Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Yarny Goodness

The lack of knitting and crochet on the blog is not an indication of my lack of work with yarn over the past couple of years. (I'm honestly not sure when my last yarn-related post was...). In fact, according to ravelry, I completed 16 projects in 2009 and 17 projects in 2010. And that doesn't include the sweater that is done except the zipper, or the blanket for which all the squares are made but needs to be assembled, or the pair of almost finished baby sweaters. I think those are respectable numbers when you think about the challenge or cramming knit and crochet into my life.

Now some of these projects can't be blogged about because they are samples knit for a designer, but I will be sure to share when I can!

But here are a few examples of some of my favorite projects of the year. Ravelry links for those with accounts. I may come back and blog about some of these more specifically, but it is more likely that I'll just try to do a better job of blogging future projects or writing about the evolution of projects that didn't turn out perfectly right off the needles. (I have several sweaters that need some adjustments.)

1 - M's Blanket
This is a crocheted blanket that alternates a fancier granny square with a corner square in a 9 square blanket. The squares are crocheted together with double crochet and the border duplicates the outside of the fancier square plus a serrated edge that I found elsewhere.

2 - Acero Lace Triangle
This shawl is less red than it appears in the picture. I have yet to get a good shot that shows the colors accurately, although this shows off the lace pattern and texture well. The pattern is Miralda's Triangular Shawl by Nancy Bush. For me and I didn't make any modifications.

3 - Portfolio Cover
This is the felted case that I made to hold my portfolio. Entirely improvised by me and using leftovers from other projects. Very happy with the results. I've considered using what I learned to make a laptop case, but probably by the time I get to it I'll have a different laptop. :-)

4 - Burgundy Haruni
Another lace shawl for me that involved following the pattern as written. Amazing!

5 - Henry's Green Circle
This is one of those blankets made from a doily pattern. There will be more of these in my future. Although circles are annoying to pin out. For an adorable little boy (and his mama).

6 - Amy's February
This is one of those projects that will probably be featured again because it needs some tweaking. It is an awesomely comfortable sweater that I have been wearing around the house a lot and out a little. I modified the button band/closure and it is okay, but I don't love it. I really only like it (sort of) with a square necked cami under it...and I really need it to work with more shirts to be a more reliable piece in my wardrobe. The buttonbands are crocheted, so the adjustments won't take long, I just have to sit down and do them.


Cara said...

Henry's Green Circle = amazing!

Amanda said...

I hadn't realized Henry's Green Circle was a doily pattern! very cool!

Katie said...

M's blanket arrived on Tuesday and it's even more beautiful in person! Thank you so much. The yarn is gorgeous, too!

DrBabyMamaDrama said...

Those are beautiful. You are one talented lady!

Jennifer said...

Those are all amazing and beautiful Amy!!