Friday, July 11, 2008

Father's Day Sweater - Finished!

I made my dad a sweater for Father's Day but didn't get around to photographing it until now. I felt bad about taking so long to give it to him, but since he and my mom live in the very hot desert, I don't think he'd be wearing it any time soon.

I knit it on my Bond USM with Knit Picks Merino Style, which turned out quite soft after washing it in some Eucalan. I added some simple cables for visual interest and I'm quite happy with the result. The neck binding is a bit tight, I think next time I will pick up more stitches so it will be more stretchy.

I made my poor boyfriend try it on during a very hot day so I could check that everything fit ok, but he refused to be photographed. So flat on the table is the best I could photograph it!

Big Triangle Shawl - Finished!

I started weaving a big triangle shawl in my weaving class a couple months ago and finally finished it. I had some lovely red/yellow/orange handspun that I was itching to use, and I thought a triangle shawl would be a good project for it. I found other yarns in shades of red, purple, yellow and brown from my stash and used those along with my handspun to make a giant plaid. I think the loom was about 5 feet across, I forgot to measure the finished shawl.