May 28, 2013

Plums on the Sun!

Finally I have something to show you :)
I was pretty busy these last few weeks as I took a class of programming. Well, not actual programming maybe, just a begining as I don't know anything about that. That's why it takes almost all my time now... But I'm really trying to find a free space in my schedule to knit or to weave a little every single day.
So this scarf was on my loom for month I think. That is a longest time I've had an unfinished scarf actually. So when I got new orders few days ago I needed to finish this one.
I'm totally in love with this colorway (it is Fluorite, btw)! Though it was a surprise for me. I bought this yarn on Ravelry and on the photo it looked more like yellow-brown colors. So I was really (but of course pleasantly) surprised when I got this purple-yellow-gray skein!

April 29, 2013

Pistachio braids

A few weeks ago I bought a very pretty cotton yarn for my spring and summer creations. It is a Knit Picks Shine Sport (60/40 cotton and wood fiber). Amazingly soft yarn with a very slight silky touch. Usually I'm not a huge fan of cotton yarns because they are dry and even though it's soft - I don't like to hold it in my hands for a long time (I mean while knitting). But this blend was very comfortable for me and from now on it is in my favorite yarns list :)

So I bought a few balls of Pistachio colorway and a few of Serrano.

I decided to use a Pistachio first and I really want to make something with braids, not lacy. Probably I just got tired from all the lace projects lately.

So here is what I've got:

April 5, 2013

Mom's laced pullover

A few months ago my mom asked me to make her a laced pullover for spring and early summer. She already found some pattern in Russian knitting magazine and I just have to choose suitable yarn for this project.
I was hoping to find some blend with 1) cotton or 2) vicose (rayon) or 3) bamboo as these fibers are perfect for summer knitting.
I made three swatches and somehow the winner was Viscose/acrylic 60/40 blend - Mallorca from Ice Yarns. I have to say that I was pretty sure that Acrylic will make this yarn awful. But.... The yarn is really good and soft, nice to skin and pretty cold because of rayon (perfect for hot days). I like it so much that I also making myself a jacket with it :)

March 29, 2013

RCL #2 :)

And here is another one variant of Reversible Circles of Lace.
It is made with Wolle's Color Changing cotton as well in a lovely New Light colorway.
So good for summer :) Love it!

March 20, 2013

Reversible Circles of Lace

I just want to show here a stole I finished few days ago.
This design is a Reversible Circles of Lace by Christina Consiglio
The pattern is great - very easy to follow and remember. It's a perfect knit project when you just need to keep your hands busy.

March 6, 2013

Granite scarf (or Spring is here!)

Hi guys!

It is a real spring out here in California already. Trees are blossom, birds sings! And it's even smell like a spring :)
The scarf I want to show you today was made a few days ago. It is actually a "marble" or "granite" scarf but as I look at it I clearly see light magnolia blossoms in this colorway :)

The yarn is Bluemoon Fiber Arts lightweight in Pink Granite colorway. I've found this one in one lady's stash on Ravelry and she kindly sell it to me as I fell in love with it with a first sight :) So amazingly soft and tender colors... I don't know when the guys from BFA was selling that one but at this moment (unfortunately) they don't have it in their shop :(

February 26, 2013

Forestry cardi


Gosh... I haven't been writing here for so long.. I guess it's time to wake up and post here more often :)
So I decided to show you my new cabled cardi.
It is a Forestry (or Old Penny Cardigan) by Veronik Avery.

The pattern is very clear and easy. It is actually took me 4 days to knit this cardigan :) I didn't expect that I'll knit it that fast... That's why I was waiting for other supplies to finish it. It isn't a good story as it took a month for buttons to come.. But now it's all great: buttons are where they should be and I'm pretty happy with my new cardigan.