Bit of Ivory

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Various knitting FO’s

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

I don’t do this often, but I’m particularly proud of the three projects I most recently uploaded to Flickr and Ravelry, and so– I’m showing off here, too.

Behold, my three most recent Finished Objects (click the thumbnail to see the big pictures at Flickr):

Mitt Envy, fingerless mitts with a cable, knit with Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino, which is meant as a sock yarn. Knitted on size 1 needles, in the round. Those needles were TINY. But I was glad for the practice on the teeny tiny needles when my sister in law asked me to make these for the new baby girl who’s due any day now:

Saartje’s Booties, made with Bristol Yarn Gallery’s Lyndon Hill (a cotton/silk blend). In order to get gauge on these things I had to go down to a size 0 needle. Lucky I bought circulars in all the sock sizes from Knit Picks a few weeks ago. :P These were knit flat and then seamed. Amanda picked the yarn and the buttons, I picked the pattern. They’re all ready for the new baby girl to come home in. :)

And now, my proudest moment:

The Spring Break Bag, made with Cascade 220 wool. I designed this. All by my own self. I test-felted my yarn, to see how much it would shrink. I did the math. I just spent the last hour or so typing up the pattern. I made it both as a bag to take with me to Disneyland and as a good beginner’s project for the knitting group I started in my neighborhood a couple of months ago. I’m going to distribute it tonight Hopefully, I’ll be able to post the pattern online after my knitting group beta-knits it for me.

Look at the needle felting detail!

And yes, I admit that the needle felting could be a bit more felted. I’m planning on doing that tonight, so the gals can see exactly what needle felting entails.

I’m excited.

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