Thursday, June 30, 2005

WIP - Fiber Trends Flower Basket shawl

So, here's my 3rd shawl for the cancer centre at our local hospital. I'm using a gorgeous DK yarn from an Aussie company called Heirloom in periwinkle. It's machine washable, which is a good thing! I started on 6/18 and have completed 13 repeats. I've got about 350 stitches on the needles now and I'll tell ya, when you make a mistake and have to rip out a couple rows, it's a pain in the butt! I was zipping along at first, but now, I can only crank out a few rows a day. But, with vacation time coming this weekend and next week, I'll be able to finish it and move on to a simpler project. I think alternating simple/complex projects is the way to go!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

WIP - Gary's socks

I'm using some Kroy Socks yarn in "Orangina" to make some socks for Gary. The pattern is "Classy Slip-Up" from Knit Socks. I started it on 6/29, and have completed about 5" (as of 7/4). I'm using a size 3 40" Addi circular and Magic Loop. Maybe that needle size is too big, but we'll see.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Cotton Colori socks

This is the first cotton sock I've made. It's Schoeller Esslinger Fortissima Cotton Colori in "Santa Barbara". I used a size 2 40" Addi turbo needle and Magic Loop. The pattern is just a "make a sock" pattern...nothing fancy! I did swatch and knit to guage.

I think it's a bit on the loose side. Next time, I'd use a size 1 needle and some elastic thread in the ribbing.