I can't believe I'm crocheting

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

crochet grannie square, crocheted bag, crocheted purse, first time crocheting, learn how to crochet, bulky yarnThanks to youtube I learned today how to crochet a square from a circle. It's a kind of granny square. I had these odd balls which are bulky weight and was thinking what I could do with them. I think I might make a bag from couple of granny squares. I'm pretty excited and I find crocheting more portable than knitting.

Knit Stitch in Eastern European Knitting style

Friday, May 09, 2008

Purling in Eastern European Knitting Style

Roundabout Leaf Tank by Norah Gaughan from Knitting Nature book

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Knitting Nature, Norah Gaughan, Roundabout Leaf TankThis is my first WIP (work in progress) after my return from Romania and my second project from Norah's book: Knitting Nature. The first project was Droplet Hat. The hat for a swap on Ravelry but I am making this lovely tank for myself.

I am using a Turkish yarn from Linate Okiteks, CotoLin Gold: 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. It was a true bargain as it's a discontinued yarn and the seller told me it was the last batch. I just adore the color: yellow peach, very close to the skin color.

Knitting Nature book, Norah Gaughan, Roundabout Leaf Tank, berrocoMy gauge/tension is 20 sts per 4'' with US 7/4.5 mm needle and I cast on for the smallest size.

My nickel plated KnitPicks interchangeble circular needles are perfect for this type of yarn.

My favorite knitter THIS WEEK ...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

knit easy, yarn, cheap yarn, knitting project, knitting pattern, knit stitch, cardigan pattern, vogue knitting, vk, vogue, vladimir teriokhin... is Katya because of her exquisite work: Cape Collar Jacket by Vladimir Teriokhin. It's a pattern design from Vogue Knitting magazine (pattern #16), Winter 2007/2008 issue. Vladimir Teriokhin is one of may favorite designers too. His beautiful designs are in every issue of VK.

Congratulations Katya! I always admire your work but this one drew my attention instantly.