Sorry about the picture. I didn't actually have a working camera at the same time that I had the sock- so I had to scan it..... lol
I love their photography, mine is horrible-- but the sweater is on backwards. :-) But, you know, it works great! So, unintentionally, I made a sweater that can be worn 2 different ways. If you like a high collar- or if you don't, this works. :-)
(the professional photo really does much better justice to the colors- they are lovely....)
This (there are 2 of them done) is the Milo sock from Sock Innovation done in The Unique Sheep's Tinsel Toes in The Fellowship colorway. I love how they turned out. Of course, it's me- the pattern is not followed exactly. The gauge is off, so the pattern looks different, and I had to make some sizing adjustments along w/ that. But I like it. They fit, and they are pretty. :-)
This is the Nordic Tradition Sweater from a 2008 Vogue Knitting Magazine. I've had this lovely yarn for 2 or 3 years, and finally put it to good use. I do like how the sweater turned out, but I'm not sure it's one I will wear a whole lot yet. We'll see how I feel about it after the baby comes. At this point, it is very hard to estimate how it will look on me. ;-)
This is a laced tank. Pattern again from a 2008 Vogue Knitting magazine. Not in the yarn called for- it's a ribbon yarn my mom bought for me about 3-4 years ago, plus another ribbon I got on sale about 2 yrs ago and finally found a pattern that worked for them. Lengthened the body and the armholes both, but am still concerned I will find it shorter than I like. Again- not that I can tell right now.... But I am fairly happy w/ the results.
Really, I could have designed something for both those yarns, I know. And maybe I should have. But my creativity seems to be in decline at the moment, and I am finding patterns that I like- so I am using them. I seem to design for others and follow patterns for me. It seems odd to me, but that's how it goes.
So it has been quite a busy month. While life is beginning to fall into a somewhat calmer routine at the moment- I don't expect to find any extra time on my hands in the near future. B/w school, baby, and normal life, time just seems to disappear somewhere. I know I'm not alone in experiencing this!
Well, not really. These are baby bibs for a friend from church. I decided to take a break from the intense designing and just adapt a pattern really quick before the baby shower. Since I quite doubt she reads my blog :-) I figured it was safe to share this project early.
The pattern is an adaption of the baby bib pattern from "Mason-Dixon Knitting". I used the alphabet and sheep pattern from "1000 Great Knitting Motifs". It took 2 1/2 days, so probably around 4 hrs per bib. Quick, easy and fun. Instant gratification. ;-)
Now back to the intense and secret knitting........
This is a pair that I made for me from some yarn I bought from a fellow Raveler. It's Cascade Fixation yarn (cotton/elastic), and I haven't decided yet if I like it. I started with small needles, and it was hard to knit. I moved up a needle size on the cuff, and enjoyed it more. But it was good to have tighter knitting on the foot. I played with these a lot b/c they were for me. There's sections of stitch patterns from my books here and there, and I did an afterthought heel just 'cause I'd never done one before. I am quite happy with how they turned out.