Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
This is what I made with the small patterns gauge swatch. It was already a tube, so it didn't take much effort to turn it into a bag, but from there, it got more and more time consuming. The stitch around the top (I believe it is called a Crown Picot Bind Off) took forever. It was way more work then I anticipated, but I did learn how to do it and had a fair amount of practice as well. I crocheted the bottom, did a knit-on I-Cord around that and Navajo plyed the cords for the drawstring on the spinning wheel. I have a lining cut out, but haven't put it in yet. What a lot of work for a Gauge Swatch! And I can't even give it away as a present because I put my name on it..........
Friday, January 10, 2014
I am continuing to play around with stranded knitting. These patterns are from the Clara Barrows's Mittens in the Nov/Dec 2013 Piecework magazine. And before you marvel at my ability to knit these two pieces so quickly, I must tell you that they are the same piece. I photographed both sides and collaged them together. I have actually knitted this single "tube" as a gauge swatch. The child's mitten pattern calls for size 00 needles and I don't have any. I do have size 0, so I decided to try those. I could see right away, that with the size 0 needles, this would be too big for a child, but I just kept knitting away as it was fun to knit the little patterns and the letters and numbers. I messed up the border of the cuff, but ignore that. Remember, this is a gauge swatch. Last night, I knitted some hearts at the top. So now what? Here are some possible options:
1. Add ribbing to the top edge and use it as a wrist warmer (no, I won't make another to match)
2. Continue on, using it as on-going gauge swatch (as in "The Twisted Sister's Sock Workbook")
3. Close up one end and use it as a bag.
4. Close up both ends, stuff it and use as a pin pillow.
5. Throw it in the basket with other knitted fragments.........
What do you think?
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Not a good start for January 2014. I picked up some sort of nasty cold or flu or something. Misery. To cheer myself up. I started on these and finished one of them........I wonder how long it will be before I do the second one?
Water For Elephants by Rose Hiver