Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gandalf's Ski Tuque

Fake Isle Hat
Originally uploaded by denverfiddler

I give you "Gandalf's Ski Tuque". Everyone else's knitting project names on Ravelry are much fancier than mine, so I figured its time to step up the Naming Embellishments!

Gandalf's Decreases
(Steven has taken possession of Gandalf's Tuque.)

I finished this up a couple days ago. Its from a pattern called "Fake Isle", because you are supposed to use 2 colors of yarn, one of which changes color on its own, so the colorwork looks even fancier than it is.

The stranded decreases were cool, but were a bit too wide at places. I had to carry the white floats behind 8 stitches in a couple places, not fun!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Bart and Seamus Knitting

I look sort of like a severe knitter.
Originally uploaded by denverfiddler

Bonnie and I have been knitting today, she snapped this picture on her phone. Seamus loves the yarn.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Stranded Knitting

Stranded Hats I started knitting two-handed! (Also known as Stranded Knitting) Its a good way to knit with two different colors of yarn: you hold one color (usually the main color for rh people) in the right hand and one color in the left and alternate knitting between your two hands, making a pattern. Its pretty fun. I kind of thought I'd be tense and nervous the whole time I was knitting with two hands, like when I first started knitting, but it was just pretty much relaxing and fun. You just knit a couple times from the left hand, then the right, nothing to worry about. Sweet! Now on to the Norwegian Sweaters!

Stranded Knitting

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cowls for Bikers

I love this cowl pattern. When its cold its great to wear biking around town: no more worrying about your scarf getting pushed down or coming loose and getting caught in the wheel (ala Isidore Duncan.)

Here it is in Malabrigo Worsted in the color Azul Profundo
Jul Gift Cowl

and here in Vaa
Man Cowl in Malabrigo Worsted Vaa

Monday, November 23, 2009

Started Knitting Again

Its a seasonal thing.

Here's a hat I finished. Sadly it turned out too big, I may try to shrink it.
Violet Malabrigo hat

and here's a new blanket for Bossy, which Seamus has decided he prefers:
Seamus Blanket III

Sunday, September 27, 2009