Monday, April 21, 2008

Modern Log Cabin Blanket

I finally finished the Modern Log Cabin Blanket for my mom. It was supposed to be a Christmas present, but I soon learned that this wasn't a project that you could just "whip up." It took forever to get done and boy did my hands ache. I am glad that I persevered and finished it. It turned out lovely. I used Vanna's Choice yarn in two blues, pink and mauve. Maybe I'll do another but not for a while, and definately when I'm not in a rush to get it done.

As you can see, it's quite large and my son jokingly calls it "The Afghan that Ate New York."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sensational Small Capitals

After the Christmas rush of gifts, I was able to settle down and finally finish the pair of socks I promised my mother inlaw back in the summer. The yarn is Italian Sockotta which is a great lightweight superwash yarn. They wear and wear and never lose their shape. The pattern is "Small Capitals" from, of course, Sensational Knitted Socks from Charlene Schurch. I absolutely love this book and it's great for beginners. You can learn almost any method of sock knitting.  This pattern was for socks from the toe up, but I did it backwards.  They still look good and it will be our little secret.  Later on, I may try some "Toe Ups."
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First Time Lace

This is the first attempt at lace knitting for me. I made this scarf for my sister out of knitpicks baby alpaca peruvian wool. I love the green color. My sister is a red head and the green will look gorgeous on her. The scarf may be wool, but the baby alpaca is light as a feather.
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