Posts filed under ‘Finished!’
I love this skirt!Habu Textiles Kit A-84
It drapes and moves beautifully and feels fantastic.
The pattern calls for a drawstring at the waist, but I added a studded skinny belt instead.
The skirt is knit with two yarns held together; it comes on one cone of a-1 tsumugi silk and one cone of a-32 silk mohair, with no knots.
I would have LOST MY MIND if I had had to try to find and count the 47 decreases on each panel of this tweedy mohairy knit!
I ran a light colored thread through the edges before soaking so it would be easier to put in the blocking wires when it was all dark wet silk and mohair.
I made a template for the pieces to simplify blocking.
I used two blocking wires at the hem, one through the main fabric (two yarns held together) and a second wire through the mohair/silk single border.
Northcott fabric from Stash Quilt Shop
Cold frosty morn.
That roof is RED.
A good day to take wool hat photos.
Continuing the Madelinetosh Love I even used a Madelinetosh pattern.
Fabric from Stash Quilt Shop in Columbia City
love love love madelinetosh!
They really are the same length, they aren’t pulled up evenly!
A toe up pattern with a clever attractive heel, it makes me smile to think of it. The cable design is pretty and skillfully adapted for knitting in the round.
eliminated the twisted stitches on the heel for a smoother fit at a high friction location
made the ribbing more ribby, for a more elastic fit
Oh my goodness, it’s been a year since I started these on our trip to Yakima for produce!
Blue Moon STR lightweight in Rook-y with Haida heels and toes.
One hank of STR lightweight is not quite enough for DH size 11 feet so I used extra from another hank for heels and toes.
These weigh in at 135g, they could be made a little shorter with one hank at 128g.
This year’s haul from Yakima (there’s another layer under there!):
winter onions, plums, watermelons, jalapenos, tomatoes, peaches, tomatillos, eggplants
Dragon Skin I received a request from my DD for something to wrap up in while studying in bed. Shibui Baby Alpaca DK in color Wasabi
from Barbara Walker’s A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
This is a good non-curling stitch pattern.
OF COURSE, I want to support Studying.
Especially since I am paying for it.
Especially if it involves knitting.
4 skeins from Knit Purl in Portland
knit on US6, finished size: 18″x62″
I received a request from my DD for something to wrap up in while studying in bed.
Shibui Baby Alpaca DK in color Wasabi
DH likes the hiking socks I’ve knit for him and he finally convinced me to knit a pair for myself:
Blue Moon Socks That Rock Mediumweight
colorway Braun’s Woods
I am still trying to decipher what a sock will look like from looking at the STR hank.
Braun’s Woods in a hank & Braun’s Wood in a sock
Took the new socks huckleberry picking.
The huckleberries were pretty good, not the bonanza we enjoyed last year. The blueberries weren’t quite ready, I hope we can get back up there in a couple of weeks.
DD emailed this hat picture, taken with her cell phone, and asked if I could knit one like it for her:
Colinette Jitterbug in Morello Mash from Knit Purl in Portland
DD says it’s “AWESOME!”
Vogue Oversize Lace Top by Deborah Newton I started this last year on a vacation in Canada with yarn bought on a previous trip to Canada and finally finished it on this vacation in Canada. Modifications: added shaped ribbing sleeves instead of the straight 1.75″ of ribbing border For the neck bind off, k2 p2tog all around on larger needles so it would lay nice and flat.
in Butterfly Super 10 cotton, color 3834
I wove in the last end while waiting in line at the border!
Well, I had to stop briefly to chat at customs but finished within a mile after passing through. It had been sitting for a while but, I forced myself to weave in the ends by not taking any other knitting in the car with me for a 3.5 hour drive.
knit small size so it wouldn’t really be “oversize”
shortened the ribbing and the whole sweater
left out the “eyelet” row in the ribbing
Vogue Oversize Lace Top by Deborah Newton
I started this last year on a vacation in Canada with yarn bought on a previous trip to Canada and finally finished it on this vacation in Canada.
added shaped ribbing sleeves instead of the straight 1.75″ of ribbing border
For the neck bind off, k2 p2tog all around on larger needles so it would lay nice and flat.
Shibui Sock yarn from Knit Purl in Portland:
Shibui Sock yarn color 229 Mulberry
Shibui Sock color 229 Mulberry
with a bit of Blue Moon STR in Star Sapphire
The STR trim is leftover from another pair of mitts; they were much loved and appreciated and when one got lost, the only consolation was a new pair.