Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Two FOs and Rogue Beginnings
This is the halter top from the left over yarn from the One Skein bag. The crocheted edge was a bit a of challenge, single crochet along the edge backward. It still curls a bit. The i-cord looks much better since I washed it.
This is Lotorp Bag from Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton's book, "Noro Revisited". I used a little over two balls of Kureyon in color 154. I got carried away on the strap, so maybe 2 balls would have been enough. The bag is smaller then I imagined. I have enough left over to make a bag for my Neuros mp3 player. I am looking for a proper mold to use. The bag was just one of those "gotta knit it" projects. I fell in love seeing in on the Internet, successfully bid for the pattern on line, and braved parking downtown to visit Isle Knits for the Kureyon. I'm not sure whether I will use it, but it might make a good home for a stuffed animal like the picture in the book.
I started Rogue using Jo Sharp SilkRoad Aran. Let me say this yarn is very nice to knit with. It is going to make a very warm hoodie. The kangeroo pocket is very cool to knit in and the cables are pretty. If it wasn't nearly 90 degrees no doubt I would be working on it a lot more. I hope I have enough left over for a hat, because this yarn is so soft, I think even a guy would wear it on his head. When I ordered the yarn it looked a little blue in the picture, but it is very definitely green. I am working up courage to knit something in a more girly color like pink or lavender.
Lately I've been obsessing on the one skein wonder everyone has knit already. I turned the heel on the cable and seed stitch socks, but they aren't going anywhere fast.