Thursday, March 26, 2015

Just saw this hanging behind the door now and realized forgot to mention this wrap if I may call it. It was knitted some time between the berets.

Besides increasing stitches, I think I had used about four bigger size needles.

The wrist warmers are ready. Quick to knit ... They'd make a good last minute gift!

If you're not happy with them, you might as well use them as ear warmers ha ha!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Having dissolved most of the hibernating projects, managed to pile up more. Just can't stick to one project for long, while my mind is full of new adventures. Very flighty of me!

I'd call myself an intermediate knitter. However, recently I have dived into modifying patterns or coming up with ideas. These ideas are from what has already been discovered, tried and true but that I use them in a different way.

One of them is a toe-up sock with Turkish cast on. I shall talk about the detail later when I proceed with what I got inspired to form the heel. There will not be a second pair. Just this one. The demo sock :)

The other recent goody is a wrist warmer. Again I used an existing pattern but modified it significantly. Luckily, I have a nice friend who appreciates my little adventures which gears me up to finish rather than drop them aside until next century or so.

These are some attempts for the edging. I ended up modifying and using a ruffle but these antique knitting designs were enjoyable to play around. They were quite big though I used lace-weight yarn. Thus dropped.

This is the coquette I talk about. The cat too is coquette :)

And ta-ta-taaa ... Off to knitting the other pair!

Monday, March 02, 2015

Hmm ... Had totally forgotten to mention this one. This lacy edging is for an Indian scarf and has always been an escort whilst traveling. Can hide the DPNs in one of my pockets and get away with the security check at the airports. Now that I do not travel as often, this should be the next to complete before I plunge into a new knitting adventure.

The yarn is DMC Coton Floche a Broder ~ Size 14 (Taupe) ... I had bought a set of them in their original box from an auction. The box looks real old. Probably one of the earliest production.

Progress today with the Mexican Lace scarf ... The pattern is thirty-rows and each row is different. Needs super-attention but a lot of fun indeed.