Friday, March 20, 2009

Aran work

I finished a scarf for a friend who is visiting tomorrow. Of all the knitting I do, Aran work has to be my favourite. I design my own patterns.

Here is the scarf:

And this is a closeup:

I decided not to add a fringe or other adornment as it stands alone as a classic piece that will match everything.

It is done on 33 stitches in Chunky Aran from my stash on Size 6mm needles. The cables represent my friendship with Claire, the diamonds my wishes for her.

I will transcribe my notes and post them here when I get a minute so that my patterns are provided.

This took 8 hours: 5 Daily Shows with Jon Stewart, 1 Grey's Anatomy with the grandgirl and 2 movies.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Yarn Over

Well it's about time, seriously. I need to keep my knitting all tightly wound under this header. And what a title!

For starters: Just a pic of a hat I sent recently to a dear friend who's lost her hair in chemo. I've knitted over 20 of these hats this season, I created my own pattern as a lot of them out there don't quite work. I knitted it on 5dp size 6mm bamboo needles and used a mix of wools to get a heathery/ocean effect. About 5 hours work, an 1cord at centre included.

2 movies worth of knitting.