Monday, March 12, 2007

Spring has sprung, but I'm still knitting winter wear

So I found this AMAZING handspun yarn, called Jewels (in a different colorway than pictured) from La Lana Wools at Stitches West. It's so spendy, it's sold by the ounce! I bought 5 ounces, not enough to knit up anything with it, but to use as an embellishment. I wanted to make something similar to their Stone Soup scarf pattern, but different.
I ended up finding this lace pattern online and will knit the scarf itself with Mountain Colors bearfoot in merlot carried with Blue Sky Alpaca's Brushed Suri ...yummy! I should have knitted the bulky Jewels in with the scarf, but I'm going to add it in last.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Already LOST my gloves!

Waaaahhhhh! My first knitting project in almost 2 years, and I have already lost it. Well, someone's walking around with some snazzy handknitted goods. Sigh...

Haven't been knitting the habu bag cuz I'm painting and re-flooring my upstairs. I'm in the midst of pulling up the carpet in my bedroom and dressing room area to make way for edge grain 5/8" solid bamboo flooring in natural. I have already covered my downstairs (living room) with it with fantastic results.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Finished my first knitting project in over a year and a half!

I'll post a pic later, but I'm very happy with the way my Alterknits lace up fingerless gloves came out. I even did a little modification on the ribbon detail too. Instead of using the ends to tie up in a bow at the end, I whip stitched the extra ribbon around the edges and viola! Gotta love that Manos yarn! I'm no knitting Habu Textile's kit-13S: Silk Linen Shoulder Bag (small) in the colorway shown. Cool beans. Since my knitting is so tight though, and even moving up a size in needles (5), I'm still not close to gauge. I've knitted what should be 8 inches of fabric so far, but mine measures 6.

I also picked up an amazing deal on a Juicy Couture cashmere hooded sweater. Regularly $288! but got mine from Jeremy's for $60! It has a tiny little hole in the sleeve, near the shoulder area, so I'm going to try my hand at darning. I found this site that seems to have great instructions on the process.