Friday, April 15, 2005

Clapotis in Progress

Birth of a Clapotis:
Clapotis Increased:
Dropped Stitches:
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Soft Pink
Needle: Size US 8 straight
Notes: I love Caron's Simply Soft is the yummiest acrylic I've had the pleasure to work with so far. This pattern is real neat. I like the rythm once it "clicks" (yes, like many I had a difficult launch, but once it clicked it has been lovely). I would like to try this again in either a lighter or warmer yarn for variety.

My 1st Sock!

My 1st Sock

Ok, so this is a mini sock; but it was still good practice. I found the pattern online and will update when I locate again. Next I am going to try toe-up socks - I hear you can avoid grafting this way ;) although I am capable of this skill, I need more practice to get results I can live with.

Petals Baby Hat

Petals Hat

Pattern: Petals Baby Hat
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Soft Pink
Needle: size suggested
Notes: I love this pattern! Very simple and quick to knit. Very cute on baby....but a little bigger than I had anticipated. I made this for a newborn and it fits my 10 month old (who has a fairly large head) with room to stretch. Would probably go down in needle size to fit smaller head.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Pebble Beach Top

Pebble Beach Top

Pattern: Patton's Designer's Series "In Style" Cap Sleeve Top
Yarn: Paton's Evita Paradise
Needle: size US 10 straight
Notes:This yarn is interesting to work with. I would probably use it again as an accent/border, but not necessarily for the body of a piece again. The top did end up seeming to be heavier than I had anticipated; but once it was on, I didn't notice the weight.
Although I had reservations regarding the colorway (hubby made purchase, and was a little too fruity to me at first) I do like it now that it is done and it looks better on than I had anticipated :)

Saturday, April 02, 2005

So Here We Go Again!

I figured it was about time to designate a space for my finished objects...and here it is! Hope you enjoy, comments are always welcome :)
I'll do my best to get some pics up shortly!!!