Knitting Fla

Hello - This is Flavio. I love knitting! I would love to try sharing bits of my life and my thoughts. Lots of love! :)

martes, mayo 16, 2006

Spring 1988

jueves, mayo 11, 2006

Rainbow Hat (Warm Woolies)

Dear friends!

Hello! I haven't posted in a long time because those days I have been very very busy. I abandoned the "easy child sweater all in one" project, because it didn't motivate me. So, I wanted to do something quick and nice. I had that lovely rainbow yarn, so I thought I'd do a hat with I-Cord decoration "á la Teletubby" ;-) So, here it is. First, 8 rows in garter stitch, then, some seven inches in stockinette stitch. Gradual decreasing and... I-Cord :) Some thoughts about the process:

1) This is my first REAL I-Cord: the "I-Cords" I did before were not exactly I-Cords, because I did not have DPN needles. Now, I have them. The hat was done with 7mm needles, but I didn't have 7mm DPN, so I used 5.50mm DPN needles. Wow! It looks like a ... rope, or something like that! It's a great feeling!

2) Pattern (available for free at requested double thick yarn, so I used two yarns of the same rainbow kind at the same time. Only, one of the balls almost ran out, so I changed it for another yarn, which is very similar (same company), but with slightly softer tones: pink, brown, grey...). The mix was great, and gives an idea of gradual change. Look at the picture and let me know if you notice the change from two identical yarns to two different yarns, similar but with slightly different pastel tones.

3) My seaming has improved! Now, it is practically invisible. I worked it with the wrong side facing me, and threading the yarn through the stitches that were nearest to each edge. It works!

Any comments? :)

domingo, mayo 07, 2006

Working, working, working...

Dear friends!

It is true that I haven't posted for a while. This is because I have less spare time lately, and I have started two different projects on different needles and I am not sure what to finish first. I have started an easy "Woolies" (?) hat, whose pattern was cited on KnittingNovices a while ago, and an "all in one" sweater. Both will feature double yarn with different colours. I am sorry I haven't posted the progress yet, but they really are in the beginning. I wish I had more spare time, but exams are approaching...


martes, mayo 02, 2006

My yarn and my tools (crazy pictures!)

Dear friends, here I am again! This time, I thought I'd post photos of all my knitting tools and the yarn I have at the moment. I hope you like them! First, my tools: you can see straight needles of many sizes, three sets of DPNs (still unused), four sets of circular needles (unused, and the string is 35inches or so!), safety pins, measuring tape, two cable needles, scissors, a little crotchet for mistakes, row counters, assorted tapestry needles... Then, photos of my yarn. I have started a "all in one piece" baby sweater mixing the huge yellow and blue skeins. They had a great discount at El Corte Inglés :-) I couldn't resist! AS you can see, there are also some lovely multicolour balls, and the usual orange and purple acrylic, which knit very fast and are so bright! I love them :) Anyway, I'd love to hear your comments. What would you do with some of these balls? See those lovely summer acrylic ones on the right. They look so fresh. Maybe I could do socks with them, if I were able to take those four needles together :( -

Love, Flavio