Saturday, May 15, 2010

Handspun happiness!

Here I am draped in handspun.
I just didn't know what I should knit. Altogether I had about 94 grams of yarn. Well, since I love little scarves.....
Pattern:-"Saroyan" by Liz Abinante. This designers patterns include "Traveling Woman" shawl and "Temperance" socks. All her patterns are great.
This is a free pattern on Ravelry.
Yarn:-Handspun. Colour "Kingsford charcoal" spun and dyed by Silfert/Audrey.
Although this pattern is written for worsted weight yarn and Sz#10 needles you could easily substitute any yarn and needles.
I did 9 patterns on the increase and decrease portions and 10 patterns on the straight section. I had exactly 2 grams of yarn leftover.
I decided to add beads for a little pizazz on the lovely leaf lace edging. I soaked the scarf for about an hour and then blocked it. It is a beautiful little scarf and is particularly dear to me since it was handspun by Silfert at and I know it will get lots of wear!
I have started a 'Baby Shrug' for a friend.
Happy knitting everyone.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Barbara's (basketweave) Annetrelac Socks

Finally done! I'm sure you're all sick of hearing about these socks. They were just soooo big [sorry Barbara] and all that plain knitting did get boring.
As you can see I gave Barbara her socks this morning at our "Sip and Stitch" meeting at the coffee shop. And of course I took a couple of pix....
Pattern;-Annetrelac Socks by Sandy Beadle from Interweave Knits, Holiday 2007. Everyone thinks entrelac looks like basketweave!
Needles:-Sz#0 for the entrelac cuff and Sz#1 for the rest of the sock.
Yarn:-Patons Kroy FX. Clover colours. I used 132 grams or about 2 and 2/3 balls.
I know Barbara was pleased with her socks and I'm overjoyed to be done.
I am knitting a little scarf with my lovely handspun and I decided to add beads and we'll see how that goes. I still have my "roses" socks to finish too...happy knitting everyone.