Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Holiday Knitting!

Well, I'm on vacation, and it's a long, long car ride, and of course I can't use a knitting machine, so it's hand-knitting I'm doing right now. I started this scarf for my hubby on the ride down. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Knit in Berroco Jasper, the pattern is from the Lion Brand web site and it's free.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bracelets and Beads

Yes, I think I am addicted. Beads and cotton yarn and knitting needles, three variables, that allow me to create soooo many different combinations, one idea just leads to another, and more and more bracelets are born. Here is my creative space on holiday. Beads, in all colours, shapes and sizes, some already threaded up, and a few already knit and completed. Some of these will end up in my Etsy store, as soon as I am back home.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Socks Again!

Here is a pair of socks, that has had the lace replaced. The first time I knit them, I used Sandnes Garn Lanett, and it felted in the wash, to the point where I couldn't wear them any more. So I cut off the lace, picked the ribbing up on needles, and knit a new lace in Mandarin Petit Cotton. The pattern is Lesley's Socks. The original socks were knit on my Singer 560, in South West Trading Company TOFUtsies, with the ribbing and the lace done by hand.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Socks and Socks

Well, I'm back to socks. It seems to go with this time of year. One pair for me (pink and mauve), and one as a gift for my son-in-law. These took a bit of extra work in calculating, as he wears a size 13.5 shoe, and I had my grand-daughter helping her mom get the measurements, but I think they turned out beautiful. Hope to hear how he likes them.