Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Nice Summer Sweater

Lara Pinwheel Sweater
Lara Pinwheel Sweater
This is the Lara Pinwheel Sweater. It is knit for the most part in a circle and then a crochet border and cuffs are added. I used a nice cotton yarn called Lara by Elann. The pattern is free on the Elann web site.

A Beautiful Bag

My new knitting friend Signe was so kind and shared some of her stash with me. I love the colors in this wool Tahki yarn and I found this cool pattern for a small felted tote bag that was perfect for it. Ravelry to the rescue again. I searched for other knitter's projects with this yarn and found this pattern. I use it often to tote around my current knitting project.

Booga Bag
Originally uploaded by Dawna R

Made with Leftovers

This a bottle sock made with Lisa Souza sock leftover from socks made earlier this year. I walk around Spring Lake often and I made this so I wouldn't have to carry my water in my hand for the entire walk. It's a great quick and easy project.

Bottle Sock
Originally uploaded by Dawna R

Blue Heron Clapotis

Blue Heron Clapotis
Originally uploaded by Dawna R
This summer Muench yarns and Knitterly had a wonderful warehouse sale in Petaluma, CA. They had many gorgeous yarns for 50% off. This was the first yarn sale of this kind I had ever been to and I was surprised to find so many treasures. My favorite find was this Blue Heron Seed yarn. I had been wanting to make a Clapotis and this yarn seemed to be the perfect fit, especially for summer knitting. I cast on and have knit most of it and am so pleased with the way it is knitting up. I can't wait to finish it and wear it.

Flight of the Conchords filming again in NYC

Originally uploaded by Errrriiiiiikkkk
I found this photo of the boys on Flickr and just had to share. Don't you just love Bret's shirt? Can't wait for the new season!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Lots of Finished Projects!

I haven't posted since November 2007! I have been keeping up over at Ravelry, and it feels kind of redundant posting here also. But, alas, I know it isn't because not all my blog readers are on Ravelry.

I have been quite busy and have managed to complete quite a few projects. Here are the highlights:
This is the very popular Hemlock Ring Throw that Jared of Brooklyn Tweed designed by taking a vintage doily pattern and putting his own spin on it with large needles and worsted weight yarn. I knit this while doing a Ready Set Knit KAL with Pixie and Kathy over at WEBS yarn store. I really enjoyed this pattern and found the repeats very easy to memorize.

I also knit this bag, also a Ready Set Knit KAL:

It was a fun quick knit, using bulky alpaca yarn. The alpaca is so very soft. I use this as my everyday purse now.

I knit my fourth pair of Felted Clogs for Bob, my Mother-in-laws husband. My mother-in-law, Pat, and Bob admired my felted clogs and asked for some so I happily knit some up. I used Patons Classic Wool for these in a nice dusty blue:

I presented them to him unfelted so that he could take them home and have Pat felt them, as we didn't have time to do it while we were all together. Long distance over the cell phones we got 'em done.

Perhaps, my biggest project to date, as far as time spent knitting, frogging, reknitting, refiguring after a gauge "discrepancy", is this lovely Kauni sweater, that I wrote about last fall. I, along with many other Kauni fans, somehow talked Kathy at WEBS into bringing some of this colorful yarn in from across the pond. I think it turned out to be a real headache for Kathy and Steve at WEBS because the yarn came in in all different put-ups. I, however, am very grateful for the yarn because I love my sweater and learned so much from constructing it.

The weather has not been cool enough to wear it yet, but it is blocked and ready to wear as soon as it is. That's not all, but I will post more later.