I finished up the Oh Helen shawl on Wednesday. Fringed and blocked it.
It turned out great.
I bought two little white sweaters just in case.
at the wedding, and no thought it was made by me!
me I looked. $25-$30 little bags and I did not like any of them.
ugh x 10000000000.
See the bag in the picture I'm holding...yep...made it!!
I did a little poking around on Ravelry. I knew what I wanted but
didnt see anything exact. I had tons of the Berroco Captiva
yarn left. (hate that yarn by the way - working with it is a
nightmare)...anyway. Thinking way back to the booga bags
we all made.
for yarn is 8) I wanted it tight. It was too big looking so
I went down to a size 4.
Cast on 30 stitches and knit 25 rows. Picked up stitches all the way around.
Knit 10 rows or so, and decided it needed beads....which I had from a
project many years ago.
with 3 plain rows inbetween. I used my cell phone for the bottom template and
worked up from there.
Once I decided it was big enough, I Knit 5 YO, K2tog, all the way around.
then knit a few more rows, and added a final row of beads. I used the crochet
hook method to add beads. Thank goodness it rained Thursday or I never
would have got this done.
Then I decided it needed a ruffle. So I k1, k1 / increase one tbl all of the way
around, and knit a few more rows.
Then worked on the i-cord. I put beads at each end of the icord. Started
the i-cord with 4 stitches, but it was too big...went down to 2 stitches, and it
was dainty enough.
Now I did get a few compliments on the bag too!
Also this week, I started the sock from yarn from Martha. I started out
using same pattern as Ruth, but it was not fun to knit. Ruth's looked fab!
I am such a tight knitter, I was having trouble picking up the yo and bringing
over 2 stitches. I ended up using the pattern Grumperina made last
K 2 rows, seed stitch one row...
I like them a lot! The pattern is not soft thougth, but the bottom of the foot
is and that's all that matters.
Worked a little on this too:
Ruth did not have any pics to share.
Martha is working her way down both socks. Says she has wild
yarn for the toes!!!! So pretty...
Have a great week!