Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cheating on my beads

That is what Sabine Lippert posted about her recent foray with alpaca and knitting needles! If that is the case, I cheat a lot, using yarn and knitting needles to relax after a day of beading. I also believe (with no scientific basis whatsoever mind you) that using the different motion required for knitting is good for my hands. This may be completely untrue, but my hands seldom sit idly, so I thinking choosing a different repetitive motion is the best I can offer them.

Sweet Miss Malayna Pies is eight months old. She still has two sweaters and a pair of cashmere leggings in her 12 month wardrobe, but I didn't want to get behind, so I've cast on this tiered baby coat.



In pink with grey buttons....

The pink ugg like boots were purchased in Germany and yesterday I went to the Grove to find the perfect yarn and I did, even getting gauge with the yarn I wanted to use! A blue sky organic multi cotton.

I found this bag by Midori when I was up in Portland and what could be better to tote around baby girl knitting in?

This bag I found in Seattle and it is perfect for plane knitting. Especially when in a fit of impulsiveness, without my winder, I found it necessary to roll these two balls of artyarns by hand. A rolled ball will roll neatly down the aisle of a plane if not contained, and this bag works perfectly. The only label on it, says Walker, San Francisco if you are inclined to find one (Lisa).

And here is the gorgeous art yarns and the lacy scarf I am creating with them. I bought the yarn in Cologne at Maschenkunst, where there is a huge selection of art yarns. The one on the right is a one ply hand painted cashmere and it's heavenly. The one on the left has both size 11 seed beads and 3 mm sequins and is knitted in every 14 rows





As is usually the case with lace knitting, this will be transformed when blocked, but it's pretty even now.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so cute ! You do wonders whatever material you use ! The pink wool is terrific !
Ingrid

Shel said...

Love the yarns! And that little baby coat your doing,...is going to be fabulous!

Rosanne said...

Everytime I see the beautiful things you knit, I want to get out my needles and give it a go. I have a sweater I never finished for my brothers son, he's 3. They have a new one due in March and it just so happens that the color can go either way. So if I get busy I will have it done by then? ha! I believe too that you should use your hands in different ways, I had carpel tunnel surgery on my hands over 20 years ago and I believe that using them has saved them.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Drooling!! over the Uggs, fuchsia yarn and that rose bag! The Uggs I'd just put on a shelf. : )

I just finished a light blue sweater for hubby and need to finish a heavy wool one I was making for myself last winter when I ran out of yarn. You've inspired me to get back to it and find some new yarn!

Sharon said...

Great projects to get distracted by and to relax with! I love the little coat and it will be adorable in pink!

I'm the opposite, I mostly knit and crochet and sometimes take a break to work with beads. I greatly admire your beadwork!

LoriF said...

Omigosh, that coat is adorable!!...and the pink yarn is scrumptious. I don't knit any more, as I'm the world's slowest knitter and it's senseless. But I certainly admire yours!

Helen said...

I attempted a comment yesterday and it doesn't seem to have worked.
At the risk of repeating myself, I just want to let you know Marcia how much I love the baby cardigan pattern and the lovely pink yarn. I wish there was an adult version of this pattern as well.
I've been wondering if you've had time to finish your shrugigan...I would love to see pics of it.

Sally Anderson said...

I seem to only get interested in knitting when there's about to be a baby in the family (extended family). Then I like the big blankets or anything from Mason Dixon Knitting!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Sally, I made the baby kimono from Mason Dixon and some washcloths. The kimono was the home from the hospital outfit!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Janet, I keep trying to finish something for Mark, but I just never seem to get it done. I have cast on a vest in blue sky alpaca....maybe this will be his year.

Marcia DeCoster said...

Sharon, thank you.

Marcia DeCoster said...

Roseanne, go for it, baby knitting is so rewarding!