Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Some instant gratification

After I finish a big or very involved project, I like to whip off a few quick and easy projects. I need the break to refuel and daydream about the next big project. Also next week I'm going to the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Festival. I don't want to start anything that will require much commitment because I know I will want to cast on immediately with whatever new yarn I score. So, I've been keeping busy with little things.

Twinkletoes from Knitty. I used Luna by Filatura de Crosa (sp?). It was super fast. I did one slipper in less than an evening. I found the pattern a little awkward. Maybe it was just because I've never used the wrap and turn method for short rows. Maggie loves them and Matthew wants pair too. Next up:

A racer back tank. I made this up as I went along. I used some Blue Sky Cotton from the stash. I knit in the round from the bottom to the underarms and then worked the front and back separately. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. Now, like everyone else here, I'm working on Monica, modified to be worked in the round. We should have done a Knit Along.


~Melissa~ said...

I love them both! I wish I could just knit something and make it up as I go along ;)

Steff said...

I agree! I think the tank is just wonderful. I am impressed once again with your designing skills.
I bet she loves those slippers and wants to wear them everywhere. :D
Nice knits. :)

LeaAnna said...

Love 'em both! I'm so envious of those of you who can just make up a pattern. :)

Elisa said...

Both are gorgeous Dani!

La Pez said...

M wants me to knit everything pictured here! LOL Cute stuff Dani, love the tank!