October 27, 2012

Yellow jumper

Just finished last night. Got a lot of compliments today. (gosh! I have to get a proper camera!)

October 24, 2012

everything old...

 When Antea was born she was really tiny. I knitted these hats for her and they were too small - well this year they fit! The white one is wool and was inspired by Purlbee's Heirloom Hat. The aviator grey one is DK Alpaca and was a trial and error design.

October 23, 2012

and matching mittens.

Autumn is here. This year it really has been stunning. I have finished knitting mittens for Antea on the day Purlbee had posted these ones. Must be the season!

October 10, 2012


All done.

October 2, 2012

From flower to yarn

We bought some flowers that had these plastic nets protecting the crowns. I have been using them to keep the yarn together while I work or in storage.
Now that I figured out a system that works for making socks, I am loving this Koigu yarn to make a pair for Antea. I am using a combination of the KNIT Freedom pattern (for casting on) and Carol Feller's Japanese short-row method (for turning the heel). I feel I am really getting the hang of this and want to make tons of socks. I think I will make them less pointy the next time though...

October 1, 2012

Jolly jumper

Red! I used the same method that I have been using for cardigans but I made it into a jumper with a buttoned side opening.
Also, I got this great decorative heart-rainbow from my favorite notions shop in Ithaca and attached it to the back. Every time I go to Sew Green I find something truly unique and wonderful.