Monday, March 17, 2008

Easter treats

These little Eastery goods were made of little scraps from the scrap bag. Hailey will get the owlet and I'm not sure who the bunnies are for yet. I may still give one to each of the kids. I have one left to sew up. All of these are quick, easy and take very little yarn.

Fire Queen

Meet Fire Queen. She was a fun knit, made from Crystal Palace Kid Merino (1 ball) and red beads. I really enjoyed placing the beads. You'll have to look closely at the picture to see them. Look for the pattern at winter 2007/2008 issue.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mon Petit Chou

Mon Petit Chou is done. If you want to see an example of the whole thing, you can look at in the pattern archives--they are, um, unmentionables, so I won't be modeling them here : ). The lace also doesn't show when it is layed out flat. So, this is a sample of the lace pattern in the garment. It is made from Cascade Fixation, which is a cotton/spandex blend. I used 104 grams. I would have to say that these are pretty comfortable, though stretchy, so the smaller size might've been better.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Completed Jaywalkers!

My Jaywalkers are done! Amazing the progress I can make when only working on one thing at a time! I used 100+ grams (I think my feet are a little big) of Artyarns Ultramerino 4. I knew I was going to run just a bit short for the toe, so I went looking on ravelry, where I found a lovely person who was willing to send me her leftovers from a project--just enough to finish my toes. I'd have to say, handmade socks are very comfortable and long-lasting! My attention will now turn to Mon Petit Chou, which I should finish in the next day or two.
About that other picture--I know I have some explaining to do : ). I made an exception to my no buying new yarn rule. This is Rhythm by Yarn Treehouse. While we were in Seattle this past weekend, Mark's sister told me about a non-profit yarn shop whose proceeds go to domestic violence counseling. The Rhythm was donated by another knitter and then sold there. People who need counseling also come to the shop to learn to knit and find community among knitters. I loved the concept and wanted to support the place. Since I live far away, the purchase had to be now. So, it was a meditated, intentional purchase that I feel good about. I'll probably be back in Seattle in June and may stop there again. Lovely yarn, eh?