Friday, November 20, 2009

Moving Right Along and On Schedule

I'm on schedule with some of my knitting gifts and have actually finished my projects early. Now, I can sit and relax and continue knitting my CPH and another VBB (vintage bubble bag).

I have to show you a multi-colored bowl I knitted using Plymouth Galway for the main color (heathered blue) and Noro Kureyon (#40) for the contrast colors:

So this floppy looking bowl...

...became this beautifully felted bowl

I ended up using all of the yarn I started with: 4 skeins of Galway (2-brown & 2-blue) and 1-1/2 skeins of Kureyon. This is a wonderful example of using up every bit of wool yarn.

I also finished another pair of Cozy House Socks for a gift. I used a lighter worsted weight yarn in Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Denim Twist color. I wanted to use a machine washable yarn for this gift. This lighter yarn made the socks smaller or snug, which is the fit/size I was after. The recipient of this gift wears a shoe size smaller than mine. Here's the 8" length sock (I really like how this yarn color knitted up):

New Upcoming Project:

I've been checking out slouchy berets/hats on Ravelry. I plan on knitting my first slouchy hat sometime in December.


Rachel said...

That yarn is so pretty!!! I am really inspired by how fast you knit. After my Alpine disaster, I am having problems settling down on what project I want to do next. I keep flipping back and forth between one I really want to do but am too cheap to buy the yarn for, and one I have yarn for but am not really motivated to do.

2BSewing: said...

Rachel...go with a project that motivates you or you have a passion for. That's how I pick out my future projects. For me, nothing is more painful than to knit something that loses my interest fast. If I have a pattern that I really like and cool yarn to knit project will get done. Trust your instincts. Maybe knit a small fun project to get back into the knitting groove. ;)

Rachel said...

Thank you so much. Actually, I am thinking about doing February Fitted Pullover. It would be my first lace project and there is something about it that really intrigues me. I have been reading through the instructions and there are a few things that are a little confusing, but I think I can handle it after bothering the people on ravelry (and you) with a question here and there. Also, it is done mostly in the round.