29 May 2011

Citron - Kelly Green Shawl

Kelly Green Citron
 Love, love, love!!!! The pattern is so easy to knit...ideal for knitting as you watch TV or read, i.e. if you don’t mind lots and lots of stockinette stitch - which I don’t. 
A real fun project to knit up. Ideal for mindless knitting. The ruffles at the end just add to the fun. Tends to gather in on itself, but I still love it. Will definitely knit another one up.
The only problem is that the yarn I picked for this is 2 ply and I am knitting it with two yarns held together. So I do need keep an eye on this one but I still like it.
Final weight - 80 gms
Pattern: Citron by Hilary Smith Callis..on Ravelry. Here's the link on knitty.com....
 There it was, with my Hobo bag....
added to my to-do list...'Knit another Citron'.......

Holden Shawlette

A super easy shawlette to knit. The pattern is easy to remember and moves quickly. For me this was an ideal project for knitting while watching TV.  I love the picot edging though it did seem a little tedious after some time.I still like the ruffly edge it gives. I am suddenly into ruffles!!!

The pattern was Holden Shawlette by Mindy Wilkes ..linked here to its Ravelry page..
I knit mine in a variegated Vardman Babysoft Acrylic and needed just about 150 gms.
I quite liked knitting with the acrylic yarn, which turns absolutely soft and pliable after a good soak in conditioner.
Before blocking/killing acrylic...
 
After....
Here's the Ravelry link...to my project page...
.....will definitely be knitting another one of these!!!

15 May 2011

Patchwork Bag

My 'Meens-piration' Bag!!!!
This bag is inspired by a bag one of my friends, Meena (hence the name for the bag), was carrying to a Ravelry meet. I loved the way the fabric was patched together. I had pieces of handloom fabric, or 'khadi/ khaddar'  as we call it here in India, lying around and came up with this bag. I love this material and wear it very often as it suits the hot, hot summers here.
I sewed on a row of simple running stitch where the colors met to give it some texture....
The insides of the straps were also made as a patched strip to go with the main theme.
 It measures 15" x 15" with 11" straps.
A white fabric with floral pattern served as the lining...

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