Sunday, February 3, 2013

Something different than stamping…

Hello, thanks for visiting me today.
I thought for a while if I should show some of my knitting projects on this blog again Smile Angie asked me a while back “you are not knitting much anymore lately” and I thought to myself… well.. I really should make photos of my work and show it on my blog. The blog is in some kind about “ME”, what I like to do and I am sure you all have hobbies besides stamping and coloring. So why not.. after all if I finished a project and it turned out nicely, I am happy and proud of myself. I pretty much taught myself how to knit, just like nobody ever showed me how to color.


The first scarf is the one I finished just on Friday this week. The pattern is called “Clockwork” by Stephen West. I would consider this pattern a really easy one and I believe a beginner could make this scarf with enough patience. Endless rows of garter stiches but the result is well worth it. When modeled the scarf to my husband he said “I WANT THAT ONE!” and it was the biggest compliment he could have make me. I thing what appeals on this one is the construction and those graphic lines.
Here are some notes for this project

Pattern: Steven West “Clockwork”
Needles: #4 US Addi lace (I swear on Addi lace needles) its like coloring with Copics
Yarn: Madeline tosh Merino light in Toast (brown) and Antler (cream)
blocking: lightly with wires
bind of: as pattern
time to knit: about 5-6 days

Making an other one like this next week for myself

Here is a little easy mindless knitting lace number in purple.
I have made that scarf around Christmas. I had stopped knitting in summer and needed something easy to get back into it again.
Simple and easy pattern found on a Norwegian blog for free, super easy to memorize I would also consider this as a beginner pattern, with the first step into lace knitting.

Pattern: free – I forgot the name email me if you are interested
Needles: #4 US Addi lace
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino sock yarn in color “Abril”
blocking: aggressively to open lacework with wires
bind off: Elizabeth Zimmerman's super stretchy sewn bind off.
time to knit: about 4 days


Thanks for looking Smile Have a great Sunday


Thea said...

Great! i love them both, but most the purple one. Besides coloring and cardmaking i also do crochet and knitting. At this time i make a little babyhat in pink for a friend with a little babygirl 3 months old :-)

Hugs Thea

yvon said...

You're such a creative lady. These scarfs are absolut gorgeous.
Hugs, Yvon

ribenaruby said...

Hi Claudia, absolutely stunning pieces! It's wonderful what brilliant talent you have. Ruby x

Dena said...

Love them both, especially the purple one!!! Gotta love purple!


Sandra H said...

Wow so creative they are beautiful x

Denise Goeldner said...

These are great love them, may I have the purple one please :P very nice hugs xx

Dot said...

hugs Dorte

Christina C. said...

Claudi, das sind grossartigen handwerken! Wunderschoen!!!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Both creations are very pretty Claudia. I have a coup de coeur for the first one, the clockwork. very very pretty!

Helena said...

These scarfs are gorgeous!You are so creative lady. hugs, Helena

Ann Marie Governale said...

Beautiful work. I, too, love to crochet and quilt and yes, we do have other craft talents that is nice to share! xxx Ann Marie

Dianne said...

Those scarf are just gorgeous what lovely knitting you do.How talented are you...

Audrey Harris said...

Hi I have just purchased the clockwork pattern. Would you know what weight the yarn you used is in the UK. Ilove allof your work and look at your blog every day. thank you for the name of the patterns Audrey H x

Cheryl O said...

I haven't been cruising my blogs in a while, and look what I missed! Love your scarfs, they're just beautiful! Both of them are so different from one another, and just perfect for the current weather. They both are so lovely and inviting, though I'm probably more drawn to the purple since that's my favorite color! Yet, if I were to look at the colors I buy, the tan one would be what you would find in my closet.....neutral, it goes with everything!!! You did a great job on both of them - so talented!