Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
However, I love them. I love how they fit and I love that I found a use for one lonely small skein of JaWoll sock yarn.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
When making the first mitt I wasn't really reading that pattern so I did not offset the second cable. (oops), so I just made the second mitt to match!
The yarn is Rowan Tweed which was leftover from my Central Park Hoodie sweater. Though this yarn is splity, I love how it feels in the finished project.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Toe-Up, Two-at-a-Time, Magic Loop
Paton's Kroy Sock Yarn
US 3 Needle
My standard plain pattern with ribbed legs.
They look super baggy in the photo because they are on my sock blockers for my small feet! This is an inexpensive superwash yarn from Hobby Lobby that I picked up on impulse. It worked up very nice and I hope it holds up well to wear.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
The other reason is because they are fun, mindless and easy-peasey.
This one needs the ends woven in and a button sewn on.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Top down raglan knits are possibly one of the most mindless knits in the world for me, but are great for when you don't want a project that you have to constantly think about. This is just knit, knit, knit and knit....
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I really like how these socks fit and will definitely use this technique in the future.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I love these bags when I'm at the farmer's market because they stretch to hold quite a bit of stuff!!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The pattern was really easy to remember though fiddly on the legs because of the spirals. The yarn is Lion Brand Sock Ease and I was pretty pleased with it.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
And the more time I spend looking at your queue and favorites is less time than I can actually spend knitting.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I always like the idea of sewing stuff, but I hate to measure and cut out fabric, so this project is so up my alley!
Last Friday after knitting a small group of us took a trip to Michaels and all picked up the free "swiffer" cover pattern, so I got one of those knocked out last weekend. It's made with the Sugar 'n Creme cotton and really worked well for picking up dog hair. I think I'll make a couple others just to keep my hands busy while I'm watching movies.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
We actually enjoyed the animal tents more than the vendors. There were a lot of nice items in the vendor area but nothing that screamed "take me home", so believe it or not I came home empty handed. Shocking, eh?
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Since I'd like to wear these socks at some point, I pulled them out last night and started working on them again. I forgot how small a needle I am using (US0) -- and it felt teeny, teeny, tiny after using a US9 for the last two projects!
I'll snap a photo of the sock progress later tonight.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
My husband has already called dibs on the yarn for a new scarf for himself. :)
Monday, May 25, 2009
Apparently Pixel likes this pattern as well.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
On Monday night I attended a local spinning group meetup and got some great pointers. I love my spinning wheel and I so badly want to be better at it, I just don't seem to remember to practice!! One of the women at the meeting very generously gave me some lovely icelandic fiber to experiment with and I'm excited to give it a go.
On the knitting end, I've got my Anatasia socks languishing in the bottom of the knitting bag while I've been knitting up some new market bags (see below) and vintage look hanging dishcloths from the Mason-Dixon book. I can't resist the inexpensive Sugar 'n Creme cotton yarn!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 02, 2009
This is some leftover Universal Yarns "Bella Dots" that has been floating around in my stash and it was a great little project to use it up.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Last Thursday night I was lucky enough to not only be able to travel back to Ohio to see my parents, but also attend my mom's twice a month knitting group. They are just starting so socks! Since I wear handknit socks almost daily, I had quite the little stack of them with me to share.
It was a ton of fun meeting with another knitting group, though I felt a bit like I was "cheating" on my group. LOL
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I steam blocked this project, which was the first time I had used this method and it worked *fabulous*!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
On Thursday night I started some socks. There were going along just fine and then last night at Sit 'n Knit I saw an entire row on the sole of both that was weird. I tried fixing it. I dropped all the stitches back. I ripped back and picked up the stitches. I realized I wasn't going to be happy with them.
This morning I ripped the socks out and started a wrap with the yarn. This is now the "Wrap That Was a Pair of Socks" project.
Friday, April 03, 2009
I was going to make a wrap with bulky yarn and big ass needles then I realized I can spend less on the yarn and really am much better with socks than most off the cuff (HA!) projects. I picked this yarn up at lunch.
