Sunday, May 31, 2009

One of those projects....

Do you ever have a project that you fantasize about while you're working on it? This was one of those projects- while I was knitting I imagined how cute it would be, what I was going to wear with it, and so on. And then I got it all sewn together and well, it doesn't go with anything I imagined. Oh well! It is knit in Tahki's New Tweed, which is a dream to work with. The pattern was fun. I had never knit puffy sleeves before and it is always interesting to see how something like that comes together. Plus it's a tiny little thing so it was a great fast project for some quick satisfaction.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

an FO and a lesson

I finished Samba from from Louisa Harding's Deco. I decided on the short version. It is knit out of Mulberry. I got the ribbon for the straps up the street at Soutache. I love the the ribbon. You can't see it in the picture, but there is a stripe of grey the exact color of the yarn. Overall, I am very pleased with it. But............................(and here comes the lesson).........................

If you look closely, there is a big mistake. See the garter and eyelet rows at the top? Well, that pattern is supposed to be repeated at the bottom of the bust, right before going into the lace pattern. But this is knit top down and I was so excited to be done with the stockingnette and get into the lace, I just skipped a whole chunk of the pattern! And I didn't notice until I was 4 rows before the bind off. Rip out the whole lace portion? I don't think so. So, I have to just live with it and let it serve as a reminder: No matter how much you have knit or how anxious you are to get to the "fun" part of the pattern-- make sure you carefully read the ENTIRE pattern!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Louisa Harding Finished Projects

Mary just finished two projects from this season's Louisa Harding books-
Salsa from Deco And Sabine from Nouveau.
Beautiful as always.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Knitting For Your Home

If you are looking for something other than sweaters to knit over the summer, why not consider knitting for your home? There are many decorative accessories that you can make. Look at this beautiful pillow knit by a customer, Beth. It is just simple stripes with a few well placed bobbles. And look at how great it looks! Even the back is pretty. Beth made her own bobble buttons. What a wonderful idea.