Saturday, December 30, 2006

Thor's Basketweave Christmas Socks

They can now be shown in public, since they have been received for Christmas. Trekking XXL with Opal Uni for the trim in black. Simple basketweave stitch.

Birch Leaf Socks

From 'A Gathering of Lace', and designed by Nancy Bush, these are lovely. Knit from Schoolhouse Press Satakielli wool, on #0 dpns, and took forever, since so much patterning was happening at the same time. Each sock was ripped several times and reknit! But I love them and they fit very well.

FLAK Cardigan

From the FLAK group, this sweater is knit from Elann Highland Wool in soft gray. The price was very reasonable, but the yarn is too soft for my liking. I suspect it will not stand up to hard wear, but I don't know that yet.

The colored rubber bands are serving as stitch markers which are color coded to the cables, so that I can keep track of them. I thought I was very clever by coming up with that idea.

Peyote Stitch Bracelets

The pink one looks like the breast cancer ribbon, doesn't it? These were very easy to make and went quickly.

Loopy Bracelet

I started out crocheting this bracelet, but the thread was very splitty and I was having troubles in general. I decided I didn't like crocheting this anymore, and took it apart and made it by beading the entire thing. I am much happier now. Plus I have much more control over the placement and color of the beads.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Beaded Bracelets

Citrus colored bracelet was crocheted. Red fringe bracelet was beaded. Both took about the same amount of time to complete - about a day. I'm liking 'em a lot and wish I could wear them all at once!!!

Plethora of Amulet Bags

A few of the many bags I have recently knit.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Amulet Bag and Contents

This picture displays the card describing the contents with a cute poem, which I found at Ann's Beaded Crochet Amulet Bags but the link no longer works.

Friday, December 01, 2006

First Necklace

Okay, I know the picture is bad, but here it is anyway. My first necklace after the basic beading class on Sunday.

I am enamored of this necklace - I think it's because it reminds me of fiber techniques. It looks great when it's worn, with just a hint of sparkle from the small seed beads and the dangles. More to follow, I'm sure. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Iris Garden Socks for Six Sox KAL Finished

The new sock pattern is going to be published tomorrow and these are done just under the wire! The second sock is much larger than the first because I was trying new techniques. Learned a lot and love the pattern. They will be quite warm as they are stranded. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 20, 2006

Iris Garden Sock in Progress

From the Six Sox KAL, the Iris Garden sock, knit in white Opal and, appropriately, Purple Iris Lorna's Laces! I've had the ya rn forever after buying it because I love iris. But I just knew it would pool and have been trying to find an appropriate pattern for it, and this will do. That is pooling going on in the foot - not stripes.

Knit with #1 dpns toe up and afterthought heel. Notice the braid around the top edge. Quite a lovely pattern indeed. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Back of Amulet Bag

This may show the shape of it better than the front side. Posted by Picasa

Black and Gold Amulet Bag

Once again, my picture-taking skills are not up to the task of showing off this beauty. It is black cotton with gold beads. Lovely. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Bird Foot Socks Completed

Here they are in all their glory! I did not try to match the color striping exactly, as I thought they might be more interesting as fraternal twins. They are slightly too short for my foot because I thought the star toe would be a little longer than it was. But a wonderful pair of socks! Posted by Picasa

Felted Bag with Feathers

Two-color houndstooth plaid pattern with a great feather boa I found at Hancock Fabrics for only $2.99, and I have a lot of the feathers left over!!! I already tested the boa in water to see if it is at all washable and it didn't seem to affect it much.

The bag is from Noni's Bags pattern for the evening bags. It is not currently lined since I was unable to find a suitable fabric on my first try.

It measures a little larger than 8" x 10" after felting.Posted by Picasa

Bead Knitted Seahorse

This creature took an incredible amount of time and skill, with lots of short rows, using #0000 dpns. My first bead knitting project. Picture doesn't do it justice.

Stuffed with alpaca roving which I had left over from a spinning project. Posted by Picasa

Bead Knitted Pendant Bag

Pearl cotton and seed beads in blue iris. About 2" wide and 3" high. Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 02, 2006

Bird Foot Sock

One done. Pattern from Red Bird Knits and is gorgeous.

Knit in Regia navy blue main color and Regia Canadian for the contrast color in variegated blues/greens/yellow, on #0 dpns. Posted by Picasa

Noni Bag

Finished and ready to use.

Lined with black cotton upholstery fabric with Pellon interfacing ironed on to the lining.

The handle in this picture is not showing the true color: black.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

CeCe Sweater

This was made for my mother's 80th birthday using Cotton Fleece yarn - less than 3 skeins - and it fits her beautifully. I don't have a picture of her modeling it yet, but hopefully I will soon and I'll post it then. Everyone in my knitting group LOVED this garment and I feel it was very successful. Posted by Picasa

Aoife's Beaded Socks

For my 10 year old grandaughter's 11th birthday, knit from Sockotta and 6/0 beads. 52 stitches on #0 dpns with the beads inserted via crochet hook at the color changes. SO CUTE!
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Monday, September 18, 2006

Mystery Stole #2 Finished

Finished at long last - blocked out at 22" x 84".

Weight 3.4 oz/ 97 gms in fine 2-ply Australian wool. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Felted Buttonhole Clutches

My normal pattern. Double strands of Cascade 220 and Paton's Classic Merino.

I was unable to locate glass pony beads locally, so decided to try the plastic ones and much to my surprise, they worked out well, and were MUCH cheaper. Got them at Michael's in a mixed bag of colors.

Felted after one complete cycle. including the spin and rinse.

These are destined for my grandaughters. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Yellow Baby Sweater

Dale of Norway baby sweater 3mos. for Kristin's new baby.

Cute little square buttons on it. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Baycation Boat Socks

All three pairs were knit on our boat trip to Ocracoke, NC. Two left socks are made of Sockotta yarn and the brown one is handpaint Opal.

Left: Toe up with Priscilla Gibson-Roberts' short row heel and some little picots on edge. (Cast on 2 stitches and bind off 4 around.)

Middle: My normal toe up dutch heel with grafted cast off.

Right: Maple Leaf pattern from Jeanie Townsend. Knit top down. Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 10, 2006

Clue #1 for Mystery Stole KAL

First 50 rows completed and ready to turn around and work the pattern for the other side. Very fine 2-ply merino yarn in teal worked on #5 US Bryson straights. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Tweaking Flower with Beads

Added a few beads for some sparkle. I think I'm done tweaking the bag and am pretty pleased with it. It is quite thick. Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 26, 2006

Two Socks Finished, But Not a Pair!

Color Blox Sox from Six Sox KAL. The striped is Trekking XXL and the salmon is Lang Jawoll. Knit on #0 dpns, 64 st. I am a toe-up sock knitter, normally, but I have never done the garter stitch cuff, and it is very nice, particularly with striped yarn.

The next sock is the "Fanning the Flames" sock. It fits very well, which suprised me. After knitting half the sock, I realized that I could use both ends of the yarn to knit successive fans, which cut the number of ends to weave in by half! I love it.
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