Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I was a bit worried about fit, since the yarn specified in the pattern wasn't available in the States, and I chose a yarn that I ended up not being able to get gauge with. But the sizes given in the pattern seemed unreasonably large to me, so I chose a larger size than I would normally use and knitted it with a tighter gauge than specified, and hoped that it would work out - and it did!
The yarn has a bit of sheen, and it didn't photograph that well - it's actually a solid color (and doesn't look shiny in person). If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can get a better view of the lace edging.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I knitted the sock using some leftover yarn from a full-sized pair of socks that I knitted for my mom a few years ago. It only took about an hour, and it's super cute! Next time, I'll make the leg a bit longer. I'm going to make a bunch of mini socks for it, so it can wear different socks on different days!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
When my mom came to visit a few weeks ago, she brought the shawls (and a fringe-twisting tool she borrowed from my godmother), and I finished mine! It's pretty large, and very soft and warm. If I remember right, the yarn is some sort of tencel blend, so it has a lovely shiny sheen.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
My mom and I went to the Houston Quilt Festival yesterday. We had so much fun! There were so many wonderful, beautiful, inspiring quilts. This one was my favorite. It won a blue ribbon. You can't really see in this picture, but not only are the animals beautifully detailed, the thing each animal says in the song "Old McDonald Had a Farm" are quilted into each animal's background square. The quilt is called "Ms. McDonald had a farm."