I made this scarf a few months ago in the hopes of giving it to one of my friends for her birthday or Christmas, but both have passed and I haven't seen her! I guess a scarf is not in the cards. I don't want to hand it to her in May when it's too hot out, so I think I'll just retire it into the pile of good intentions.
I followed the pattern from this website: http://home.earthlink.net/~stillpointmail2/littleleafstripe.html with some sort of amazing yarn that I can't remember. I know it was mostly wool, and it's a bit shaggy. I just bought it because I thought it was the most beautiful color I had ever seen. It's warmer than it appears, really. The pattern called for thinner yarn, but I just used bigger needles with this one.
If I never knit another scarf it will be too soon. Honestly, they drag on forever! And I don't even wear them that often. Plus I own around 7 from when I was learning anyway, so I think I'm all set.
So I knit this sweater up once, found out I made a horrible mistake and had to rip the whole dang thing out. Second time's a charm! This is the Hourglass Sweater pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I love this book!
It's knit with KnitPicks Andean Silk in Slate. Lovely yarn, incredibly warm! But a bit itchy.
There are a few mistakes in there but far be it for me to point them out for you!
I've been trying to use up all the Paton's Merino Wool in my stash since I find that it knots while you knit, there are often pieces of what appears to be straw in it, and it's not necessarily the softest yarn out there. Despite all that it is warm, so I made a pair of mittens out of some of it.
The pattern comes from a little booklet-type thing called Two-Needle Mittens by Nomis. I would have preferred just working in the round but I've got the seaming down pretty well so it's mostly not noticable.
Hope they can inspire someone! It is finally time to start working on cold-weather projects (unless you're smarter than me and started already!) I've been rushing through scarves, hats, and mittens since it's been snowing on and off here in Massachusetts.
I just finished up the beautiful Via Diagonale from Knitty.com
I think it looks a bit like an andes candy (you know, the ones with the stripe of mint between two strips of chocolate?). I love it anyway. I just need to line it with some fabric. I absolutely hate sewing so that part may be put on the back burner for a while.
Inspired by another post where someone stenciled images onto stretched canvas, I came up with my own interpretation (sorry, I can't find the old thread...I'm lost without the search feature).
As an English major, I am obviously a lover of books. So me and my boyfriend (from here on let's call him James, since that's his name) decided we would make some great stencils of our favorite authors. Here they are (in no particular order):
That's Andre Dubus (the first, the great, not that I have anything against Andre Dubus II), Don DeLillo, and Roald Dahl (and if you haven't read his short stories for adults you are sorely missing out).
James finally got his screen printing equipment set up and spent most of the day in the bathroom working this out. The humidity was against us, but I'm pleased with how they turned out. They will soon be proudly displayed in our new apartment.
P.S. If this is in the wrong forum, please correct me!
I was itching for something to do for summer and I have already started a bag, so I decided to give lace a shot! I made this head scarf:
It's just a basic fishtail lace scarf, and I made it short enough so it wouldn't sit on my neck in the back. Well it kind of does in that pic. But when my head is down, normal style, it doesn't. Since you can't see the pattern too well in that photo, here's a pic. of it during the blocking process:
I just used really cheap bargain bin acrylic yarn, and it was really thin. Nice to use when it's 90 degrees out and you want to knit but nothing in the world can get you to pick up that wool bag/sweater/hat you're knitting. Anyone else make something nice and light recently?
I was wondering if anyone in the Beverly/Salem/Hamilton etc etc area is interested in starting up a weekly meeting? I live in downtown Beverly and would love to have a weekly meet-up! I know Abbott yarn meets on Wednesday, and I love the shop! but I would love to go somewhere that everyone could get a cup of tea or coffee or even wine, and just talk/share/knit! (Plus I can put that $5- toward yarn from Abbott instead)
I know there is a monthly meeting at the library (though I haven't gone yet) and a Sunday morning meet-up in Salem, but I am not a morning person! I was thinking something like Tuesday or Wednesday evenings? I am either working or going to school during the daytime, so sometime after 6 would work for me. I was hoping for something local because I don't always have access to a car, and with gas prices so high, who wants to drive anyway??
I also posted this up on the north shore knitters group on yahoo. Anyone interested?
So I am new to knitting (if that's not obvious yet by my name). Well my first project out of scarves was the "basic hat" from Hip to Knit. Unfortunately, the basic hat is not basic enough for me! My hat is much too big and I put the seam on the outside!!: