Sunday, January 24, 2010

10 for 2010 Challenge

I've joined a year long challenge on Ravelry where the challenge is to make 10 shawls in 2010. It's a very active group and the shawls being made are so pretty to look through. I love making lace and have a HUGE stash to knit through. Perfect combo.

My first shawl for this challenge is:
Pattern: Multnomah (PDF link to Designer's site)
Designer: Kate Flagg of Hello Knitty
Yarn: Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight in Lavendar Topaz colorway
Yards: 460 yrds (2 skeins)  
Needles: Size 5 Addi Turbo circs

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Knitting for my new niece

My first niece is due to be born in March. And while I already have a baby blanket all made, there are plenty of other things I want to make her. My brother and sister-in-law have requested a few things...but a baby girl is so fun to knit for I'm planning on making lots and lots more.

The first thing I cast on for was a sweater. I found the cutest baby girl cardigan on Ravelry. It's free and couldn't resist the cuteness...The pattern is Modified Drops Eyelet Baby Cardigan (ravelry link).

I have plenty of fingering weight in my stash. This is Knit Picks Gloss in Cosmos colorway. It's been lingering in my stash for quite a while and even was trying to be several other things before this sweater. I think it's perfect for this :)

The sweater is about 75% done. I only have the two sleeves left. As I said...super cute:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Spool Knitting with Wire

This morning in my inbox was an email newsletter from Beading Daily all about spool knitting jewelry with wire. Makes me want to give it a shot since I've been into wire knitting jewelry lately. I don't have a suitable spool knitter though...hmm.

Here's a link to the article: How to Wire Spool Knit in 7 Easy Steps

Saturday, January 09, 2010

First FO of 2010

My mom gifted me this yarn last year in a Valentine's Day package. It works surprising well with this pattern "Uptown Boot Socks" that I got out of my Interweave Knits Favorite Socks book. These were my over the Christmas holiday knitting project while at home. They took exactly a week to make. Very easy pattern - after getting the gist of the cabling, I only looked at it for the heel and toe directions. Well written and very straight forward.

Stats on these:
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Sockin' Sox
Colorway: #006 - a pretty teal/blue/green variegated
Needles: Size 2 Harmony Circulars
Size Made: Medium

Here's some more pics...