Sunday, May 31, 2009

Acrylic Red Heart Yarn Thread Lace Afghan

I think this is my best one yet. It's called thread lace done on my KnitKing Bulky punchcard machine. I used Red Heart acrylic worsted weight yarn. Let me know what you think.


Does anyone know of a good tawaski blog or web site for a pattern or two? Please, leave a comment if you do. It would be great to share this new craze!


PS. will be posting my latest thread lace afghan later today

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Socks and More Socks! Red Heart Yarn

These are actually slipper/socks I'm making with two strands of Red Heart worsted weight yarn. Lots of my leftovers worked together.

I'm off to finish another pair!

Am I having fun or what?!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cable Knit Afghan Red Heart Yarn

This is the lastest afghan I made on my machine with the cable down the center panel. I just love it. I'm working on one with thread lace down the center and considering doing the whole thing thread lace. Can't wait to show you. I have only been using Red Heart's Super Saver no dye lot worsted weight yarn. I really like the durability and ease of knitting with it. It washes up so nicely and lasts forever. I need to get to JoAnns for some strong thread the same color as the yarn so I can do a green thread lace afghan.

Don't forget this is still May and you can find lots of flower patterns at the Lion Brand web site. I am really loving my Red Heart yarn this month. I've knitted those two afghans and one more and made lots of double strand slipper/socks.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Second Afghan Attempt on Machine ~ Lace

This is my second afghan done on my bulky knitting machine. I think it turned out really well. The lace panel took a bit longer than expected or I like but I think it's great and the extra time spent was well worth it. I used a 4 ply worsed weight yarn made by Red Heart and has no dye lot and is acrylic for easy care.

Then I am learning how to use a circular needle and tried my hand at what's called the magic loop. Knitting in the round on a circular needle instead of double pointed needles. This is also a Red Heart fingering yarn. Also acrylic.

When I started, I was doing a plain knit and got really bored after just a few rows so found a pretty lace pattern and now I'm really rolling along. I've done the heel and am on my way up the leg part. This photo was before I got the heel done but you can see the lace.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Machine Knit Afghan Red Heart Yarn

Here's my latest knitting project which is using my knitting machine and Red Heart yarn. It took me awhile to figure out how to keep the sides from rolling but all the nice people on the yahoo group I'm in helped me and I think it turned out great! There is no pattern, just complete knitting. I released two stitches on the sides and let them run. They using two from each side, I laced them up.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Crochet Aster Flower FREE Pattern on Lion Brand Yarn Web Site

I'll be back to write more. What a busy Sunday! Here's a beautiful crochet flower, just in case you haven't seen it.

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