is part of the Sexy Knitters' Club knit-along this quarter.
I used 5 skeins of Knit Picks CotLin in Kohlrabi, size 6 needles. The short row shaping was easier than I thought. I plan to incorporate them into future projects. Not so crazy about the color but I really like the finished top and plan to get some use out of it.
Having made 10 sweaters this year so far (sweater a month club, remember?) I feel a little sick of making them . :) I'm taking September off since I'm ahead.
This was my July Sweater of the Month Club project. I know, I didn't blog about it earlier but I'm not too happy with it. It is the Elegant Shell by Lion Brand and I used 3 skeins of Microspun in French Vanilla. I like the yarn, I like the pattern but it is very holey and I can't wear it in public without an undershirt. I haven't frogged it yet so I'm still considering if I want to keep it or not. Maybe if I find the right undershirt. Anyway, I added some waist shaping which I think helps get rid of the boxy crochet look.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
This is a crochet tunic pattern worked from the top down with turns at the end of each row in sport weight yarn. The recommended yarn is Knit Picks Shine Sport. The pattern is for an intermediate crochet skill level.
Written for bust measurements:
Small [32-34 inches]
Medium [36-38 inches]
Large [40-42 inches]
X-Large [44-46 inches]
XX-Large [48-50 inches]
XXX-Large [52-54 inches]
This top is intended to be very close fitting with some waist shaping.
Delivery of the pattern is via e-mail in a pdf format. It will be e-mailed within 24 hours of payment. Please check your spam folders.
Purchase can be made at my Etsy Shop or on ravelry.com.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
These socks are crocheted! The pattern is Cabled Socks and I just love all the versions I have seen on Ravelry. I only have one done because of course, I have to modify stuff and it takes a little longer but the second one should be done ALOT faster. The yarn is Silk City Bambu 7 and the hook is a 2.55 mm (size 0) steel. Hopefully my photography will improve when I take picks of the pair. :)
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
This is the size 4T version of the Lelah Top (knitting). I've wanted to make this top for myself for such a long time but thought it would look better on my daughter. Took less time and yarn too. :)
The yarn is Elann Sonata in Coffee Bean (2.5 skeins) and I used a size 6 needle. I had to resize the pattern but it was simple enough. Made a gauge swatch and figured out to make 11 repeats of the lace for a 22" chest. Then simple stockinette for the top part with crocheted straps. I added a picot edging to match the eyelet row.
The hardest part of the project was getting my little one to sit still for fittings and then to take the picture. It looks more artistic this way. :)
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Some acrylic and a G hook.
When I showed my daughter the basket, she immediately placed it on her head and said, "Thank you for the hat." Of course I wasn't quick enough to get a picture but you get the idea. :)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
This top is crocheted from the top down with no seams. Just thought I'd experiment with something different. Because it is top down, it was easy to customize the fit. The yarn is Knit Picks Shine Sport in Crocus, 8 skeins. It is a dk/sport weight cotton/modal so the top is pretty light.
Not sure if I'm going to do a pattern for this. Still thinking about it...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I made this top down cardigan for my husband. It was supposed to be for Valentine's Day but things happen. It's only a week late and he loves it.
It is crocheted except for the sleeve and bottom edgings which are 2x2 knit rib. The yarn is Paton's Classic Merino in Dark Grey Mix (8 skeins) and I used an F hook and size 6 needles.
The crochet stitch pattern I used was 'sc in front lp, sc in back loop' all the way across. The texture is fabulous but I can never get the pics to show it right. The neck edging is simple rows of sc and he wanted a zipper.
Doesn't he look happy?
NOTE: I get a lot of requests for this pattern but I DO NOT have a pattern written up for it. It was a one time design customized for my husband. Sorry.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I was at my LYS a few months ago and decided to buy a skein of Classic Elite's Wool Bam Boo. The teal was calling to me and I really wanted to try the 50% wool/50% bamboo yarn. What do you do with only one skein? These fingerless mittens from Knitty.com were perfect. My first knit cables and it was easier than I thought. Love them!
This yarn is TRULY yummy. If price were no object, I'd use it for everything.