a fluffy blend of pink superwash merino and chiengora handspun into a 2 ply yarn.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
I'm relatively happy with this one. I think it looks okay and would pass so I've done the write up for the seaming method. For now I will call it complete but I may decide later, when I'm finished the remaining swatches, to give it another go. I wouldn't mind trying another seaming technique to see if I could get rid of the squished look of the stitches in the column of knit stitches that contain the seam. I find it very difficult to avoid that pinched look in the seam. For some reason it does this even though those stitches, prior to seaming, did not appear any smaller than the ones in the other columns.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
And another looking a bit bashful?We'll finish off with an up close look at the heels....just because I love the look of the squishy, cushioned heel done in heel stitch.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I don't actually use place mats on our dinner table, so I decided to make mats for the shelves in this pretty hutch instead. These runner style mats are 11" x 21.5" so narrower and longer than the place mats but very similar in style, also using the same Sirdar Denim Tweed DK woven in tabby at 10 epi.
So far I haven't found a way to easily vary the length of my warp (using a peg method and the one and only place I can set up the loom and the peg), so I warped the loom twice for the set, getting three runners per warp. I'm very pleased with the result. They fit the shelves perfectly.
Hmmmm....now I have my eye on the shelves in my computer hutch.......they seem to be needing a little something.
Monday, January 21, 2008
I found I got the best results by having a knit stitch at each selvedge to be seamed. I knit the strip on the right ending with a k2 to accomplish this and still keep the k1p1 pattern intact across the seam. I'm going to hand this one in, but before I use the seam in an actual garment I would like to do some further experimenting to see if it would work with a tubular cast on and bind off.
Who am I kidding? In actual "real life" knitting (unless there was a really good reason for a seam) I would most likely convert the pattern to knitting the garment in one piece to avoid the seam altogether!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Is 48 too old to be wearing socks with tiger toes?
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Next up? My daughter gave me some awesome Opal "tiger" yarn for my birthday. I'll be getting started on that pair tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Digging through some old pictures this morning I came up with this:
I would have been one week shy of my second birthday here. I'm the second from the right. The other three are my brothers.