Saturday, January 5

Medallion Scarf

And now for your knitting enjoyment, one of my favorite knitting projects to date! Sadly I was turned down when I submitted this design so now here it is for you.

The pattern is very easy for the body of the scarf and there are step-by-step illustrations for the knot tying. The scarf shown in the pictures is knit with only 2 skeins of KnitPicks Ambrosia (80% baby alpaca, 20% cashmere) on US size 4 needles (DPNs or circulars). Full details are included with the pattern which is in PDF format.

I've set up a button here to receive payment via PayPal after which I will email you the document. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 2

Happy 2008!

Hooray! Christmas knitting is over and I can start posting things on my blog again. I was so excited to be done with my presents I immediately started knitting some socks for myself Christmas day, and finished them before 2007 was over too!

They're simple toe up socks with a separate toe so I can wear them with sandals. The yarn is Fleece Artist Sea Wool, 70% wool and 30% sea cell, so smooth and soft with great stitch definition, I just hope they hold up pretty well.

Also very exciting over the holidays was the new Tom Bihn Swift bag I received, really great knitting bag. I carry everything around in it, but it fits my knitting too.

First resolution I have for 2008 is to finish my chair cushions. Been a bit frustrated with these since I worked the icord around the edge wrong a couple of times and all the frogging started to get to me. However, I was a determined soul yesterday and pushed past the stumbling block and I'm making some good headway now, just have to make sure I keep it going!

Monday, November 12

Holiday Knits

Lots of knitting under way but most of it's for Christmas presents so no revealing photos at the moment!

I can show you one I'm working on though, this is Sugar on Snow from Knitty. I made mine a bit longer to make sure it'll cover my ears. All I have left is to bind off and make the cord that runs through the eyelets. I'll get there eventually...

Non-knitting news, Pittsburgh's Handmade Arcade was this weekend and I was able to go for a few hours on Sunday. Everyone had really fantastic booths but the crowd was hard to fight through! I picked up this little guy from Tugboat Printshop. Despite his look, he makes me smile every time I look at him. There were only a few knitters there and I'm thinking if I can get my act together I should definitely do a booth next year, who knows!