Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hi all!

Hi all. My name is Shelly. I've been known since my first email addy as Kadezmom. For some stroke of (un)genius, I decided to try out a new name on Ravelry. I'm Momohair there. Bad joke. Bad Name. Will have it forever on Ravelry! I'm from Mn, and as the cold weather is quickly moving in, my needles are flying...trying to knit up holiday gifts, birthday gifts and stuff to keep my family warm. Naturally, this is all a self-imposed job. Good thing I love it! Yep, I'm about a 95% stay at home mom. I've gotta cram all I can in the next few years because they are growing up too fast.

Enough of the babble.

This is my hubby's hat. I started it a couple of days ago and finished it up during the Mizzou/Nebraska game. Due to the amount of arguments over calls, I might have another project done by the end of this game!!

Have a great weekend

The hat. 120 yds of Sublime.
by Shelly/Kadezmom/Momohair
start 10/2 done 10/4


In this post I posted a photo with two started projects. The small one on the right with the bamboo needles was the cuff of the fingerless mitten that I started. At the moment, one is finished and the second one is half way done and will be finished tonight. It is done in Panda Soy Stained Glass.

To be honest, I enjoy knitting with this yarn. I do like the touch of it, but you are really surprised when you wear one on your hands... the soft touch and warmth it is sure makes me happy.

And... for one pair of fingerless mittens, I need just one skein.

Will post photos when done tomorrow, together with the yardage.

Project list

I wasn't sure what I was going to knit for this KAL, but on October 1st I found out about a Mystery Sock KAL on Ravelry that sounded like so much fun, I immediately cast on with some Fuchsia Panda Cotton. The first week of instructions were for the cuff. I knit the first cuff, put it on stitch holders and am almost done with the 2nd cuff:
I also made a list of other projects I'd like to try to accomplish during this KAL:

1. Dishcloths - I thought these would be quick worsted weight projects for when I need a break from socks. I have a stash of dishcloth cotton and they always make good Christmas gifts for my Mom (she loves knit dishcloths) and others. I also have quite a few dishcloth patterns I've been wanting to try.

2. Fair isle vest - The pattern is from the fall 2007 issue of Knit Simple magazine. I bought the yarn and ordered the circular needles I need. This will be my first big fair isle project and I'm very excited!

3. I have a pattern for Sampler socks using some Sockina Cotton I have in the stash.

4. A simple black garter stitch triangle shawl for my mom (also by request). ;-)

1 sock completed, other started

I've been knitting frantically on these socks. It's part of the Yarn Smackdown contest, in which I'm trying to beat out my opponent. This will be my second kill once I get these socks done. I just started them Wednesday afternoon, and I'm flying (which helps when it's an easy pattern). The pattern is provided by the contest director, and the yarn I'm using is Berroco Comfort Sox in White. What a dream to knit with.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Plain Jane Sock

I'm excited that I found this group (with a little help from my favorite enabler). I'm sure there will be a lot of inspiration here!

I CO for this sock on October 1. I'm calling it my "Plain Jane Sock", knitting it on 12" circs and figuring it out as I go. The yarn is Patons Stretch Socks in Bonbon Caramel. If this turns out okay, I just may make another one to match :)

Progress on Cluster Hooded Scarf

Here is a start for a hooded scarf. I still have not made up my mind on who is going to get it as a gift. I am thinking either my aunt or grandmother.
I am using Red Heart Super Saver yarn for this project, it will probably be about 400-500 yards when this project is done.

My Progress

Well I have started my Comfort Socks and then decided to cast on socks for my younger grandchild, but not liking the feel of the yarn. I am using LionBrand Magic Stripes and it is very coarse, but my granddaughter wants me to use this yarn. I'll keep knitting, but if she decides she doesnt like them, then I will use the yarn for doll clothes.

My Oct 1 starts

Here is a pair of socks that have been started. Kroy sock yarn that I have had for many years.

I am planning to use yarn that I already have for as many projects as I can. Since Adrienne has a rule on how long you must have the yarn before it is stash I will go with the wording Yarn I owned before Oct 1st.

This is a Market bag I have started.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

First Holiday Project!

OK! I am knitting a pair of Tesserae socks in Sanguine Gryphon Eidos sock yarn in a gray green color. It's wonderful yarn. The pattern takes 350-500 yards, and the skein of yarn is 400 yards. I make regular size socks, so I'm sure I'll have enough. Here is a picture of my 1/2 done first sock:
I 've made somewhat of a list of other things I plan to make, like wristwarmers, cowls, scarves and such. Probably more socks!

found the time to post

Hi, Started and finished a teddy bear scarf and wristlets for a bear swap and a hat for a friend I had to bonzai out for a gift tonight. Wow, I love knitting in the round it is so quick. The yardage for the bear items will be tallied when I finish a hat for my son. I used Plymouth Encore worsted weight and size 8 needles. The hat was Luxor's "Party" in a wool blend. I used 122 yards of the fantastic purple/blue mix to go with almost anything Jill wears.

