Tuesday, November 29, 2011

FO: speckled shrug

pattern: speckled shrug

yarn: knit picks wool of the andes in thyme

needle: sz. 9

started: september 5, 2011

finished: november 27, 2011

i love this shrug so much!!! its so my style, kinda shapeless, slouchy, and cozy. it did feel like the stockinette would never end though. i ended up knitting to 37 inches instead of 42 because i just couldn't take it anymore. and i was willing to live with the consequences! :)

i want to try to make another one of these but with bulky yarn so it goes faster....we shall see!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

happy thanksgiving!

hope everyone has a great thanksgiving! maybe while you let your meal settle you can make yourself this amazing hat...

wild thing

knitting a where the wild things are sweater, its going so quickly! started it 3 days ago and i have the front, back and hood almost done. :)

pretty soon i'll be able to let the wild rumpus begin!

Monday, November 21, 2011

FO: studio shorts

pattern: studio shorts

yarn: patons classic wool in lemongrass

needle: sz. 6

started: november 8, 2011

finished: november 18, 2011

so these didnt turn out quite as planned. i dont hate them....but there is definitely room for improvement. the pattern is really clear and pretty easy, but this is definitely a case where i should have altered the pattern more to my body. i should have done less shorts rows in the behind because its a little baggy, and a little wide on the sides.

i also think they would be better in a different color, this neon shows EVERYTHING! good thing i planned on these being lounging/pj shorts. :)

and here is a gratuitous yoga pic! (you can see a little bit how they fit weird here)

FO: panda silk dk fan shawl

pattern: panda silk dk fan shawl

yarn: knit picks swish dk in gulfstream

needle: sz. 6

started: march 17, 2011

finished: november 15, 2011

finally done! wahoooooooooooooo! i've never really made something like this before, shawls are no joke! blocking it took up almost all the floor space in my tiny studio :) hehe.

the color is so vibrant, i really love how this turned out. and its one of those pieces that people can't believe was handmade. makes me so proud! :)

i had just enough yarn to finish, actually a little less. i had to make the garter stitch border 2 rows instead of 5 because i was cutting it so close.

first shawl...check!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

FO: stirrup kneehighs II

pattern: sausalito stirrup socks

yarn: knit picks wool of the andes in truffle

needle: sz. 8

started: february 20, 2011

finished: november 15, 2011

just another testament to how long it can take me to finish a project. :x the knitting of these probably took a few days but i didn't get around to seaming the last one until about 8 months later, ah!!!

i tried to do a little fair isle pattern at the top, i think it ended up just looking kind of weird. oh well! still cozy :) also, the color in this picture is crazy sorry about that...i took this at work and we dont have any walls that don't look like they belong in a preschool. hehe

Thursday, November 10, 2011

who knits short shorts

call me crazy, but im really into having a pair of knitted shorts right now! :) i started a plain stockinette pair and its a surprisingly fast and easy pattern.

after seeing that i was making shorts, a friend of mine sent me a link to these shorts:

theyre so cute! and they retail for $153 (!!!). its kind of fun figuring out how they were made by just looking at them. if im able to pull these off i will be really impressed with myself. :)

here is what i think is happening...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

FO: fingerstach

pattern: fingerstach

yarn: patons classic wool

needle: sz. 3

started: novermber 7, 2011

finished: november 7, 2011

this took about 20 min. to make, and it was a huge hit! making a couple more for friends :)