September 21, 2006

Addiction to Knitter's Review + requests for pictures => Knitting Blog

I put this off until today. I had the day off but KR is down so what is a knitter to do?? Even if no one visits this blog, it should be a nice way for me to keep track of my progress/failures/success stories when it comes to knitting.

First, I totally forgot to send Lin (aka Busyhands) a picture of the socks made from her yarn.
As part of the KR Round Robin, Lin sent me yarn that she kool-aid dyed along with matching solid turquoise sock yarn. Thanks so much Lin! Here's the final product:

[The picture doesn't show the deep turquoise (probably because of the flash) but until I get comfortable with the idea of my neighbors thinking I'm a lunatic and take knitting pictures outside, that's the best I can do :) ]

Since we're on the topic of socks, here's Nautilus (pattern by Anna Bell) made out of Nature's Palette in mallard and Hedera (pattern on Knitty by Cookie A.) made out of Sweetgeorgia superwash.

There's actually a pair of each (I knit both socks at once using the Magic Loop). "What's that purple thing lurking in the back?", you ask. It's my latest FO, the Charlotte's Web shawl made out of Koigu (no, the shawl is not sweating, I'm a low-tech blocker!).

This shot should give you a better idea of the lace pattern (I changed the skpsso into an ssk) :

This is a good first lace project since you start with 7 stitches and increase every other round. No never-ending cast on! However, the pattern is misleading when it talks about "mirror image" so you should be careful to have the decreases slanting in the right direction.

I also promised my friend mangokiwi two pictures. The first one is the wonderful Branching out scarf she knitted for me out of Fiesta La Luz. She knits socks and lace among other things, can you believe she's been knitting for less than a year??

The second picture is a scarf-sized Clapotis. It should remind you of Jane's full size clapotis :) I bought some Sundara DK silk-merino and then saw Jane's beautiful knitting. Since I'm short, I decided to go with a smaller version but otherwise, I totally copied her! (so thanks Jane!)

That's about it for today, I will add links on the sidebar and scare everyone by taking a picture of all my sock yarn another day!


s said...

Hurray! Welcome to the blog world Minh! All your stuff is beautiful... I am going to link to you.

celia said...

Welcome to the blogging world, Minh!

AR said...

Gotta love the knitblogs!! I didn't know what to do without KR for a few hours. Your FOs look great!!

vi said...

here is too many happy hours of documenting your life and knitting

good start honorable adopted neice


Lanea said...

Yay--Minh cracked! Welcome to the blogiverse, er yarniversal blogging system, er . . .

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

Great blog, Minh! Also love seeing all of your beautiful knitting. :-)

rho said...

Welcome to the dark side Minh - now you just have to blog more ofen than I do LOL