Friday, June 29, 2007

These are my accessories

You know how we are told to accessorise? Well. . . I do, but, not the way most people think of accessories. Mine are my scarves. I have a goodly collection - actually, I have more than I thought I did. I find scarves another good way of testing a pattern, a yarn, a combination of colours, and they are sooooooooo easy to whip up.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of all the scarves I have in my collection. The pictures aren't the best, because it is a dull, cloudy day over here.

Actually, that is a picture of me!!!!!!!!!! lol Wasn't meant to add that here, but will keep it anyway. Now you know what I look like!!! On to the scarves.

These particular scarves are made from various wools. There is even a sock scarf in there. It's the one between the brown, and the one on the end. The second scarf. It was fun to make.

Another three scarves done with some fancy yarn. All three were done on biggish neeldes, from 8mm up to 15mm.

And now for the last picture. These four are my latest creations. Well...except for the yellow/multi coloured one, that was finished ages ago, but just got it's ends sewn in today.
The green one, and the brown - the one next to the yellow scarf - were both done with Moda Vera Butterfly. The green one was done on 6.5mm needles, with a drop stitch. The brown was done on 15mm needles. The other scarf, and the picture does it NO justice, is made from recycled silk fabric, which has been spun. I did it on 6.5mm needles, and a 1x1 rib. The yellow one is the multi-directional diagonal scarf from Iris Schreier's book Modular Knits.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Enforced knitting time

I have been forced to stay off my feet for a few days, so am using that time to try and get some of my UFO's under control. They are ALL clamouring for me to work on them, but I only have two arms!!!! It is winter over here, and there are weather warnings out due to the heavy frosts we are experiencing at the moment. These frosts are so heavy, peoples car doors are freezing shut!!! On my way to KITE, (where I do my computer course), yesterday morning, I fell on a patch of ice. Yes, I was walking, because KITE is only a five minute walk from here. Anyway, I have done minor damage to my right knee, which means crutches, and rest. Good thing we are onto the last week of this semester, and have a weeks break before going back for more.
I have come to the conclusion that you CAN have too many WIP's. This is more so if you have something on the needles - in really hairy mohair - BUT you don't have the pattern to match, AND you don't even know WHERE the pattern is - not good!!! Try unpicking REALLY hairy mohair - or even contemplating frogging it - brings on nightmares I tell you. Today, I found the pattern to match my mohair creation, and will have sweet dreams of how it will look when finished. I need more bags, to keep pattern AND WIP together. One for each WIP, or UFO, whichever may be the case. That's a few more bags I need - AT LEAST eight more. Hmm. . . is that a sign I have too many?!?!?
I HAVE finished something, though. It's a scarf. Out of recycled silk material. I knitted it on 10mm needles in a 1x1 rib. Have been wearing it since I finished it. Should really get a picture taken. At least this didn't need blocking, and I'm sure it is getting longer everytime I wear it!!! LOL

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Another garment finished.

I've finished something else, and am feeling pretty good, because I actually didn't let myself get too distracted by other patterns - either those I already have on the needles, or those I've printed off over the last few days - and goodness knows, I've printed off a fair few patterns over the last few days!!! I really need to live forever, just to be able to knit, or crochet, all the patterns I want to do, AND to use up my ever growing stash.

Anyway, here is a picture of the cardigan. The flash has made the colour look brighter than it really is.
I got the pattern from the October 2006 English Woman's Weekly Home Series Magazine. This magazine also has some cute mice to knit - called Alan Dart - Dickensian mice.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Started ANOTHER project

I've started yet another project. This is a square made from leftover sock yarn, and it's knit in the round - as round as a square can be!! lol Can't remember the link at the moment, but will go look for it, and add it here, later. I really need to get some of these mounting WIP's and UFO's complete!!! It's not easy being good and NOT starting anything new!!! lol