Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Sweater - for Me?

Yes, I am finally doing it, knitting myself a sweater!

First I picked out a pattern, Blish by Berroco.  Then I picked out the yarn.  I am rather a frugal yarn buyer, but I love really nice yarn and I knew I would need a lot of yarn to make a sweater for myself.  I choose Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed (80% wool, 20% Donegal Tweed), in Rabbit Heather .  I will post an update when I am done, with the finished sweater.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Happy Birthday - Tunic

A Gift for my Daughter's 7th Birthday

By far, this has been one of the nicest items I have made(so I think).  I dabbled in a little bead work as well for the first time and added beading to the neck line as I knitted.  I wanted to use very subtle beads, I didn't want anything to stick out and be too obvious.  So I used clear beads to give a little bit of sparkle to the top.

Yarn used was KnitPicks cotlin, which is a DK weight. Colours used were Flamingo and Swan.  This is a cotton/linen (70 /30) blend which is perfect for the summer months.  The original pattern is the Sydney Lace Dress.  I decided to make this project into a long tunic and for my daughter to wear it with a skirt of pants.