Thursday, February 27, 2014

Taking a break for some socks (WIP Wed)

Heel turn!

Sometimes, one has to take a break from other projects and just get the heel flap and turn done. Because sometimes, you need that peace and quiet to be able to concentrate. I just need to pick up stitches and the sock is ready to go as the traveling/commute project again! By the way, this is sock #2!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Some mitts!

It has taken me a while to get these mitts washed, blocked, and photographed. When I finished them, I was on a bus on my day trip down to Phillips Island to see the penguins. I was excited to finish them that day since it was going to be sun down when the penguins came back to land and it was the farthest south I was going to be on my trip to Australia and I wanted something to keep my hands warm.

After Australia, I was in Taiwan and still didn't have a chance to wash and block. After I returned home, I was constantly wearing them until now, when our weather has turned weird to be either too cold for fingerless mitts or too warm for mitts of any sort at all, all in the same day!

These are the Dual Cable Fingerless Mitts (ravelry link) with some Cascade 220 Sport yarn I got in a Puck This! swap. The cables were a little annoying but once I picked up the stitches for the mitt, it all went quickly. I did change the thumb to do a thumb gusset instead because I like that fit much better.

Dual colored cabled mitts

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Galaxy Elfe

Galaxy Elfe

I give you the Galaxy Elfe. The sweater pattern is called Elfe and it uses a continuous sleeve method so one doesn't have to break the yarn. I had about 1200 yards of a continuous long color change to work with and I really didn't want to break the yarn!

Bullseye Bump - Galaxy

Bullseye Bump - Galaxy
All of this having been spun from 2 bats of the Galaxy colorway from loop!

Bullseye Bump - Galaxy

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Knitting away

Yup, all I've been doing is knitting. Not quilting, beading, or spinning. Not only just knitting, I feel like I've been knitting on this sweater for about forever. I've ripped back large parts of the sweater at least twice. It is some really soft yarn!

Elfe progress