Monday, December 4, 2006

Ferncicles and a KnitWIP

Loved these icicles that form on the shed, the longest gets to be about 18". Those are licorice ferns growing in the mosses growing on the roof--keeps it from leaking!

I've been working on the first of my December projects, a womens jacket for Creative Knitting Magazine. It's in Paton's SWS(Soy Wool Stripes), and I've really been enjoying the yarn. The long striping is interesting on the different sized pieces, and the wool soy blend feels nice and soft, not plasticy or itchy. I have found a few knots, it's probably because of the loose twist--the yarn probably keeps breaking in the winding. I am using bamboo needles with blunter tips, because it does want to split with sharp tips. I chose a simple cable and rib pattern combo, so the texture does not fight with the striping. I'll make a hat and some mitts with the extras--I think the yarn will be a just right sort of warmth.

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My Place in the Sun

My Place in the Sun

Ribular Hat and Mittens

Ribular Hat and Mittens
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Jambo Afghan

Jambo Afghan
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Where You Can Find My Knit Designs

  • ZigZag Yoke Pullover for Women/Classic Elite Yarns
  • Swing Coat/Cherry Tree Hill Yarns
  • Generation Gap Kid's Scarf and Hat/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
  • Doodles Hat and Pullover for Kids/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
  • Headin' East Women's Kimono Jacket/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
  • Snow Bunny Girl's Cardigan/January 2007 Creative Knitting Magazine
  • Snowman Dance Kid's Pullover and Ornament/November 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
  • Monster Pillows/September 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
  • Pebble Rib Women's Jacket/September 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine