Friday, December 28, 2007
Pattern: Squirrel Mittens from Hello Yarn
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Needles: US 3 for cuff, US 6 for rest of mitten
These were fun and I'm going to have to make a second pair since I was originally planning on making these for myself (in different colours, though)!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
But first, a look at another gift that was being kept under wraps (pun intended):
At the right angle you can see the heroes symbol (means "God send")
Pattern: Heroes Illusion Scarf, pattern available in my etsy shop
Yarn: Cascade 220, one skein grey, one skein black
Needles: US 7 / 4.5mm
Recipient: Dr. BF
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
For Christmas, I present another Christmas FO picture:
Pattern: Multidirectional Scarf
Yarn: Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in colourway Iris
Needles: US 6 / 4mm circ
Recipient: My mom
Sorry for the bad picture... winter grey day + lots of indoor lighting and flash makes for not very pretty colours. The yarn varigates from pink to purple to blue and has a tiny metallic gold thread running through it.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
However... I did bring my camera, but not the cord. So I can't download the pictures to my computer. I am going back to the States next week so I'll get the cord then. I can, however, share one Christmas present that has already been presented to Dr. BF:
I used what I remembered of the Mother Bear Project pattern and made a ninja for Dr. BF. I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but he was invited by Team Canada to compete in a Hapkeido tournament in Korea next year and I'm going with him! He (the ninja that is) is wearing what is apparently called a "Blood Belt", which is the highest level obtainable - so don't mess with him! Nah, he's really just a teddy bear, much like Dr. BF himself! :)
Monday, December 17, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
I've also recently opened up an etsy shop to sell my new patterns. In the new year, I may also sell small knitted items - I know I'm missing out on the Christmas market, but knitting for my own loved ones was more important to me this year!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
My friend Grady saw these mittens when I was "studying" at the cafe that he was working at and by studying I mean playing around on ravelry and knitting. They're the Squirrel and Oak mittens from Hello Yarn. She has lots of cool patterns, including a blank "fill in your own" pattern for mittens, which I have used in the past as well. Anyway, I really want to make these for myself (especially since I have lost one of my fingerless mittens and one of my regular mittens is at the LYS as a demo. Maybe I'll have to steal that one back though... it's getting to be darn cold out!) but when I showed them to Grady he flipped and begged for a pair for himself for his birthday (which is in January). He also strongly hinted that they should be grey, with blue squirrel/oak leaf. So, here is the first one. It took very little time at all (once I got past the corrugated ribbing).