Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bobbles on My Mind

I've been craving bobbles for a long time and have always wanted to learn how to make them. Well, not exactly these bobbles, but aren't they cute?
I know there are crochet bobbles and knitted bobbles so either way I could learn. Finally, having completed all of my lined up projects it was time to try the knitted bobble. I started simple and inexpensive with a free pattern from Berroco.com called the Rory Scarf and knitted this up. It has bobbles on the diagonal and was rather easy. One thing learned though is when you're knitting bobbles, it tends to eat up a lot of yarn. So be aware. This scarf is warm and yummy and I wear it all of the time now.
Once I realized I had the hang of the bobbles, I kept going on this bobble roll and am currently conquering the Surface Sweater and Wrap by Nora Gaughan found on Knitty.com. Initially I just wanted to make the wrap, but when I completed it, I knew it really needed to have it's mate, the sweater. So I am currently working on that. It's going fine but I may not complete it until after our California winter is over; which could be any minute. I'm using Zara fine merino by Filatura di Crosa in a berry red color. The yarn is super soft and squishy. It was an excellent choice for the project. It's also very affordable on WEBS.
Hey, also, if you're on Ravelry, find me to see the progress and my other projects. I'm bonnindesigns.

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