12 January 2007

Projects Galore 4

(Projects Galore 1, 2, 3)

This one I made for my Mom from Cascade 220 Superwash Wool (worsted weight). the yarn is soft and nice to work with. I created the scarf from a stitch called "The Faggot Stitch", really simple to do but the look comes out really classy. The picture does not do the stitch or the yarn justice. I am going to have to make a another scarf or at least a sample of the stitch to keep for reference because it is really nice.
This one I created for my friend Katherine. Its made with the ladder type ribbon yarn. I have had several balls of this stuff in my stash for a long time but didn't know what to do with it. I used size 13 straights and just began with two stitches casted on and increased untill there were about 20, knitted in garter until I thought it was long enough and then decreased. I didn't use a pattern just made it up (so simple that there really wasn't anything to make up lol). She really liked it and she wore it against a black blouse and it looked really dressy.
I made this one for my Math research partner. I used Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride in worsted weight with Brown Sheeps Handpainted Originals carried along with it. Once again the picture does not do it justice because the colors are great and the scarf came out really soft and cozy. I just love Brown Sheep. All of their yarns (Lamb's Pride, Handpainted Originals, Nature Spun , Cotton Fleece and Wildfoote Sock Yarn) that I have used thus far are great to use. The colors are vibrant and the yarn has the look and feel of more expensive yarn. I have felted with their Nature's spun and I was extremely happy with the results (pictures to come).
I am currently working on a blanket for my honey, two pairs of socks, a new bag that will be felted (with a new technique for me, duplicate stitch), a bag done in cotton. I have finished several other projects and those pictures will come soon (3 felted bags, re-cycled sari silk bag, funky scarf, 2 pairs of fingerless gloves). So much yarn, so little time, sigh.
I am working on learning lace but am having a hard time finding lace weight yarn in my area and may have to buy it online. I HATE buying yarn online when I have never felt and seen the yarn. I want to know what I am buying before I buy it. Then if I don't like it I have to go through the hassle of sending it back, which is a pain in the ASS. No other way to put it because that is what it is! I am going to check with a LYS that is about an hour and a half away. But there are two close to me, the one I hang out (Deluxe Yarns) and another that I refuse to do business with (because they are WAY over priced and rude to customers, won't mention the name because that is just not nice but most locals know it because of their poor reputation). I think I may not have a choice though. My LYS hang out does carry some lace weight yarn but not what I am looking for. I have 3 projects that I want to make for next Christmas and would like to start soon (as you all know lace can be time consuming), so I need to get my hands on the yarn I want rather quickly. There is also a money constraint. Any ideas from anyone would be appreciated.
Ok have a great weekend, bye for now!

1 comment:

mdvelazquez said...

These are gorgeous. I especially like the last one.