Wednesday, December 03, 2008

FO: Laptop Case

This uses Michael delVecchio's pattern. The yarn is Delly's Delights Farm (Trappe, MD) MAE, colorway #103. Using size 10 Denise Interchangeables

Monday, October 06, 2008

WIP: Print O' The Wave Stole

Originally uploaded by cpikas
From Eunny Jang using Raisin Gloss from Knit Picks. I think I already muffed up and will have to frog.

FO: Shaped Lace Tee

Originally uploaded by cpikas
From Knitting Lingerie Style using the cascade sierra. Easy pattern, pretty quick to knit. Looks good on - with appropriate undergarments.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

FO: Ribbed Lace Socks

Pattern from Schurch, Sensational Knitted Socks, knit from KP Essentials in Cocoa, using KP Harmony in size 2.25mm (1). Easy pattern, they fit great, this yarn is a joy to knit with as are these needles. This might be my favorite pattern, but in the future, I'd probably do a standard heel flap.

WIP: Shaped Lace Tee

Ribbet, ribbet - frogged previous effort with this yarn (cascade sierra) and cast on the Shaped Lace Tee from Knitting Lingerie Style. So far so good.. fast and easy knit.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My socks for a soldier and a marine

Socks for soldiers is really gratifying. Mostly because you know that what you make will be useful, because the leader of the group has such strict and well-tested requirements and also because there's so much feedback. My second pair of socks have been packaged and are now off to Iraq. The group leader (Kim) just sent us notification and a picture of them in the package. This pair is going to marines (ooh-rah Marine Corps!).

My first pair is going with my husband's cousin (Army - but I'll still support him :) ), who is activated and will go to training in a couple of days before heading to Iraq in October.

I wish I were more productive but life gets in the way.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

WIP Ribbed Lace Socks

WIP Ribbed Lace Socks
Originally uploaded by cpikas
from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks using kp essentials in cocoa. I am so totally not going to do the eye of partridge heel again: it's a bit of a pain and when I do it, it doesn't look like anything - just like I knit unevenly.

This pattern is easy without being boring. It's going really fast, too, since I had some time in the waiting room for my dh (he's ok, but had some trips to the dr and for imaging this week)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

FO sockotta replacement socks

I still don't like knitting with sockotta. These were to replace the ones lost by the airline but they're just not the same. sigh.

Monday, August 04, 2008

FO Socks for Soldiers

FO Socks for Soldiers
Originally uploaded by cpikas
pretty easy, pretty straight forward - really did shrink in the wash... so these are a smaller size than i intended to make :(

Saturday, June 07, 2008

FO: socks for soldiers on Mark

socks for soldiers on Mark
Originally uploaded by cpikas
Tried the socks on my dh last night to see how they fit.

FO - Socks for soldiers

Socks for soldiers
Originally uploaded by cpikas

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Elegy for the first sockotta socks

Found a picture of the ones that the airlines lost. If only they were stolen, I'd have a hope that someone was wearing them. But they probably ended up in the dump. So sad. Finished April 2004. Gone January 27, either Raleigh-Durham or BWI.

Socks for Soldiers

I joined the yahoo group: socks for soldiers. Pretty cool thing they're doing, but I would just like to say for the record that the plethora of word documents makes it really annoying to try to find anything. It's easy to see how information can silt up over time. It's obvious, too, that people keep asking the same questions over and over. I guess you're supposed to buy the yarn from the founder/manager/sarge but I really didn't want to - for one thing, I do not want to commit to anything right now as far as getting things done. Another thing is that I have a particular soldier in mind for these. The next pair might go to him, too, or to the group. Not sure.

This yarn is on the approved list and I'm hoping it can be dyed or the person I have in mind will take them in white since he currently wears white cotton socks. This is Regia 4-ply.

Bwak, bok, bok

How do you spell the sound a chicken makes? I'm ready to crochet and cut, but haven't yet. I will bite the bullet when I get a chance.

One for the frog pond

I was trying to do something like the gray one that worked so well, but longer, and with a different neck for variety. I was going to make a square neck, but I'm out of yarn, sigh, and this is exactly like another sweater I made, I'm going to frog it.

WIP: Green-Orange-Blue Sockotta Socks

My favorite blue sockotta socks were lost by southwest airlines (never check your favorite socks), so these were to be the replacement. I cast on at ASIST last fall but this is as far as I've gotten due to school work and stuff.

FO: Moebius Shrug

This is using some of the indiecita alpaca, double stranded from the immaculate stash. Based in part on something from a catalog, but I just knit a 4ft long scarf, starting with a provisional cast on, and then did one twist, and a three needle bind off in pattern... crappy picture, but there you go. This was finished ~12/9/2007.