Tuesday, January 29, 2008

History has been made....

I have swatched for a sweater!

This is Cestari Wool 2-ply in Blackberry, a gorgeous blue-purple yarn. I'm swatching for Rogue, a sweater I've always wanted. Since both of the active sweaters on the needles are for Mom and Bernie, I decided to be a little bit selfish and swatch for Rogue. :) You know, so I'll be ready for when I can knit for myself!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Crocus Valley FO!

Pretty reinforced heels:

Feet up on the couch:

This heel has become my go-to-heel. LOVE IT!

Color pooling. I love it!

Knitted on US1s, 76 stitches around, magic loop technique. Yum!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Almost there!

Almost there!, originally uploaded by eksrn2002.

Almost to the toe shaping....

Monday, January 21, 2008

My type of high fiber diet...

Purple Earth, originally uploaded by eksrn2002.

I'm amazed at the quality of picture I got at 4 am... It glows from within, doesn't it?

Claudia's Handpainted Merino
Colorway: Purple Earth

Purchased at http://www.theloopyewe.com

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Saturday Inspirations

Just a few pictures that have inspired me over on Flickr. I'll probably be quiet over the next few days... Getting ready to move out of my apartment and all... :)

1. Veg Bento Box 2/30, 2. green tea and graphite, 3. Claudia Hand Painted Yarn "Lipstick", 4. Spectrum by Loop, 5. Candyland slide, 6. The Dance, 7. Scout, the network guardian kitty, 8. A Verrrrrry spoiled kitty, 9. warm feet, 10. ROY, 11. deceptive, 12. This is my daughter´s bird, 13. Well, what do you keep in your sock drawer?, 14. aran coat, 15. Never Throw Away BMFA, 16. yellow hands - out

Friday, January 18, 2008

Vesper Socks!

I finally finished my Vesper socks! Knitting 96 sts around on US0s takes a LONG TIME!

Beautiful stripes basking in the am light

They were wonderfully comfy at work last night. :)

Gusset detail:

Happy feet!

So, I had to cast on for new work socks. Enter Gypsy Girl Creations Crocus Valley, purchased at The Loopy Ewe.

Decreasing for the gusset:

Cuff pooling (I love it!):

Yummy macro shot:

I think these socks will go pretty quickly. I can't wait to have them on my feet!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Vesper Preview

I'm on a hellish work schedule right now. Three days on, one day off, three days on. My last night is tonight, thank goodness. Wanted to show you all what was going to make me smile at work tonight--new socks!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Eat Your Veggies Everyone!

I finished a pair of socks for my Mom! You may remember these rainbow socks... Well, they developed a hole in them, and I felt the need to knit my Mom a new pair of socks.

Perfect for sitting with your legs up reading the paper!

The yarn is Claudia's Handpainted, in the colorway Eat Your Veggies. Knit using my basic sock pattern, knit on US 1s, 72 stitches around.

Today in fact was a handknit sock day! My Mom with her "Eat Your Veggies..."

And me with my Woolly Boully Brooklyn Candies.

It was a good visit to Vancouver, WA with my Mom this week. :)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Transition Gloves

Finally, the formal FO pictures set. The colors are much more accurate on this series than in my previous post.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments in my last post!

These gloves are designed by ShibuiKnits. Transition Gloves. I knit these in Dragonfly and Mulberry (I had thought I used Peacock, but I didn't). Purchased yarn and pattern via The Loopy Ewe.

They are nice and warm! I wore them last night while I was taking night shots of Seattle during the fireworks show at the Space Needle.

They also kept me warm today while Bernie and I went out trying our new hobby, letterboxing!

Love them. Totally recommend knitting these gloves to anyone. They were a quick, easy knit. Good practice for colorwork!