Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New clothes

The little one got invited to be in Jr. Beta club - the ceremony is tomorrow so I picked up the new clothes. I was surprised how excited someone was to dress up like a frontman to an 80's band. After trying all these on, it was "so, can I get new shoes too?"

Beanie hat - stained glass

I really like the way this came out - but I think it still needs to be deeper and/or have ear flaps. Lollipop Chroma, nice.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Newly dyed yarn

With child. Day off of many errands (2 dentist apts, school visit, DMV, clothes shopping, dump pick up) and I still dyed 5 skeins. New method; I mixed up pans of dye and dunked in the yarn. It still comes out tonal because the dye absorbs so quickly but you sort of batik it to get nice patches and blends. Its also much quicker and less equipment intensive.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Knitting at soccer

So, it's been 20 or so years since the last time I knit Kim Hargreaves' Tumbleweed pattern (Rowan#4). Here I'm doing it in Ivy Dishie from KnitPicks. I really like Dishie for clothes, not too soft (read pilly here, soft cotton pills too easily and looks ratty to me after a couple washes) and the color is nice. Im also making another Hazel hat - this one deeper based on feedback from the original. And I'm still making hexes for the vest, but that's slow right now. My big excitement is getting a commission to do another Stained Glass pullover - in Regency on Regency. So of course whenever this sort of thing happens, the "client" wants the exact same thing they saw you do before. I was all excited to sneak in a rose edging or something.
I've never seen Regency in person, so I'm excited to get it - probably early next week.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Finishing lined mittens

I thought a ribbon and button finish might work on these - I really like the fushia - they're still wet so maybe I'll put them together tonight.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pink and black

Happy new year! I'm working on a lining for these - reusing some silk and alpaca from a scarf I made that just didn't work and the rest of the pink neck warmer.