Posted on | February 10, 2013 | 2 Comments
I was having a bit of fun with my new fancy pants camera today! As I was practicing taking photos of my disaster of a living room, I realized that there were a few finished projects I hadn’t shown off yet. Some were finished last year……nothing like a new camera to inspire you to photograph them!
Rock Island by Jared Flood: Madelinetosh tosh lace in Celedon
I loved this project! It was a bit slow going at first since the edging is worked first, but once you breeze through the lace sections it’s cake. You are rewarded with garter stitch as your decrease your way to the top edge. The grey/blue yarn goes well with so many things in my closet and has been worn quite a bit.
The perfectionist in me would have used a larger needle if I ever knit it again though. The tosh lace is a tad bit thicker than the yarn called for so it tends to shrink up a bit after blocking.
Anais by Norah Gaughan: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light
The knitting on this guy was finished long, long ago. It was a sad case, sitting in a pile waiting for my book to be finished. This was the first project that I finished for me in what seemed like a million years. I made a few adjustments to the fit, but otherwise it was pretty straight knitting. I love knitting Norah’s patterns, she has such interesting construction techniques that look complicated, but are surprisingly simple.
Habitat by Jared Flood: Brown Sheep Lanaloft Worsted
I had just enough yarn left over from one of my book projects to knit up this cute little cabled beanie. I finished it right before it got rather chilly here in NYC and it’s come in handy! The pattern was a perfect instant gratification project for me. Enough stitch interest to slow down the process a little, but small enough to get off the needles quicker than a sweater. Typically, I’m not big on instant gratification knits, maybe it’s because I feel I can’t value the finished item the same as something that took longer? The funny thing is, these are the items of clothing that get worn the most. Some get worn (and loved) so much, they are at the point of falling apart. Maybe I should re-evaluate my policy on instant gratification knitting…