Sunday, December 29, 2013

Prism socks

 My son needed some new socks. We are lucky here with the weather and do not need to wear wool socks outside at all, but my kids love to sleep in hand knitted socks in the winter time.
He is pretty happy with the socks, but picture taking is a whole different story ;-))
The pattern I used is by Jaya Srikrishnan  and is called "Prism". It is a free pattern and can be found on Ravelry here. I followed the pattern very loosely. The instructions for the heel and the gusset were not very clear to me, so I just knitted those areas as I usually do.
My Project on Ravelry
I used Louet Fingering Gems yarn form my stash for this project. Socks are a great way to use up some stash yarn :-)

Happy knitting,

Monday, December 16, 2013

New design teaser.

Just a little teaser of my new shawl design ;-) First time designing a shawl with :-) I am working on my second shawl now and changing and improving the design a little. More on this project soon ;-)

For now I leave you with a photograph of a beautiful sunset over San Diego. I took this picture on Sunday evening from the Presidio Park.

Happy knitting,

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Once Upon A Big Leaf.

Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my Golden Weave shawl :))
Девочки всем кто оставил мне добрые слова на шаль Golden Weave спасибо огромное от всей души :))
Today I want to show you another variation on my pattern "Once Upon A Leaf" I have a shawl and a wrap design of this pattern. I love that leaf motive so much that I wanted to make something else using it. This is how this scarf in bulky weight yarn came about. This is a very fast and enjoyable project. I used my wrap pattern as a base for the scarf and only knitted one repeat of the chart. My project on Ravelry is called "Once Upon a Big Leaf" and can be found here for more information on the yarn, needles and pattern changes.

Happy knitting,

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Golden Weave Shawl

Hi all :))) I have been traveling a little ( a little more on that in the future post) and away from my blog. However I have been knitting during this time and I have a new shawl to share with you. It is my old design called "Woven".  This shawl is available as free download on Ravelry and my blog.

This was a long project. Linen stitch is not for the faint of heart, especially all 900 yards of it ;-)) However, it is so worth it. I am very happy how this shawl turned out. I love the large size of it. I can comfortably wrap the shawl around my shoulders and it covers the arms for warmth and stays put on the shoulders. I love the yarn, both the colors and the silky texture of it. And I love the contrasting picot edge I chose for this shawl.
Also, this shawl was the most perfect project for traveling. You can just stop and pick up knitting at any time and do not need to bring any instructions with you. Great plane and airport knitting :))
My project is called "Golden Weave" and can be found on Ravelry here.

Happy knitting,