Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I'm on the roll

Today I might have to show you a couple more pictures than usual. But what fun are blog entries without pictures, right? Ok, here we go.

Remember that "smallish", but very colorful project from Knit Picks just before I moved? The one with those little alpacas? It can be found on the website now. It's a new kit they offer.

It has interchangeable charts so it's really up to the knitter on what ear flaps you want, what colors to choose or which bands you want to put where. I, as a test knitter didn't have that choice, but that's ok. I think it turned out really nice.

Next is my finished scrappy scarf, modeled by my trusty pup. She was the only available model at the time :)

I showed to our local bookstore/yarnstore owner and she wanted to keep it for now to hang it in her window. How cool is that. And I still have plenty of scrap yarn left over to make a couple more.

This little stocking is something I whipped up last night in a couple of hours. It's a little dark, but the colors are very bright. I found this pattern in the book "Knit Christmas Stockings" by Gwen Steege. I also used stash scrap yarn and 3.5 mm needles. Now I'm working on the matching little ski sweater ornament from the same book.

And here is another little peek at what is going to be my next test knit. I have the yarn, I had the chance to swatch it over the weekend, but I'm still waiting for the pattern. It feels just like looking at the candy in the store, walking out with a bag full of it, but not being allowed to have some. Now what's up with that!

This is Knit Picks fingering weight Palette in Cornmeal and Clematis Heather, just in case you were wondering.
Now back to the little sweater. And I had a brainstorm last night. Another little thing to use up some more of my sock yarn left overs. You'll see, once that egg hatches. Hi, hi, I know, I'm so mean sometimes. Happy knitting.

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At 10:50 AM, Blogger Monika said...

All wonderful things you showed us today!

At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the hat you got to test knit. It's lovely!

And the scrappy scarf is already finished?? Gorgeous.

At 1:25 PM, Blogger Marianne said...

Oh, you ARE on a roll! LOVE the hat! Pure L.O.V.E! Fab scarf and the wee stocking is sweet.
The Cornmeal and Clematis Heather colour combination is one of my all time favourites, looking forward to seeing this project!

At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a great scarf. And such a stunning model! I still haven't emailed KP and I haven't heard anything yet either. I so hope I haven't fallen through the cracks!

At 7:15 PM, Anonymous pat said...

I LOVE that earflap hat - What a fun knit that must have been! And your new project is very intriguing...

At 8:15 PM, Blogger Peggy said...

I love the hat, how cool and your knitting is so beautiful. How are you liking Fort Knox? When you coming down for a visit? I'm up there at least once every two weeks.

At 9:14 PM, Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

Animals make great models! (if not always the most cooperative!) That hat is awesome... what beautiful work!

At 12:25 AM, Anonymous Katie said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! The scarf colors!
Beautiful work, glad you found me on Rav!

At 1:53 PM, Blogger Stell said...

oh knit it, the andean hat with the wee alpacas, its cute - and i love the diagonal ear flaps. I hat a lot of fun knitting an andean hat last year - to a different patter. Love the scarf(and dog)

At 8:09 PM, Blogger Rosa said...

I've never stranded. I will never say I won't ever, but it scares me. Seriously.

Is your dog a Chow mix? We have a pure bred Chow with the same face, but all black. Too cute!

At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm loving all your Knit Picks projects. They are so lucky to have you as a sample knitter.

Your scarf model is adorable!


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