I bought these shoes to match a dress and then wanted to knit something to accessorize that matched the shoes. I hunted for the perfect match in yarn and actually found it at the 2nd knit shop I went to. I didn’t even have the shoes with me to match them…they turned out perfect
Then I searched for a project and decided on the Pineapple Delight Shawlette. I just finished blocking it and I love it! It was also my first time using beads which was a bit tedious but not as bad as I had imagined. I used the crochet method of placing the beads.
My latest inspiration is this:
A crocheted flower rug. This one cost for a small one on sale almost $300…I am betting I can make it for around $150 at the most. I am pretty sure this is the flower pattern I want to use: http://fewofmyfavthings95.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/flower-power.html
I figure I can use loop rug backing that is a fairly tight weave. My guess is this will be a long term project!
I started this shrug when we left the Birch Bay leg of our trip to Whistler, BC…what I like about it for a road trip is it’s all Stocking Knit Stitch…easy peasy and no need to look down much thus reducing car sickness. I had found this yarn at a yarn shop in Bandon, Or for half off. It’s the first time I have knit with Alpaca…I am a wool kind of person. I love knitting with this! It’s smooth and even though it’s lace weight so easy to handle. My skin is smoother since knitting with it. I didn’t finish it while at Whistler, too much to do there, but I did knit every chance I got to sit. I look forward to the FO!
Time consuming! I cannot believe how hard it is to write knitting patterns. The details, each row, charts, adjustments, sizes, etc…Kudos to all the knit designers out there. All that to say I have knit 3 original sock patterns that I have not posted because I am bogged down in the task of writing. Any hints out there? If you are a knit pattern designer please share your tips and short cuts? For an amateur what software would you recommend? Thanks in advance for your help. Now I am off to knit Mathilde by Debbie Bliss
This has got to be the most beautiful wedding dress ever.
Goes to show knitting and crocheting is not a craft but an art!
So, I finished my 3rd design…a little simple pattern from Barbara’s Treasury but I didn’t take very good notes as I knit them so we’ll see how long it takes me to write them out and how accurate the pattern will be. They may just end up being my little secret;) I am excited about sock pattern #4. Toe up again, of course, with the cable pattern starting in the toe area and a larger cable motif repeated up the sock. I really love designing cabled patterns. Envisioning the twists and turns and front crosses and back crosses and seeing how they all come together. I’ll post pics as I go and this time I am taking better pattern notes as I knit!