Friday, November 30th, 2007
Tags: Ideas & Inspiration, Project Spectrum
1. Snuzzle, 2. self portrait, 3. yawn, 4. Row of Bottles, 5. Best Friends, 6. new hat day, 7. Lattice Cami Front, 8. evening clutch, 9. Felted Sweater Knitting Basket, 10. MACAU road trip #03, 11. Moo! 1, 12. Cephalopods on Parade no. 7, 13. BladmÃ¶nstrad sjal, 14. Dendrite I, 15. chubby CX plane, 16. coasters
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Sunday, February 11th, 2007
Tags: Fair Isle, In Progress, Mittens, Project Spectrum, Projects
I’ve only got one project on the go that’s primarily grey. I’m thinking of doing something in a charcoal colour, but no yarn yet purchased.
I started this mitten a little while ago and I got about 4/5 of the way through the first mitten when I decided that it wasn’t going to work. The intent was to use a self-striping yarn for the dominant colour and a background of grey, but because the self-striping went from really dark to really light, it left some grey in the middle that just didn’t pop out enough and the result was more random than I liked. It also striped too quickly; I was hoping for colour changes every 3 or 4 rows, but I got changes every row. On top of that, the yarn was acrylic and it didn’t look like it was going to look nice without blocking, which is not too easy with acrylic. I still love the way it looks and I’m really proud of the pattern I managed to come up with, so this will definitely be a project for the future. Just not with these particular yarns. I may pick up something from Knitpicks to do this up.
Saturday, February 10th, 2007
Tags: Project Spectrum
This was my first ever project with natural fibers. It was the most gorgeous creamy merino that cost around $10 per 50g ball. Oh dear lord, but it was worth it. I hope.
Once I’m done frogging the creamy silk sweater I bought a few months ago, I’ll be knitting this bad boy. The yarn I’ll eventually end up with is a 2-ply fingering weight, but I’m going to double it up to make it a bit stronger and thicker, the side benefit being that I don’t have to modify the pattern.
Thursday, February 8th, 2007
Tags: In Progress, Mittens, Project Spectrum, Projects, Slippers
Laura at affiknitty reminded me that Project Spectrum is in full swing with blues, whites and greys this (di-month? bi-month? twi-month? If every three months is a quarter, can I call two months a sixth?) sixth. Fortunately, I’m knitting some blue slippers and a grey stranded scarf so I followed the rules without even realizing. To “start off” the month (I’m always a little late), here’s my blue knits from the past, the present and the future. (No ghosts, though.)
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