Sunday, December 31, 2006

Primrose Draught Excluder

Primrose Draught Excluder

My primrose needlepoint is now complete! Yay! It's been 2 and a half years as a WIP. I just need to make it into a draught excluder now.
(Design = Brandon Mably )

Monday, December 11, 2006

Arctic Lace is complete!

Arctic Lace - Finished!

Pattern = Arctic Lace Parka-Trim Diamond Pattern
Yarn = 2 skeins Windy Valley Muskox Qiviuk

This was my first lave project and I am thrilled with how it turned out. A nice straight forward pattern for a beginner lace knitter. And the yarn is devine. I think my Grandma will be very happy.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Arctic Lace is nearly done...

It's blocked and drying as I type...

There's a few 'design features' (errors) but nothing that's glaringly obvious. On the whole I'm really pleased with how it turned out -- not bad for a first time lace knitter!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Toasty Toes!

I finally finished the 'log cabin socks' from Handknit Holidays.
(They've been sat in an unfinished objects pile for over a year!)

I just love how they turned out.
Thanks to the Socktoberfest folks for their kind words.

Turns out that my timing couldn't be better... the weathermen are predicting a snow storm to roll in this evening. At least Joe will have nice toasty toes!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Arctic Lace Kicks Off

I received my Arctic Lace goodie box from Joanne. She put a lot of thought and effort into the KAL and the kits - it's much appreciated.

With the yarn on hand, I started flicking through the Arctic Lace book trying to decide what to make. If I was sensible, I would have picked one of Donna's beautiful patterns that was mapped out already... but flicking through the book, a photo of a striking diamond and zigzag pattern jumped out at me (an Oomingmak design). I'm looking forward to trying my hand at creating my own pattern, using Donna's chapter on designing your own lace knits and the diamond/zigzag pattern as my inspiration piece.

In the back of my mind, I wonder if I'm being a little over ambitious... it's my first time knitting lace, never mind designing a lace pattern! But I do love a good challenge!

Besides, I want it to be the perfect pattern -- the scarf will be a Christmas gift for my Grandma. She recently returned from a trip to Alaska, where she had a wonderful time. It's one of the things she always wanted to do, and she's so very happy she did. So I thought it would be a nice gesture to make this for her.