I bought this red cashmere sweater from a thrift shop for a few dollars. It had a nice cable down the front, but it seemed a bit dated, and I cannot wear turtle neck sweaters. I unraveled it, washed it and skeined it. Now I just have to decide what to knit with it. It is super soft and nice.
Friday, August 23, 2013
I finished knitting my socks over a week ago, but just now got around to posting them on my blog. I adore the color of this yarn. I have two people on Raverly who test knit the sock pattern for me, and I want to thank them, so Thank you Jean and Linn!
I am keeping this pair for myself!
I knitted this tea cosy for a swap on Ravelry. The pattern is from the book "Gifted" by Mags Kandis.
I embellished it by knitting in two colors and adding knitted roses and mice. A big thank you to Janet McMahon for her pattern of baby mice on Ravelry.
I think this turned out really cute! I used Philosopher's Wool for the body of the teapot cosy and scraps of other wool for the flowers and mice.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I have been working furiously on my design. I have scribbled erased, knitted, frogged, and knitted again. but I have finished one sock and am quite happy with the design. The picture below is not really very representative of the color as it was taken with horrible flash, because the day was so overcast.
I am now busy deciphering my notes and have started on the second sock. I will have to make some adjustments before I will be ready to publish the pattern, because I have little quirky things I have done that will have to be clarified. I am very happy with the design and am trying to come up with a name for the pattern. For some reason, the color makes me think of Paprika! This is closer to the real color of the yarn.
So back to knitting!
Friday, August 2, 2013
I cast on my socks August 1 with hand dyed Superwash 100% wool from Woolbearers and #2.5 needles. I have finished the first 15 rows, and I love this yarn. Everything is going smoothly so far.
I am designing these socks myself and they will be called Red Wine Socks.