Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sparkly brioche scarf..

Pattern :- 
Rodekool by Nancy Marchant is a free pattern and can be found here
This pattern is doubleknit lace chevron and I have always wanted to knit this little reversible scarf.
02 Grays
03 Blues
Needle :- 
US 4 
I bought this sparkly sock yarn when I first started knitting socks! It has been in my stash forever! Have always wanted to knit this pattern and although it almost killed me to learn ‘brioche’ and to figure it out, after probably a gazillion tries I got it to work!! It did require a bit lot of concentration or I would make silly mistakes and my only option was to tink back stitch by stitch. I learned so much from this pattern. The Italian cast on and cast off...thank goodness for You-Tube!!
I have to say it was all worth it…and I loved the challenge!!
Thanks to my grandsons for modeling it for me!
Happy knitting.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Despicable Me! Knitted "Gru"...villain or hero?

You know, although I have been knitting on and off, it has been a long, long time since I posted anything. I hope if I have any readers at all left...you'll be kind and forgive me! I will try to do better! 
I couldn't resist the challenge of  knitting "Gru" after all I had knit his "minions" a long time ago!!
Once again I am in awe of the people who see a movie and write up an amazing pattern!
This one is free and can be found here........
This pattern is by Sarah Chandler and as I said, is free! Thanks Sarah.
Gru's details....

I used sz# 4 double points
Instead of worsted weight yarn I used Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash Black and Gray! For his face I used pink that I had in my scrap bag! So I have no idea what it is!!
The pattern was easy enough to follow..however it was a bit fiddly!
The little fella is about 7 inches tall and is so cute and definitely not despicable...my hero!
Hope you all make one!