Check out Alan Dart's latest design in Simply Knitting. Daphne loves his designs, and I can see why!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Made for my neighbor - her choice of yarn and pattern. Matches the scarf I made first for her.
Pattern: Parisian Twist ear warmer
Yarn: Berroco Borealis
Now that I look back, I don't think I posted about it. A relatively quick knit - love knitting with bulky yarn. Messed up the pattern at the beginning and had to rip it out a couple of times. She picked out the pattern.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Pattern: Walking to Meryton hat
Yarn: Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran (yummy!!)
The pattern in the magazine uses a rather frightful fuchsia and turquoise combination. The other ravelry examples definitely don't do it justice.
I made the medium version and, of course, it was a bit big so I tried to shrink it a bit in the dryer .... it felted a smidge, which I'm not entirely sure I like.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Someone just invited me to join the Yarn Train ... this sounds awesome! Take the Amtrak to Portland and knit along the way, check out some yarn sites there, and either stay overnight or return the same day. Initially started by a group of knitters to spend time together knitting and yarn shopping, it has now grown to 200+ knitters! Wish I could go.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
This week I have been madly knitting ... got a late start on my Christmas present (on the plane on Christmas day ...) to my favorite niece, who is also visiting here in Virginia.
A week and a half of steady knitting, and it is done! Love the colors! I found them at Stitches Midwest at Tucker Woods. They offered "BB Cakes", small cake-like skeins of yarn in lovely saturated colors.
I love this pattern for many reasons. One, it is ribbing, so it will fit for a long time. If you pull the ribbing apart, the valleys are a different color! Very clever design. Two, it is knitted in all one piece! Just a little kitchener for the sleeves at the end, plus the border, is all the finishing it needs. I like the punch of color in the front flap.
The button is also super cute. I reinforced it with some sewing thread to ensure it never falls off.
Yarn: Tucker Woods Molly's Toes, superwash sock yarn