Thursday, January 7, 2010

Landscape Painting

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Acrylic painting

My first canvas in acrylics!



Monday, August 31, 2009

My first little bag....

I tried this simple bag to keep my knitting needles..as of now.
And yes, my next project is to make a needle keeper..


The handle in moss stitch..
1. Cast on 5 stitches
2.First Row: knit, purl, knit, purl, knit
3.Second Row:purl, knit, purl, knit, purl
4.Repeat Step 2 and 3 for desired length.

And the bag in stockinette st..
1.Cast of 27 Stitches
2.First Row:Knit
3.Second Row: Purl
4.Repeat 2 and 3 for the pattern.
5.After 30th row, follow the pattern with decreasing the stitches as below.
6.Decrease 2 stiches for each row. Decrease by knitting/purling 2 stitches together at the start and end of each row.
7.Keep decreasing unit you reach 9 rows. Bind off.
8.Repeat steps 1 to 3 for the other side. Sew together and sew the handle too.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

And my second scarf.....

I made this scarf using US needle size 9 and a mixed color worsted yarn.
A nice long and tubular scarf!

Pattern

First Row:
Knit, purl, knit, purl... first four stitches(Seed stitches),
Knit the next 20 stitches (Stockinette Stitch)
Purl, knit, purl, knit... last four stitches(Seed stitches),

Second Row:
Knit, purl, knit, purl... first four stitches(Seed stitches),
Purl the next 20 stitches (Stockinette Stitch)
Purl, knit, purl, knit... last four stitches(Seed stitches),

Repeat the rows till desired length.

Simply, edges in alternating knit and purl(just 4 stitches)
and rest in alternating rows of knit and purl.


PS:Stockinette stitch curls and this scarf looks like a tube. Don't bother, it looks pretty though!
Its said that, seed stitch would prevent the curling of Stockinette, but that applies only for a small table cloth or washcloth, as you would see in my next post.

Friday, August 14, 2009

To match my Kitchen Towel........

Stockinette stitch wash cloth..
Pattern:
  1. Cast on 41 stitches.
  2. First four rows in seed stitch (Alternating Knit, Purl and end in a Knit Stitch).
  3. Rest of the Rows in seed stitch for the first four stitches(Knit, Purl, Knit, Purl) and last four(Purl, Knit, Purl, Knit) and stockinette stitch in the middle for the remaining rows(33 rows)
  4. And finally four more rows in seed stitch.i.e, repeat step 2.
  5. Bind off.
This can also be used for holding hot pans or on table top.
I had a kitchen towel in red, so I had to make this wash cloth from the leftover yarns from my previous projects.