2015 Finished Handmade – 2

I finally finished this shawl, took me about 2 month. I knit slow, right?
The shawl is relatively easy, no fancy stitches, just knit and purl, and I was amazed by the architecture and texture it can achieve. Now waiting for spring!



Pattern: Banana Leaf Shawl by Yuki Ueda
Yarn: Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud (100% Baby Alpaca), 100 grams
Needle: 5.0mm

2015 Finished Handmade – 1

I just realized I didn’t write a single post about my finished knitting project last year. Well, it was kind of true, I was messing around with my sewing machine more last year. However, Canada’s winter is really the best time to go back to knitting.

Last weekend, I was doing some re-organizing of my yarn stash, looking at all my yarns hopelessly, hating how slow I knit. I only knit while I watch TV, maybe it means I watch much less TV now. But seriously, I need to knit faster, because I want to buy more yarn!

Merino Fingerless Glove
Remember this failed Henry scarf? I frogged it, skeined it, washed it, dried it, then re-winded it into cake — oh man, what a price (time and energy) to pay for the failure. I made a pair of fingerless gloves for my bf using the recycled yarn:

Pattern: Fingerless or Not Gloves by Paula McKeever
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids & Quatro Colors 75% Merino 25% Nylon (about 80 grams)
Needle: 2.25mm

Several projects on the needle:

Banana Leaf Shawl

Knitpicks Gossamer Sweet Pea

以前很喜欢段染的毛线,这段时间发现有些段染的花色真的很难选图样。 几年前买得Knitpicks Gossamer,颜色是紫色/紫红色; 现在真的想要用它,发现哪个图样,哪个图样完成后都不好看,真的太杯具了。
毛线: 由粉色,到紫色,到紫红色都很正
如果织蕾丝花,因为段染颜色变化比较大,掩盖了蕾丝花纹; 如果织平针,也因为段染颜色变化比较大,显得异常眼花缭乱:


2013年完工的编织物 – 2

旅行回来, 抓紧完成了我的棉麻蕾丝连衣裙.
第一次尝试连衣裙, 虽然工程浩大, 但是还是没有停止过喜欢这条裙子, 很有夏天的感觉. 所谓工程浩大, 也真是, 我从3月开始, 一直到11月才结束, 不过中间也是断断续续的在织. 首先, 裙子部分都是平针, 非常无聊, 虽然不难. 好不容易熬到腰部位置, 又开始不确定这个完成品的上身效果, 有好几次都想放弃, 但是想到下面的裙摆部分花了那么多时间, 还是不应该前功尽弃, 所以最后还是坚持下来了. 对上身效果还是很满意的!

编织图样: Eyelet Surplice Dress by Betty Pawlik – Interweave Knits Summer 2008
毛线: Camila from elann.com 50%棉 50%麻 (425克)
针: 3.75mm