Sunday, August 31, 2014
On a recent road trip, I had to decide what projects to take. Every knitter knows that the most important part of packing for a trip is the knitting. I chose my own Easy Stripes bag pattern with the hopes that I could refine the instructions. I took two balls of Lily Sugar'n Cream Stripes in the Country Stripes colorway and one skein of Cascade Souk, a silk wool blend with long color changes.
Both projects didn't take a lot of space and were cool enough to work on in the summer heat. But the only changes I made were to slip the edge stitches of the strap and make it longer.
I had enough of the cotton yarn left over to make a Bear Sweater that was given to a Pacific Northwest bear.
Posted by OC knitter at 12:30 PM
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Two more blankets. The yellow one was knit just to use up some stash yarn. I combined a bulky white mohair with a nylon yarn that really couldn't be used by itself because it would easily snag. When knit with another yarn it became soft and squishy.
The blue one was knit with a double strand of acrylic in a diamond pattern that looks good on both sides. After I finished it, I put it in the washer and dryer to block. It came out beautifully. It was given as a wedding present, but I haven't heard if it was well received yet. Do newlyweds still send thank you notes?
Posted by OC knitter at 3:25 PM