Wow! Beautiful sweater and beautiful model :). I finally finished this sweater and it was super fun. I followed a pattern from the Berrocco Glint book (http://berroco.com/304.309/306/306_photoview_pv.html) and I plan to try out a few more from this book. The yarn is mostly cotton so it will be a nice light sweater for the summer. It also took some time to get used to knitting through the back loop... not sure if I know how to knit regularly now. Here is the back:
and the pieces
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Cellphone cases are great and handy and super cute. I just knit a long strip and then peice it together with a yarn needle and add a button. I made a button hole using the yarn over method for the blue on but it really stretched out. Make sure you make the cell phone case snug because it will stretch.
Sunday, 15 May 2011
About a year ago Ashley bought this book on how to make monkey's, I promised to learn and teach her. Any knitter knows that projects get put away for a long time, with her birthday approaching I decided to monkey up! Low and behold CHARLIE!
His legs :)
Charlie loves Bananas!
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Sandra bought this amazing yarn from Mary's Yarn's by Berocco and made a belt. She had some left over for me to make a hairband. I used circular needles 4mm and casted on 75 stitches following K,K,P ribbed stitch. It was too small, I stretched it out so it fits comfortably on my head now, but next time I would cast on 78 or 81 stitches.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
My nonna is the best crochet woman I know. She can look at something and crochet it! She also knits and has taught me a few crochet stitches. I love her dearly and have dedicated this post to a wonderful woman who has inspired me to knit and crochet.
This is Nonna crocheting Katie's blanket... shes wearing a scarf I made her and Im wearing of her famous crochet creations.
Saturday, 7 May 2011
I made a beautiful sweater from a Knit Bot pattern called the lightweight pullover (http://knitbot.com/patterns/) . It took a lot of time and effort, however for a sweater that is knit from the neck down it wasn’t too difficult. I used some beautiful silk/marino wool bought from the Purple Purl on Queen (http://www.thepurplepurl.com/).
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
These are my crazy coasters and attempts at trying out various stitches. I have this amazing book: 400 Knitting Stitches by Potter Craft (amazon link: http://www.amazon.ca/400-Knitting-Stitches-DIctionary-Essential/dp/0307462730) where I learned how to make some interesting stitches. This picture is of the four famous ones, I use them in my room as cup coasters for my water bottle or cup of my favourite beverage.