Monday, September 22, 2008

The Vine

This is a very easy lace pattern called Vine Lace. It is found in the Barabar Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns book. On the SSK (slip, slip, knit) stitch, I slipped purl-wise. I since realized it probably meant to slip knit-wise, but I think my way turned out nicely too. I used size 6 needles, (I think!)
"I am the True Vine"
"......I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me, ye can do nothing." John, chapter 15.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hand Quilted Pillow

This is a favorite of mine, I made it look as old and vintage as I could. I handquilted it, the muslin feels great to the touch. The diamonds were done in the English paper-piecing method and then appliqued on. The back is a thrift store shirt.

My First Spindle Plying

My first experience plying some of my own handspun. Turned out kind of chunky, but I knitted a scarf with it, determined to make something. Plying was much easier that I thought it would be. I made this drop spindle myself.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

My Current Project

It has been soooo long since I have posted. I have so much going on these days on the internet with lists I host and my other blog that I have been very remiss with this one! Here is what I am currently working on in my knitting life, the St. Brigid Sweater, an Alice Starmore pattern.
This yarn is Cascade 220, Ranier Heather. It is a gorgeous subtle purple/lavender that is kind of greyed, not a flashy purple. This second photo is close to the true color. I have done a lot of lace knitting over the years, but this is my first cable project and I really love working the charts.