On we go to wrist warmers, socks, and hats because fall has come to the Oregon's Yamhill County. Nathan again, sorry wrong jpg file will send finished hat picture on the next post.
Blessings and Knit on,

Yeah.... I started the Carefree Holiday-or not-KAL

At first I had to get the 6 riddles and then in the evening I could start the DaVinci-shawl.... the little (very little) beginning is here:

I also started Giselle:

And today I also started the "Herbstliche Waldsocken"

webkins stuff

I started my blanket for my Webkin's penguin Fluffy and Cavie the black bear. My brother needs to in it too.
Katie 19

off to a great start


Hi All,
I am excited to join this group to have some camaraderie. I started my first pair of house socks yesterday-- more like anklets because my dad doesn't believe in heat in the house until November. :-) Worsted weight wool on size 6's. I'm not sure if I'll continue sock knitting, I don't know if I have a passion for it.

I have a pair of mittens I've like to try-- and maybe a pair of fingerless gloves. The Lady's duet from KNITSCENE for the singing teacher. Pictures soon. (They say if you write things down they happen.)

Nice to meet you.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I placed my finished block under the scanner this morning. My photo camera was occupied elsewhere, as my son needed it today for a school project.

The second image is a detail of the block - and now I have to block the first block. Gee...I love wordgames.:-) Groninger Blanket block 1: Used: Cascade 220 Superwash in red; 110 yards for this block.Next week on Wednesday the second block will be posted. Can't wait!

First hat done

This is the first crochet hat.
Lion Wool worsted 158yds/85g, hook H.
Used 83g for hat=154yds
It's amazing how artificial light, especially at night, changes yarn color. This yarn is actually dark purple (color 147).
Tomorrow will be chilly enough for wearing the hat.


October first - a very rainy day in our country. I started early this morning with the cuff of a fingerless mitten, in Panda Soy Stained Glass. Later this morning the Yahoo group Wolhemelblanket released block 1 of the Groninger KAL Blanket. I have been working on that one this evening, and am almost done with this block. I am using Cascade 220 Superwash for it; in red. It was a gift of Candace in the summer. The blocks will be given out on a weekly basis.

The photo is taken a few minutes ago, I will make a better one tomorrow morning, by daylight.

So my current projects:
Fingerless Mittens in CPY Panda Soy, using DPN US #1 and #2
Groninger Blanket in Cascade 220.
Planned: A sweater in ONline Riesenknauel.

Edited to add: The first block is finished now. I used 110 yards for it.

Alternative to Bows

I have been busy working on finishing my bachelor's degree that unfortunately knitting/crocheting has been a low priority.
I have been working on making miniature socks to put on Christmas presents instead of bows. These socks are crocheted, but I am also working on a knitted sock.
I also started working on a hooded scarf that I plan to give as a Christmas present. I haven't decided on who I am going to give it to yet.

Holiday Stockings

I am doing Holiday Stockings for my 2 DGSs. The pattern is WM1049 Knit Christmas Stocking designed by Allison Snopek Barta from the Coats & Clark website free patterns.
Each stocking will be a bit different so as to be personalized for each GS. I am using Lion Brand WoolEase worsted, so they can be washed.
Cast on for #1 today.
drMolly, the BeanQueen
My first project is going to knit socks for my granddaughter from Knitting Socks book. I am using Comfort Socks yarn and it is so soft. I plan on making socks for my younger grandchild next using Comfort Socks yarn in white. Then my plan is to complete the following:

Olympic Scarf
Ponchos for my granddaughters
Numerous Dishcloths
Hat and scarf for my friends daughter

I think that's a good start...Now I must get busy!!


My first item is a crochet hat from the book "From Needles to Hook." I got the book many years ago when I thought knitting from patterns was too hard. I've made this hat before in wool for my middle child. So now I am making one for each of the other two and then on to some knitting.

