Friday, April 27, 2007

Out With The Old :: In With The New

Out: Halter Dress from Vogue Knitting Holiday 06:

As much as I love the design of this pattern my silly decision of a yarn choice managed to end this project prematurely. The CaraMia yarn was to drapey for the pattern and with the weight of all the knitting my dress sagged and as a result my gauge was scarily/crazily off. I might tackle this guy again sometime with a more suitable wool yarn.

In: Thermal From Knitty Winter 06:

The too-good-too-be-true price of Merino Bambino at my spotlight store prompted me start this sweater. I really like the design and the the low scoop neck so you can wear a matching (or contrasting) singlet underneath. It might take some time to get used to going back and forth from 15mm needles (for my twinkle) to 3mm needles, but I am assured all the time is well worth it! wish me luck!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Lotsa socks

When I agreed to knit my Nan and Pa some socks as long as they bought the yarn, I don't really think I knew what i was getting myself into. Observe:

Nan and Pa got very excited as you can see and bought home no less than enough yarn to make several pairs of socks. I really do love knitting for my grandparents (or parents, family and friends for that matter) I love the look on their face when they see a completed object and when the try it on and wear it proudly for the first time. Nothing beats that.

Here is "Skinny Thuja" based on the stitch pattern of Thuja (Which has saved me many times) only in a smaller gauge.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Things are peachy

Whoopie! My Twinkle Handknits Soft Chunky yarn is finally here! the colour is peach #15
I couldn't resist:

Best Friend Cardigan, here i come!

Friday, April 13, 2007

More Twinkle

My Twiggy tunic's gorgeous rosebud vine and cable pattern:

Thanks to some encouraging people I gave in and bought enough Twinkle Handknits Soft Chunky to make this cutie:

The correct answer gets a gold star and if you guess the colour you are physic ;)(there are 27 of them!)

I have a feeling you will be seeing a lot of knitted socks in posts to come.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Monday, April 2, 2007

Starting and Finishing

Since my last post I have finished my caliometry headband:

An felted ipod nano sock for a friend:

Started a Twiggy tunic out of the deep purple freedom wool I bought:

And have recieved some fabulous new yarn!

Rowan Polar (discontinued) in a pinky-purplish colour 'Frizzle' which I was planning to use as a sub for Twinkle soft chunky, but alas, it doesn't work! *I give up* trying to find a good sub I think i will just splurge and buy the reccomended yarn! I mean, If wenlan Chia uses it for all her designs it must be alright?