Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Yarn Name: Mosaico
Content: 45% Nylon, 30% Cotton, 25% Acrylic
Skein Weight: 50g
Project Plans: Ruffled Jacket from Austermann Leaflet, Edition #25 Comments: The yarn colorway is somewhat outside the box for me. I love yellow and wonder why I have so little yellow in my wardrobe? For sure I am a ruffle kind of gal and adore the Big Girl ruffles in today's fashions. The buttons on the jacket are fabulous.....but will I be up to the challenge???!!!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Such a place is an Acrylic Throw that will suit Mom and Gracie!
Brand: Plymouth Yarn
Yarn Name: Encore
Content: 75% Acrylic 25% Wool
Skein Weight: 100g = 200 yards
Project Plans: Wedded Hearts Throw
Comments: This pattern is from Family Album of Knits. The combination of Cables and Hearts add much interest to this piece and the Encore should make a most usable cozy throw. Hopefully Mom and Gracie will agree.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Check out my First Fair Isle Wrong Side (I will not expose the side the tails were worked in...UGL)! A little word to the wise. do not and I repeat DO NOT wait till the end of the project to work in those long tails. It took me f o r e v e r to work all that yarn in. Because this hat was knit in cotton and tails have a tendency to work themselves out with cotton, I left the tails extra long. As my Buddy Jeannie would say.......Oh Brother! Second, is my Spiral Petal Shawl by Oat Couture. Knitted in Lamb's Pride (Bulky) this will be finished before I know it. I'm close to half finished and have only worked on it a few days. I read positive and negative reviews on this piece, there were some negatives regarding the directions (so far no problem for me in this area...well maybe I have had way too much fun knitting the pattern) and some folks menitioned sizing issues????
The Mohair in this Lamb's Pride is lovely and once I rinse it in Soak for blocking, it will be ever so soft and glowie (wonder if that is a word) with Mohair.
And third, is my Chevron scarf! No updated pics to share with you on this one, but the project is 50% complete. Chevron is an extra project to take to knit nights. I can listen to all the interesting conversations around me, eat M&Ms, laugh and look at other knitters latest projects while working on the scarf.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Brand: Lamb's Pride
Yarn Name: Lamb's Pride Bulky
Color: M-06 Deep Charcoal
M-01 Sandy Heather
Content: 85% Wool and 15% Mohair (YUM)
Skein Weight: 113g + 125yds
Project Plans: Bushoong Zigzag from Folk Bags by Vicki Square
Comments: I love the heather tones of this Lamb's Pride and I have always been pleased with project results from LP yarn.