Saturday, May 22, 2010

Love Bug Socks - DONE!

Started May 4/10 Finished May 21/10

My first try at color work. So far its working well! I didn’t do the M1R & M1L. Instead I just k1f&b for the increases after a knit stitch.

May 8/10 - Turned the heel on the first sock!

Needles: Size 2 circulars

Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in Love Bug & Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle


Monday, May 17, 2010

Leaf Shawl - DONE!

Started Jul 18/09 Finished May 15/10

This is my first project with lace weight. It took me several times to get to this point. Once I had a grasp of the pattern it made sense. The pattern doesn’t give instructions about when to move the stitch markers so that was one of the problems.

Jul 24/09 Had to frog it and start again.

Jul 26/09 Had to frog it and start again.

Aug 8/08 Now that I have lifelines in, I haven't had any problems. The green threads are lifelines. I used floss thread since I have lots from my cross stitch projects. I put in a couple of lifelines and now I seem to be getting the pattern.

May 15/10 This pattern is difficult with this fine lace. It also doesn't repeat in a set so it was hard to realize if I dropped stitches. I decided to finish it off. It's going to be a small shawlette.

Needles: Size 6 circular

Yarn: Fiberphile Yarns & Hand-Dyed Fibers Serenity Lace in Vino

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Arlene Socks - DONE!

Started Jan 26/10 Finished May 8/10

I casted on with Magic 8 method. I've decided that I really like toe up patterns then the cuff down ones.

Feb 28/10 Finished the heel on the first sock!

Mar 20/10 Finished 1 sock!

Apr 23/10 Finished the heel on the second sock!

Needle: Size 0 circular

Yarn: Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash in WD Arlene


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Brown Bess Sock - DONE!

Started Mar 19/10 Finished May 3/10

I don’t like just gathering the stitches to finish of the toe so I repeated the last row of decrease with 1 row knit till I had 9 stitches. I did a kitchener toe instead.

Apr 2/10 - Finished the heel on one sock!

Apr 15/10 - Finished one sock!

Apr 28/10 - Finished the heel on the second sock!

Needles: size 1.5 circular

Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga! in Bess Beetle