general adventures in craftiness

Monday, October 08, 2007

Finished Projects

Here's one of the felted Tyrolean stockings. They turned out really nice and keep my feet very cozy and very warm. I also decided to make the Snowball Hat, which is also in the fall issue of Interweave Knits. I had some Lion Brand Kool Wool left over in my stash and used that to knit up the hat is a couple of hours. As the weather is suddenly getting cooler, it's the perfect time for hats and wool socks.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

One Down

I was able to finish one of the stockings this weekend. This photo is before putting it through the wash. I forgot to lengthen the foot a bit more, but hopefully, it won't shrink up that much. Once I got the chart pattern memorized, the knitting started to fly by.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Half Stocking

So far, so good on the sock. It's knitting up quickly and I can't wait to actually throw them in the washer to get the fabric a bit softer.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Vested for Fall

So, I finished the vest yesterday afternoon. I made the smallest size, so it is a close fit, but not uncomfortably so. I did make it about two inches shorter in length and I opted not to add the belt loops since I thought I would probably wear it more without the belt. The only thing I don't like is how the yarn sheds so much.

I went to the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival in Canby with Mariko and Hedi yesterday morning. It was really fun. I liked seeing all the animals, including sheep, llamas, and goats. I bought this purple Lynx sock yarn from Angora Valley Fibers for the Tyrolean Stockings, another pattern from the latest Interweave Knits. I'm making the socks a little bit larger because the yarn is supposed to full up a bit and result in a nice soft fabric.

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