Friday, August 31, 2007

Whirlygig soscks

I dyed the yarn myself and I really like that there is a bit of variation in shading.

I find that the cables in the middle tend to pull in too much for my liking. It makes the sock hard to get up over the heel.

Here is a close up of the design.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Modeling Mystery Stole

Here is my darling daighter modeling the new stole for me. not sure if this is how you wear it or not but I think it is close.

Mystery stole blocking

Here is my finished mystery stole on the blocking pads.
I did use beads and they look great on the stole, you just can't see tehm in the photos.
I used two different coloured beads. One colour (darker than the yarn) along the edges and then a shinny same-colour-as-yarn bead for the inside areas of the yarn.
I really enjoyed putting beads into my knitting. I have never done that before but I will do it again. I put them on using a crochet hook and found it really easy to do.

I like both ends of the stole but I'm not sure I like them together.
I really like the pattern fro the wing and will probably use it again.
I also like the triangular end.

Thnaks to melanie at Pinklemonknits for another interesting mystery knit along.