Monday, April 23, 2012

Waterfall Cables Afghan

Just finished this for my super awesome sister in law! I gave her a coupon for her birthday saying she could pick a knit or sewn project of her choice and I would make it for her. Sooo she wanted a knit afghan. I had her pick out the design and the colors and yarn and here's how it came out! I am very excited about it. Maybe I will keep it for myself. :)

Also, thank you to Ruth for taking such beautiful pictures for me!

Pattern: Coming soon
Yarn: Liberty Wool Solid color #7892-approx 10 skeins, Liberty Wool Prints color #7862-approx 10 skeins
Needles: Size 8
Finished Size: Approx 60" x 60"

Sunflower Wrap

Pattern: Sunflower Infinity Wrap from the new Noni Flowers book
Needles: Size 7 for the wrap, size 8 for the flowers
Yarn: King Baby Llama for the wrap (3 skeins), Shepherd's Wool for the flowers (1 skein each color)
Notes: Used ONE strand of Shepherd’s Wool for the flowers. For the center, I added in some fun fur which I trimmed a lot after they were felted.
For the stem, I only knit about 6 rounds of i-cord and I eliminated the green leaves since when you sew them onto the shawl, you wouldn’t see them anyway.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My Ella Coat is Done!!

And it's so pink and fun!!!

Pattern: Ella Coat for Women
Needles: Size 7
Size: Smallest
Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool
After starting from the bodice and working increases, I added 1” (6 rows) before beginning arm holes.
I did the original ruffles because I thought that with the striping, the picot ruffle was too much.
I did three buttons right beneath the bust. I was tempted to do a zipper, but decided against it. This was for two reasons--one being that the bust was a touch small and two because I had a big pink stripe right above my bust which made my girls look saggy. Haha. Anyways, I love the three buttons which accentuate the curves in all the right places.
I would put how many skeins I used…and I really tried to keep track…but I lost track. Sorry!