Saturday, November 8, 2008
The clogs are made with Patons Merino - each pair takes about 330 yards (although in reality it's 660 but since it's a double strand, well, it's only fair, ya know!). This pair is ready for the washing machine:
Here's what they looked like being made
(the color's better in this picture too)
This pair is for my younger son, who is on an orange and navy blue kick right
And lastly, I'm making a scarf for our boys' teacher of the deaf, the fabulous Miss Linda. The pattern is called Tiger Eye Lace Scarf - I found it on Ravelry. The yarn is Noro Silk Garden Sock. I'll use the full skein of 328 yards.
Happy knitting! Soon some FOs - I hope...
I am using Panda Soy in cocoa mint. Very pretty and soft yarn! I am using Wendy Johnson's fingering weight toe-up sock pattern, but tweaking it a bit for my gauge and also decided to increase by knitting into the front and back of the stitch instead of M1 (make 1) as the pattern calls for because I couldn't seem to avoid getting holes.
Whenever I get the camera out, Shelby thinks it's time for him to pose for pictures:
My husband was looking over my shoulder while I was looking at Picture Perfect Knits and he really really digs this scarf so I'm knitting it for him for Christmas. I'm at the boring part right now, 60 inches of garter stitch with black yarn, aren't you jealous? Ha ha, it's not so bad though, it's great to bring along at knit night and for watching movies at home. I've never done intarsia before, only fair isle, so we'll see how that part goes when the time comes...
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
it is a superwash merino and is so very very soft and luxurious.
it is also, LOL, addictive... very much hard to stop!
right now i feel very blessed to get to test the yarn as there's only enough for samples for the moment. shipments will be coming soon! except, LOL, you are going to have to come to my house and search for it. i want at LEAST 2 of every color Mini-Mochi and am thinking 10 of each color might be more reasonable, so i can roll around in it and braid it into my hair and ....
for this yarn? i'd give up chocolate.
Wee, I finished another gift! These socks are going to be for my mom, she loves her some purple, almost as much as I do! I used the Blueberry Waffle Socks pattern by Sandy Turner and 2 skeins of Berroco's Comfort DK.
I knit these with about 260 yards of yarn.
Yes, these are supposed to be a pair of socks. What is that you say? They don't match, but it was the same colorway and everything . . . so, how does a pair of socks become two pairs of socks?
So I left the sock that I was working on for Zachariah at home. No big deal except that I was going to be gone for four days. Not to despair, I had brought the other skein and needles and started on the second sock. They don't match. So, he is going to end up with two socks.
But wait, there's more . . . I worked the election as a poll worker and took my "new sock" with me and got to where I needed to do the heel. Not bad. I will take it with me to my knit group gathering on Wednesday. Gee, do I want to be turning the heel and talking at the same time? Noooooo.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
A finished object, finally! I finished up the Baby Soft Cardigan I've been working on, I would have finished it sooner but I took quite a long break from it. I used organic cotton from Blue Sky Alpacas and Lion Brand and I love how it came out. I even found the perfect buttons last night at knit night, little kitties:
I knit this with about 200 yards of yarn.
This pair of socks was made for my a friend's mother who just found out that her cancer has returned. So. Here's her hug in the form of a pair of WIDE socks.
I used Elann sock it to me (eh? okay, nothing special)
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Unfortunately, black garter stitch is pretty tough to photograph! Here's a close-up of the top corner:
I'm starting a toe-up sock knitting class tomorrow, so soon another project will be underway!
The third pair of socks in a series that I am knitting for Kelli. This pair uses 2 skeins of Happy Feet in a green/brown combination. I used 270 meter in total to knit this pair.
Here is the start of a dragon I am making for the future son-in-law. He saw the one I made for my son and showed an interest in it:
So I an now making him one for Christmas. The yarn I am using Red Heart Supersaver yarn in dark sage.
Monday, November 3, 2008
First, the pinwheel blanket. This is for my husband's cousin, who is having a baby in December; we'll be seeing her next week, though, so I'm glad to have it done so I can give it to her in person.
It took three skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Solid, at 220 yards a skein, so 660 yards total. I ended up knitting a moss stitch border on it, which I'm pretty happy with.
I may have to knit one of these for me!
I also finished the scarf I'm knitting for a friend out of my handspun yarn; this is a merino/tencel blend, and I used about 200 yards of it for the scarf.
The stitch is out of one of Barbara Walker's books, a basic feather and fan with a cable in the middle.
So there they are. And since I'm one of the ones who was posting intermediate yarn amounts (sorry!), I'll put my full totals for FOs here, and not post any more yardage until I finished something else (if I manage it; that sweater is hanging over my head).
Neckwarmer: 150 yards
Scarf: 200 yards
Socks: 300 yards
Baby blanket: 660 yards
Grand total: 1310 yards (did I do that math right?)
the pattern is old navy, a nice change from a plain 2x2 ribbing. he wanted blue socks. so he is getting blue socks (regia line steps #5374). i cast-on 72 sts on us 1.5 addis (2.5mm). the pattern is not a true cable so there is a lot of stretch to the leg. will probably knit the foot in plain stockinette or maybe carry some of the ribbing down. don't think those little twirly things will be very comfortable in a shoe.
Yep that is the current progress. Since Adrienne spends so much time at the Frog pond I thought I would make frog slippers to taunt her while she is there. She said she talks to the frog while there. This is another in my critters patterns so I am not sure how they will turn out.
Also a simple dishcloth for the heck of it. Was chatting on the phone and so I just grabbed needles and cotton and started knitting.
This is a pair of sock that I played with patterns. "A Play with Patterns" is what I will name them. I casted on and then started playing with different 4 stitch patterns. When I liked what I had, I repeated it. Fun knit if I can say so myself. The yarn is "On Your Toes" I used 350 yards for them. The yarn has Aloe Vera in it. I wonder if that will mean soft feet.
This pair of socks was a test knit for the Sockathon Yahoo group. This is the Nov. pattern. I finished them last month but could not post them until now. The designer is Kala Hotakainen. I sent them off before I could get better pictures of them. These are in Panda Soy and I used 350 yards.
The free pattern is here. http://www.knittingonthenet.com/babyhats.htm
Yesterday I made a photo of two works in progress. First is block 5 of the Wolhemelblanket. Second is a pair of socks I am working on.
The block for the blanket is ready, and that puts another 110 yards into my account for this month. As it is pretty dark still, I scanned the block this morning.
Cute stitch. I like it a lot and thought it was easier than it looks to be. For Wietse's blanket I need 12 blocks in total, so I have still 7 to go. Block 6 is released on Wednesday.