Monday, July 28, 2008

Kelly & Sahara

Pattern: Sahara by Wendy Bernard for Stitch Diva
Yarn: Louisa Harding Kashmir DK #07 - tiny bit over 10 balls, Louisa Harding Shingle #02 - 2 balls
Needles: #7 24" & 16" circs, #5 32" & 16" circs
Comments: This would make a wonderful first sweater. The pattern is well written and simple due to the fact that there is so seaming.

The Louisa Harding Kashmir, as some of y'all know, is my absolute favorite yarn to knit with. It is so squishy and soft. It has a good deal of stretch to it, so it worked well with the form fitting garment.

I was off on my gauge (too small) so I went up a needle size and also went up a size.

Pattern: Kelly by Lois Daykin from Rowan Beach Cool
Yarn: Rowan Linen Print #349-6 balls, Nashua Cilantro #12-1 ball
Comments: I knit this back in February, but just never blogged about it. I added a good bit of length to the pattern, therefor I ran out of Linen Print before finishing the edging. The Cilantro worked out well for that. Thanks to Sheryl for doing my crochet trim!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

My brush with fame

Y'all check out the Fall 2008 issue of Knitscene. You will see my mug on the last page wearing Venus. Thank you Kate for designing such an awesome sweater. I wear it all the time, and always receive compliments. I'll look forward to future designs!

I'll be shaking my tail feather's tonight. Can't wait!

Monday, July 07, 2008


(photo by RT - styling by HT)

Pattern: Dreamer by Wenlan Chia from Twinkle's Mohair Designs
Yarn: Twinkle Handknits Kid Mohair #59 Storm
Comments: I blocked this sweater to spec, and it still seems short to me. Not that I mind, really. I think it is still adorable. There were no mistakes in the pattern that I could find.
This sweater was a bit of a challenge to me, so I'm proud of it.
The Twinkle Mohair is VERY scratching before washing. After handwashing it, though, it becomes much softer. The price is wonderful as well ($6 for 310 yds). The whole sweater cost me $24 retail!!