Strega's Needles & Hooks

This is my little piece of cyber space where I rant or rave, depending on my mood. Postings are whatever interests me at the time. Life with an Italian in Switzerland is interesting indeed! CLICK ON PHOTOS TO SEE ENLARGEMENTS

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008
Pictures speak louder than words so this post is more of the former. ;)
Hemlock Ring blanket. After Row 46. (true colour of yarn shown here)

... After row 62.

I desperately needed a new pair.
These knit from 3 strands of leftover sock yarn.

These also knit from 3 strands of leftover sock yarn with cute pom poms for a 5 yr old sweetie.

A highly modified version of Mr Greenjeans cardi from Knitty.
Instead of YOs for raglan increases, I used M1.
I totally changed the cable pattern and lengthened the cardi to cover my butt -- total length 28".
The buttonband was knit seperately and sewn in place as I went along. It's a good way to control the spacing of the buttonholes.
The buttons were a bargain find and really don't do justice to the cardi but all in all, I'm satisfied.

This fibre from the Yarn Yard fiber club was in my mailbox yesterday.
It's a merino/tencel blend .... dreamy soft!

Included in the fiber package was a sample of pure white. I spun & navajo plied it. I love the result! It's very soft and will have wonderful drape when knitted up.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My granddaughter
Cailey Brianne
Born January 14, 2008
Very happy Mom & baby