Thursday, July 02, 2009

All spinny & twisty like my brain

You were right. It's a wine cozy. Here it is almost dry after felting. It was knit in stripes of two yarns. The green is KnitPicks Wool of the Andes. The rest is a variegated color of Paton's Classic Merino. Speaking of which, the pattern is from that company, designed for that yarn. What a coincidence. It's fun and easy to follow a pattern. The bottom is undergoing a procedure in, of all places the refrigerator. It came out much more like a bowl than a plate. I snipped the edges and now I'm trying to squash it flat beneath a big tub of peanut butter. There is not a lot of hope, but there is some. I did not use a pattern for the bottom. I'm in love with another very cool pattern. It's the Ten-Stitch Twist by Frankie Brown. It is a sequel to her Ten-Stitch Blanket. She is also the designer behind the Mop Top Mascot of the previous post and of another small project I have nearly finished. I am having a Frankie Fest. Here is Frankie Brown's Designs Page on Ravelry. I am knitting in Mochi Plus that I bought at the Knitting Knook (formerly French Knots II). The pictures show one skein's worth. I have 5. It's very photogenic. The first picture shows the ridge that I've knit in on purpose as a design feature. The other picture of it shows what I had considered the back, but Bev (on sidebar) considers it the front. Reversibility: Win.

4 comments:

MollyBeees said...

Too cool for school!!!!

Elizabeth said...

That is going to be a gorgeous blanket! Wow!

Knitter's Journey said...

The swirl colors are just gorgeous. It's time to blog about the baby hat!

fleegle said...

Yowzer! Those are brilliant!

My line, well, um, I took up bobbin lace years ago and ended up with a small lathe to make all my bobbins. But I think the answer to the spindle thing is Buy Them. The thought did cross my mind (very briefly). Ordered a Golding though :)