Friday, March 19, 2010

New Stuff

We have been working on a lot of new projects lately and most of them seem to be out of some of the recent magazine issues.
This is our version of the Fiery Ruche Scarf from IK Winter 09.

I chose to use Indulgence which gives it a softer, brushed look. It would also be beautiful in DK Merino Silk, giving it a richer appearance with more sheen. And it gives me an idea for our next woven project, a Ruched Scarf. Hm............

This is the Diagonal Lace Scarf from Knit 'n Style Feb 2010 that Jamie is working on using Anne.Obviously, any fingering weight yarn would work, either bright or more neutral. Can you see this in some of the shaded tones of Merisock or Melody? We are also doing ours on a slightly more open gauge to make it more appropriate for Spring, maybe a lovely Easter gift for someone?

This is minimally structured top from Knit 'n Style April 2010 using Prism yarns in Laura Bryant's signature 1 row stripes of 3 different colors.

These are the colors I chose

and this is another possible color combination.
It is done in the round from the bottom up, the cap sleeves are knit separately and the finishing is minimal. One of the beauties of combining 3 yarns is it creates a unique texture and keeps the weight light. Whether done in shiny, Prism type yarns or more matte cottons, this is going to be a fun knit.

Never leave a DH unattended- they tend to get into trouble. We hadn't decided whether to replace our sorely missed Dotty, but sent DH to Albertsons the other day and he came home with the groceries-and this!
We have decided on Megan for a name, so I guess we are keeping her!