A blog dealing with designing knit shawls, hats, and cowls, as well as living in New York City with pets including cats, dogs, and the Hubbie. :-D
Friday, September 17, 2010
Knit Picks published another of my patterns as part of their Independent Designer Program. Meet Pequito.
Knit with 190yds of worsted weight Knit Picks Andean Silk in Chocolate, she is 42 inches long by 21 inches wide. So cosy, so warm.
It took me two days to knit the Andean Silk version, although I have to admit that one of those was a travel day. I was flying to Oklahoma to visit GiGi. I know what you're thinking, but, no, GiGi did not immediately claim it as her own. Her daughter did that. I'm sure that GiGi would have except the Andean Silk has alpaca in it and my poor sister is allergic.
The colorful version is in Noro Taiyo colorway #17. It was my first time using Noro, but it most definitely won't be my last. The colors are fantastic. Taiyo is a cotton, silk, wool, nylon blend. Lovely, and selfish me, I'm keeping it!
I'm a PhD student and lecturer in Biology in New York City. Hubbie and I have been married for over 10 years. We have two cats, a dog, and two tarantulas. I knit during every spare moment 'cause it's so much fun!