Lace Blob

May 30th, 2008

Since I fell in love with the Hemlock Ring Blanket pattern, I decided to try another doily pattern in a heavier yarn. I haven’t found the perfect tablecloth for my mosaic table, so I cast on with Sugar’n Cream to cover this:

 

 

If you want to see this monster mosaic project in progress, go here.

 

I chose the Doily with Spiral found here.

 

 

Here’s my version:

 

 

It’s just a blob now, but will block out nicely. And the color is a bit bright in this photo. It goes well with the table. Knit from the center out, I’m on row 91 out of 100. Hopefully it won’t take too long to finish. The rows are long now, and after working for a while, it’s hard to see the progress, but I know it’s there.

 

The cotton is sturdy and will hold up to use and numerous washings and such.

 

Happy Friday!

Socks, socks, socks!

May 28th, 2008

Well, my sock knitting mojo has returned thanks to my wonderful classes with Charlene Schurch. And I’m in training for the Summer of Socks.

 

I dug deep into my WIP basket and found these socks:

 

 

My own pattern that I began last June (yes, almost a year ago!).

 

I finished one sock, then promptly forgot about it. It really needs a mate, so I cast on for the second. We’ll see how long it takes – hopefully not a whole year.

 

I started a toe up sock after the toe up sock workshop with Charlene Schurch. I didn’t really like how the yarn was pooling, so I ripped it out, and began with a different yarn. Schaefer Yarn Company’s Heather is very nice to work with, and I’m having better luck with the variegation. Colorway: Ingrid Bergman.

 

 

Here’s a more accurate representation of the colors.

 

 

My first toe-up design, and I’m loving it. I found a reverse heel that I really like.

 

I also finished another pair of Knitting Central Sock Club Socks – Bed Socks by Lynn Wilson.

 

 

I love this pattern. And with the yarn – Sheep Three by Sheep Shop Yarn Co., these just may be my favorite socks to date. Look at that cabley goodness.

 

 

 

Sometimes you just have to knit a scarf (or two!)

May 25th, 2008

Ever need to start a project and finish it the next couple of days? Instant Gratification. Scarves will give you that.

 

 

First up – the Kombu Scarf. I had 2 skeins of Noro Aurora just marinating in my stash. I wanted a scarf to challenge me, but not be too difficult. I’ve always wanted to make this scarf, so I cast on and finished it in a couple of days. The Aurora was a bit rough to work with, but after a bath in knit wash, it softens up nicely.

 

 

Next up – the Palindrome Scarf. Mindless. Just what I was looking for. I received 3 skeins of Patons SWS Soy Wool Stripes last year for Christmas, and this is the perfect pattern to show off it’s yumminess.

 

 

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

May 24th, 2008

Just a little maintenance going on here at danniknits. Should be back to normail soon.

  

Happy Knitting!

Oh Baby!

May 22nd, 2008

I’ve been busy knitting baby gifts!

 

First up – a Suss Design Unisex Baby Sweater.

 

 

So easy and quick – Snuggly DK doubled on size 10 needles. Doesn’t get much better than that!

 

Next up – baby socks from Sheep Shop Yarn Company’s #027 Tiny Vest Set pattern.

 

 

Sheep Shop’s Sheep Three Yarn is amazing to work with. I had just enough yarn left over from a pair of socks to knit these up on size 2’s. How cute (if I do say so myself)!