Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Panda Jaywalkers

I'm finding Panda yarn to be comfortable to wear but difficult to knit. The color of this pair is called sable and it doesn't feel at all like the last socks I made (picnic). This yarn feels more like rayon and besides splitting it also had a tendency to slide off the needle when I was trying to reunite strands that belonged together. Consequently, they took longer to complete. I really like the color and think they will be comfortable to wear, but I really had to pay attention while working on them.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Spiral Rib Bag

This is one of the patterns from the book Oneskein by Leigh Radford. The book has quite a variety of projects to choose from, but this one really caught my eye. I like the way the purls and knits twist around the bag. It was a very easy pattern to follow and took less than a skein to complete.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Panda Broadripple Socks

The first pair of socks using Crazy Toes and Heels I've made that are for me. These are made of Panda Cotton (the color is Picnic). The sock pattern is Broadway Ripple, although the colors of the yarn don't show the nice ripple design. This is my first project with Panda Cotton. I splurged on my birthday and bought enough for several pair because the yarn is mostly cotton and feels so soft. The yarn is really splitty to work with, so I guess it's a good thing I knit slowly. All in all, they feel good so are worth the extra care needed to produce them.