Its been quite a while since I posted, so I thought I'd finally write again. Last time I wrote I was struggling to figure out what I call 'open work' but I guess it is technically lace. I figured it out - thanks to some nice help from the guys here - and went to make a pair of armlets/sleeves that I wanted to complete a costume. I'll post pics later if anyone cares to see them.
A man who knits (me) had his 15 minutes of fame. I wrote a story that won 1st runner-up in the "Write a Dear Reader Contest." Since then the trail has spread to Ravelry and one of my new friends there has indicated that he was going to spread the word here. If any of you want to read the story I wrote you can find it on the September 11th issue of DearReader.com.
The link is:
The Brae Waistcoat
I designed this sweater so that the fair isle would provide a nice outline to the yoke, neck and sleeve ends. The yarn is KnitPicks fingering wool "Palette" knit on US # 4 needles. The main color is "thicket", the darker blue is "delta" and the lighter blue is "bluebell".
I can't locate Addi Turbo needles in NZ. I have a complete set of all sizes and lengths from the US. But, they all have the stiff cable. I see that the Clicks have a soft cable. Are the new Addi turbos sold with the soft or stiff cable? The internet sites which sell them don't say. I appreciate any help.
This sweater is Nature Spun 100% wool, worsted weight, color: "Winter Blue". The torso is blocks that are 3 sts wide and 6 rows tall, the yoke is K3, P3. The sizing is roomy and comfortable....to be worn over a turtleneck or flannel shirt, with jeans for outdoor activities in the fall and winter.....Warm, comfy week-end wear!
Here is the pictures of the Primula Blanket.
Thanks to ihiker for tip about resizing pictures :D!
Its over 40 different colours and mostly done with scrap yarn. The pattern is from Arne & Carlos book, Knit-And-Crochet Garden. Its a fun project to make, but it takes some patience :D. This was finished last month.
Autumn In New York...oh, I can hear Mel Tormé's Velvet Fog now as drips descend, the temperature cools, the light grows dimmer in the afternoon sooner, the quiet, wet roads and vehicle tires singing in the rain...so it is appropriate to show a recent project finished for a family member...At The Market shawl, pattern written by Ilga Leja.