Saturday, May 31, 2008

I started a sock out of the Sweet Georgia Bluebird (the Superwash Sport Sweet Georgia).

I ended up not loving this cable, and I ran out of yarn. I ended up ripping out and just working a pair of stockinette toe up socks.

This is all the yarn I ended up having left. Yeah, that's a stitch marker next to the teeny tiny ball.

I also finished a pair of socks for Bernie. Think he likes them? :)

And I started a new pair of socks for Bernie out of Socks that Rock in mediumweight, the colorway is Farmhouse.

Here's some Eye Candy for your Sunday!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Another FO!

I started this knit when it got to hot to work on the Gathered Pullover!

It's the Shetland Triangle from the book, Wrap Style.

I knitted it in Blue Sky Alpaca Silk in this silvery gray. I used about 5 skeins total.

I purchased these skeins during a store closing and they've been marinating in the stash for a few years.

Many thanks to Bernie again for taking another great FO photo shoot! :)

I'm very happy with how this turned out!

I'm thinking of knitting another one of these for my wedding next year with handspun! :)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

In Cannon Beach

Rabbit Yawning, originally uploaded by eksrn2002.

New knit started.

Bunnies, bunnies, everywhere! :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Knitting Along...

I have been somewhat of a knitting fool! :) I've been knitting on a Gathered Pullover. I had to adapt the pattern, as the gauge of my yarn, Elsabeth Lavold Classic AL to the pattern. I'm using a US 6 to knit.

However, I attempted to try it on and it looks like it might be too big. I'm going to finish the body of the sweater and try it on before I decide to rip it out.

I absolutely love the cable and the color of the sweater. Yummy!

I've also been knitting on a pair of socks for Bernie.

One down, one to go! These are knit toe up, in Claudia Hand Painted fingering yarn.

One of my latest guilty pleasures:

Cold cranberry raspberry juice enjoyed in the am. Yum!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Evolution of Handspun

I didn't realize how much I evolved in my spinning until I saw this progression of skeins I've made...

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Rogue is FINISHED!

And I went crazy with the FO pics! Warning, picture heavy post!

I finished sewing the sleeves, just today. All in all, it took me about 2 months to knit this sweater. I'm hoping the next will take a shorter amount of time.

I knit this using a yarn I found in Las Vegas. It's Cestari 2-ply wool. I ended up emailing them to order more skeins, since the Las Vegas store only had 5.

I loved knitting the cables on the hood. Following the chart, and keeping track made it super easy. I honestly was expecting it to be a lot harder. If you're intimidated by Rogue, don't be! A highlighter will be your best friend!

I think I did an decent job grafting the hood. The puckering on the underside in this picture is the only thing I don't like about Rogue.

Overall, I'm very happy!
The sleeve cables were fun too!

I ended up finishing it on a great day to wear it! It was cool and rainy in Seattle today!

Now for some cable pr0n. :)

It's a winner!