October 04, 2009

September shawls and January hoodie

I've been a bad blogger. Then again, I haven't done as much knitting as I would have wanted to. Maybe one of the pics below will "show" why.

I'm starting to get into knitting shawls, or more so shoulderettes. It's a nice accessory to use for the fall season and I'm looking forward to knitting more.

Pattern: Laminaria by Elizabeth Freeman
Source: Knitty

Materials: Malabrigo Lace in Apple Green
Needles: 4 US / 3.5 mm

Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A Clark
Source: Interweave Knits Fall 2006
Materials: Classic Elite Silky Lace Alpaca
Needles: 4 US / 3.5 mm

If you didn't notice, the first picture showed another WIP. I'm around 7 months pregnant at the moment. I'm very excited and looking forward to making more kiddie knits.

The other thing I haven't blogged about was my pattern in Knitscene Fall 2009. It's my first published pattern for Interweave.

Pattern: Twickenham Hoodie by Susan Power
Source: Knitscene Fall 2009
Materials: Berroco Peruvia in Abusar
Needles: 10 US / 6 mm and 10.5 US / 6.5 mm

February 12, 2009

Mid February already?

I don't know where the time has gone... I really don't. I've posted two free patterns on the Knit Therapy store website as seen below:

Pattern: Serene Sunset by Susan Power
Source: Knittherapy.ca free pattern section
Materials: Dream In Color Classy in In Vino Veritas
Needles: 9 US/ 5.5 mm and 4 US / 3.5 mm

Pattern: Rosa Amor by Susan Power
Source: Knittherapy.ca free pattern section
Materials: Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Ice Cream
Needles: 4 US / 3.5 mm

I'll be posting soon about my next project that I'm planning to start this weekend. I've already started learning how to spin a couple months ago (although I haven't touched my wheel since early January *sad face* ) so I figured it's about time for me to start learning how to knit with my left hand. I've tried a couple stitches during projects, but never a whole project with the lefty. It felt awkward, but the more I did it, the easier it became. It definitely wasn't as bad as when I first started to knit. Does anyone remember how awkward it was to do a purl stitch?? It was for me at least.

Has anyone else tried knitting with their lefty? Any tips?