Friday, November 14, 2008

New yarn and needles

I just got these in the mail today. They are Knitpicks Options harmony wood interchangeable needles. I purchased them with money that I got for my birthday. I can't wait to use them. Aren't they perty?

My husband got me this beautiful yarn for my birthday. Well, he gave me a dollar limit and told me to choose whatever yarn I wanted. I buy most of my yarn on, because you get more for your money. Anyway, the one on the top is Superwash Bamboo and the one on the bottom is Highland Sport.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More pics

My sister Jenn emailed me these pictures she took of my sister Karla wearing her birthday present.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Snowflake eyelet wrap cardigan

I designed this sweater for my sister Karla for her birthday. It was supposed to be for Christmas, but I knew if I knitted like crazy, I could get it done in time. It took me less than two weeks to make. My inspiration for this piece came from a picture in a magazine of a similar wrap cardigan that my sister liked. She asked me if I could design something like it and this is what I came up with. It features a snowflake eyelet pattern, a ribbed waist, and a ribbon tie. The bottom edging is a 1x1 rib knitted on sideways because I didn't want it to pull in at the bottom. The yarn I used is Lion Brand micro. I usually don't like to use acrylic for wearables, but this is the softest acrylic yarn I have ever used. And it was on sale, so that was another bonus. Her birthday was last Saturday and she loved her gift.