Thursday, September 22, 2005

Fuzzy Stuff!

I'm knitting my first real lace project! It's a mohair modified "arches and columns" scarf. I didn't much like the stokinette columns so I took two stitches out of every column so now it's arches and.. err.. really skinny columns flanked by eyelets? it's pretty :) BUT the mohair is this weird stuff I got on sale in Japan and is WICKED Itchy! I don't know what to do :( I only have one ball of it, and don't know what else to do with mohair, but I can't imagine wearing it over anything less than a turtleneck!
here's a pick of my measly 3inches of lace so far:

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Rowan Biggy Print Woven Scarf

Two years ago I went to a yarn store in Seattle (Tricoter), one of the most beautiful yarn stores i've ever been to, and I had never seen Rowan yarns before. (This was very early in my knitting career). I bought 3 balls of some alpaca/wool blend that I made the vertical striped scarf in the FO section with, and I bought two balls of Biggy Print in Fiesta (?) and black. They only had about 32 yds each, and were quite expensive, but they were calling to me!
So this is what I did with them!
It's not knit, it's woven, on a big cardboard handloom I made, just like you used to make those woven bookmarks in gradeschool. It worked great! The scarf is about 4.5 ft long and 7 in wide. I could have made it longer if it was thinner, of course, or longer if i alternated the black and the rainbow (i had black left over).
Here it is! I'm going to put a big pink button on it to hold it closed and make it look pretty. I've work it through a winter already, that's why it's a little fuzzy.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Sock and Armwarmer!

I just finished my first sock!
It's a little mini test-sock done in Lamb's Pride sock yarn on size US#1 needles. Damn little thing took forever! Next time I make socks I'm doing it with worsted weight yarn, this teenie-tiny stuffis rediculous! looks comfy though, I'm sure I'll succumb again to it eventually :P
I had no problems at all with this little thing! Easy as pie :) turning heels is fun!
Here it is blocking on my patio.

And here's the first arm warmer to match that plaid hat (I had yarn left).
I took the shape from the "Hurry up Spring Armwarmers", but changed the pattern, obviously.

this is not blocked yet (Nor are the ends even woven in!)
The cable does lie in the center of your hand, it's just doing it in this pic, i don't know why.