Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Trying some new experiments with knitting hats--a commission for a Countess prompted a test knit with a Greek Key design. It turned out much too small for her but a perfect size for my son.

The new hat is being worked up with a slightly taller pattern with heavier yarn.

I am also currently researching, and getting ready to begin, a set of Viking clothes for myself. There is a link to the left (under "Viking - Vigdis") that has more links to further research. Vigdis takes their research and translates it into How to Make a Viking Apron Dress. I have some fabric to start making the dress, but unfortunately, I don't have a piece of chalk to mark the fabric. And the fabric is 4" too short. Grrr... Luckily, my DH found a box in the garage labeled "Costume Fabric, Woolens." Inside were a few very nice usable pieces! Now to find something to mark the fabric with....


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Finished Tree of Life socks!

They really are the same size even though one looks a little bit bigger--it's just a little more stretched out. Blocking would fix that, though I've never blocked any of my knitting, so I don't know how that would work.

I hope to have my hat-in-trade soon!