Friday, November 30, 2007

Norwegian Teddy Bear Cardigan

Just in time for the cooler weather, Mr. Teddy models his smart cardigan.

Tornado Toggle Clasp

I took an online class from for this toggle clasp technique, and I'm very pleased with the course and the instructor. This is my first attempt and was a lot of fun to do.
I highly recommend this course!!! There are two pieces in the picture, in case you can't figure it out: the toggle and the ring. Since they aren't attached to anything yet, it may cause you some confusion!!

Colors of the Rainbow Bracelet

Sterling silver handforged links with gorgeous handmade (not by me!!) lampwork beads.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Teddy Bear Norwegian Cardigan

This is a steeked, stranded Norwegian cardigan for my granddaughter's stuffed animal. I'm using my own personal teddy bear as a model, but he doesn't look so happy. It must be because the sweater is not finished yet, don't you think?
I'm making this sweater up as I go, using traditional Norwegian techniques, and untraditional Lion Brand Vanna's Choice acrylic yarn leftover from alligator scarves. The neckband is the only remaining part to be finished now. I even found yellow buttons to match in my button stash.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Grape Cabled Cardigan

This is the cardigan I am knitting for the final project of The Knitting Guild of America's course Finishing Techniques. The yarn is Louet Gems Merino Sport weight in grape, and is wonderful yarn, but very springy so that the ribs really contract. It does stretch alright but I'm wondering about blocking it. Time will tell. The pattern has the cables on the center front and just ribbing everywhere else, and is a V neck. It calls for 6 buttons but I may put in more, simply because I don't want the closing to gap. The pattern is free from Garnstudio web site:

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Black and White Bracelets

More of the twisted wire bracelets. These bracelets are better if worn in the summer, when there are no coats to cover them up and catch.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Pink Wuxi Scarf

This is the most amazing silk and merino yarn ! I bought it in Baltimore a couple of weeks ago during a boating trip, and have been anxiously awaiting inspiration. The scarf is from Victorian Lace Today, and was a very quick knit. Can't you just see how it glows from within??

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Bronze Age Wire Bracelet

This was so much fun to make. I had a little box of mixed beads and found the perfect colored wire to go with it, and twisted away.

These are also the first pictures taken with my newly purchased light tent. I have a feeling a new camera is in store for me soon too, as my current little camera's battery is failing, and it's expensive to buy a new one. The camera is a SONY Cybershot, and is quite a few years old, but just keeps taking great pictures.

Wire Bracelet

This has a core of 10 mm periwinkle beads on a nylon C-lon base, with 2 crocheted wire and bead strands twisted on it, and then a final strand of strung beads on wire twisted around that.