Thursday, June 21, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
I did the embroidery she suggested and thought it was funny because in the book she says something to the effect of "This embroidery will trick even the most experienced knitter into thinking you have learned some new fancy stitch." (I wish I had the book on me for the full quote.) Well, the first time I wore them to Stitch n Bitch, one of the other knitters asked "Wow, how did you do that? a slip stitch?" So smart that EZ is.
So, they look great and are very functional. I decided not I also really like how she has you decrease for the wrist and then increase back up for the hand. I'm not as fond of the thumb placement because it stretches across my hand too much, perhaps for my next pair I'll place the waste yarn so that the thumb comes out of the side of the glove.
Knit with Mission Falls 1824 wool in Amethyst (cc) and Damson (mc) at five stitches per inch. I used about 1.5 balls of the main color (I have small hands).
Thanks to everyone who provided me with feedback on my last post about my Malabrigo Saddle Shoulder Sweater. I reknit the top and am now just working on the finishing. I'm very happy with how it is turning out and hope to be finished soon.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Anyhow, it's hard to get a photo of yourself spinning and plying, but here's my yarn, now plied and on my spindle. You can see some of the fiber in the background--isn't it just yummy looking?
Here's a close-up of the plied yarn.
Then I wound it up on my niddy-noddy to make a skein
And here is the almost finished product! I still have to set the twist in the plied yarn. Basically that just means wash it and let it dry, but I think I'll save that for tomorrow.
I forgot to take pictures of the fiber before I spun it, but here it is on my spindle.
Then I wound it around my hand using the http://www.mielkesfarm.com/andean.htm> Andean plying method. Basically you wrap the yarn around your fingers...
Then when your fingers get full you slip it around your wrist.
Once you get all the yarn off your spindle and onto your wrist you're ready to ply.
Looks messy, huh? Don't worry, it works out.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
detail of the embossed leaves socks from Interweave Knits winter 2005.
The detail on the heel is nice and I love the way the leaves make the stockinette bottom have a wavy edge.
Aren't they so cute? They are the perfect length. The pattern was easy to follow and memorize so they knit up superquick.
I knit them with the Merino/Tencel blend wool from Mind's Eye Yarn in Cambridge. She has an etsy store if you're interested!
These are a pair of knee socks. I used a basic toe-up pattern and then added increases for the calf. The stripes don't line up but I don't mind.