Thursday, May 24, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Needles: Clover #3 crochet hook
Pattern:Japanese pattern (Joey's knit along)
This is my first time joining Joey's knit along.I like this bolero very much.It's very practical for me as I usually wear bolero in spring and summer.When getting the pattern,I can't wait to start it.
Thanks for Kally sharing the mirrored right front(since the pattern only shows the left front).I do save time to draw it by myself.However,the front pattern instruction isn't quite clear,which get me confused.Finally it was done by my intuition .
I don't crochet as chart B called for.I like bolero as a small, short and cute garment.My favorite length is around waist .Therefor I only crochet two round chain stitched and I don't like the sharp edging so don't decrease stitches ,either. You can see the upper pic, the edging is straight not sharp.
I like this rosy bolero very much. This is the first project gotten my full satisfaction.Since it turns out so well,I am crocheting the second one but making some little modificaions.After it is done,I will post some pics here .
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Yarn:Brown Merino (100% wool) 1 1/2 ball
Needles:Clover #6 40cm+60cm circular
In Taiwan,I never saw this kind of mittens before.The first time when seeing it in Knitty,I was impressed by its cool and unique design.And also it is easier than those gloves which have to knit ten fingers .I decided to knit it for my best friend.She might love it,I guess.
But beyond my expectation,she thinks it looks weird and won't keep fingers warm.I feel a little sad.Dashing looks weird ?!?!It's cool instead,I think.Now that she doesn't like it,I decide to knit it for myself.
After reading the instructions,I can't figure out the thumb.Finally,I worte to the designer,Cheryl Niamath.She is so nice to tell me my problem and also guide me knitty Coffeeshop where I can post for help.If not her commends,I don't know what Coffeeshop is for.
Dashing is easy to knit but I made some modifications.I knit one cable repeat again after thumb hole.Though it really doesn't keep fingers warm,it does make wrist and palm warm and confortable and won't bother your fingers.I love it!
Thursday, May 03, 2007
A Pirate Hat
Yarn:Bambi merino 50g 225m(246yds)/ball one ball blue 1/2 ball yellow , knitting with two strands
Needles:Clover#6 16"(40cm )circular Clover#6 24"+16"(60cm+40cm)circular(top of the hat)
Pattern: We Call Them Priates~*A priate hat for wintertime*
I saw this pirate hat online a while ago,but I never try color knitting then.So just appreciated it then forgot.Not long ago, one of my colleagues chatted with me that her son loved pirate pattern very much.
I soon recalled this pirate hat.After I showed her this hat online,she loved it ,too,and asked if I could teach her.
Lately,I am knitting my father's color-knitting vest and going to finish it.So why not give this hat a try!
Pirate pattern in ancient Chinese culture symbolizes jinx.Though young generation take it as a cool totem,still many old and traditional Taiwanese people won't accept it nowadays,such as my parents in law or maybe my parents I guess. However I love this pirate. It looks so unique and special,doesn't it?I want to knit it for my 4- year-old son . If my MIL thinks that's a direful pattern for kid,then I will keep it for myself.
The last step is to knit lining and then sew it to the inside of the hat.Knitting lining is easy for me but sewing .I am always not good in sewing .Any way,I've tried my best to make it look good.