Thursday, February 21, 2013

Perfecting Rogue

I have knit Rogue before with poor success.  See here.

Trying again and WILL succeed.

I thought it was done, tried it on. Hem was not tidy, and it was also too short.

Pondered for a bit.  I know what it's like to finish a sweater then never wear it because it just doesn't work. So I'm willing to do more...

The aha moment:  knit a cabled border...thanks to Elsebeth Lavold ...this is the cable from  Hild

Almost done...

Saturday, February 9, 2013

V is for...low knitting content and origami valentines

Well, yeah we all know what "holiday" is  this upcoming week, but there are two V's that I'm thinking about lately.  The first one is Viking knit weave.  This is a jewelry technique possible done by the REAL vikings and which is basically a way of doing  what one might call an metal.

I have  a thing about green bracelets on my left wrist.  Love green and shiny things. Being a window shopper at etsy (the pun just came out, sorry) I saw a viking knit weave bracelet.  Didn't purchase (go me!). 

However, I did a little more googling and found a youtube video on how to do it. The video had been provided by a wise jewelry company complete with a supply list from their store!  Well, I had to try this.  I ordered the equipment that I didn't have. Here's the result (done in 26 gauge Artistic Wire) and another work in progress

Here's the how-to video

I adapted the project a bit but oh is this fun. There will be more! I've been trying knitting with various types of wire this year none of which had really worked terribly well except for this.  I am continuing to fiddle, however.

The second V is indeed for valentine.  Here is my favorite valentine, origami-style, a few of which I made and sent this week. 

Here are directions on youtube (thanks to Francis)