Finally after days of promising pictures (I know, you must have been sitting on the edge of your seats) I found my camera cable and was able to take some pictures of the sweater I'm working on =)
Ok so I've only been knitting for a couple of months now, I feel as though I've learned pretty fast, in these months, Ive learned the slip stitch, knit and purl stitches, yarn overs, stockinette stitc
It's now Friday and pissing rain in Portland, so I'm inside knitting on a commissioned piece.
But yesterday, I:
Got up, fed my mare, turned her out and cleaned her stall.
So still on the hunt for an affordable, durable, and dare I say "Pretty" swift. My tinker toy setup is working out for the time being...
to decide to host a Mystery Knit-a-long.
Almost 700 signed up for it
Just posted the third clue.
And I am really nervous becuase I have no idea if anyone will actually like the design.
Actually it's the Wisps of Smoke Ring. I made it as a cowl for my daughter but had nothing here to pose it on.
I've finally gotten to the cap shaping on the sleeve I'm knitting and need some advice on the decreases. The pattern says to decrease one stitch each side for 16 rows.
Start: 28th December 2009
Finish: 13th January 2010
Needles: 3 mm Addi Lace for ribbing and 4 mm Addi Turbo for the rest
Yarn: Schachenmayr Nomotta "Shetland Alpaka"; 50% new wool, 25% baby alpaca, 25% mohair; Colours #9225 (natural, lot #6535), #9211 (light brown, lot #6532), #9293 (dark brown, lot #6533), #9262 (light blue, lot #6537) - 9 skeins of the natural colour, otherwise one skein each
Pattern: "Pullover in Karisma Superwash" from Garnstudio Drops Design
Modifications: Won't be making the turtle-neck, but instead make it a round-neck, since the yarn is too scratchy for bare skin. Knitting the children's size for fit, but lengthening everything using the adult's small size.
Name: "Norræna hættuspil" is Icelandic and should mean "Nordic venture"
No B.S. to accompany this hat, just having fun exploring new stitches and combinations of color and texture. Hats are a great vehicle for learning/exploring.
I wanted to drop a note to all of you; just in case you haven't been on facebook and/or didn't otherwise hear...