Sunday, May 07, 2006

My Feet are Getting all the Love

First I got a pedicure (thanks, Mom!)

Then, I finished my jaywalkers
And finally(!) got new running sneakers.

My feet are loving life.

Some notes on the Jaywalkers...

Jaywalkers by Grumperina (duh, like I'm not the last person to knit these)
Sundara Yarn in Trompe L'oeil (Super soft yarn, with excellent stitch definition and luscious colors)
Needles: Size 1, 40" Addis
Dates Knitted: March 26 to May 2, 2006
Techniques: Magic Loop
Mods: Followed pattern pretty much exactly. Only change was knitting 6 inches (instead of 7) before starting the heel.
Comments: Loved the pattern. Great for T knitting. Will definitely make another pair. Highlights striping yarns like no other pattern.

Here are some more photos of the finished socks.....

close up of the stitches.
the toe... I don't know, I just thought it looked cute!
I also bought some yarn for a not yet started project, Prairie Tunic from Interweave Spring '06.

Bobble Blue is coming along slowly. I've been picking up the running now that spring has finally hit Boston, but knitting has slowed. Here's a picture of quintessential springtime Boston with magnolia trees in full bloom in Back Bay.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Some small FOs

I've been working on some small projects along with my Jaywalkers and Bobble Blue. Here is the cableknit purse I first mentioned in my last post:


Pattern: none

Yarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky in Oatmeal

Needles: 11 Clover Bamboo Straights

Comments: It's dangerous for me to post this here as I have yet to sew in a lining and I'm not exactly diligent when it comes to finishing. I have a five hour car ride to Jersey this weekend, though, where mundane crafts will be key. (It's hard to concentrate or read a chart with a ornery tabby cat yowling in your ear and climbing all over the dashboard). I like the bag, but don't think it's the most useful thing I've ever knit. You really can't fit much. I'll still probably knit it again with the following mods... use worsted weigh yarn, splurge on real wood handles instead of acrylic (Ijust snagged these at Michael's and didn't search for higher quality handles), make the bag portion larger. I would also think about going for a rectangular shape with dowel handles and use it as a clutch.

YELLOW & PURPLE NECKLACE On a night of knitting burnout and after a little inspiration, I went for some beads hibernating in the stash since Christmastime. My mom, sister and I paced the wholesale bead store (while my Dad and brother patiently waited) to find something to match (yet still provide some "pop") the purple and rose colored beads when my mom found these yellow beauties. After finishing the neclace, I wasn't sure how much I loved the it---it's definitely loud---but that's not something I always mind. I wore it today and by noon, I loved it. I think you picked a winner, Mom!