Thursday, January 26, 2006
This is a small wallhanging I made at Bernina Club yesterday at my local independent fabric store. It was a lot of fun, tried some new-to-me stitches, learned how to do the mitered corners on the binding, and tried out the BSR that everybody's talking about. If I were a quilter, it would definitely be a must. As a garment sewer, I won't have any need for it. But I did enjoy it.
Monday, January 09, 2006
Here's my current WIP - a simple V-neck pullover in KnitPicks Gossamer (Blue Jeans). It's 100% merino and feels wonderful against the skin. And with 440 yds/50g hank, there aren't many knots either. In fact, the front and the back together used just about 2.5 hanks.
It's fun knitting on my Singer 700. I'm full-fashioning the sides, but the neckline and shoulders will be cut-and-sew because I can't be bothered with all those short rows (because that's when all the stitches want to fall off).
Monday, January 02, 2006
I also finished the pale purple mohair wrap from Ponchos & Wraps (A Knitter's dozen). It took three hours to put the fringe on! They were three wonderful hours filled with conversation with my DMIL and DFIL.
I really need to get my behind in gear and take pictures. For now, here's a picture of two Squiggle scarves I made as Christmas gifts - the green one went to my sister, the orange one to my DMIL. My mom got a similar one but hers has more yellow in it.