Sunday, August 31, 2008

Domino Knitting by Vivian Hoxbro

I was looking for some potholder patterns on Ravelry and came across these patterns from Vivian Hoxbro's book. Knitting with mitered squares sounded so intriguing I ordered the book from Amazon so I could try the patterns.

These are 3 of her designs. They turned out a little large for my taste so I left off the loops and use them as hotpads instead.

Since I prefer small projects, I really
enjoy doing small squares and knitting them together as I go. There are patterns for garments like hats and shawls and sweaters in the book also, but I haven't tried any of them.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Baby Surprise Sweater

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Sweater was my Knitting Olympics project. I missed the deadline for signing up for the Ravelympics but found the Slacker Olympics group on Ravelry. That seemed appropriate so I joined it instead. The sweater was started the day after the opening ceremonies. I finished it the day before the closing ceremonies. It was knit with 2 strands of TLC Baby yarn (Laddie Print and white). The pattern was pretty easy to follow and I'm pleased with the result.