Thursday, October 27, 2005
First mittens, what a pain. I still have to finish the thumb on the other hand, it's sitting in my basket waiting for me to feel ambitious, or for it to snow....whichever comes first.
I really like this yarn though, it's SOLO by Bernat...about $5 a ball from Zellers. 2 balls should be enough for these mitts and a matching hat. Check out the grain, there are tiny multicoloured strands in there.
This was my big summer project. I knit this up over 2 months of weekends at Wreck Beach and evenings on my patio.
It's made out of "TLC Amore" (I think) which I picked up at Zellers, 3 balls at $8 a piece...I still have about two thirds of a ball left and am trying to find a use for it.
It wasn't supposed to end up as wide as it is, but once I started dropping stitches the width increased drastically. As a result, what was supposed to be a largish scarf is now a comfy shawl/wrap.
The pictures don't really do it justice, it can look casual or dressy depending on what you match it up with. Goes great with jeans and heels, or a summer dress. I'm very pleased with the end result.
The pattern is from knitty, take a look to at the pictures there to get a better idea of what it looks like.
Okay, this was a gruelling 2 month project with many interruptionsm, but in the end it turned out really well.
My first lace scarf, pattern courtesy of knitty once again, is made up of "Kid Merino" (28% kid mohair, 28% merino wool, 44% micro nylon) by Crystal Palace Yarns.
I purchased one 240 yd ball for about $8 at Urban Yarns (I think it was on sale) I only used just over half the ball and realistically should have made this scarf longer but I just wanted it DONE and off my needles.
...okay so I've been slacking of in the picture taking department. It is difficult to get inspired to take pictures of finished projects when you have such a CRAPPY CAMERA!!! Hopefully that changes soon.
First up, just a few standard scarves.
This one was done in Brown Bernat Velvet, garter stitch on 10 mm needles. Very quick, very easy, but I don't think I'll be using the Velvet again anytime soon. The ends don't weave in very well and the velvet sheds off the ends.
Next we have my pink furry scarf made with the most expensive yarn I have used to date. I saw this Italian yarn at A Touch of Wool and fell in love. It's called "Gracia" (80% nylon 20% rayon), is so soft and gorgeous, and I love the black flecks in it. I love pink and black together. Anyway, I picked up two balls of this stuff at $12 each and made this super long, skinny K2P2 Rib scarf.
The picture's fuzzy but so is the scarf, haha. I've tried to show a close up of the grain so you can get an idea how amazing this yarn is.