Monday, July 30, 2007

My summer project for the Knitting Garden

"Cozy Carriage Cover" designed by Edie Eckman for Alpaca with a Twist, a luxurious knitting experience indeed! Using their new yarn, "Highlander" a worsted wt. alpaca/merino blend and Addi Turbo needles, this project gave me several hours of knitting pleasure. Truly blessed is the baby that gets wrapped in this incredibly soft blanket!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Open Waters Wrap designed by Ilga Leja done using 3 skeins of Colinette Wigwam in colorway Mediterraneum (worn by Zoe).

This is a well written pattern with lots of good information. Remember to block your gauge swatch well.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Bucket Bag

I don't know why I so desired to knit this, especially since I don't like the pictures in the magazine (Knitter's Spring 2007). Using Cascade 220, it takes 1 skein of each color, held double. I had the extra dpns but you could also use 2 circs or the magic loop method and markers. With all the Cascade colors available the possiblilities are endless. I think I will make a "watermelon" bag next (green and pink).

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Jack's Aran Sweater

This pattern is from Best of Knitter's Arans and Celtics. I made it for my first grand nephew, Jack, who lives in Seattle.
I used Encore.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Little Goodie Bag

Christine asked me to design a project using one skein of Blue Sky Alpaca Sportweight and this is what I came up with. It can be a gift bag, sachet, jewelry container and if you turn it upside down: a cute infant hat! We had our guild Christmas Party at the Knitting Garden and each attendant received a gift of this pattern and a skein of the yarn.

Braided Scarf

Another heavenly Cashmerino Superchunky scarf - your neck will love you! Again, my lovely model, Zoe. (My other lovely model, Taylor, is working her hiney off with 19 (engineering) hours this quarter then off to WDW for 5 months to do the Disney College Program. More on that later.)

The Knotted Cable Scarf

...for lack of a better name. This is a luxurious scarf made with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky or Baby Alpaca Grande! It was inspired by a Nicky Epstein design and is self-fringing. Daughter Zoe and good friend Laura are the models.

The Top Down Funnel Neck Sweater

Pattern writing is a lot of work! I started on this design last July and just yesterday (1/12/07) delivered the pattern to the Knitting Garden for sale. It is 4 pages long with lots of good tips included. I also teach a class on it. I hope to be able to sell patterns from this website someday but until then, if anyone really wants this pattern they can email me and I will mail it out.