Finished doing the toes with The Grass Is Always Greener... Paula at Blue Moon got a perfect match. I'm wearing them today on my yarn crawl!
Friday, August 30, 2013
Paula at Blue Moon Fiber Arts is a master at matching colors!, a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.
Green yarn to finish toes on my Dumbledore's Christmas socks. Hope to get them done this weekend.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Doing two-at-a-time on a sixteen inch circular so I don't stretch the ribbing out. I'm glad I decided to start with a dark color, it gives a better visual line to the bottom of the sleeves.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
I finished the body tonight and am going to cast on the sleeves to be knit two-at-a-time so the color pattern matches on both sleeves. I'm now past the halfway point on my sweater! The sleeves have the small circles pattern over most of the length, so I'm hoping they knit up quickly.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I'm staying with the smaller needles for the foot for a snugger fit and I started the foot patterns as soon as I joined into a round for continuity.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
I'm doing my usual heel as I've found it works best for me. These socks and yarn are too special to use a heel that I am unsure will fit and wear well for me.
Friday, August 16, 2013
I ripped out the first try at my shaped sleeve cap because it wasn't going to match the way I wanted to. This try is looking so much better but I'll know better after I get more knit on it.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Got the front neck decreases started today and just have 4 more rounds to knit on the 5th circle. Then the flower chart and the bottom pattern on the front and I'm ready to start the sleeves!
DH's Henry VIII cardigan progress on first pattern repeat., a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.
DH loves how the colors are coming together and is hoping to wear his sweater this coming winter (best see what I can do to make that happen, lol!).
Showing shaping on the cap so far. I've gone back to picking up in every row as I prefer the coverage. I'm taking it slow so I can analyze it as I knit to decide how to proceed. Friends have started asking if I plan to enter this in the fairs next year. I'll have to see what I think of the finished sweater. If I decide to enter it, I won't be able to wear it this winter as it must be new to enter.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
The Hazel Knits Artisan Socks yarn is thicker than some so these socks will be quite heavy. But the color pattern is coming out beautifully. I'm doing the 80 sts version so the socks are comfortable to wear. I may go down to 72 sts for the foot, will have to try the socks on as I knit.
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Start of Moody Hose, showing ribbing done in Still Spruce and sock in Emerald Darkness., a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.
One round past first cable crossing to show how pattern works with these colors. I redrew the chart in Intwined Studio so it is oriented properly and printed to make it easier to knit. For some reason, the designer hand drew the chart to be worked from top left to bottom right, but knit the opposite direction - very confusing to knitters.