Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Cables and more cables

This was the cutest thing I found on the net. It is a cabled wallet and I found the pattern at:
I used Encore worsted and I really like how it came out. I borrowed a button from my mom's sewing box and I think it looks ok. It only took me a couple of hours to make seeing that I started it at work and didn't have a cable needle with me. How did I make this lovely cable you ask? I used a handy dandy straw. Yes, a straw. Go figure. It held up beautifully.

This is the tank top from Creative Knitting. I love the Gems "Opal". It does work up nicely. And my stitch markers I got from Etsy are real cool. I finally got a chance to use them and I am so happy. This pattern is so easy. I'm already up to the straps and I just started last week. Now my next project will come from "Crochet Me" and its the nice tunic in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. Can't wait to start that.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

To Die for Projects

The new Vogue Knitting magazine came out for Spring/Summer and I saw this dress in it and said, "I am so making this for when I get married". How can you resist this dress or the shrug or the cardigan? But, the dress had me drooling the most. I hurried to the book store and bought it. I haven't bought the yarn for it, yet. Its lace done with a DK weight yarn. Just have to make this bloody thing.

To the right is the very next project I will be working on. I bought some Opal "Gems" yarn in "Robin" and hopefully things work out for me. I just love this tank. I don't know about the edging. I will try it and see if I actually can deal with it.