Friday, June 27, 2008

Favorites on Friday

I made this lovely little coverlet while in grad school and promptly forgot about it when I moved to NYC. I found it when I was putting away my winter blanket and it looks so much prettier on my bed than the poop colored wool. 

This was only my second quilt attempt, and my first success. I only did some basic square knots all over it to keep the layers together. I would love to have it professionally quilted. Any suggestions for where I could get this done the NYC area would be very much appreciated!

Stash Storage!

I got this basket at a street fair on 3rd Ave. I was told that it was made by a woman in West Africa. I love it! It's so pretty, has a lid and handles. All my favorite stash yarn is in it and it is within arms reach from my bed... good in case I have to escape in a fire, but great for yarn dreams. 

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Summer FO

Pattern: Mesh & Rib Short Sleeve Pullover 
by Teva Durham: Loop-D-Loop Vol. 2
Size: 38 (My bust is actually 39.5" so -1.5" ease)
Yarn: Silk Light by Signature Collection (discontinued)
Needles: Size 8 Addis Turbos for the body & sleeves; 
& size 6 Clover Bamboo Circulars for the neckline ribbing.

Mods: I knit the body 1 inch longer than specified in the pattern. I changed the cast on number for the front because it is my opinion that it was incorrect as written; and I used a button instead of a tie at CF.  

What I would do differently were I to do this again: shorten the depth of the keyhole and not bother to knit the body that extra inch. I'm pretty tall, but I didn't really need that inch.

I think this is my 3rd pullover type garment of the year... and I've made quite a few other accessory type things (socks, legwarmers, armwarmers, cowls, hats etc...) but I'm really excited about the bona-fied garments. Those are the ones I can actually wear around to impress people (mainly myself) with my craftiness. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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