Hello everyone! It's been longer than I had anticipated, but better late than never to blog about recent knits.
As I mentioned in the previous entry, I have been expanding my knitting skills and repertoire since I've moved to Minnesota and met the wonderful Jenni at the Twisted Loop. So I shall briefly recap those finished projects.
1) A simple ribbed scarf. I just wanted to work on something pretty mindless and to get rid of some acrylic yarn I had in stock. I was going to give it away, but then the temperature dropped here in Minnesota - much lower than in Texas I might add - and decided to keep it.
2) The other sock. You may recall how I had made a sock without a heel and didn't like it that much. I had shown it to the would-be recipient over the summer, and he said he loved it. So I decided, 'heck, why not make the second one?' When Jenni saw it, she explained that it was a bed-sock, and that's why the pattern didn't come with a heel. Now it makes sense to me, but I still think they look funny.
3) A halter top. I had a super-easy pattern for a halter top in my stash and thought that it would be a great thing to make for my sister. A) I should have used the Medium-sized pattern instead of the small, and B) I learned a new lesson: just because you have a pattern for something does not mean it should be knitted.
Along with that, I also learned how to do the i-cord. Thanks Jenni! The pattern actually has two pairs of straps made in garter stitch. I took this photo before i made the torso straps using i-cord. This halter was done by knitting with two strands of yarn on size 9 needles with worsted weight DungarEASE 60% cotton/40% acrylic yarn, colors 120 and 419 (peach and white).
4) Zuzu's Petals cowl. My finest achievement! This was a Christmas gift for my other sister - and no, that is not her modeling it in the photo. I used size 6, 16 in. circular needles and Double Dutch Sock Yarn, 60% Merino, 30% Bamboo, 10% Nylon. It has been my favorite yarn to work with thus far. I loved the color. The pattern is done by Carina Spencer
I'll just end this entry with that even though there are more finished projects to write about, plus a prayer shawl retreat. Those blogs will have to wait though, mostly because I do not yet have the photos of said projects on my computer and because I don't wan't to ramble on too long.
So enjoy the pics, and I'll write soon.