Monday, April 24, 2006

Fingerless Mitts, pt.1

I am working on a pattern for a pair of fingerless mitts that were featured in the Fall '05 issue of Interweave Knits.

I am using Sugarloaf yarn by Valley Yarns. The yarn is 52% merino wool and 48% acrylic microfibre. It is really soft and nice. They did not have a chocolate brown in their color pallete, so I over dyed a tan colored yarn to darken it. I used Jacquard acid dyes. I am pleased with the resulting color. The Sugarloaf is thicker than the recommended yarn so I ended up making less ribs.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Color on Color scarf pt.2

Here is the latest photo of my Color on Color scarf. It has come a long way, but there is still a lot left to do. Hopefully my knit along group will meet this coming Monday.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Color on Color scarf pt.1

I have been working on the ‘Color on Color’ scarf from the Scarf Style book at Unraveled Yarn store’s knit along. I chose to use Knit Picks Merino Style yarn and the Paternayan yarn for the fair aisle portion of the scarf. We all joined the knit along on yahoo groups too. This project is taking forever, but it is great. I learned about 5 new knitting techniques in the process. I will post new pictures as I progress.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Stone in Stone workshop

I took a workshop with Carl Stanley at Farrin O'Connor Design Studio in Pasadena a few weeks go. We learned how to set a stone within a stone in addition to some cold joinery techniques. It was intensive and I was unable to finish the project. Here are two photos of the instructors work.

Pointy Gnome Hat

Here I am in my hand felted Gnome hat. This is the first felted hat I have made, and I adore how ridiculous it is. It is made from Merino and Corriedale wool. Do you want one too? I will take special orders for them. The cost is $75. Send me and e-mail if you are interested.

Knitted & Felted Rose

I completed a knitted and felted rose with leaf using Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride yarn. The pattern was from Two Old Bags. I decided to add the beads in the center. I sewed a pin back on it and wear it as a pin.