Thursday, April 27, 2006

Oneskein Crazy

I went a little crazy with the Oneskein book. This book by Leigh Radford has only been out for a couple of months and is very popular. There is even a blog where you can post pictures of your finished project. It was written for someone like me who has lots of lonely skeins looking for patterns.
The felted clutch is knitted out of Lopi. The top curled up, unlike the picture in the book, but maybe I'll run it through the washer another time. The cupcake base was made from a scrap of baby wool doubled and the top made from doubled mohair & a speckled novelty yarn. The top has yet to be sewn on to the base. The triple cable scarf is in progress and is from a wool, silk and alpaca blend by aarlan. I have two balls of this, so I might make it a little longer. The spiral Rib bag is made from Sirdar Super Chunky. All yarn from stash.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Spiral Sock

I have been obsessively knitting, but, every once in a while, I actually complete a project

I had a request for a heel-less sock with a round toe to wear around the house. This pattern with variations has been around for a long time. It has been reproduced many times in various magazines and books, and the pattern is easily found on the web. This sock is a simple 2X2 rib offset by one stitch every 4th row. Knit on #7 11" circulars (changed to DP for the toe) with Wool-Ease.
Minus one skein from stash.

The oldest pattern I found was in this Patons Beehive sock book from 1940. They called it a called it "the new swivel sock".

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Flash of a stash

Yarn arranged solely for purposes of photograph. Not intended to represent current organization of yarn or complete stash. Not intended to scare any family members. Not intended to make other knitters feel inferior/superior for having less/more.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Obsessive Compulsive Knitter in Orange County

I'm an obsessive knitter. I knit every day. I have lots of yarn, lots of needles, lots of knitting patterns & knitting books. But, I always want to buy more. I am trying to control my urge to buy, and to use up or give away my stash.
But I don't have a problem. Or do I?