Adri Knits

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

My 2 Clapotis: One in Noro Silk Garden #232, one in SWTC Phoenix Soy Silk #506 "Purplexed"

The clapotis are the first knitted objects I've actually used a pattern for. The first one I made in December 2005 from Noro Silk Garden shade 232. I did one extra increase row for this one and used US #8 needles. The second clapotis I started in January 2006, and just finished it on Sunday. It's made from South West Trading Company's soy silk yarn: Phoenix in the shade #506 "Purplexed". I made it exactly according to the pattern using US # 8 needles. I really like this yarn even though I'm not that crazy about the color. It's strong, but still soft and drapes nicely.

Crochet Granny Squares Afghan in Noro Silk Garden 8 and Zara 1499

This was my first (and only, so far) major crochet project. Made up of granny squares in alternating Noro Silk Garden shade 8 and Filatura di Crosa Zara in shade 1499. This took me forever to make, and I'm still not sure if it's actually finished or still a work in progress. I'm contemplating adding a few more squares to make it a bit longer, but we'll see.

Intro Post / First Projects

I first started knitting around December 2003,and crocheting sometime in 2004. I bought a "Learn to knit" kit, and by January 2004 I had made my first item--a sweater and scarf set for my dog made from cotton yarn.

My second dog sweater, made in February 2004 from chunky merino wool, came out a bit better:

That spring, I got a little creative with a 2 piece outfit--the top made from wool, and the bottom from an old t-shirt.

A colorful cotton sweater:

I tried to make myself a sweater using Noro Kureyon. I eventually turned this into an ugly pillow, when I realized it was way too bright and gaudy to wear.

Then began my love affair with Noro yarn. Here is an Easter sweater made from Noro Silk Garden and Filatura di Crosa's Zara:

Another dog sweater made from Zara and other wool. This one was done last year.

I've set up this blog to show off my finished objects, after realizing it was
useful to browse through other people's blogs to get inspiration or to see how a certain yarn knits up. If you have any questions about the knitting or the yarns used, feel free to leave a comment!