Friday, February 26, 2010

Twin Trees

I finished my version of the Twin Trees pattern ~
this was one of my cable *events* for the Olympic Knitting ~

I am SO excited to have completed it! and just in time for the closing ceremonies, too!

I also knit the Owl Dishcloth [see below]

I used the *trees* section from the Twin Trees Afghan pattern -
at LionBrandYarnOnline -
so this was my 'rough draft' of sorts ~
Next time I knit it, I'll include a border on the sides and top/bottom.

I used yarn that I had on hand, not sure if I would really finish it - didn't want to buy a special skein for a trial run on this pattern - I think this is called 'potpourri' -
but I like it, it looks like fall to me, my favorite season, with the falling different colored leaves !

The other big project [big, for me that is! having never taken on cables in knitting!]
was this cloth from Danielle's wonderful Dishcloth Corner.
This one was called Grandma - and it was a bit of a challenge, but I enjoyed it ~

I'm just so pleased that I tackled these cables and finished without giving up!
Cables just aren't that difficult - and I've come to really enjoy doing them -
so, now I'm onto more cable cloths and other projects !

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Lacy Vines Cloth ~ Feb '10

I finished my Feb. mid-month cloth tonight ~
it's a lovely pattern, and many thanks to Janet for once again for her talented design!
I knit mine in a light blue, with Cotton-ease yarn [LionBrand] ~
I like it so much, I may even keep this one for myself !!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Turquoise Stalactites

This pattern is from one of my very favorite designers:
Sue ~ of Harvest Moon[click here to visit her site].

It's a fast-knit, and has the look of the feather-and-fan styles.

Ribbons 'n Lace

This is a pattern by Janet - famous lady of the KAL Calendar ~
It was in the 2009 Calendar for August -

I knit mine in this self-striping yarn - gotta love that stuff !
-always makes each cloth look so different!

I loved this pattern as I enjoy doing lace knitting - AND.... it has cables in it! This is just the second item I've ever knit with cables! and it was so much fun!
Now I'm on a mission to find and knit a lot more cables!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Who's There?!

Owl Seed Dishcloth:
I did it!

This was my first "Cable" cloth!
I had accepted the Olympic Knitting Challenge, and my *event* is doing cloths with cables ~

I 'm so excited about accomplishing this task -
tho it was a very small start -
now, I'm ready to advance to the next project!

For Rebecca

This pattern is called "For Rebecca" and designed by the one and only, Sue S from Harvest Moon ~

- you can purchase this one and many other of her fabulous patterns at her Harvest Moon site by clicking here to visit her.

I used Sugar 'n Cream's Butter Cream Ombre for this one that I knit.

Heart Lace

This heart lace cloth works up nicely in solids or variegated.

I made many of these for Valentines in various colors - pink variegated, shown - also, solid red, one in white with red border, etc.

See this site for the pattern and enjoy!

A Friend Up North

This Polar Bear is the design of Sue from Harvest Moon ~
Visit her site for more patterns.

~ she has such unique patterns and does beautiful knitting.


Illusion Snowflake Cloth

Valentine Candy Box

This is from the 2008 KAL for February -
I did mine in purple, using Cottonease yarn.

Heartfelt Cloth

Lace Heart

This pattern is from a Leisure Arts booklet ~

I knit it for my grand-daughter for Valentine's Day - using Cotton Tots yarn, oh-so-soft!

Beth Won-Heart of My Hearts

This washcloth is the creation of Janet Nogle and was the March design in our KAL's 2010 calendar.

For more info on the pattern, you can *click here *

I knit mine in blue; it was an easy, but interesting pattern to work with!