Sunday, August 09, 2009

FO - Show Offs

The Show-Offs are done! I love them. They are a little wiled with the pooling of colors. But the fact that they are fraternal twin socks makes the pooling awesome. If they were exactly the same, I don't think I would like them as much.

Here's the stats:
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Lightweight
Colorway: Garden Daze
Pattern: Show-Off Stranded Socks
Needles: Size 1 KnitPicks circulars
Size: Medium

More pics...

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Knitting with wire

I'm developing a new obsession...sorta. Still knitting related but knitting with wire and beads instead of yarn.

I made this bracelet above for my friends birthday. Nothing too spectacular, but very fun to experiment with. The wire is just beading wire (28 gauge) and the beads are just a Czech Glass Mix. I wrote down the pattern and it's posted on Ravelry if you're interested in making one. Super easy.

Rav link to pattern

After this bracelet, I still have wire and beads left over. So I experimented a bit making a pendant.

It's cute. I'll be wearing it next time I have to dress up for work. I still have wire and beads left (along with an older stash I have from jewelry kicks in the past) I'll be experimenting some more.