Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Pumpkin Day

Photo credits: pumpkin pictures taken by my brother.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Raw materials

Yarn for my first sweater: Lamb's Pride 85% wool, 15% mohair. Colors: blue flannel, amethyst, periwinkle (left to right).

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Sweater sampler

This is the sweater sampler from the "Sweater Workshop" book by Jacqueline Fee. The sampler is designed to teach you all the skills of knitting a sweater, condensed into this project that looks like a long, strange neck-warmer. Some of the techniques (from the right) are: garter and stockinette stitch, ribbing, stripe, sweatshirt pocket, regular pocket, button/placket, increases, purl stripes, decreases, two-color knitting, knitted belt, bindoffs.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Multicolor felted bag

A felted bag based on a free pattern found at http://www.elann.com You can see how the fabric changes after felting in the bottom two pictures. The middle picture is before felting, the last after. The fabric gets thick and dense, and the individual stitches disappear. I felted the bag by hand, washing and rubbing with alternately cold and warm water. Yarn: Brown Sheep, 100% wool.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Trying out some mosaic knitting, based on some patterns from a book by Barbara Walker. Yarn: Sugar and Cream, 100% cotton.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Mistake rib scarf

This stitch pattern produces a thick knitted fabric. The stitch is for any multiple of 4 stitches plus an extra three. Every row is k2, p2 until the last stitches which are k2, p1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Fabric's Tesoro, 100% wool.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Bath puppet

Pattern is from the book "Kids Knitting" by Melanie Falick. All the regular knitting books seemed so complicated when I first wanted to learn to knit. This kids book was just right. Yarn: Sugar and Cream, 100% cotton.