Sunday, February 27, 2011

Forgive me...I'm obsessed with clothesline bowls/baskets!

And another basket....ummm, at least this one is a little has a lid!
Not quite as crude as my first. I guess it's true practice makes perfect.
I made this one for my daughter. I may make one for my friend Elaine.
I am still knitting my vest and so far have the back done. Pictures soon!
Happy knitting everyone.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fabric covered clothesline basket

I was just playing around on the internet when I saw these fabric covered bowls/baskets and I wanted one.
Since mine is a first's really rough.
I had some fabric strips, and so I just bought some cotton clothesline. If you decide to make one do buy cotton..nylon covered line isn't recommended because you will break your sewing machine needles!
You cover the line with your fabric and do a section of about 12" to 18" and then using a zig-zag stitch start forming your bowl or basket.
Wrapping the line with fabric and cutting the strips was really time least for me!
If you decide to make one, look on the net, there are lots of tutorials.
You know, I think I will try to make a tote bag, although really I should try to stay focused on one project at a time!
Happy knitting everyone.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

22.5 degrees

While I was waiting for my yarn order I decided to cast on something. I was debating knitting socks or a scarf.
I wanted something not too big, not too complicated and would work using wildly variegated sock yarn.
I bought this yarn from and as it was such a good deal I couldn't pass it up. That was when I first started knitting socks and I've had it for ages.....I just didn't know what it wanted to be.
Some patterns don't work with yarn this colourful, but this one is a perfect marriage of yarn and pattern.
Yarn:-Opal Neon Colour#1932. This is a mix of blues, reds, pinks and a little purple.
This is a free pattern and I loved knitting it. I started with 3 sts and I stopped at 349sts.
I was afraid I would run out of yarn and I wanted to do the lovely little scalloped edge. This little edge looks a lot like crochet but it is knitted. I had 10 grams of yarn before I started the scallops and 4 grams left after I cast off.
All in all a lovely mindless knit.
I will give this scarf to Lindsay, our waitress at our Saturday morning knitting group. You see I have knit something for everyone and Lindsay does love a scarf.
I finally got my yarn I had on order and I have just started my next project....yeah!!
Happy knitting everyone.