Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Midnight Passion

Hi everyone! :) I've never posted here, but I've been part of the KAL for a few months. I've finally gotten the courage to cast-on again for a colorway that I've been a little iffy about. I started this a while ago and had to frog it because I was pulling too tightly on the right side. I'm using Claudia Hand Painted Yarns (fingering weight) in Purple Midnight and Passion Fruit colorways. While I love the yarns independent of each other (and think that both would make fabulous socks!), I am still unsure of the two together. Actually, I do love the blues, reds, and purples. The only thing that I don't like is the tan. Passion Fruit has some tan in it, but it didn't seem to be much when it was in the skein or cake. However, now that it's knitting up, there's a little too much of it for my taste. I'm going to continue on, though. If I end up still not liking it once it's done, I'm sure that my uncle (yes, my uncle!) would love the combination of colors. He just loves really bright colors. Anyhoo - anyone can throw in their two cents if they have any ideas. :)

-Chelsea D, a.k.a. cbdom


Success on the Chevron Front!

Well, after several months of knitting (work has been nuts, so down time has been limited) my first chevron scarf is complete. I am very happy with the ways that the colors worked together. This will definitely not languish in the closet. I am thrilled to be adding this to my closet. Full details are available over on my blog, knitting harvest. I will definitely do another one of these, probably as a gift for the next holiday season. Handmade knits are not in the cards for this season, but I will be shopping on Etsy for all in support of others' handmades.

-B from knitting harvest

Monday, October 22, 2007

My First Chevron

I, (finally), started my scarf two nights ago. I had the yarn here, though I had planned on using both skeins for different projects. I changed my mind and this is what I came up with:

It's Blue Moon Fiber Arts In the Navy and Space Dust. I am knitting this on US 4's. So far I am about9 or 10 inches into the scarf. I was up til about 2 a.m. working on it, slowly, while watching news coverage about the fires out here in California. One of them is quite close to my house, so I was waiting to see if we would be evacuated. Thank goodness I had my knitting!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My Chevron Scarf

Originally uploaded by KristintheMom
Hi there everyone! I was so excited to finally start my Chevron Scarf two weeks ago. I finally gave in and purchased the yarn at my local store, even though I'm supposed to be on a self imposed yarn diet.
I'm using Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Fred Flintstone and Farmhouse. I needed something with a little red in it since my winter coat is a dark red. All in all, I'm pleased with the way it's turning out, though I sure hope blocking it when I'm all done will take out some of the puckering.