Friday, July 30, 2010

a new freeform purse

Finally getting all these lovely yarns together to cover another purse. The colors are based on my new favorite bird, the indigo bunting. I saw one in Atlanta in May and was immediately taken with the vivid colors.

Most of this freeform piece was made last night in the pit at Annie. It's almost big enough to cover one side of the purse--it's not a big purse! 5 more shows this weekend, so maybe I'll have a finished purse when Annie closes.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

sock knitting

Here's one, only one, of the Wanida socks I'm working on right now. The second one is really just an idea, a plan, a little thing barely cast on. The yarn is Malabrigo Sock in the Archangel colorway. Yummy!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

fiery blanket

Last summer I made blankets. This summer I did not expect to want to make another, but then Joyce came into Cozy and showed me her granny square blanket, a work in progress using lots of greens. It really got me going, and I decided to make another granny square blanket, but this time I used a granny variation from the 200 Crochet Block book by Jan Eaton. This fiery red blanket is the Chocolate Box Granny, lots of fun to do.

Monday, July 12, 2010

contained freeform

I like freeform knitting and crocheting. I like doing it, but I don't like trying to plan for it to take a certain shape that will fit a body. For this reason, I've done handbags and scarves only. No garments.
But the idea of inserting freeform lace into a pattern that uses a lace section finally occurred to me a few days ago. OK, this is a way of making a garment that I can control! At least a little.
This is the back of the "Hey Teach" cardigan from Knitty. I saw a customer in Cozy wearing one a few months ago and decided to cast on for my own last week. After I got started, I realized that I could abandon the lace charts and do my own thing.
The yarn is SWTC Bamboo.