Friday, April 28, 2006

Skinny scarf

Made with a ball of Crystal Palace Mikado Ribbon, color 7300B.

I bought two little balls of this yarn from a closeout sale, for a dollar a piece. Unfortunately I didn't think too much about whether I could actually make something with it! So I made a skinny scarf in a loose garter stitch (using size 13 needles to keep it airy and floppy) and am very pleased! I wore it today to work and felt pretty--all knit up, the shiny parts of the ribbon really stand out. With the second ball I'm attempting a lightweight skull cap, though we'll have to see how that goes since I'm making it up as I go.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Pedicure Socks

My first socks! Well, one of them, at least, I'm working on sock #2 right now.

These are the pedicure socks from the spring issue of Knitty, using Knitpicks "Wool of the Andes" in Stream. I love, love, love the color. The socks, I would make some changes to next time around but I learned alot, including the wonderful magic of "turning the heel" and seeing a 3D curved shape just start to appear in my hands! But, they're kind of big, especially in the heel. And I should have made the foot part longer so the band is closer to the base of my toes. They're kind of "ankle warmers."