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Friday, January 28, 2011

Tatting Lace

Now that the holidays are over and the few left over projects are finished, I've gone back and picked up my Tatting Shuttle.  I'm going to tat a lace choker.  I started a runner, but I really don't like the pattern, so I have changed direction.

It is a very simple motif for the band, four loops arranged in a square.  It is done in size 10 cotton string.  Here is the beginning.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Knitting Shawl

I finished my shawl and have enough yarn left over that I think I will make a pair of mitts to match.  At Ren Faires, especially in the fall, the weather is cool enough to need something on your hands, but you need your fingers free.

Here is a pic of the pattern.  I made this for a friend for Christmas and I absolutely fell in love with the pattern.

Don't you just love the color.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Knitting Mitts

I always have cold hands.  Mittens and gloves are great, but you can't do much around the house, let alone knit or type, with them on.  I've noticed mitts are very big this year.  I had some left over fingering weight mossy green yarn from making my Dad a pair of mittens last year for Christmas.  For his mittens I used three strands, for these mitts I used one strand.  They weigh about an ounce.  It's a great way to use up some small stash yarn.

I like the fact that they are long.  Warm wrists and hands.

You can see the lacy detail here.  The thumb is finished with a crocheted picot.  I didn't do that on the hand, but may if I make them again.

My next project, knitting, is a Basket weave shawl like I made Jenn for Christmas.  I fell in love with it while I was making it for Jenn, so I got a purple yarn for mine.  Sewing wise, I'm going to alter my red wool blend kirtle because, YAY, I lost weight since I made it so it needs to be taken in.  I'm thinking of making it lace up the front.  Plus, I want to square the neckline.