Tiffle Hat

October 20, 2009

Here’s a fun hat:
This is for a friend, my lovely and talented logo designer, TLDesign. She bought the yarn and her only instructions were “make it messy,”
After I knit the green brim, I switched to the thick/thin yarn (I don’t know what it is, but it reminds me of Colinette Point 5). Then I randomly put in stitches of the green, and every once in a while, pulled out a bit of the yarn and twisted it back on itself.
It was a fun hat to knit and I think it’ll be fun (and warm) to wear.


Queensland Haze Scarf

October 9, 2009

I started a new scarf yesterday.
Queensland Haze-1
I bought this “Queensland Haze” last month because I liked it – I had no project idea in mind. It turned out not to be stretchy enough for knitting: it is 60% corn (!) and 40% cotton. The skein is 275 yards, not quite enough for a scarf on its own, so I had to find a weft from my stash to go with it.
I tried black, purple and a “terra cotta” cotton:

(the color is off in this picture: it’s a royal purple, not blue)


I had to beat pretty severely to get a nice fabric: you can see both loose and tight beating in the terra cotta swatch.
My favorite was the terra cotta, which is Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton. It completely changes the original colorway from the Queensland Haze – here’s a shot of the warp by itself:
And here is the warp and weft:

Beaded Bag

October 3, 2009

This bag is for Etsy:
The yarn is Elann Pure Bamboo knit on size US4 needles. The beads are glass seed beads, 2 per stitch.
The top of the bag is a drawstring.
It was a quick knit and lots of fun to knit (I love me those shiny beads!). The shopping took longer than the knitting.

Ballband Dishcloth

October 3, 2009

I needed a small gift for my sister and what is nicer than a hand-knit dishcloth? Well, maybe a flat-screen TV, but my time and budget made me lean more towards the dishcloth.

Ball Band Dishcloth

The pattern is the ubiquitous Ballband Dishcloth. I used King Tut cotton (natural) and Cascade Sierra cotton/wool blend (blue) (both from KnitKnack) on US 7 needles.

I hope to get it in the mail tomorrow.