Thursday, May 31, 2007
This is a scan of the swatch I did for the Lace Chuppah. It's just a small portion of the stitch work in the pattern but you can see some of it up close and also the hint of silver from the carry along yarn. Click the photo to see it bigger.
Monday, May 28, 2007
I received the nicest gift a few days ago from Janet, a scarf kit from Habu. I love it. The color and texture are perfect for my mood. One strand of merino wool and one strand of a stainless steel/silk mix are knit together, the feel is soft with a subtle, almost sticky body and in the grey color it has a chain mail effect. I think I messed up the pattern a bit since I cast on with both yarns and maybe should have only used the stainless steel/silk yarn to begin with. After the knitting is done the scarf is to be slightly felted with warm water and soap. I have mixed feelings about felting hand knitting so we'll see if I complete the final step.
I hope to finish it in a couple of days. It looks great with my faded denim skirt.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Ta da. Witches Britches from Knit 2 Together by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark. Never mind, that I dreamt last night of being at a two-day party of Alice in Wonderland characters. I was Tweedledee being chased by a lion and falling down a pink staircase looking for my key; I think I'll wear these britches!
Modifications: Yarn (Naturelle Cotton from the stash), stripes 6 rows deep, longer leg length, shorter waist (turned down the waistband after short row shaping), and provisional cast on with knitted on border (instead of sewing the border on) and the waistband stitches are sewn down as live stitches.