Friday, April 25, 2008

Socks That Rock Over Cable

Socks that Rocks lightweight from Blue Moon Fiberarts. Färg; Corbie. 100 &% superwash merino.
And the pattern: Yarn Over Cable, from the book Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch.

Yepp, this is my first completed pair of toe-up and I love them! And If I keep them as "bedsocks" I will have some yarn left..
…exactly 53 gram left after the socks done, will it be enough for a pair of
Marnie Maclean - Lace Wristlets? :0)


Sunday, April 20, 2008

My Southwestern knitting

I have been homesick for the Southwest ( I moved to the East coast several years ago) so I refinished some furniture and recovered a pillow making my home look a bit more Southwestern. I did modular knitting for the pillow using scrap yarn. A fun way to use up some of your leftovers...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Lets go back in time to 1942

Take a step back to 1942 when you would be on rations in Australia but needing to knit your bit for the guys on the Kokoda Track or thru the many other conflicts about. I have found one of those books that had the saving patterns and tips of the day and took to knitting the spiral socks from it so far and love the way it goes and the feel to the whole idea of re creating these patterns that were such a staple.
I am alive and have been rather busy with exhibitons and conventons but time to return to normal and being more active again.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

I think I didn't show you those yet...

My Buccaneers Booty Socks have been done for a while now, I just did not find the time to post them here yet.

I dyed the red myself and the black are overdyed leftovers - not really solid black now, but I like it.

What I did not like about those socks was the fair isle part, it is nothing I enjoy. I really like the results, but the process is making me to go insane.

And this adorable little monster has been made for my son as part of a Crochet-A-Long on Ravelry. We had a basic receipe for those little guys and I decided to add fun fur as crazy hair and mismatched buttons for the eyes.

Otherwise, I kept it simple because it is supposed to be a toy for a 3 year old - I don't want to risk any choking or other injuries.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Finally the bucaneers are done!

I don't post often - I have turned into more of a punk lurker... sorry!

However, I finished my bucaneer booty socks over the weekend! I used the last of my naturespun from my mittens. It worked out to almost the exact right amount!! I made them a little big, hoping that they will felt a little when I wear them, like a fair isle mitten.

Thanks for the inspiration!
And Happy KNitting!

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

We have almost 100 knitters on the blogroll of our punk rock knitting community

Blogger only lets us have 100 people considered blog authors at a time

In order to clean up a bit and make room for new people who want to participate, I need you to either post or write a comment to this post letting me know you're still with us. People I don't hear from by May 10th (that's 33 days from now) run the risk of being deleted. If you get deleted, you will need to re-request permission to join the group.

The happier side of that is that I will enter those of you who post or comment by May 10th in a drawing for a set of stitch markers. Hooray for stitch markers!