Friday, April 27, 2007

My first real sock!

I started this, frogged about 1/4 of one sock, and started again. I'm learning the hard way about how important gauge is for socks.

I absolutely love the colors and patterns in this Crystal Palace Bamboo Wool yarn. I'd get enough for a second pair, but the boys need to eat.. tee hee.

I'll post another picture when I'm finished.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Three new fo's!

It's about time for an update... I can't say that I didn't warn you. As the weather warms we spend more time prancing and playing outside. The downside to our recreation? I spend less time knitting.

I did, however, find time to throw together a new double point needle case. I looked around a bit first, but couldn't find a cute one that was also affordable. I made this standard roll-up case out of three sheets of craft felt.

I finally finished my circle tote. The pattern is available at Leigh Radford's site. It was a PITA, but totally worth it.

I also finished my first no-pattern sweater! I used the basic guidelines for a top-down raglan and incorporated my own shaping on the bodice and sleeves. The Blue Sky Alpaca cotton that I used is awesome... very soft.