Friday, March 27, 2009

March summary

I've done quite a bit of test knitting in the last few weeks. At the right are a toddler's (2-4 yrs) scarf and hat designed by KT Vaughan. The hat is pointed and the scarf has a hole to keep it secure around the neck. I love the ribbing.

I even did some test crocheting.

Unfortunately, I can't show much of what I knitted. Suffice it to say that I knitted several short row toes and heels for a book that Chrissy Gardiner is going to self publish. And, I don't hate short rows as much as I used to.

-- pictures to follow later......

There is another picture that I can post -- a tank top designed by LFS Alden. I used KP shine worsted and size 7 needles. I changed the facing for the neck and armholes to purl 1 rnd after picking up and knitting and then to bind off with a yo bo. I'm so happy to have found a pattern that looks so good with this yarn.

Now, I've returned to knitting the Weihnacht (Christmas) shawl designed by Moni. I hope to have it finished by Easter. I'm also working on the latest KAL offered by Rachel.

Finally, I posted the pattern for the Fair Isle hat that I made as a result of Elizabeth Lovick's tutorial -- The pattern is posted at Ravelry. A picture of the hat is in a previous post in this blog.