Friday, October 19, 2007

Sky Colored Glasses

This is what I get for trying to take photos in natural light, without a flash, in a room with light blue paint on the walls. Or so I assume. These are the projects I have actively worked on over the past few days. There is actually one other project, but it's a surprise for Meital. We're going to draw the veil of secrecy around that until it's done and has been given to her. What you see above are, from left to right: the Doll Bag from the Berroco website for Liat, the Oh So Nikki sock for my niece, and a Baby Surprise Jacket for the community center.

Here's a close up of the bag. Please bear in mind that there is a definite blue-ish cast to the photo. For example, the towel the bag is resting on is, in fact, white. Since I took this picture, I've finished the hot pink stripe and started the second fair isle section. I feel very insecure about the fair isle; I'm keeping the floats as loose as I can, but still the colorwork pulls in a bit. Is that something that would work itself out after blocking, if this were going to be a sweater instead of a felted bag?

Here's the Oh So Nikki sock. I love those little floats and the way you can see definite vertical columns of knitting. I think this pattern is wonderful for striping yarns, because the design doesn't fight for recognition over the color changes. It just kind of goes with the flow...

"Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup!"

And lest you think I'm slacking in other duties whilst I float peacefully on the Sea of Pleasurable Knitting, I present for your viewing pleasure:

Card #3!


Anonymous said...

Everything looks terrific, Amy. I can't wait to see the finished doll bag. Your niece will love those socks! As for the fair isle knitting. A "float" should not be more than 5 stitches. I want to teach myself the continental method of knitting so that my fair isle (ie. rabbit sweater) looks nicer. My co-worker, from Denmark, uses that method with the thimble like yarn carrier and it knits up much more quickly.
Have a great weekend!

LizzieK8 said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I want to learn to knit like that. Another new year learn color work!