Friday, June 17, 2005

Mitered hearts for comparison Posted by Hello

You can see what a difference there was in size because of yarn choice.

These mitered hearts are a great break from Booga bags and the monotony of knitting 6400 stitches all the same. Before these mitered hearts, picking up stitches was a weakness in my knitting; it seemed like I always ended up with the stitches on the wrong needle. Now, I'm practically a pro at picking up stitches.
Red mitered heart Posted by Hello

Made with Dalegarn Sissik. This yarn is easy to knit with but it feels a little waxy. I think the flecks of colour look great.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Mitered Heart Sachet Posted by Hello

I bought Interweave Knits magazine for two patterns - this heart and a baby kimono only to find out that the heart pattern is free online as a pdf. I made this heart with mystery yarn that is thicker than the recommended yarn. It worked well because it made it easy for me to see what I was doing. The bottom square is supposed to be textured like the other squares but I didn't realize that until I was on the 3rd square. I kept going for the experience. I'm now knitting another heart out of sock yarn and it is much smaller.

Felted Booga Bag #2 Posted by Hello

I did not use Noro for this bag; I mostly used Lamb's Pride worsted which is a mingling of wool and mohair. This yarn knits up beautifully (it almost seems a shame to felt it) and felts very quickly. The mohair goes create a little bit of a halo effect after felting but if it bothers you you can always trim it. The red is a mystery wool from the thrift store and the black is Red Heart 100% wool.

Felted Booga Bag #1 Posted by Hello

Monday, June 13, 2005

Thanks EACA but I wanted to be Hitchhiker's Guide instead.

You're Watership Down!

by Richard Adams

Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their
assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they
build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd
be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Booga strap unfelted Posted by Hello
Booga bag unfelted Posted by Hello

The Booga Bag by Black Sheep Bags. My bag is made of Noro Kureyon; I happened to pick the same colour as the original. Partway through the 2nd skein I ran into yarn problems; a yellow section just broke at any pressure. I pulled off all the weak stuff and then got back to the knitting.

Whenever I pick up stitches I end up doing it backwards. I had to back the stitches off onto another needle and then add them to the correct needle. I think that section looks terrific.