Sunday, August 06, 2006

I'm on a roll!

Well, this is not the handwarmers that I was doing...but I actually finished these in one day! I've used the Bamboo 5.4mm circulars to knit these. The pattern come from Cleckheaton Merino Supreme book.

I have to say I love the yarn...though Shanwen did warn me it does pile a lot. It's so quick to knit though! ^^

I added a stripe on to the other side as I wanted a pair of fingerless gloves that doesn't really match. I might do another one with more stripes or something. But at the moment, I'm just glad I have a finished project in time for this winter. ^^

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Moving on....

I've decided on my next project! Ok ok...the handwarmers are not done yet, but I just want something new...;;^^

I want to knit this shrug from Patons Creative Accessories 2 book. I've decided to use Zara again. The reason? I have 6 balls of Zara for another project, but I doubt I'll want to knit that for quite some time. So I might as well try.

I also bought 4mm Ivore needles...they are great to use!!! I originally want a bamboo to knit with, only at the moment Wool Baa has ran I thought I'd try the Ivore. Anything's better than the metals that I have...;;^^

The only thing is I hope I'll be able to finish this...sigh~

Friday, August 04, 2006

I wanted a white scarf....

Finally! I actually finished a knitting project since uni has started... >_<

I wanted a white/creamy scarf, in a pretty chunky yarn in a pretty lose knit. I can't believe I'm so detailed with my requirements this time since I just do things for the heck of it...;;^^

But anyway, my new white scarf is done with 3 ends of an 8 ply yarn (yay~! Zara~!), on a 20mm needles in moss stitch. Easy! Took me only a few hours.

Actually started experimenting with a 12mm needles and a basketweave pattern...only I didn't like it being to tight and close...then went on to 15mm with a made up rib pattern. I just wanted to see what type of rib/pattern would come out if I experimented. Unfortunately though the stitch was interesting, it wasn't what I wanted.

So finally decided on a 20mm and moss stitch to keep it reasonably steady (ie. won't droop too much). I like it. ^^

I really need to finish my hand warmer next...before I run out of winter. :P