Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Folkish bracelets

Improvising with cotton...
It's quite warm outside now: around 7 degrees Celsius. I did some sunbathing outside (really need some vitamin D, I hate cod liver oil...) and pretended it was spring already! Found some scraps of cotton yarn, leftovers from the granny afghan, and made myself some folkish crazy belly dancing bracelets.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Second Sock Syndrome

Yes, I'm a sufferer. You cast on, knit, knit some more, graft a little, weave in the ends, and look contentedly at the finished sock... Then you realize you will have to do the exactly the same thing all over again! I have to be firm. I need two socks, and this is a great pattern with a good fit. Here a pic showing off the lonely sock.
Pattern (Free!) : Nine to Five Socks

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Florence scarf by Dorothy Siemens and a Florence-ish Market Bag (my modification).
For the scarf I used Uru Lace Yarn by Handpaintedyarn.com; the bag is knitted in fingering weight cotton yarn. I love this pattern, it is simple but the result is really nice, I think. Great for movie-knitting as the pattern is easy to memorize.

When finished, a project always makes me remember a particular movie I watched while knitting it. The bag reminds me of 'Get Shorty' and the scarf of 'Blood Diamond'...
It tends to wear off after a while, but sometimes I get pictures of vampyres and chainsaws in my head when I look at my socks during boring meetings...