Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Finished: Prayer Shawl

This shawl is from the end of the summer (2005), knit for a friend who is fighting cancer. It's Knit Picks Andean Treasure, and the pattern is based on this Papillion Shawl. Posted by Picasa

Finished: Womb

This picture is from the day I finished Womb from Knitty. Even before it was finished, Sweetie took a liking to it and claimed it as her own. These days the fallopian tubes are about 50% longer than their original length, and she's discovered that it makes a nice finger puppet and that I laugh really hard when she makes it sing. Posted by Picasa

Finished: Stool

This isn't knit either :), but I painted it over the summer and I'm pretty proud of it.

It's actually an Ikea stool. Isn't it nicely disguised? Posted by Picasa

Finished: Dress and Cardigan

I posted in CheekyFaith about this dress and cardigan, but I had to include at least a little picture of it here. Posted by Picasa

Finished: Stockings

Here are some of the Christmas stockings that I've knit. I've actually made six of these for different people. It's my own pattern, and I'm pretty happy with it. The only thing about it is that the size that the stockings turn out is not consistent. The two stockings on the left in this picture are what I consider "normal", while I've had one turn out smaller and the one on the right in the pic is obviously much larger. And this is with the exact same needles and the same size yarn.

How do you take "emotional state" into gauge? Posted by Picasa

Finished: Baby Blanket

Ok, so this isn't knitting, but I'm proud enough of it. This is an acrylic (don't remember the brand, but it's soft) baby blanket made from the "Woven Stripes" pattern in Our Best Baby Afghans by Leisure Arts. I crocheted this several years ago, when we lived in Minnesota.

One thing I love about this pattern is the fringe that automatically forms along two sides. Another thing is that there is absolutely no weaving in ends. My husband appreciates that there are no little holes for tiny fingers to poke through -- not that it has mattered much here in CA, but I can image that the typical croched baby blanket could be annoying in MN if it's intended to keep the baby warm.

I may make another one of these in the near future. My question is: should I listen to Elizabeth Zimmerman and make it out of wool? Or should I stick to trusty washable and dryable acrylic? How hard is it to was various smelly bodily fluids out of a wool blanket without felting it? Posted by Picasa

This blog is intended to be my listing of all things knitted -- past, present, and future. My own little catalouge.


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