Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fetching



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.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Top Down Knit (Purl Stripe) Sweater


I joined the Ravelry Sweater a Month Group and this is my completed January sweater. It is knit top down with a purl stripe every 8th row. The yarn is 2 skeins Patons Classic Merino in Rosewood. I used my size 8 circulars. My knitting improves so much with each sweater.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Two Terry Kimbrough Afghans




I recently made two afghans as wedding presents, one for my brother's fiance and the other for one of my sisters.
Both are by Terry Kimbrough and were in Leisure Arts Leaflet #3001, Absolutely Gorgeous Sentimental Shells. I used Caron Simply Soft for both. The Autumn Red (Lacy Shells) took 5 skeins and the Off White (Shells Galore) took 4 skeins. I ran out of Off White so I omitted an edging repeat. I still like it. :) These were very easy and quick to crochet.