Thursday, January 25, 2007

Video Mania and some Portuguese Knitting!

I am in love with these videos
The Manly Art of Knitting

Lego Knitting Machine

Portuguese Purling

Portuguese Knitting

Kitchener Stitch

and a bunch on Crochet

Now I am off to search desperately for a pair of the hooked end knitting needles for some Portuguese knitting of my own!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Shawl pattern

If you email me I will be glad to share this pattern in graph form with you. It is not written up, just graphed out. If you leave a comment I cannot reply to it. You have to email me for it.

The those that are working on it now I would love to see some pictures of how you are doing and can't wait to see finished shawls!!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

More About the Yarn in Red Lace Shawl.

Peace Fleece Wool In a Salmon Red Color. I am sure this is the wool I used for the shawl. It is thin like sock yarn. Not skinny as Lorna's Laces but a good healthy sock yarn. It is very soft and lovely to work with. The webpage says it has 350 yards per 4 oz skein. I used less than 2 skeins and blocked it to just a touch over 6 feet wide and it is 3 feet long down the center back stitch.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Finished red lace Shawl !!

I am real happy with the way this shawl turned out. I wrote the pattern myself. It is a gorgeous red wool from Peace Fleece in fingering weight. The red has bits of firey yellow and orange flickering in it.

The shawl starts at the neck and works out in a triangle.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Felted Noro Purse

Wanting one small enough to carry, big enough to hold my stuff for every day usage. This purse measures about about 11 inches long and just over 6 inches tall. smaller than a sheet of printer paper but the bottom is wider so all my goodies fit inside. The top is smaller and can be left as/ is or lined with a zipper like I finish mine. The strap rings are knitted right on the ends of the purse making them strong and secure. I used 2 key rings through the purse strap knitted rings. A regular strap, rope, chain, or knitted strap work great. The right pic has a plastic bag inside the purse to hold it open.