Friday, July 29, 2011

Getting there...

slowly but surely. Have a few more finished items.

Firstly Wispy Cardi by Hannah Fettig in Iris Madeline Tosh Lace. This one has taken a while because I truly didn't think it would look good on me. Fortunately I was wrong and have been surprised at how well it fits. Will be wonderful for the transitional seasons or on a  cool summer's night.

 Next in line is another pair of Classic Ribbed Socks by yours truly in Limpopo Hedgehog Fibres Sock yarn. I love the ribbed pattern and think that it makes the best sock. They don't fall down and they don't bunch under my feet plus they stretch. Everything you want in a sock. I do play with patterns but the socks that get pulled out of the draw first are always the ribbed ones.

And just for something a little different, a spinning FO. This is Hedgehog Fibres 50% Silk and 50% Merino. It is spun as a lace weight and yielded 700 metres in 118grams.

Next I hope to show off my Bridgewater Shawl.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Baby Suprise Jacket

I've finally finished my first Baby Suprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

This is a pattern that I have always wanted to try but never quite managed to get around to trying. It is one of the most ingenious patterns I have ever worked with. You are knitting and knitting trying for the life of you to work out how this knitting is going to resemble a jacket. Then there is the 'click' moment when the knitting hangs off the needles just so and voila. It is a jacket. How EZ ever came up with this pattern I'll never work out but it is just ingenious.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More FOs

Few more finished items.

Up first is my Stainless Mohair Scarf

The pattern is MoonLight by Grace Mcewen. However I only used the lace pattern to make a scarf rather than a shawl. With only one ball of Rowan KidSilk Haze and one cone of Habu Silk Stainless Steel I only cast on 41sts and knitted till I ran out of yarn. Next time I'm going to have enough of each yarn to make the shawl as I love the pattern and yarn combinations.

My second finished item is another Noosa Sunset Shawl, my own pattern.

Thought it was time I had my own. Still love making this. So simple and this time I didn't block the shawl so as to have a gentle curve at the bottom rather than a point.