Friday, October 28, 2011

Finished Tuzo!

Liane finished our Tuzo cardigan last week, and it turned out beautifully! The pattern is from Berroco #293 Vintage Family, and we used the prescribed Berroco Vintage.  I had some reservations about this kind of blended fiber, but we really needed to work with the yarn to get the feel for how it behaves, and this little cardie was a perfect experiment.  

I am glad to report back that the Vintage behaves really beautifully. It is easy and nice to knit with, and knits up lovely. It has a soft sheen that a pure wool like Cascade 220 (comparable price) does not, which lends the final product a slightly more polished air. It is very soft and gives off a slight aura or halo when knit. The heathered colours also have a beautiful depth when knit (we used 5182 Black Currant). 

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pussy Cat Ballaclava A-La Baby

I know I said that my niece would not be making her knit wear modelling debut in her new Pussy Cat Ballaclava, but I was wrong. Over the long weekend I was babysitting, the hat was there, and I dove at the opportunity. The hat is clearly waayyyyyy too big for her, but maybe it'll fit next year. I wish the picture was a higher resolution so you can get a better look at her scrumptious little arms - they are so yummy. 

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Saturday, October 08, 2011

Thinking about Halloween

This year, I am finally going to make a Hallowig! No, the picture is not of me, that's the one from the pattern. I am only just casting on for my tension swatch.  I have a small head, so I thought it might be a wise thing to do. Right now I am swatching with 4.5mm needles, but I suspect I might have to go down to 4mm. 

I'm using Berroco Vintage in Dewberry 5167. I figured it is soft, hopefully not too-too warm, and the colour is so pretty (if you see it in person it has a glow to it). Glowy magenta knit wig! :-)

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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Pussy Cat Ballaclava

This is the only time you are going to see me in a kitty hat. Well, it's on the internet, so i guess you can look as long as you like, but this is the only kitty hat you will see me in!

I finished the Pussy Cat Hat (balaclava) that I was making for my niece, but the sizing is not quite right. It's not the pattern's fault, before I embarked I reviewed the notes on the projects on Ravelry and they tended to say that the sizing was small. But the pattern has be republished several times over the years and my version must have been updated and corrected. So I'll give it another try, this time with a thinner yarn (sport weight I think).

I'm also not sure if the Dream in Color Classy is soft enough. My 8 month old niece is practically bald, and this hat is going to be covering a lot of exposed skin. I'll wash it in Eucalan and see. 

This is the front ......

And this is the back.

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