Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chain Reaction Top from Creative Knitting

Summer 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
Started this last night.  Using 100% cotton yarn. Not my favorite to work with but I need to downsize my yarn stash and use it up.

Petal Tam After Blocking

Close up of petal pattern

Under side after blocking

Yeah it's blocked and flat as a pancake. :)  I'll have to wait until I have a good hair day or find someone to model it for me.....and I'm considering getting foam head mannequin because there are only so many things your dog can model :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Blind Quilter
A friend sent me this today.  Very inspirational even if you aren't a quilter :) 

Petal Tam From Summer 2009 Fon's and Porter's Love of Knitting Magazine

After finishing knitting
Yarn used:  One skein Plymouth Yarn Co. Happy Feet sock yarn (plus a very small amount of a second skein)
90% superwash Merino wool with 10% nylon
Color #2 Size 2 double pointed needles and size 2 16" circular needles

Worked on this while watching the Super Bowl :)
Top of tam before blocking

Tam stretched out on 10 1/2" plate

Picture of the tam in the magazine

My finished tam will be pictured soon.  It's soaking wet and being blocked in the kitchen sink right now.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

More Texting Mittens :)

Made out of the left over yarn from the January scarf. Schaefer yarn.