Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tree of Stitches

This is the Tree of Stitches by Abi Gurden that is a stitch along on the Stitch Specialists Yahoo Group that I co-moderate.  I've now done through Part 7 and I need to catch up and do Parts 8-10.  This is a very fun stitch and I'm doing each one in a different thread.  I've used silk, silk perle #12 (Subtlety from Rainbow Gallery), Kreinik metallic, and cotton overdyes.  I went to my LNS the other day and picked up some more threads and hopefully now have enough variety to finish the project.

Day & Night by Long Dog

This is a WISP (Work in Slow Progress) but I did put in a few stitches since my last update.  As you can see, not too far to go!


I got it into my head that I really must learn to knit socks.  I've been knitting all my life it seems but had never knit a pair of socks.  I'd no idea how to do a heel flap or turn a heel but I was determined to learn.  I bought some self striping yarn (no, I didn't do all those color changes!), I watched a very good video on Knit PIcks and went from there.  I didn't use a pattern, just the video and it's all straight knit and purl.  Here's the result.

Not too bad for a first try.  However, these socks have set off a whole new addiction....sock yarn!  It is so pretty and wonderful to knit, I've now got quite a stash :-)

Celtic Cardigan

It's been a while since I updated my blog and it's also been a while since I did any knitting on this project but I've made progress since my last post.  This is the back of the cardigan and the lower part was very easy and quick to stitch.  The yoke is taking a little longer because each row is different and you can't make mistakes or the stitches won't cross properly.  However, I like the way this is turning out.

This is a picture of the yoke section a bit closer up.