Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Black and blue/red

I've been trying to get my stash more manageable, so I completed 2 sweaters with black accents this year. I've got two more in the works!


And one of my latest sweaters, Mr. Greenjeans #2. It didn't turn out that great - I HATE picking up collars. I can't do it right and they end up way too tight.


This is Safire. Now to finish the others!

Friday, January 26, 2007

We've moved

So, in order to help with your move to the new blogger, I deleted everyone from this blog. If you would like to be added back, please email me and I'll send you an invite. This blog is not dead, honest!

Email me at please!

Sunday, December 31, 2006

The last socks of 2006


The last socks of 2006, and probably the last FO of 2006 - I doubt I am going to finish something tonight.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Black Socks

Before knowing that they needed to be 10.81 inches long, I have decided to knit my father some socks. Good thing I chose Thuja and a worsted weight yarn - I went from this to this:


in one evening.

I love love this yarn, it has an unsurpassed springiness for a worsted weight 1005 merino, very tightly spun, but as usual with STR, I am tepid about the colorway. Heaven would be to have Lorna's Laces colors, I am dreaming of Charcoal, with this yarn.

Monday, December 18, 2006


I found out not so long ago that my sister is allergic to wool. Not unusual I know.
So I hunted around my LYS and found 'Grinasco' 30% alpaca and 10% acrylic.
It's beautiful to knit with and quite chunky a bit like 'Brown sheep pride'.
The pattern is Flora by Kate Kuckro, free from KNITTY.
The only adjustment I made was stitching a few green glass beads into the centre of it.
I've been wanting to make one for myself but I guess it will have to go down on my new projects list for next year.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

I know its not knitted!!!

Death by Asphyxiation...wel not quite but the crochet hook certainly hurt my hands.
Now I think I'm safe posting this here as a certain punk pal might recognize this.
The pattern is from Anti-craft one of Severina's took a few trial and errors working out the right cotton to use and I chose to use a smaller needle size.
I really found it very easy to make and loved how the pattern flowed to make the square motif.
I'll certainly will be making some of these for xmas gifts.
Shannon you should make one.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Black Sweater

Grace, from The Daily Knitter. Made from Schoeller Stahl Portofino (cotton/acrylic/nylon). This turned out much shorter than expected, but this goes with what is "in style" so it is all good. I hated it seaming it up, but it looks nice and casual (and warm) on. It used a lot more yardage of my sub yarn than expected but it was black so reordering was easy. I single croch*t'd around the edge and was too lazy to figure out the "shrimp stitch". I think it looks fine.

Oh, and obviously I had to lighten the photo, couldn't be bothered to change tanks!