Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy New Year!

Well, I can't believe how much time has passed since the last post. Christmas is a busy time.
But I still find time to knit. I finished a baby blanket on the machine, with some hand work for the lateral stripes, and a crochet edge. This will go to charity, next December.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Quick Christmas Gifts

Back in October, I knit a scarf for the Creative Festival, using Gedifra Filorosa yarn from my LYS. That yarn is simply a collection of yarns of different texture and colour, that go together, in the opinion of the yarn manufacturer. As a matter of fact, customers commented, that it looks like the manufacturer picked up a handfull of yarn bits, from the factory floor, and just tied them together.

Soooo, I thought, I can do that, with yarn from my stash.
Here is the result.

I collected all my single balls, and part balls of yarn in related colors into a bin, and then started to wind 5 to 7 meter sections, tied them together, and then knit a scarf. Using my LK100, bulky knitter, started at one side of the bed, crochet cast-on 25 to 30 stitches, knit 2 rows, decrease one stitch on one side, increase one stitch on other side, and knit two rows until I reached the desired length.

I think these are gorgeous.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Salad Wristers

These are so much fun to knit, and even more fun to wear. This particular set, (my third) were knit to slip under one of those bell-sleeve tops, that just let too much cold air up my arm in our cold, cold winter. The pattern is available for free on line.