Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Berry Stained Feet

Big Feet, Little Feet

Wook at the wittle toes... I'm not sure these will be big enough for the intended recipient but I am completely delighted with the miniature simplicity of these newborn socks. And from leftovers to boot!

And these bad boys are all mine...I'm sure you'll recognize the Anastasia pattern from pepperknit even though my rushed morning photo doesn't do it justice. I've got to say this is an extremely well-fitting sock. I was a bit concerned about the shortrow heel but it's a perfect fit for me!

Project Specs
Pattern: Anastasia by pepperknit
Yarn: Delicious berry flavored koigu - I've lost the original band so have no idea what the actual color is - sorry!
Needles: 2.25mm DPNs
Comments: I really enjoyed this knit - I don't like too much action in a variegated yarn pattern so this was just the right amount of detail for me. Not to mention, it is super-intuitive making for some relaxing, satisfying knitting. And did I mention the fit? Perfect for my foot at least... :-)

Pattern: Steph's NewBorn Baby Socks
Yarn: Koigu leftovers!
Needles: 2.25mm DPNs
Comments: Cute, quick, fun!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Seamless Circles

No seasonal knitting around these parts...

I finished up this EZ seamless yoke sweater last weekend and have been patiently waiting FOUR days for it to dry. This will be nothing compared to the four months or so before I can actually wear it of course. :-)

I swiped the circle yoke chart from the Enid cardigan in a recent Interweave. I don't have the magazine in front of me at the moment - possibly Fall 2006 or Winter 2007.

You can see the edge of our new vegetable garden in a couple of these pics - so far we've got onion, radish, beet, carrot, romaine, spinach...

and BABY GREENS coming up...yum. These should be ready to start cutting next week and I can't wait. Don't they look delicious?

Project Specs
Pattern: EZ seamless yoke sweater from Knitting Without Tears
Yarn: Body: MacAuslands Woolen Mills 100% wool (brown tweed - they don't actually have color names) and I used about 4 hanks; Yoke: Briggs & Little/MacAuslands Woolen Mills 100% wool
Needles: 4.5mm circs
Comments: These seamless sweaters are always fun to knit and I'm very happy with how the circled yoke came out. I wanted something a little less traditional and the Enid cardigan fit the bill perfectly. The only slight problem I had was that I wanted to fair isle the circles so this results in some long floats that needed to be tacked down. That being said the inside is not as neat as I would like but I can deal... The absolute best part about this sweater is how much it cost - check out MacAusland's pricing - this was one AFFORDABLE project. There wil definitely be more seamless sweaters in my future. :-)