I have been wanting to do some color knitting for a while, but the problem is, I do not like fair isle or intarsia. So I decided to try out one of Barbara Walker's mosaic patterns. And I love cables, so it seemed like the perfect combination.
This is a baby blanket that I made for my sister in law, who is expecting a baby any day now. I had never done entrelac before, but I am a bit of an adventurous knitter, so I found an online entrelac tutorial. It was so easy to follow, I decided I would make it even more interesting and I added a 6 stitch cable to all the rectangular panels.
I designed this sweater because I love cardigans, but I am not particularly fond of closures. In other words, I do not like dealing with buttons, zippers, or most other things that are used to close jackets or cardigans. So I came up with this design. I call it a cardipullover.
This is my first pair of knitted socks. The cute little feet that are sporting them belong to my little sweetheart, Aidan. He is My 2 year old boy and the light of my life. I don't usually knit socks, not because I don't like them. I just prefer to tackle larger projects.
Something you should know about me is that I am always knitting. That is not to say that I don't do anything else, that just means that I always have a piece of knitting on my needles. And I work on it when I have time. When I am not knitting, I am thinking about my next design and all the elements that go into designing a knitted article. This sweater is one I designed last winter. I got the idea for it from a picture my sister cut out of a magazine because she knew I would like it and could maybe reproduce a similar one. She was right, I did love it. But the one in the magazine was $60. So I went to Knitpicks.com and found this beautiful wool yarn for $1.99 a ball. It took 16 balls, so it only cost me about $32. And that is just one of the things I love about knitting and designing.
Please feel free to check out my designs and read about what inspires me to create them. If you would like to share tips, stories, advice, or would just like to comment on one of my designs, I would love to hear what you think.
Patrick, Aidan, and I. I had to add a picture of the most important thing in my life - my family.
Little pink skirt
This is the first skirt that I have ever designed. I have a hard time knitting skirts from other peoples patterns becuase they always come out too big. So I designed my own and I used a cotton/elastic blend yarn for a perfect fit.