Friday, October 27, 2006

Cabled Bag

I joined a 'knitalong' on craftster for garnstudio's Bag with Cable Pattern.
I just love the garnstudio website. The knitting patterns are amazing. I used a fabric st. for the handles instead of the garter st. recommended in the pattern. I think it will keep the handles from stretching too much. I added 3 vintage buttons for the closure at the top of the bag. Some of the knitting for the bag was done on the way to and from R&C's cottage in Manitoulin. This year R&C, M&C, D&T, K&I went up from September 22nd to the 25th to celebrate a milestone birthday with M.Y. John Knepper was
up at his cottage as well and joined us every evening.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Red Scarf

I knit this scarf lengthwise using 4 different kinds
of yarn and size 10 mm. needles. The ends were
finished by adding pom poms.
Here's a close-up of the stitches:

Friday, October 20, 2006

Corn on the Cob Scarf

I made this scarf for H. She's not quite 2 yet. She likes 'lellow'. It reminded me of corn on the cob as I was knitting it. I think the stitch I used is probably called popcorn stitch or something similar.
and here's a close up of the popcorn stitch

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Cabled Neckwarmer

I didn't use a pattern - just cast on 80 sts. on size 5 mm. (U.S. size 8 ) circular needles. They're short - 50 cm. (20 inches) or you could use dpn's. I did a 4 x 4 rib and added cables every 12 rows or so. It knits up very quickly, especially on the circular needles. I used Paton's Glittallic - yes, it's acrylic or something fake, but it feels really nice and soft.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Marley's Ghost

I started Marley's Ghost as part of a knitalong on craftster.
I've lost interest along the way and started working on
other projects. I find the knitting very tedious because
of having to use 5 dpn's at one time for such a small
project. They are such a pain to maneuvre through
the links of the scarf after every 7 sts knit. I'm using a
black chenille yarn which has no 'give' to it
whatsoever so that doesn't help either.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Craft Night - Jewelry Making

I hosted craft night at my place this evening. C
was the only one not able to make it. B showed
the rest of us how to make necklaces and she let us
borrow her tools as well.
A sampling of some of B's earrings:
The bracelet L made:
The necklace Julie made: The necklace Kim made: Gorgeous bracelets and necklaces previously made by Becki. The bracelet on the far right was made by Heidi as a gift to Becki. Heidi is the jewelry pusher who got Carita and Becki addicted in the first place.
I'm not crazy about how my double strand necklace
turned out, but it was a fun evening. I got to wear it
once and then one of the strands came loose
from the back clasp. Now it's a single strand
necklace and I think I like it better that way.