Sunday, June 1, 2008

Hangers & Rings

So. The latest projects to come off the sticks: The Sand Dune Hanger Cover from Twinkle's Weekend Knits, and a sweet little 'heart' ring that I improvised.

First, the hanger cover: I knitted this up out of left-over yarn I had from the urchin beret and I love it! Imagine a closet full of these - perfect for holding sun dresses, silk tank tops, etc.

ps: this took about 20 minutes to knit - seriously fast and gratifying!

Next. I'm experimenting w/knitted jewelry and came up with this 'heart' ring made from 3 knitted balls: One silver, one gold w/peridot, and one silver w/peridot. After I knitted the balls, I wove them together into the heart shape & wove in the ends. Then I attached the 'ring' part by twisting some gold wire for extra strength.

I'm pretty pleased w/how this turned out - especially due to the improvisational nature of it all.

This ring has my brain working overtime thinking of more knitted jewelry possibilities! More bobbles to come for sure!

Monday, May 19, 2008

More Triple Play Hat

Because I can't get enough of the triple play are pics of the lastest version:

modeled by M.Loeb & M.Pollock

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Wire Cuff

There are many reasons to give love to Coco Knits. Here's one: The wire & pearl cuff.

This was a fun project - knitting w/materials other than yarn was interesting, and the result were great! It'll be fun to experiment w/different wires and beads. It was a bit tricky getting the fit correct as there is no clasp - it took me two tries to get it. But the project only takes a few it was no biggie.


Materials: Sterling Silver Wire, gauge 26 & Faceted Fresh Water Pearls.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

One down. One to go.

Exciting news of the week:

I made my first sock. And it fits!

This is the coolest thing ever - and all I can think of now is making more socks. I'm adding socks to my list of knitting obsessions. Along with cowls.

Just need to knit a mate for this guy and then it's on to more socks from this:

And this:

And this:

And this:

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Triple Play Hat

Another great pattern from Craig at Loop: the Triple Play Hat. Very easy, very fast.

This hat is knit with yarn held triple throughout - so a variety of color palettes can be achieved. I made this one with 3 of the same color for a more conservative hat - but I'm excited to start experimenting w/more creative color choices. Many of these will be made for Holiday '08, no doubt!

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight in Light Gray

PS: my latest work in prog is a pair of socks - my first pair to be specific. This is very an admittedly nerdy way.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Pom Pom Ped

Check out this new pattern from the Purl Bee

Pom Pom Peds:

They're ridiculously cute. I'm very excited to make them!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Quick Cowl 2

Made another quick cowl:

This one's for Elly.

Yarn: Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande in Pale Blue.