Almost a year since I posted. Embarrasing to say the least.
I did have to take most of the year off from knitting & crochet due to a pesky injury in my right wrist. All is healed and I am back at it.
Some of my first attempts at designing are above, some aren’t. The colorful vest that is supposed to be a jacket photographs well from the back but the front is a nightmare. First circular jacket that I loosely based off of a free pattern. Problem is it was WAY too loosely based and it doesn’t drape correctly in the front and is too heavy at the bottom back. When I had 700 stitches on my hook, decided it was time to stop. It is supposed to be longer and go over the elbows, but I had enough when I saw it wasn’t going to work. Photographed it and now it will be ripped and eventually re-worked. It used a few skeins of Prism Stuff, starting in the center with a lighter skein of Harvest, moving to a darker skein of Harvest and into Autumn.
My first attempt at “Flashing” color is done in the round using Prism Lotus in Freesia. This is a VERY special lot of Lotus Freesia…..think it was one of Prism’s first. Beautiful colors. I was inspired to try this process with all of the helpful postings on the Ravelry Prism Group. It started off being a sweater but will end up being a freeform surprise XMas gift for a friend.
One of my favorite holiday projects are the knitted bracelets. I purchased a few kits from www.earthfaire.com and am totally in love. I have now completed 8 bracelets and am still stringing and knitting. Once you understand the concept, a bracelet can easily be strung and knitted within a few hours. It is a great project to carry with you anywhere. The customer service at Earthfaire is wonderful!
Hopefully the next post will be less than a year away!