Thursday, March 26, 2009


I have discovered the COOLEST knitting pattern ever. ENTRELAC.
It makes your knitting look like weaved strips, but actually it's just all one peice. I should have taken a picture of the wrong side. Oh well.

HOW COOL IS IT??? I'm obsessed. I started this little sample swatch just to feel out the pattern, but I loved it so much that I kept going, and now I am not entirely sure where I'm going with it. I might try to make it into a backpack somehow. It is just SO awesome. My eventual goal is to make an afghan with the pattern, but that would take many years, so I'm not ready to commit to it, but I'm in love with entrelac.
Mom's socks:
Finished them yesterday. I made a little mistake, I forgot one thing, which makes the leg a little looser than it should be, and they're kind of big on me but my mother has bigger feet than me so hopefully they will fit her. I really love the striping yarn.
--Entrelac hat
--Sock-yarn skirt made up of geometric shapes
--Wedding dress.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sock and purse and scarf in action

Hello all!
Here is a picture of my new scarf in action:
It's very warm! Thick and cozy. Though, as I mentioned, the curling edges are unfixable and annoying.
This next thing doesn't look like much yet:
It will eventually be a purse. The windowpane pattern is from my new knitting book. (That's the black, white, gray and purple thing.) The checkered fabric will be the lining, and the long narrow strip at the top will be the strap of the bag. That thing is really annoying because it uses three different colors and the yarn keeps getting badly tangled. So I can't take it places and work on it on the go. And I have to make TWO of the straps which are 21 inches each and right now I only have one that's about 10 inches so I see myself not finishing that for quite a while.
This next thing is a sock for my mommy, pictured in several sages of completion:
I love the self-striping yarn! You never know what color's coming next. (Well, once you go through the pattern once you do.) It's exciting and pretty. I love making socks. They are easy to make and they look so professional. This picture shows the sock right after I've turned the heel, which is not the annoying part. The most annoying part is then picking up the stitches to connect the heel to the top of the foot part because it ends up being so obvious. But when you're actually wearing it, the change isn't too noticeable.
Stage two:
Almost done! About ready to start shaping the toe.
Stage three: All finished!
Toe is finished, ends are weaved in. Isn't the color pattern awesome? Now I just have to make the other sock. I started this sock earlier in the week, Sunday or Monday I think, and finished it today. So they really don't take long at all. Although making pairs of things is always a little annoying, socks aren't too bad.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I finished another thing!

The cable scarf I started over winter break!

I finally finished it, and I stayed up till three in the morning adding fringe and weaving in ends. It looked great, but there was one problem. The edges kept folding in! It makes it impossible to see the whole pattern. So I decided to block it because I've heard that blocking knitting helps fix the shape of the thing. So I got it wet, pinned it to a garbage bag on my carpet (see above), and let it sit there for a while. Today I thought it was dry enough so I unpinned it and the edges CURLED RIGHT BACK UP. Blurg!

See? I have to hold the edges flat or else they fold.
Uncool, scarf.