Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Marcel's Hooded Vest

I'd been eyeing this pattern for quite some time.  A baby shower for the soon-to-be-born baby who will live in the flat below us served to be the impetus for me to actually buy the pattern and make it.  I used Cascade 220 superwash so that it's washable.  It was a quick and fun little knit, allowing me to use up some yarn in my stash. Hope that baby finds it useful in the San Francisco weather!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Colorwork and Lace

These are the Bridal Wristers from Norwegian Handknits.  I made them for a younger friend.  They are a great way to get more comfortable and familiar with color work--fairly quick and satisfying.  The book itself is gorgeous and I'd love to tackle lots of the projects inside of it.  I used bits of Shibui Knits sock and cashmere (the tan bits).  The Shibui made two pairs of these wristers, in case you are curious.
This is the Pembroke shawl in Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash Chunky.  It came together quickly and the yarn is soft and squishy!  I did buy the yarn new from Serendipity on Valencia and 19th, but I knit it up almost immediately.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Catching up....

I've been knitting alot and posting here very little, so I'll post a number of projects this time. First, the Tulip baby sweater.  This is made for a soon-to-be-born baby of unknown gender.  I'm so pleased at how it came together, especially because all the yarn was in my stash, with no plans and I had never thought of combining it into one piece before.  I'm happy with the results!
Next, a cowl for Mark from my own hand spun yarn.  This is the first time I've made anything from yarn that I spun myself.
This beauty is the Madelena scarf, from the Louisa Harding Simonetta book.  I just used some mohair I had on hand, but I would love to make this one again.  I loved watching the ruffle emerge.
Some stripy baby socks, using this pattern and, finally,
a baby sweater from some red cotton I had in the stash.  The pattern is the placket neck sweater from Last Minute Knitted gifts.  That's all for now.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A glittery shrug for Mom

I made this shrug for Mark's mom for her birthday. It is cream colored mohair with a little strand of gold in it. I've had it quite some time and got it at the thrift store, so I don't really know what kind of yarn it is. I used the Something Lacy Shrug pattern.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

For Naomi

I've had fun making baby girl things lately. Hopefully Naomi will feel the love! The dress pattern is "Miss Violet" from The Handmade Dress. Sweet and simple!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summer knitting...

This summer was full of adventure for us--a cruise to Alaska and a trip to Denmark and Norway. I did manage to fit in a little knitting, though. First a ruffly scarf made from Red Heart Sashay--quick, easy and an interesting experiment. I just followed the pattern on the ball band.
These Rose Wristers were inspired by my trip to Norway. The pattern comes from "Norwegian Handknits". I found them to be a nice foray into colorwork. I love how colorwork looks, but I'm not sure I'm ready to sign up for anything much larger.
Finally, these fishnet socks got left in Norway with a friend there. In fact, she is modeling them in the photo. The pattern for these is on the Purl Bee blog and I used some leftover yarn from my stash. Hope you all had a nice summer!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Big Lace Scarf

This is the Big Lace Scarf from More Last Minute Knitted Gifts and an attempt to use up a large cone of fall colored wool. It was a quick knit and I've tucked it away until it finds a home.