Monday, December 26, 2005

blue shawl

Here's a blue shawl I finished. I saw this yarn at the store and I had never knit with anything like it before, so I picked it up and started. The pattern was simple, just knit one stitch to begin with, then knit through the front and back of each edge stitch until its as long as you want it. It was like 120 stitches for me, so kind of overwhelming. The lace inserts are just k2tog, yo, until the end of the row, so nothing to hard. I really love it. Its been attached to me for awhile now.
I've also found that you can wear it tied around your shoulders, as a head scarf, or tied around the waist. I wonder why one pic is tiled... Anyway, here's the stats: Red Heart Symphony in light blue, size 15 needes, self-designed pattern.

Purse and hat

So, this purse is the product of my first lace knitting and me losing the pattern. The pattern I used, which is most excellent, is from I lost the paper where I was keeping track of the rows, so I decided to finish it off into a purse.

Then, we have my christmas gift to my mum. Another knifty knitter creation because admittedly, I do not actually care if I can knit a hat with regular needles. I did add the bottom solid pink part on with circulars and it rocks, being my first time. Let's see, pink homespun, some random white yarn, and more random creme yarn. Top knit on KK, bottom part knit on circulars in seed stitch. Bow was knit on some needles... I don't remember. Sorry for the dreadful pictures, it appears that someone needs to read thier camera manual.

Christmas presents

This year I went for a totally economical all-knit themed christmas in terms of presents.
[for lorie] scarf, crimson Bright 'n Lofty, size 15 needles, self-designed lace pattern.

[for dad] Scarf, black softee yarn, size 10.5 US needles, self-designed cable pattern

[for hannah] scarf, green bernat disco yarn + waste for trim, size 15 needles, garter stitch pattern

I will post my mum's present soon.

pink scarf, blue-green hat

So these were my first projects. Major ones that don't include tiny squares I guess.
Pink scarf done with size 15 needles and bright 'n lofty:
Blue-green hat, done on knifty knitter, bright 'n lofty:


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