Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Clicking the Sticks
To combat cabin fever and house dysfunction I have been clicking the sticks big time. It has been a truly productive time since the beginning of the year, with me taking on some knitting techniques I had been reluctant to try. Above is a shawl for someone's sister (can't mention her name just yet). I am a small projects knitter for several reasons. I like to throw the knitting in the bag, have it fit nicely, and knit where ever I am. This shawl was big for me. I tend to lose interest in big projects, with so much in my daily life being left undone, it is satisfying to have small, accomplishable projects.
Here is a detail of the edge. I really liked the edging on this, it really finished this piece nicely.
Next is a cap for the same sister. It is done in a super soft baby alpaca. With Zoey modeling it, it looks huge. I think for an adult it will be a nice fit. At least I hope.
Next are these spiffy half mitts. I love this pattern! I do not think I have ever knit anything so popular. I have been wanting to do this pattern for a year now, and just have never had the right yarn, the right time, the right needles. My co-workers in our little worker's paradise warehouse are asking for these.
And this is a faux crochet hat. I love the look of crocheted hats, but my crochet skills are seriously lacking. So, I came across this little gem. It knits up fast once you are over the moss stitch banding.
And here is Vivi in a headband I made for her to run in a costume race when she was three. She was completely jealous of me using Zoey as a hat model, so I had to appease her somehow.