Last night at 7 PM, I plopped myself down under some good light, flicked on the TV to watch the ER special and series finale and the news through the weather forecast and knocked out a LOT of sock. I'm almost done with the gusset increase and am really confident that I'll get these done in just another few hours:
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
I'm trying to get this sweater done to take with me on a quick weekend trip to visit my parents in a few weeks. It won't be a problem if I'd stop being distracted by other things such as life and work and just work on it. But don't I say that about every project? (laugh)
I also picked out some yarn from my stash to make the Anastasia Socks (Ravelry Link). I have admired these socks for a long time and the pattern keeps resurfacing in front of me, so they are the next on the needle.
My lovely husband also asked when I would be starting the Aran sweater he wants. I told him I knew I didn't have enough yarn in my stash for this. His answer said in an incredulous tone, "what, we can't get yarn?" I love him.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Very easy pattern, very well written (though I would expect no less from Cookie A.)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Fortunately there was a dip in temperature today and we even got some snow, so my husband will be able to wear it tonight. It's a surprise for him and know he's just going to love it. If he doesn't, he'll be buried in it.
I *LOVE* this wool. It's Lana Grossa Cool Wool 2000 and the stitch definition is amazing. I like the "bounce" to it though the twist made using it for fair isle a little challenging at times.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
This afternoon the boxer puppy and I going over to our friend Mardi's house to visit and knit. Mardi was Pixel's foster mom when he first came into rescue and he lived there for 4 months so it's nice that she still gets to visit with him. He loves to play with her boxers and I'll so appreciate how tired he'll be this evening!
I also restarted the We Call Them Pirates hat. I don't have any photos up on my Ravelry page yet. Since this hat is a surprise for my husband, maybe I'll work on that project today at Mardi's and work on the sock while I'm at home tonight.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
But on a happier note, I have started filling a large box with the goodies for my Knitters Coffee Swap 4 pal!
Friday, February 13, 2009
sigh...the things we do to keep our dogs happy.... :)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
1. Whole bean or ground? We are primarily a whole bean family, but have been known to have ground in the house occasionally.
2. Fully-loaded or decaf? Loaded!
3. Regular or flavored? Both, though I don't do anything cinnamon flavored because I'm allergic to the fake cinnamon syrup used in candies and foods.
4. How do you drink your coffee? In a mug....LOL..
5. Favorite coffee ever? The cup I had sitting on the bed in the room where King Henry the VIII stayed in Glastonbury, England!
6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do? I am not a coffee snob, I like to check out locally owned coffeeshops for their custom beans. I'm not a fan of Starbucks as I prefer to help out the little guys.
7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee? Biscottis, cookies, cakes, a good book...
8. Anything else about your coffee preferences? Nothing that I can think of.
9. Yarn/fiber you love? I like natural fibers.
10. Yarn/fiber you hate? I don't really knit with 100% acrylic or cotton.
11. What's on your needles? socks, socks and some gloves.
12. Favorite colors? Purple, green
13. Allergies? Fake cinnamon flavoring and citronella
14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest? O love my husband and my boxer dogs. :)
Monday, February 09, 2009
I used a partial ball of Belle from Universal yarns and the 'One Strand Bootie' pattern. The pattern is a bit vague in parts but once I made the first one the second one was a snap. These are such a quick knit for a quick gift!
Friday, February 06, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
US 6 needles
Magic Loop Two at a Time, Toe Up
Encore Worsted Yarn
Finished on 02-04-2009
SUPER fast - I forgot how quickly socks made with worsted yarn go! I started the heel turn last night around 7 pm and cast off just after 10 pm.
I saw my husband eyeing them up, so I'm going to have to make him some house socks soon!
Monday, January 26, 2009
She is making the cotton washcloths/dish rags and I made these little soap bags.
Super quick and easy knit, each of these took about an hour.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
He can't decide if he likes hand knit socks more because they fit his feet so well or because the rest of the guys in the shop are so jealous because he's got custom fit socks on. He thinks it's a tie.
On the agenda today to knock out some little lace cotton soap bags and then work on my Pomatomus socks.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
All is not lost though, Dirk tried them on last night and they will fit him great. He loved the swirly part. :)