Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The yarn is Cascade 220 Paints in Colour 9926. Its left over from the yarn I bought for Nigel's Retrofit jacket. I used about 3 skeins for this vest. I knitted it on 5mm needles and it's based on a 60 stitch cast-on with a single 8 stitch cable up the front. I extended the cable around the back of the neck for a neater finish.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
It seems even more significant to celebrate the life and work of Dr King this year, when the following day sees the inauguration of the country's first African American president.
PEACE, LOVE, FREEDOM
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The pattern is the legwarmers from Leigh Radford's 'One Skein' and the yarn is Alpaca Sox. I knitted these at a looser tension than you would for socks, but I cannot imagine that these would make good socks. The rib and lace portions of the legwarmer immediately stretched out so the legwarmers drooped. The pattern calls for ribbon around the tops if you do not want a slouchy look.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
...legwarmers. I am making these because my new boots are too close fitting to wear my handknit socks, and I thought the legwarmers would do the same job keeping my legs warm (fancy that!). These are knitted in Alpaca Sox using the pattern in Leigh Radford's 'One Skein'.
Any guesses what this item is? freeform knitting? seaweed?
Sunday, January 11, 2009
The grey slippers are cascade 220 left over from my Loppem cardi, with the red trim being cascade 220 left over from the Christmas stockings (2 years ago).
The orange were intended for me, but my front loader washing machine usually requires things to run through twice before they shrink to the idea size. Because I knitted these on smaller needles than the pattern calls for (because I could not find my 11mm needles) I just tried one wash cycle. While the slippers were drying they were snaffled...and fit Nigel just fine.
Adam's slippers came out a good size after one cycle. I made patterns on the soles with fabric paint for better traction.
As soon as Adam was wearing his new slippers I immediately received a request for some from Finlay (although he has slippers that fit at the moment - so I have a little breathing room), and of course I have to still knit some for myself.
Edited to add that the pattern is Bev Galeskas' Felted Clogs. There are separate patterns for the adult and child sizes - so I used both versions for these slippers. I knitted adult medium in the orange, and child medium in the grey.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Turns out it is a real life zeppelin. It is apparently filled with helium rather than hydrogen like the Hindenburg, and is moored at Moffat Field. I was quite pleased that they were actually using those old airship hangars as at one point (and maybe still) the old hangar was in danger of demolition.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
It's my own pattern knitted in Cascade 220 paints, which I bought in Purlescence at the time, and Cascade 220 Heathers in blue that came from Yarndogs and which was intended for slippers. He was very pleased with it, however I'm not sure how sensible it was knitting something for Finlay out of handwash-only yarn!!
and then tracing their transparency onto paper:
If you are an adult in the Bay Area, or, like us the recipients of free tickets (Thanks Jon), then I recommend a visit to the exhibit. It is running until the end of January. I think for those with young children it's hard to do justice to the exhibition with children in tow, and it's not cheap, so for an hour makes an expensive day out. The parts that we were able to see were excellent, and Nigel and I would have happily spent much longer at the exhibition.