Monday, January 12, 2009

Knitting pics! These are some wristwarmers I made for a friend of mine, with a funky self-striping soy/wool yarn (rowan tapestry). I used this pattern, which I LOVE. it was interesting, but not difficult, and went super-fast.

Last night I whipped up this "Fourteen" in, like, an hour. INSTANT KNITTING GRATIFICATION rules! Especially when it is something this cute! Now I need to make, like, 8 of these. Seriously. I used my own handspun handdyed yarn (leftovers from the shawl project shown below). This is one of those projects that can be adapted to any gauge and any yarn - if you don't believe me, just check out the Ravelry info on this project - amazing! And perfect for spinners, because you need less than 100 yard - probably less than 75 or even maybe less than 60, so it's perfect for those gorgeous bits of handspun you're just not sure what to do with.
On an unrelated note - I LOVE THIS SKIRT. I got it at goodwill for about $3. I just love the pattern. it is a wrap-around, and if anyone has any idea where I can find a pattern like this, or even another skirt with a similar cut and shape, I will love you forever. (Bonne??? you are a pattern goddess!) I have thought about putting it on the floor and sort of figuring out how it works and trying to construct a pattern from that, but frankly that is probably beyond my clothing construction/deconstructions skills at this point.


Blogger Shadows of the goddess designs said...

those are all great. Love your skirt. I bet bonne could help ya out with the pattern. I made a big pot of soup last night. when i make soup now i think of ya .

6:26 AM  
Blogger girlwithasword said...

What kind of soup Cime? Inspire me!!! :)

11:58 AM  
Blogger clink said...

Love the warmers!Beautiful yarn. I need a pair of those too. Oh how cute!! If we were closer I would help you with your skirt. Even though, I still cuss my sewing machine!

2:34 PM  
Blogger girlwithasword said...

Miss effie, we need to organize a space-time continuum between your house and mine (and blue gate's!) so we can get together and play without having to travel or take time off work! I still havent' gotten my treadle up and running's on the "to do" list.

9:58 AM  
Blogger clink said...

Brilliant idea...... where are all those smart people????

We would never get any work done -- we would laugh too much!

11:29 AM  

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