Saturday, January 5, 2008

Vacation Knitting

Winter Break is almost over, but I'm still knitting away.
Here are some of my latest completed projects and others in the works...

This is a sweater vest I did in the Fall from the book Knitting With Balls. I used Tahki Donegal Tweed. It turned out a lot bigger than expected so I just felted it a little bit and I like the slightly felted look and feel even better than the original knit.

Scarf I knit for my mom's Christmas gift
yarn: Louisa Harding Kimono Angora yarn, double stranded
pattern: Cider Moon

Here are some fingerless mitts I worked up one afternoon during break. It's one of my first designs. Simple and functional.

I worked on the body of this bag/basket/container on my way down to Oklahoma last weekend to see my brothers and dad.
yarn: Fleece Artist aran for body, Naturewool Chunky for bottom and handles
pattern: French Market Bag from Knitty

Here is the finished felted product

Here's another felted basket I did about a month ago. I made it bigger than recommended so it's a little more floppy, but I like it.
yarn: Naturewool Chunky
pattern: by Lucia Tedesco

yarn: Rowan Cashsoft DK
pattern: Cinchy Hat from Knitscene Magazine Fall '07

I changed the fair isle design on the body of the hat, but the rest of the hat is as written. I really like the Garter stitched ear flaps. I like to pull my hats all the way down on my head and this one looked like there was extra room at the top to be kind of floppy, but I think it would have looked better had I subtracted a few rows from the pattern on the hat body.
yarn: Tahki Donegal Tweed of course
pattern: Intwerveave Knits website

I started working on a huge patchwork blanket using Rowan Yorkshire tweed and Scottish tweed. I get a big square out of each skein. I'm about 1/3 done. Hopefully, I can get it finished this month. Each square has a different knit/purl stitch pattern. I'll try to reuse each pattern for just two squares in the quilt. You can't really see the detail in the picture though.

I also have an afghan on the needles, but it's not a priority right now. It has the perfect colors to match my beloved plaid couch. Classic Elite Desert yarn. I love it!

I've made a lot of progress on my Noah sweater by Sarah Hatton. One more sleeve to go and then all the sewing.

I DID NOT knit this amazing sweater. My mom gave it to me for Christmas after finding it in a resale store. It's originally from J. Crew. It's my favorite. I loved it so much that I looked up sweaters on eBay and found one from J. Crew like this one. Similar colors, but it has more of a larger patchwork horizontal look to it. I can't wait to get that in the mail so I can have two brilliantly colorful sweaters!


James said...

Wow. You must knit like mad! The sweater vest is awesome and the afghans are freaking intense. You're a better man-knitter than I.

James said...

Oh, and I forgot about the fair isle hat. It rocks pretty hard.