Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Another one loving the craft!

Patti has recently jumped on the knitting bandwagon, and is happily knitting away with her first skein of yarn. She now knows how to knit, purl, and frog!! Next up, casting on. Keep up the good work, P.

This has been a busy week, and I haven't had much time for knitting. I have to set aside a little time for repair, because the fingerless gloves done in Heavenly mohair, were chewed on by the recipient's pitt bull. Not sure how much I can salvage, not like the dog followed the instructions to chew only along the seam :(

Have a good week!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

click on pics to see the stitches up close :)

Ok, I'm not yet tired of the worsted merino I have stockpiled in my stash. Above are some photos of the Royal Blue colorway I used for the hat and farrow rib scarf for my Dad. Given to him Christmas morning, but have yet to get a picture of him in it. Ok, they do live about 5 hrs north of me, so will have to wait. FOs for 2005.

Then, chose a green colorway for my first Irish Hiking Scarf. This first photo makes the slight blue hints in part of the colorway pop, but it is much more subtle (still lovely) in RL - see second close-up pic. Worked this up on US8 needles. Next IHS - may go wider with another cable added in.
I know it is likely that a sweater may show pilling from this yarn, but these items have held up well. The IHScarf is nearly done now. It will be a gift for a relative.