Monday, May 25, 2009

Warm Wollies Cardigan



Originally I planned to use this yarn, Heirloom easy care, for a design.....
I didn't turn out the way I wanted, so it became another toddler cardigan for my favorite knitting charity Warm Woolies.
The little flower is crocheted and sewn on.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Laundry Symbols

 
Did you ever wonder what these strange symbols on yarn and       garments mean? Since I put so much time into knitting a sweater I don't     want to see it shrunk to an American Girl Doll sized little felt ball.
 



I found http://www.textileaffairs.com  very helpful for translating this secret laundry language.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Feather and Fan

Feather and fan is one of the classic stitches used in lace knitting and is found in a lot of designs.
I always wanted to make something which uses this stitch and found the Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl by Sarah Bradberry.







The pattern is easy to memorize and gave some orphaned skeins of yarn new purpose. It took approximately 1200 yard to make the shawl. A fast knit .....
People say that most of my garments are in blue/teal/purple colors. Here I prove them wrong. :)))

Monday, May 11, 2009

Swap and more


This is the content of a great package I got from my ravelry swap partner.
The blue yarn looks similar to Kauni and is a hand dye wool from Sweden. To my great surprise I got a German knitting magazine!

Yesterday I spend the morning with my daughter in the emergency room. She sprained her foot.
During the waiting time I got to knit one sock....... 
One of my knitting friends works there and it was great to visit with her. My daughter was happy that she got a boot to protect her foot from wrong and hurtful movements and that she doesn't have a fracture. There is still a chance that she will be able to do her ballet rehearsal at the end of May......

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Belated May Day





We found this little snake in the grass.


Knitting news:
I can't wait to hear if my newest design will be published in the next One Skein Wonders book.
Waiting is simply not my strength but I had a lot of practice lately.
The Comfort Shawl is finished but no pictures taken yet.
I'm full of ideas for new designs..............

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tulle and more tulle

Today my living room looked like an ocean of tulle and ribbon. Five of us worked on ballet costums for the spring rehearsal. Good opportunity for my sewing machine to have some of the rare bonding times with me..............

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sneak Peek

Celtic Ice, is the name of this design of mine which will be available for sale through ravelry soon. Right now the finished garment is traveling with with Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets to the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. The picture below doesn't show the details of the jacket very well since I didn't have time to take a picture on a real person. For this jacket I used Ellyn Cooper's Wooly Bear. I love her hand dyes.



I knitted this jacket in Sheep Shop  Yarn (Sheep 2)  a little longer ago.