Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lacy Silk Top in Teal

This silk noil top is knit in a traditional feather and fan pattern. The yarn is hand-dyed in teal by Blue Heron Fibers, and was purchased at Frivolous Fibers in St. Michael's, MD. The pattern was provided when I bought the yarn.

Monday, August 04, 2008

New Cell Phone Sock

My grandaughter is getting her first cell phone today, so when I showed up at her house wearing my houndstooth cell phone sock around my neck, and she commented on it, I gave it to her. So now I had to make another one, since I use it so much around the boat.

This one was embellished with reverse single crochet around the top and tab, using a single strand of sock yarn. The natural/gray yarn is a heavier wool sock yarn, and I used my handy-dandy mechanical i-cord maker to make the cord. My previous cell sock had a buttonhole to close it all up, but it was a pain to open it up quickly when the phone was ringing, so I opted for a simple cord to wrap around the button once, sort of like one of those envelopes.

I like it.