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How cute are these notecards?!
Excellent photography from a budding photographer. And the crochet handiwork isn't half bad, if I do say so myself.
What a great day to stay in and knit!
I love this Phildar magazine (Irlandais Winter 03/04). After three years the patterns don't look dated at all. There are at least three more patterns I want to knit from this magazine.
The pieces were finished in May and sat around all summer. I was dreading the seaming. I managed to overcome my fear and it was pretty painless to seam. There are no buttons. I am thinking of using it as an office sweater; anyone working in a cubicle knows those drafts can be chilly regardless of the outside temps.
IK Spring 2006 by Kathy Zimmerman. Cascade 220 color 9345. I can't remember if there were any modifications. It was four months ago.
Rowan has come to their senses. Though, Roam is basically a saddle blanket. It freaks me out looking at it. Leah Sutton, the infamous R2 designer, can actually design a decent looking garment. I especially like her design in VK. My goal this fall/winter is to knit a Kaffe Fassett sweater.
Fucked up the pattern here by omitting two knit rows!! Yes, I have already bound-off the back piece and have knit the front pieces to up to this row.
Think I will lay this aside and start on Salina from Rowan Vintage Knits. The weather has cooled down and working with wool sounds very appealing right now.
One step forward, two steps back. Trying to be efficient by knitting front pieces at once and ended up frogging down to the ribbing. Takes more concentration than expected. Very hard to watch foreign films and knit this pattern because I keep missing pieces of the dialogue when I have to look down to count stitches or to cable over two stitches to the right and to the left.
My first amineko. Yes, there is going to be another one. Too cute not to have another one. I'm considering calling him Coco or Cyrus. Cyril? Clark?
The search for the plastic beads, also know as those things that Beanie Babies are stuffed with, was impossible. Joann's, no. Michael's, no. Then a light came on: Goodwill. Yes, there was a whole shelf of Beanie Babies people no longer wanted and for me buy for $1 each.
Still here. It has been easier for me to upload photos to Flickr than to blog lately. This is a stash buster from Bergere de France, my new Phildar since I can't find the free patterns on the redesigned Phildar site. It is knit with DB Wool/Cotton in navy.
It's just about done. Just a few more ends to weave in. Overall fun jacket to knit up. The bobbles were fun to work on . The only disappointment is the collar I worked them separately and one side came out looser than the other, so it's not symmetrical as I like. I'm trying not to think about it or else I will be tempted to frog and reknit that loose side. I used Schoeller Bermuda in Linen Biege. The gauge was a bit off but worked out okay since my frame is small. I like this yarn (a combination of cotton/acrylic) and hope it holds up well with wear and cleaning.
Pattern: Gilmore Vest from Fable Handknit.
Needles: Addi #5
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Cotton Patine color#08 (I don't recommend this yarn. The color bleeds. Not only did the color rub off on my hands while knitting the color ran when I blocked it. So the collar and armhole ribbing is darker than the body. Also, on the seams the color has faded from handling. A close inspection it has this pigment dyed look to it.)
Started: April 28
Finished: May 7
My efforts in the Trellis scarf. Knit with Misty Alpaca Lace in a seafoam green-blue color. Looks nice against the chocolate brown, no? Lace knitting is like one of those science toys you put in water and a few hours later it is ten times the original size. Dressing lace is like the same... maybe it's not ten times its knitted size, but you get me.
I can't decide whether to use this fabric for a throw pillow or a tote bag. It has a linen like weave with embroidered circular bursts of red, black. cream and orange, and a greyish print of the the same design. I bought one and a half yard of red microfiber to match. Though I think the matching red is suitable for the back side of a pillow, black microfiber would coordinate better with the fabric if it is to be made into a tote.
Just finished the Trellis scarf. Not my best effort. I got a little sloppy in the middle and towards the end. Was just wanting it to be finished!! Eunny described it accurately when she said lace knitting is a Sisyphean effort. No kidding.
These are cool and if they came in red I would like them even more. They are the poor man's Jonathan Adler pottery. This is the year I declutter; I am resisting all the siren calls to bring in knickknacks, candles, cooking tools, etc. (yarn is excluded, of course), so I forced myself to pass on the vases when I was at Ikea last weekend.
Woot! Woot! My first Adrienne Vittadini pattern completed from the Spring 05 book. I am surprised that the pattern worked out as well as it did considering the many disasters that came before. I have started many a patterns from the AV books and for some snaffu with the yarn substitute I used it never worked out. This one was knit with Elan's Baby Cashmere. Doubled for the body and single strand for the sleeves. It is the same color as my Lace and Tuck Ensemble. Didn't plan to knit two of the same colors in a row but this diagnal stitch pattern was sitting around waiting to be finished and I was on roll with the Lace and Tuck. Now I'm on a roll with AV patterns because I have two more on the needles.