Sunday, January 07, 2007

Arwen Along Progress!

Finally, a sweater for ME. ME, Me, me!!! I spent most (all) of the day yesterday watching Ugly Betty on and knitting on my beautiful Arwen sweater. It's progressing along pretty rapidly:

The back is finished but still in need of blocking, and the left front panel is well on its way!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!

The new year is upon us. . . and I haven't finished blogging about last year's projects! My last minute works included scarves for Cindi and Jaime, wrapping up Abby's sweater, and crocheted slippers for a Secret Santa swap.

Pattern:Rowan Babies Daydream to fit 1-2 yrs
Yarn:Plymouth Royal Bamboo 4.5 balls
Needles:Sizes 2 and 3
Time:Too long! This pattern is gorgeous but the finishing is less than fun. Royal Bamboo is slippery and makes weaving in ends a Royal Pain! The sleeves also came out a little too short for Abby, but might pass for intentional 3/4 length. I'll need to check it out the next time I'm home, and if it takes more than a little work I'll probably opt to make something else, and hang on to this piece for a (far) future mini-me.

Pattern:Interweave Crocheted Slippers, Kid's 5
Yarn:Lion Brand Wool-ease in blush heather, rose heather, and gray heather
Hook:Size I
Time: About 2.5 hours! Love these!

Pattern:sc, ch 1 mesh
Yarn:Plymouth Combolo
Hook:Size N
Time:About 5.5 hours for both
These scarves have been a huge hit, which makes the simplicity of their design that much sweeter. The mesh design disappears, allowing the yarn to shine. Thanks be to Jen for the fabulous materials!

Oh, and I made some kick-ass stitch markers, too. These little guys are one of four sets in different colors, all featuring a skull as the odd marker for marking rounds, right sides, etc.