Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wrist warmers

I got someone who lives someplace warm for secret Santa but works on the computer a lot so I decided on wrist warmers. I looked all over ravelry and I came up with this pattern:  http://lisabeedesigns.blogspot.com/2008/09/fishtail-wrist-warmers.html?m=1

I used cheap but soft acrylic and #4 dpn. I think the whole thing took 6 hours. Would have been less but I had to fix a lot knitting in the truck while trying to converse with my fil. 

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Baby stuff so far

I’m expecting twins in April 2012 so I’ve done some knitting. The twins are boy/girl, so I’m knitting some generic things that will work for either/both.

FO kimono white FO kimono aqua

Two Mason-Dixon kimonos out of Peaches n Creme. Don’t enjoy knitting with cotton, don’t enjoy garter stitch, didn’t really like the pattern!

FO 5 hour yellow

First of what will be two 5-hour sweaters. I started with this version of the pattern, but it was hard to understand and I couldn’t get the stitch count right so then I saw that someone pointed to Fiber Gypsy’s version and that’s much better.I’ll use that for the second one of these.

I’m debating what to do after that sweater. Booties? I have some Sockotta so I was thinking about some socks and maybe some legwarmers.

Here are some things I made earlier. The bibs are from Mason-Dixon, too. Hats are just top down standard pattern.

FO bibs

fo baby hats

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FO: Raspberry Beret

I just realized I never put this on here. It's the Baroness Beret by Susan Power. Pretty easy. Fits nicely. Keeps the head warm without smushing the hair too much

FO: Leaf Socks

I just finished these this week. As I described on Ravelry, I needed a bigger size so I added a stitch each repeat. It worked quite well. This is a really nice superwash Merino Nylon blend (Miss Babs Windsor Sock Yarn). It is a real pleasure to work with. I have a lot left over - I'm not sure what I will use it for. I used size 1 Harmony DPN (I love these)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

FO: Waffle Knit Socks

These are from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. The yarn is Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in Spruce. They were knit on 5 dpn, size 1 (2.5mm)

I was trying to take a picture of them with Mark modeling them but this is what happened:

When we got her to move, I got this picture:

Here’s just the socks:

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Test post

Ignore. I’m just trying live writer and incorporating pictures more seamlessly.double eyelet rib socks

Now I’m typing around the picture testing that. Seems to work.



ball and chain


And now I’m typing over here. Ok, that seems to work.

And still I’m typing.  Ok, time to publish

Monday, December 14, 2009

FO: Trellis tank

This is from Interweave Knits Summer 2009. I couldn't get gauge so I just knit the smallest size and got what is probably an XL. It fits beautifully. The yarn is Cotlin. The red is less obnoxious in real life. I added a few inches to the length and as you see, added on. I wish I had added on in 4 darts around instead of at the side seams but it looks ok on.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

WIP: Trellis tank

This is from Interweave knits. The yarn is KnitPicks cotlin. The color is really much prettier in real life. The first two skeins of cotlin had big issues - lots of poky crap, thin spots, knots... but the rest of the skeins have been perfect. You do get covered in small bits of fiber when you knit with it.

WIP: Peacock socks

This is one of the reticulated 4 stitch repeat patterns from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks. It's using essential/stroll in peacock and black. The colors are really much more vivid in real life, I can't take pictures worth a darn

FO: SFS Ugly colorway

long time no post - I seem to be doing more tracking of my knitting on Ravelry, but it's worth keeping a second copy so I'll post some things here.

This is Regia Galaxy. The yarn is nice to knit with but I really do hate the color. I need to get these bad boys shipped off. I've had them for a while.