Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What You've All Been Waiting For...

Hi Everyone!


I know this post has been a long time coming. The knit has been finished for ages, I just was waiting for my hubby to take some decent photos of me in this sweater. When he had the time, the light was bad, when the light was good, he wasn't around, or I wasn't thinking of wearing a heavy alpaca blend sweater (sun=very warm lately).I finally succumbed to the self-portrait, which always gives an inferior result, but I was sick of waiting!

The above pic is of my Imogen, made from a lovely Fleece Artist kit in my all-time favorite colourway, Mermaid.


The pic is silly, because it is ridiculously hard to photograph oneself. BUT I love this sweater! It is so cozy! It is made from an alpaca/merino blend & is a wrap style that is wonderful to snuggle up in on chilly days. Bring it, Winter! I'm ready for you!

The other thing I wanted to mention, is that I've got some of my patterns back for sale on Ravelry (for all you ravelers out there, you know who you are ;-) Find em at My Ravelry Shop!

There's Ella Phint!

And Pinot noir,
a sock pattern which I can't find a pic of right now, but it's on the site. So check em out! I am working on some more patterns right now, which are in the test-knitting stage. So stay tuned for more fun knits!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Toasty Fall Neckwarmers

I am a scarf girl if you haven't guessed by now. I am usually donning a cozy wool scarf from the first crisp day of September, to the last chilly day of April. However, sometimes a scarf is a bit bulky, sometimes it is a bit too warm, sometimes it just doesn't go with that outfit. These are the days when a cute cowl is just the thing...

This cute cabled cowl is done in a heavy worsted weight organic cotton by Blue Sky Alpaca. It was a birthday gift from my lovely mother. It is deliciously soft, and because of the heavier yarn weight, it is quite warm (but not *too* warm).

This soft grey cowl is done in a stitch pattern I made up, and is made out of some yummy Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. The lighter weight of the yarn is lovely with the warmth of the merino and cashmere, and is oh scrumptiously soft!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A good weave

I've been spending more time with the Ashford Knitter's Loom I am borrowing.

3. Bella Maiden Scarf
Ingredients: 1 skein of Handmaiden Silk Maiden

This little scarf was done with a skein of Silk maiden from handmaiden.
This skein was a gift from a friend at work. She bought it for herself, but ended up not really liking the colour for herself. Since it made her think of me, she gave it to me. I absolutely love the colours, and it is incredibly soft.

4. Colour Riot Scarf
Ingredients: 1 skein Fleece Artist Seawool

The colours of this skein failed to knit up nicely, there was too much pooling. So onto the loom it went. I really like how it turned out woven though. The fabric has a lovely sheen from the seacell, which is a derivative of seaweed.

Friday, September 11, 2009

a little knitting...

I recently knitted up these adorable little booties for a friend's soon-to-be-born baby. His name will be Jacob, so they are Jacob's booties.


They are from my standby baby bootie pattern, Saartje's Booties and are knit out of Lorna's Laces Sheperd Socks(bottoms), and Sisu (tops).


Don't you just love baby knits, so quick and so high in cute factor!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Not knitterly

I am working on some new cuties to possibly sell at a local garden center...


This little guy is my prototype. The gnomies will come in various colour combos.
This one's name is Gerald.

He is made of felt, thread, and some fiberfill stuffing.
He is 100% hand sewn.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Summer knits

This summer has been a time of many knits, and very little time spent knitting. I actually knitted myself out in the first two weeks of July, ended up with a sore arm, and had to hold off on knitting for two weeks.... then when I felt better, i over knitted again... two weeks later I am back knitting, but not for prolonged periods in order to avoid a relapse. Don't worry, it's not carpal tunnel, I checked. It is just pain from over use, and I am cutting back so I won't end up with carpal tunnel.
BUT in the mean time... I will walk you through a summer of knitting.

Koigu baby socks, for a shop sample... These are a pattern called Oh Baby by Holli Yeoh

Next up... the euroflax linen tank top, another shop sample, I think it was a louet pattern, but can't remember the name...
This was technically knit over the last year, but finished in June.

Thats all I have time for now, more knits to come...
I have knitted over a dozen FOs this summer, so stay tuned.