As you may have read in Mario's earlier blog, I'm test knitting Mario's Fibonacci Eyelet Triangle pattern using a variety of yarns and needles sizes. (Maybe I'll actually knit the whole pattern someday!)
Here are a couple photos of a swatch of the tip of the shawl knitted using #11 US needles and worsted weight ArtYarn's Supermerino (100% wool). I've pinned it to hold open the eyelet.
Finished this for mom just in time for the Lunar New Year.
Pattern: Lotus Blossom Shawl from Fiddlesticks.
Yarn: KnitPicks' Palette, fingering weight, 2-ply. I used little over 2 balls for the shawl. Didn't need the third one until the bobble bind off.
Needles: KnitPicks' Options, US Size 8.
Finally stepped into the late 90's and bought an iPod, although it is really just an excuse to knit more cozys.
This one is based on the Harry Potter scarf, but for Ravenclaw not Gryffindor. (Yup, i really am that nerdy).
It is made out of a wool/alpaca blend leftover from the clog-along. It features a button closure made with short rows, hole at the bottom for docking and chain-stitched symbols over the click wheel so I can push the buttons without taking it out.
Now that I have made it, I an worried that the yarn may scratch the surface. Have any of you found this to be a problem? What other yarns (if any) might be a better choice?
I may just get a silicone skin to go over it inside the cozy. That should avoid any worries.
Addendum: I hadn't really planned to bust out the big-boy camera for this one, but Kiwiknitter asked nicely, so I figured I'd add a couple attachments in case any one else wanted to see.
OK. One more for the gallery. This one finished last month. Violets by the River, pattern by Hazel Carter, purchased online at Blackberry Ridge. Knitted with KnitPicks' Shadow. The yarn worked out really well. This is a smallish shawl and is recommended for a beginning lace knitter like me. I had a lot of help from my friend Ted, who also modified the pattern a little.
Here's another one of my finished objects. I have a few more to upload to the gallery. But I am pacing them so I don't hog the homepage.
This is Felted Entrelac Tote, done in Wool of the Andes. Both pattern and yarn came from KnitPicks. Their website described this as a nice introduction to entrelac. So I went for it. But either because I was too new to knitting, or some instructions were missing, I had difficulties figuring out how to continue in a couple of spots. BUT, since it was a felted project, I just fudged it. I think it turned out OK. It's now my favorite bag to carry knitting stuff around the house. Felting the bag was FUN (my first time)! I think I checked the washer at least 10 times throughout the process. Wool of the Andes worked really well.
This is the third pair of socks that I knitted. Toe Jazz, tabi style socks. I think they are great to wear when visiting the temple. At our temple you have to take off your shoes when you enter various buildings. Wearing sandals makes perfect sense. You just slip them on and off. No shoe laces. But your feet sure get cold in winter. These will keep them warm.