Saturday, July 31, 2010

Finished objects and free patterns!

I finished 2 shawls last week. The first one is the Ishbel made from 3AM Enchantments The One-yarn. And the second is my Baktus shawl/scarf made from BC Garn Lucca Fino Multicolor.

I could have made the Ishbel larger and I wish I had but I like it anyway.

I've also just published my first couple of sock-patterns! They are located under "Free patterns" on the right-side of this blog --->
The first one is Rose's Twist which is a toe-up sock-pattern with cables. It's designed for a sport weight yarn but is probably not that hard to convert for a fingering weight yarn.

The second is Rose's Cozy-socks that I designed to use with an aran weight yarn to make thick, cozy, warm socks for chilly fall nights or for the cold winter times.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Knit, knit, knit...

Sorry I haven't updated in a while, I've been busy with knitting, re-doing our guest-room, more knitting, working, knitting and so on.

Since we have to finish the guest-room by Friday I'm gonna post after we finish instead of posting pictures now, and focus on knitting instead.

Here is a project I started yesterday, the pattern is Ishbel by Ysolda Teague. I'm knitting it in 3AM Enchantments The One in a color-way that is unnamed as far as I know. It was a gift from Keri at 3AM. I love knitting with this yarn, it feels amazing and knits up beautiful.
I'm using size 6(4.00 mm) circular Signature Needles that are just as amazing as the yarn. I love that the cable swivels in the join, and the stiletto-points are to die for! Most(nearly all) of this shawl has been knit while I've been watching The Knitgirllls pod-cast, it's great and I think I'm addicted :D

Here is my very small progress on Moonfleet by Janine Le Cras and the yarn is Eos from The Unique Sheep in the colorway Wild Parrot.

Next up is a cozy thick sock I'm knitting in preparation for the colder parts of the year. It's knit in Järbo Raggi Aran weight yarn on needles size 6(4.00mm). The pattern is a simple K2P2 rib.

And there is a ankle-sock knit from an unknown brand of yarn, simply sold as undyed yarn from an e-shop. I dyed it my self with Kool-Aid during the Ravelympics. It's a wool/bamboo/silk-blend. The pattern is Tic-Tac-Toes by Wendy Johnson.

And last up of the WIPs are my Norwegian Rose socks in Wollmeise. I love this yarn but haven't felt the knitting-mojo for these socks for a couple of weeks.

I do have a few finished projects as well, one pair of ankle-socks and one pair of mitts knit from Austermann Step.