Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hot Pink Turkish Socks

This is another stashbusting project, but I'm really happy with the finished socks! I did not have a whole lot of the dark burgundy yarn, after finishing a pair of socks, but I thought I would have enough for at least the leg and maybe more. I finished one leg of one sock, and then started the second. I could see that there would be enough for heels, so did one, and then the other, and then I could see there was enough remaining for some detail at the toe. These are from Red Bird Knits . The pattern is called Istanbul, and is just one of her many lovely patterns.

The sock is knit with 72 stitches on #0 dpns. I used Lorna's Laces sock yarn for the hot pink and some other yarn, I forget which, for the burgundy.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Peachy Burgundy Toe-Up Socks

Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Cotton Tip & Top Color, color 4076, and is part cotton and part wool. It feels very nice.

Toe-up with dutch heel on 64 stitches. Leg is done in 2x2 garter stitch rib with last inch in normal 2x2 rib.

Gathered Wire Choker

I took a class at Star's Beads in Vienna, VA recently, and completed this wonderful necklace. We had a fabulous time creating and our instructor, Linda Lumbert, was inspiring. I purchased the lampwork beads online.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Coronet Hat

Boating season is starting up and my knitting is going to be primarily socks, since that is the most portable and small. But in the meantime, here is a hat, Coronet Hat from, for one of my granddaughters (whoever likes the color better - I will do a second one in a different color). I used Cotton-Ease for the first time after hearing that a lot of other knitters liked it, and I have to say that I am pleased with it. It wasn't to painful for my hands to knit like some non-wool yarns, and it stood up to machine-washing and drying and still feels soft. I knit this up as a large swatch, really, to see if I liked the Cotton-Ease, and now I think that when I buy more yarn, I can safely use this. The stitch definition is quite good and there are some nice colors available.

Now, which one of the girls wants this?? Hmm.....