Saturday, July 28, 2007

Mystery Shawl 4

Here is my hand dyed yarn for myster shawl 4.
I dyed it red but wanted some varience in colour. I really like the way it turned out. Some of it is pink some red and some has a bit of purple in it.(Probably from the blue I dyed the day before in the same pan)

Now I am just waiting for the first clue to come out. I have decided to start with the lightest skein and work my way out to the darkest.

Socks for my Mom

Here are some socks I knit for my mom. It is a k2p2 ribbing. I knit them and then dyed them. I have never done this before, I usually dye the yarn first. I loved how they turned out. I know it is not how they were "supposed" to turn out but I like them better this way. I know my mom will love them.

Yarn For 2 new shawls

I was having fun trying out some dyes I have. I am ready to start two new shawls. Another mystery shawl and the Icelandic Lace shawl. Who says you can knit too many shawls? And is there any rule that says how many shawls you are allowed on the needles at one time. (Assuming you have an endless supply of needles.)
The red yarn was dyed using "Cherry Red". Now that it is out of the water and almost dry it looks almost more pinkish than red. I also wanted some variation in colour and I got it. One skein even looks like it has a bit of purple in it. I am excited about knitting with it to see how it knits up.
I am also wondering how the diffent colours for the Icelandic shawl will go together. The pattern is pretty stripy.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Baby Items

Here are some items I knit for a new baby in our church.

The bib is not bigger than the sweater, just a closer photo.
The blanket was knit fron the circle out and I just swithced colours whenever I felt like it. It is not as crooked as it looks in the photo either. I am not great at photography.

These items are all knit in cotton but each one was a different kind of cotton and they all feel really different. All are machine washable, which is important with a baby.

Mystery Shawl

Here is another mystery shawl finished and blocked. It is knit with Main Line 2/8 fingering weight yarn in a beautiful purple colour.
As Always, I really enjoyed this mystery.
Thanks Renee.... keep them coming. I am hooked.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Fingerless Gloves

Here is a pair of fingerless gloves (not mitts) that I made for my eldest daughter. I used a mock cable pattern for them.

Mystery Shawl # ???

Here are some photos of a previous mystery shawl. I finally got around to blocking it and getting some photos. It is Knitpicks fingering weight yarn that I dyed myself.

The verigation hides some of the pattern but it also gives it a different dimension.

Here is a close up of some of the patterning.
It turned out to be quite a large shawl. This is good as I also am quite large.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Crocheted Beach bag

Here is a beach bag I whipped up. It is crocheted using Handcrafter cotton yarn. It used up all of one large ball. It is great for all our towels or beach toys. It is my own design and has a drawstring at the top.
I'm on a roll. Another pair of socks for me. This yarn is very soft. It is Austermann Step with Aloe vera and Jojoba oil. My secret pal from last year gave it to me and I am finally using it.

This is a close up of the pattern. It is a lacy mock cable design. Really a very simple pattern. These were knit from the toe up and have a short row heel and toe.

Socks for summer

I finally decided to knit some socks for myself. These are toe up socks with a knit 2, purl 2 leg. They have a shortrow heel and toe. Very simple to make.

Bag started

Here is a photo of my tote exchange bag partly finished. It is my own design and I make it up as I go along so it is truly a unique bag. I hope my partner likes it.

Finished Tote

Here is my finished bag for the international tote exchange. Some lucky person is going to get this bag. Now all I have to do is fill it with all sorts of goodies. Hmmm....what should I include?