Thursday, August 31, 2006

Bath or Shower Mitts

These knit up so quickly. I used Bernat Handicrafter
yarn. They're great exfoliating mitts for the bath or
shower. Once they're wet, they stretch out quite a bit
too, so you don't want to knit them too big or they
end up being massive when the water hits them.
I got the free pattern here.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Lime Shawl

I was at the Spinrite Factory Outlet in Listowel ON
Canada and couldn't resist some of their yarns. I
found these in the odd ball bin and knew I'd
eventually make something out of them.
Several months later I made this shawl. The edges
looked unfinished and had far too many loose strands
that needed to be dealt with. I decided to braid them
rather than try to weave them in because there were
just so many of them.

Here's a close-up of the leaf detail.
I love the length and it keeps me warm
on cool summer evenings.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Striped Sweater

I knit this sweater for H. It's about a size 9 months.
I used a cotton yarn in 4 different colours and
loosely followed a Debbie Bliss pattern. I was having
trouble finding buttons to match, so I decided to
make some instead. I made baubles out of three of
the colours used in the sweater and I think they look
cute against the yellow band.