Saturday, September 20, 2008

Birthday Girl!

Today is my birthday! Happy 25th to me!

Friday, September 12, 2008

On Fire! (Okay, Nothing's Really On Fire....)

That's just the name of my WIP wrap. I'm working on another Weekender Lace Wrap. For this one, I'm using Crystal Palace Panda Wool Print.

I love how easy this pattern is to follow. It quickly becomes "mindless knitting."

Here's how it's looking so far. The colorway is called Red Cinnamon.
DSC01812.jpg picture by wanderingsoul920

Monday, September 8, 2008

Strawberry Lemonade!

I finally finished my Endpaper Mitts (pattern here). I titled them Strawberry Lemonade because of the colors that I chose. I used Bernat Baby Solid. The colors look very similar, I know. That wasn't my intention, but sometimes you never know how colors are going to look once they're knit together in close proximity of each other.

I made this mitt first. It's even and nice. Why is that? After each round I spent time untwisting the yarns! That did not turn out to be the most enjoyable thing to do, but I continued with it because, well, it was working. The mitt was getting done and it looked nice.

This mitt was the second one. To make this one, I used the combination knitting method. The yellow is quite loose, as I was holding that yarn in my left hand and I am right handed. It doesn't look as nice as the first mitt, but you can see the pattern a bit better.

And here's a close up of the pattern.
What I learned from this pattern: Italian tubular cast on, kitchener rib bind off, color work, combination knitting.

And on a side note: I was unable to reach my goal of having the first knot done on my stole, but I was okay with it. I *am* closer to finishing it though.