Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Blue Mist-ery

This Wednesday, I have a mystery project knit in Wool-Ease Blue Mist.  I love the color of this yarn and I am loving this project so far.  I'll share more details once the project is complete and gifted.
 My attempt at a close-up of the beautiful cables.
 I have a serious problem where I start gift crafting about a month before it's all due.  
Wish me luck.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Pink Star Blanket

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My friend is having a baby shower really soon, so I am making her a star blanket.  She is having a girl, hence the pink star blanket was born.

Pattern:  Star Blanket
Hook:  H
Yarn:  acrylic for easy washing

Monday, May 12, 2014

Inspiration at the Seattle Art Museum

Oiling by Faig Ahmed
I am so inspired by this rug that I saw at the Seattle Art Museum this weekend.  I think this idea of going from a very structured design to a more abstract one could work really well in a loom beaded bracelet.
I need to start designing!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Isabella Bonnet

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Pattern:  Isabella Bonnet
Yarn:  Vanna's Choice
Needle:  US 5 Circular
I am working on this hat for my mom's friend's granddaughter.  I am debating whether or not to add a stripe of another color.  Here are the yarns that I have available.  What do you think?  Should I stick with solid pink or add one of the other two colors in a stripe?
 What are you making this week?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Weekly WIPs: Crocodile, Feather and Fans

Even though these are not FOs, I am still linking up with Tami today :)

Pattern:  My own - Feather and Fan Cowl
Yarn:  Random 70's looking acrylic
Needles:  Size 11

I needed an easy travel project since my crocodile stitch shawl is getting a little too big to throw in my purse.  I also needed a break from the shawl occasionally, so I started a cowl.  I am knitting it flat in one of my favorite stitches, feather and fan, over a multiple of 24 stitches. I think it looks good so far.
 Pattern:  Triangular Crocodile Stitch Shawl
Yarn:  unknown natural fiber
Hook:  I
This shawl is so much fun.  I am unsure how big to make it, as I am sure it will need some serious blocking and will grow in size.  I have been thinking about blocking what I currently have just to see how large it really is, but I am feeling so unsure.  The color is not clear in this picture, but it's tweedy green color with flecks of red and white.  I love it so far.
What have you been making this week? What do you think about blocking a project before it is complete?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Crocodile Stitch

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I've been trying out the crocodile stitch this week. My first attempt refused to lay flat.  I kept looking at pictures online and thinking "That's not what mine looks like."

Hmmmmm, what was I doing wrong.  I searched and searched... until finally I discovered that crocodile stitch requires a larger hook, just like amigurumi are best with a smaller hook.
I started over with some much thinner yarn and an I hook.  With blocking it should lay flat perfectly.  Yay! It's such a fun technique!  I am working on this pattern and hoping to be finished by the end of the week :)

Have you ever tried crocodile stitch?  What is your favorite pattern for this stitch?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Christening Gift for the Twins

Pattern:  Migi The Whale
Hook:  F
Yarn:  Caron Simply Soft
Meet Migi.
He really wanted to take a dip in the pond.
Thankfully I stopped him at the last minute.
His elephant friend was there, too, wanting a drink from the pond.
They are soaking up as much sunshine as possible before the cold trip to Illinois.
Migi and Nellie will be travelling together with some scarves and mittens for my twin nephews.
Hook:  H
Yarn:  Caron Simply Soft

What are you making this week?