Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Knitting Porn

Howdy all :)

I've just been knitting away whenever i have a spare moment :) I don't really have anything DONE per say, but I wanted to share my progress.

This is a mystery item, lol. I love the stitch and the yarn and how it's coming out (it's Lion Brand Homespun Sierra on the red loom using the altered mock crochet stitch)but it's just something to knit...it isn't a "thing" yet. Any suggestions?



Then, I finally braved my infinity loom :D *happy excited dance* I have to have a blanket of some sort done by the middle of October for a raffle. I wanted to make it on the infinity loom, but I was frankly, a bit intimidated by it. I haven't done any double rake knitting before and here I was, planning my first project ever to be a massive afghan on a super cool loom. I was worried about loopy stitches. I was worried about making mistakes. I was just worried in general, lol. So, I decided to make an afghan using blocks of 4 different yarns. That way, I can make the smaller blocks for my first attempts at double rake knitting and it won't be so intimidating.

I used the lucet cast-on and I'm so proud of how tight and even my starting row is *puffs up in pride*



I'm doing a standard stockinette stitch using Caron Simply Soft yarns. This square is Country Blue Ombre...and I also have three other solid blues that are in this varigated blue yarn, so those are the colors the blanket is going to be. I'm excited :D I'm done with the first square now (see below) - I just need to cast off, which is making me stress again, lol. Trying to figure out which cast-off method will be best, since I'm stitching the squares together and the other end is the lucet cast-on. I'll figure it out :)



Thanks for listening to me ramble about my projects! Everyone knit tonight!

2 comments:

  1. WOW....neat. I LOVE the mock crochet stitch and the infinity project is just what I've been looking for! Thanks so much

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  2. Hi, your "altered" mock crochet stich is how I did mine, but I referred to it as the "modified " crochet stitch! hehhe Little did I know I was doing it wrong until I took a closer look adn read the directions thoroughly! I love it though, I have done two ponchos in it and I have to say they are gorgeous!

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