Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dread Pirate Rabbit Progress

I had something written as a draft, but it has disappeared, so we'll begin again.

Progress has been made. YEA! I have been working on this pattern for six months or so and I have finally gotten the head and "face" to look "right" or more rabbity anyway. I still have to figure out how to do the ears and the crossbones are still in the drawing / charting stage.

As promised when the whole thing is complete I will post charts and written pattern instructions. I still need input from the Pirates at Ravelry, they're good like that.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Green Apples

This was the very first article of clothing (top) that I completed and can wear. I knit a sweater when I first began to knit again, and that didn't work out so well. I am very pleased with this. The pattern is Lace Hem Topping from Creative Knitting, July 2008.

Materials: Shine (worsted weight) a blend of Cotton and Modal (recycled beach wood). The yarn "fluffed" a lot leaving lint everywhere when I was knitting. However, the yarn is lovely and soft and makes a wonderful fabric.

I made a mistake while knitting the front and had to rip the rows back. With some help from the users at Ravelry, I was able to correct the mistake without having to frog the whole piece!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ravenclaw Year 1- 2 House Scarf / Hat Set

Ravenclaw Year 1-2 House Scarf from Charmed Knits

I really enjoyed knitting this, very simple it was a pleasure to watch the material grow.

Long Time No Post

Wow, I had no idea it had been so long since I had posted anything. Still working on the Dread Pirate Rabbit, which I think I have almost gotten "right". I have also finished several projects in the mean time. Like most knitters, I would rather be knitting than blogging.

Well I suppose I should start posting some of those finsihed projects.

Also I would like to say thank you to Crafty Witch Josee from the Leaky Cauldron for inviting me to share / show my Harry Potter Knitting projects.

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