Saturday, June 19, 2010
This time I am posting the progress and finished photos together since this knitted up so quickly. It is the Saroyan pattern. I used 354.3 yards of Cascade Yarns Dolce in medium blue on size US 9 needles, and the finished size is 81" x 10". It only took 2 days to knit - it really flew off the needles! The color is most accurate in the progress photo.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Work in Progress Picture
I finished a Test Cardigan for a Baby Girl (who is yet to be born). I knit it with KnitPicks Stroll Tonal in Springtime colour which is very beautiful yarn and the varigation was perfect for the little cardi. It took a little less than 100gm (about 400 yrds).
Jill (jaerrt on Rav)
Here is my Haruni, finished and (finally) blocked. I love, love, love this pattern, although it is a major pain to block. I used 694.4 yards of JaggerSpun Maine Line 2/8 in apricot using US 5 needles. The finished size is 59" x 29". I can't wait to wear it! (I have uploaded photos of the shawl blocking as well as the completed shawl so you can see the shape.) I am very happy with this and can't wait to wear it.
So far this summer my focus has been has been participating in the farmer's market. I have doing o.k. for a small town market.
This month I have been making socks, because I have been most successful items.
First I crocheted these pineapple tube socks. I still had plenty of cotton fingering yarn I bought over 10 years ago, so I used it in these socks.
Next I knitted these socks using snowflake wool yarn:
Finally I am currently crocheting these socks:
Thursday, June 17, 2010
About to cast on the 2nd sock so Fred can wear these to a fly-in on the 27th. Then he wants a 2nd pair with the 2nd skein using dark blue in place of the orange. The good thing is that he does like feeding my yarn addiction since he loves wearing socks made especially for him. :)
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I found out that Fred will be teaching a course in Darwin next month and will be wearing Bermudas in the usually 88F tropics. I dyed this knit picks bare yarn with Wilton's copper and brown and decided it would work with a skein of mini-mochi Rainbow. I have a 2nd skein and will use it with blue on the top and bottom of the sock. We live on the "Rainbow Coast" and Fred loves the idea of wearing these when he teaches experimental plane maintenance procedures. He has many other airplane socks as you know. :) The pattern is Anne Hanson's Gridiron. I will finish these 2 pairs of socks in the middle of the UFO KAL projects which are on hold for now. I did finish the Tanta shawl and have to take a pic of it blocking. I know I NEED some more mini-mochi. Love that yarn! I started this sock in the morning and couldn't stop knitting because the colors are so gorgeous and I just kept going. It is quite addictive. One skein will easily make 2 cuffs.