Above is a fairisle yoke sweater that I made for myself a few years back. I'm not exactly sure when. It is from the booklet Land Girls by Debbie Bliss. The original called for stone background with purple & green in the fairisle. I used Knit Picks's Palette in Mist (very light grey), Rosehip (orangey/red), Conch (light coral), Peapod (a rather bright green), & Alfafa (light green).
Below is my Christmas sweater that I made two years ago this November. The original design, found in Debbie Bliss' Fall/Winter 2011 issue was meant to be done in greys and blacks. It did look very nice like that, but I had this red, green, & natural Paton's Classic Wool in my stash. I added the stripes in the ribbing as well just for fun.
Below is my rendition of Debbie Bliss Shrug from the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of her knitting magazine.
The original pattern called for 7 or 8 balls of her Prima (Viscose/wool) yarn. I happened to find this beautiful coral color of Prima at my LYS when I was there on my birthday. I had to have it! ^_^ So I searched through my hoarded magazines and came across this pattern. The original called for 3/4 length sleeves which I replaced with these fluttery cap sleeves, of my own design, with cute bobble edging. Also the ribbing around the perimeter was meant to be quite a bit wider, but this is all that I could do with the yarn I had. I'm quite pleased with the results. The vintage-y style goes with at least two of my summer dresses!
Having recently started using Ravelry.
I've been taking pictures of some of my recent (& not so recent) knits.
I thought I'd share them here on my blog as well since I haven't posted for such a long time.
In personal news:
Since I was last on here I now have two new nephews, James & Jack, to knit for (in addition to my 7 year old nephew & 4 year old niece). I'll post some pics of their upcoming knitted gifts as soon as they are finished.
Well that's all for now!
~Miss Michelle ^_^