3.06.2011

couple more FO's

I have some fun projects I want to share with you. I finished both of these items back in December and I finally found some models to showcase the pieces - my brother, Daniel, and his girlfriend, Ari. I'm a lucky knitter/photographer to have such cute subjects!


Clockwork by Stephen West


















This project was a fabulous knitting experience in every way! The pattern was simple, well written, and Stephen's designs are always so wonderful to knit up. I really like the way this pattern is unisex depending on what colors are used. Stephen's a master at modern yet visually interesting pieces that are practical. Plus the yarn was amazing! I used a skein of Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in the very bright Electrolyte color that Wendee gifted me last year! It's a superwash merino and nylon blend and perfectly soft. Not to mention the screaming yellow-green color that I absolutely adore! I definitely plan to use this yarn again. It makes the perfect shawl knitting yarn. So, I paired that with a stash yarn of Pagewood Farm Chugiak Hand Dyed Sock Yarn in a color called Sky Blue Pink (that I've had for a VERY long time - not sure whether this is even available any longer). The two colors highly contrasted eachother and the Pagewood Farms yarn had splashes of the same yellow-green of the Electrolyte color in it. I love it when stash yarn meets another stash yarn in uncommon harmony and works for a great knitting project! Project page here.



Claudia free pattern by MJ Kim














This was my second time knitting this pattern, because hubby put his first one through the wash in the pocket of a pair of jeans and he REALLY needed another one. It's a great free pattern that looks really good on men and knitting it up in Malabrigo Worsted is always a treat! Project page here.

Happy Friday and happy knitting!

-Ve

8 comments:

Viki said...

Fantastic use of Electrolyte. What a great pairing.

Suzanne said...

I really like that hat!

fridica said...

Looooovely!

CelticCastOn said...

Lovely projects! I'd love to know where those boots came from :)

StephCat said...

my husband felted a malabrigo hat once too!

Kristina said...

Oooh, I like both projects. But, I love that hat!

Mind Movies 2.1 said...

How sweet! I love that scarf!

Eva said...

Both project are nice, but there's just something about that Clockwork that makes me want to make one just like it.