Thursday, January 26, 2012

Norwegian Star Cap

I have been in a hat-knitting mood lately, and this was the first one.  The yarn is handspun from a colorful batt which has been in my stash for a while.  I didn't like the colors as they seemed somewhat disconnected and didn't flow well, so I spun the black/taupe and then spun the lavender to brilliant blue.  I had in mind some sort of stranded hat.  I am so pleased at the outcome.  I used a pattern from "Hats On" by Charlene Schurch, and I want to make a lot more from that book.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Aqua and Copper Peapod Necklace

I finally got around to applying the patina to this necklace.  I am very fond of it.  When I was crafting it, I found that if the torch got too close to the beads, they would shatter!  I think they were not annealed properly, if at all.  I love the organic shape.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vintage Cardigan Completed

Here is the cardigan I have been knitting for the last month and it is finally finished.  I bought the buttons at ACMoore and they are okay, although I'm not totally thrilled with them.  The yarn is alpaca, wool, and angora and is just lovely to work with.  Great stitch definition.  I will see how it holds up to wear though as angora does tend to felt somewhat.

I am thrilled with the finish on this cardi.  All the little details are so interesting to me, and I am also happy with the finishing I did on this.

The pattern is from Interweave Knits, Spring 2005, and is the Vintage Pink Cardigan.  The color in this post is more true to life than the previous post.  It is called Peapod and does resemble that color!!