Tuesday, March 13, 2007

FO's and a WIP!

Here are my beaded socks, I used Cascade Sassy stripes and the pattern is heartstrings, Beaded Swirl Socks. I really love them and I am very proud of my first ever use of beads in knitting. The pattern was a challenge but delightful to follow, so much to keep my interest. I love the way the stripes are almost identical, really pleasing! I also did the swirls down the heel because as the weather is starting to warm up I want to wear these with my clogs.
This is a felted bag I made using my knitting machine...I added that bit in case you thought I was a turbo knitter! I decided to knit two icords and twisted them before felting, it worked really well. I have got a CD jewel case in the base to keep the square bottom square! It's a nice little handbag size. I am now thinking about a more colourful version....
I started this shawl last night, it is the flower basket shawl from interweave knits. Not having knitted a shawl before, or even anything this lacy, I am very happy with the way this is turning out and love the clever design. I daresay all triangular shawls start at the mid neck and work down, but the eye tells me it was worked from the point up...the yarn I am using is some very fine, well oiled pure wool. I am working on 3.5mm needles. This yarn not only keeps my fingers lubricated as I knit but it washes up to a soft fluffiness, I am really looking forward to blocking this beauty. I started this last night as I couldn't sleep, this is about 2.5 hours of work!


Two more tulip shots, just because they look so pretty in the spring sunshine...

6 comments:

Ann said...

And folks say I'm a busy one...they haven't met you! The socks are beautiful, truly. Will you model them, too? I have never made a bag, but I think my teenager would like one of yours...I may have to give it a go. And thanks for the tulips. I am not kidding when I say your photos make me smile!

CG said...

WOW...those socks are incredible. i love the bag too and the shawl looks so pretty!!

talj said...

Lovely photos!!!! :o)

loribird said...

The socks are gorgeous! Love, love, love the beading! Your bag desin is very smart, and the shawl is looking good as well - you are so prodigious!

Marianne said...

You are absolutely amazing! Even knitting the bag on the machine, and those socks!!! mercy, woman.
That bag is mighty fine and the socks are stunning.
Oh boy, the flowerbasket shawl, I want to do that one also, so really looking forward to seeing it completed. It's looking lovely as well. I love knitting the lace. You are going to love seeing the magic when you block it.
XOXOX

craftydabbler said...

Wow, those socks are beautiful! You are one prolific knitter, machine or not.

I'm so excited because the bulbs I planted last fall are just popping up out of the ground. Hurray for spring!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin