Sunday, December 30, 2007

Drops Cardigan 66-6 Finished

I am a contortionist now, after taking my own pictures in the mirror. I'm not unhappy with them either, and the sweater cabling shows up nicely. The cardigan took almost 7 skeins of Louet Gems Merino sport weight in grape. The yarn is fantastic and has wonderful stitch definition, and is also machine washable and dryable. Not important for a garment for me, but for others, it would be.

This is the final project for my correspondence course from The Knitting Guild of America's Finishing Techniques. I learned whole lot and now have a wonderful notebook of samples and notes for my further study. I am now the queen of mattress stitch!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Felted Squirrel

Okay, everyone knows how I love acorns, so is this such a surprise? He came out really cute, even though he is quite stout. It must be those large acorns which cause his obesity!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mr. Mio Sock

Mr. Mio, our trusty portable GPS, needed a covering to keep him safe from scratches when being carried about. I used my sock-knitting prowess to design him a warm sock. The sock begins with a garter stitch bottom knit flat, and then picked up all around and knit until long enough. There are a couple of rows of garter stitch edging before binding off most of the stitches and then continuing on for the little button strap. It fits a multitude of electronic devices too.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Copper Tornado Toggle Clasp

This is the second tornado toggle I have created. Since I have no immediate plans for this toggle clasp, I thought I would leave it simply copper-colored, with no contrasting crystals. The technique is pure fun.