Lion Wool, worsted: 158yds/3oz (144m/85g)
size H/8-5.00mm crochet hook

about halfway through first ball

Baby Soft Cardigan

I haven't started yet, but I plan to knit the Baby Soft Cardigan from the Knitters Book of Yarn using some organic cotton I have in my stash for this kal. I hope to start swatching today, I think I'm going to use brown for the body with brown and pink stripes for the sleeves. This will be a Christmas present for my niece who will be about 6 months old in December.

ready, set....


it's been october 1st somewhere in our world for almost a day now! has anyone started?

i am still clueless but i am thinking i want to try making a pair of mitered windowpane socks. i will be selfish and will be making them as a gift to ME! me! mE! they look like they will be fun to knit.

i do have plans on making a herminone knit cap for niece, socks for dh and for dbil, maybe knit caps for my nephews, and a couple of scarves, just for heck. i doubt that i will finish all of these. i never do.

just a reminder that you have to be signed up by midnight (somewhere in the world) tonight to qualify for the welcome drawing. of course, you're welcome to join later as long as there is still room.

adrienne who has her yarn wound into a pretty cake, readying needles, and checking out the instructions

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

For European Friends

This might be an interesting thing for people in Europe: CPY Panda Soy and Panda Cotton are introduced at!!!
Take a look!

My new List

t.b.c. (maybe) ;)

Monday, September 29, 2008


Must make myself a list of what I want to make for this KAL - I know I want to make a beanie and fingerless gloves, a scarf or two - so that's a start. Looking forward to keeping up with this group.

New here and making plans

Hi! I just joined and am looking forward to getting several Christmas gifts done--and a pair of socks for me. I have two hats (fun slip stitch in 3 colors) to finish so I can cast on for my Spider Web socks on Oct. 1. They will be black Cherrytree Hill with beaded spider and web, but I haven't found the right beads yet. Then I need to do socks for the men in my life--husband, son, sons-in-law and brother in law in Artyarns Ultramarino in the colors of their favorite football teams. That will make the New Years Day games more interesting, since they don't all cheer for the same teams.

My knitting and crochet ambitions

Last week I made a small list of my knitting and crochet ambitions. At least 7 WIPs. I know there are more and some are becoming UFO's, or maybe soon piles of crinkly yarn ? :) For my list of new projects, I came up with at least 10, including 3 shawl KALs. There are just too many patterns out there tugging at my heart. LOL

So, for this KAL my plan is: two crochet hats for my daughters, Laughing Carrots sweater for my son, and as many socks as I can manage.


Intro Post - Spudd

Hi Everyone,

Just thought I should write a little intro. :) I'm Spudd on Ravelry. I'm definitely planning some baby things to be knit for this KAL, because my sister-in-law is expecting twins, due in February. Unfortunately I am in the midst of a sweater right now, so my output for the KAL may not be too high, since I really, really want this sweater (Forestry, from Fall '08 Vogue Knitting).

I look forward to seeing what everyone will be knitting!


Thank you so much for letting me join you!
I am an Art History student working nearly full time with an asset management company here in Copenhagen. This leaves far too little time for knitting, so I really need to get started on the Christmas presents now. I don't have any family, but it's such a joy to me that there's an increasingly longer list of people (and cats) to knit for.

On the list:
1: Scarf for J. I have decided on Henry from Knitty using a lovely silk/baby alpaca blend in black. 800 meters, close to 80.000 stitches. I hope he'll appreciate it.
2: Sweater for J. I have a lovely organic and fair trade cotton and have cast my eyes on a VK pattern, but the name escapes me. This is actually a very belated birthday sweater, which I started thinking about in July, but have not yet cast on for.
3: Hemlock Ring Blanket for lovely friend and colleague C. I have yet to find the right yarn.
4: Sweater for Siamese wondercat Laurenz.
5: Sweater for Oriental wondercat Vincent.
I've been threatening to knit them sweaters for ages. And what do you give a cat who has all the toy mice he could possible ask for?
6: Sweater for JM. He's nearly 3 and will get the sweater with cats on it from Norsk Strikkedesign. He loves cats. He really loves cats!
7: Fetching fingerless gloves for JM's mother M.
8: Christmas stocking for L.
9: Christmas stocking for W.

Oh my, I'm going to get busy.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Halloween Knitting

I found Isela Phelps' Candy Corn Bag pattern on Ravelry today and decided I really need to make bags for my niece and nephew. The pattern calls for Lamb's Pride Bulky and to felt it, but my stash hasn't got feltable wool in the appropriate colors so I'll be using some worsted weight acrylic (doubled) and modifying the pattern to suit the gauge I'll be achieving. I can't wait to get started on October first!

As soon as I finish up the bags, I really should start the sweaters I'm knitting them for this winter! I'm using the Cricket Pullover pattern over at Umme Yusuf's blog. Fortunately the niece and nephew are 5 and 3 years old, respectively, so this is actually doable with the knitting time I have!


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it's almost october 1st and i still don't have a clue!