Sunday, April 22, 2012

Selected FOs

 We took a little trip last week (photos will come, perhaps later today).

I discovered the perfect memorizable pattern for car knitting, odd ball-using: the Morehouse Merino baby bootie.

Eighty-two miles for the knitting of a pair!

Aren't they cute?

Assortment of washable wools and blends. All in teeny tiny newborn size. I have officially replenished my Welcome to the World stash. All are in need of ties of a sort. Must check the ribbon stash for something suitable for each.

And what's that in the background?

Fresh off the needles, the latest edition of Mindless TV Watching knitting. Rambling Rows afghan (by Cottage Creations) in the smallest size, using up leftover balls of Plymouth Encore that have marinated long enough in the stash.

I plan to make a matching sweater and hat (to become a fair entry -Infant 3-piece Sweater-cap-blanket) and then will add an edging to the blankie with the yarn that is left.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

That Would Be 10 and 11

 The Tiny Prince Original needs a new Wallaby! He's outgrown his last one (red, his favorite color).

Mammo (that would be I) pulled out the yarn and the pattern, then decided to knit up a similar sweater (hoodie, pouch) but from the top down this time. Kids to Grown-ups Seamless Sweaters had just the ticket. Yarn: Filatura Lanarota Easy Wool in the denim heather colorway to the rescue.

Tiny Prince Two/Too will be getting one as well.

And then there was Number 11!

Same pattern as before, but made to the exact specifications of the pattern!

This one's a size 4. The yarn is Sidar Tropicana Cotton Effect DK (100% acrylic) in a shade of pink best described as "watermelon."

Impossible to photograph true.

It's sort of a vest, sort of a sweater.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Work of the Weavers Encore

 I love that song! The cadence is perfect for shuttle throwing.

Just set up the Flip with my latest scarf project. I am attempting to use some pretty nifty odd balls and grab bag finds to make pretties taht I will probably wind up giving away.

This is the latest effort.

Finished, it will be about 7" wide and (I hope) 5' or more long.The length will depend on how long the weft holds out.

Yarns I am using: top to bottom (or left to right, depending on your orientation) are the weft Lily Kool Knit, a vintage cotton that is so old there is no zip code on the address! and for the warp, Katia Blues, viscose and nylon, Berroco Glace, all viscose, and Berroco Jewel FX, viscose and metallic.

It's working up into an interestng fabric.

Using a 5-dent heddle because of the slubs and stuff in the warp. And I want it to be drapey. I am not beating the weft as tightly as I could for the same reason.

Stay tuned.

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