Thursday, November 19, 2009

Remember This?

Remember this project?

Helen and I started knitting the diamond lace pattern back in April, and in October I reported that we had completed the set (mistakenly remembering the start date as May - that's how long it took!).

Last night we delivered the finished product to Chloe and Gaspard and took these lovely photos:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

No Sewing!

Stephanie, a knitter after my own heart - who enjoys sewing up knitted pieces as little as I do - has posted a no-sew vest pattern! Here's her post, complete with photo, and here's the pattern (scroll down to Raveneli). Big needles too!

I can't wait to get

Thanks to kcdyer for the dropcap link!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Narnia, Wool and LOLCats

A combination of three things I love, in honour of the (approximate) twenty year anniversary of my reading of The Chronicles of Narnia:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Items!

Here is a random assortment of items that I completed over the past couple of months. The cable hat, the hooded blanket (as modelled by my goddaughter in the post below!), the booties and the hat with the tassle are all variations on patterns I've used before. I especially love that cable knit.

The sweater (a free Bernat pattern) is my new go-to sweater for baby gifting; it's knit all of a piece, so there's (can't decide which is the best feature) less sewing and no armhole decreasing!

The orange afghan is a new pattern (free from the skein of Phentex wool) that, once you memorise it, is a treat to knit - four rows that repeat. Delightful!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hooded Blanket, With Model

Here's the hooded blanket featured in August, as modelled by my goddaughter!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Socks, Again

Stephanie's got some gorgeous photos of socks she recently knitted!
As for my socks...
I agree with her that sock projects are just the right size for carting around and knitting at odd times but there's another major reason some of us - cough cough - don't like knitting socks: you have to make another one exactly the same directly after you've finished! I knit my first sock last month and now I'm suffering from second sock syndrome; can't seem to get started on the pair! It might also have something to do with the size of needles - I used tiny 2.5mm ones; perhaps I'd enjoy the process more if they were bigger and the wool thicker... Or if I could knit both at once! My next pattern will definitely be a two-socks-at-once pattern.