Thursday, February 15, 2007

Project Spectrum - First projects

When I found out that Lolly was doing Project Spectrum I thought it was an interesting concept. My ideas started flowing on what I would create each segment. Of course most of my projects are socks, but at least I would have a plan on using my sock yarn as opposed to random grabbing. I made a list of blue yarns and patterns I would like to accomplish and anxiously awaited February.

When February rolled around, I had the Feather and Fan baby blanket that needed to be finished first. We also had miserable illnesses to wade through....so here it is February 15th and not much accomplished.

I started my blue cable sock in January and thus have one finished. It is a very quick pattern using worsted weight yarn and size 5 needles. I am using Lorna's Laces Sheperd Worsted. I love this blueberry color and the yarn is very soft for worsted weight.
This purse is the project I was mosted excited about starting. I have had the yarn in my stash since October or November and have not had the time to begin. It is knitting up so quickly. The pattern calls for two strands of Cascade 220 and one of the bubble yarn. It is knit with size 13 needles. I am almost through the first skein of bubble yarn, so I am almost halfway through the project. A new skill I will be learning with this project is making an I-cord. I am looking forward to attempting it.

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to feel that LL worsted! I've only used the fingering weight before. AND...be sure and bring the purse to show as it looks FUN! :)

Anonymous said...

That purse is so cool. Looks really fun! Can't wait to see it after it's felted!

Mrs. M

scribbit said...

I love the sock, but you know after all that work I'd worry about actually wearing it. The thought of it touching the floor scares me :)

Sandie Knapp said...

The purse looks really interesting. The I-cord is very easy to do, and fun as well. I did my first one earlier this year, and I know you will have no problem with it.