Saturday, February 28, 2009

UFO Challenge: I posted my pictures in wrong BLOG!!!!

Talk about one large "brain fart". But here they are finished:

Here is 1/3 of my MS4 ( I couldn't get the whole thing in the photo) finished January 17, 2009.
Two pair of SFS - one knit by me alone (the ODS) & one team knit (the DSS) - finished January 26, 2009.

And here are the pictures of projects in the making (to fulfill the part about posting in action):
I am sorry, but I forgot to get a picture of DSS while in progress.

Yeah! 1st pair!

This is my first pair of socks with Panda Soy sock yarn in Cocoa Mint. I won the yarn in the Olympic Sock KAL. It took me a while but Owen will love his handmade pair for sure. I am off and running and ready to make me a pair now. This pair was 25% done. Thank you for the yarn Susan! It was really fun and now I am "getting" sock construction. I loved the pattern and the directions were so much easier than others I have tried to do! I am so pleased. Thank you.

52 Week Challenge

Dear Jane, you have created a monster! This slipper pattern is fun, and leaves room to play, which I did this time. I stuck to the numbers given in the pattern this time, but just had to add a little "frou-frou" Fun Fur. I would guess 360yds. Next time, I think I need to use smaller needles where the frou-frou is, as I forgot that they won't felt as well where there is frou-frou. Wow, that means I knit around 930yds this month! Bigger needles and quicker projects are much gentler on carpal tunnel. :o)

52 Week Challenge

I hope you don't mind my splitting my posts up, but dial-up is being temperamental today. Here I have some felted mittens; in progress, unfelted, and felted. These also used 190yds, and were a blast to make! Both the mittens and the hats are from the wonderful book "Felted Knits", by Bev Galeskas.

February's Projects Finally, talk about last minute

Well February I was on a slipper, headband and dishcloth kick. I knitted more then this but I keep forgetting to take progress pictures.

These purple slippers are a drops design I sorta improvised... not sure if the yarn is wool or not so didn't try to felt them

This second try at the felted Norweigan slippers went way better. I used smaller needles and less stitches and they fit my feet well. And this time no errors either, LOL. I also made a totally solid pick pair which was awesome because I just knitted to a length and turned and did the side rows. But alas no progress photos, but I will get them in my Ravelry projects soon.

The round dishcloth is a pattern I designed, I made 4 or 5 of them but only have photos of 3.

I made two of the heart square dishcloth, this solid one and a variegated one but again no progress of the other.

And these headbands I think thay are called Nora headband and the pattern is available for free on Ravelry too... so easy and FUN. Who would have thought cables could br FUN?

I have had the flu for a week and am just feeling better so if I was supposed to post something else like yardage or something my apologies. I can't think that much right now. Foggy brain, you know?

Got lots planned for March... so I'll see you there.

Aunt Kathy

52 Week Challenge

Who-hoo, me next! First, I have the hats; the first pic is my finished pic (both hats for this month), the 2nd shows the 1st one after felting along with the 2nd one before felting (the unknown knitter?) :o). I added 10 more rows to the 2nd one as I wanted it a bit deeper. The 3rd is, of course, my progress pic for the 2nd hat, bringing the yarn total for me this month to around 380yds:

Last Completed Project for Feb.

Had to post these socks. Started them Feb 20, finished them Feb 27. These are a very simple very easy pattern. Yarn reminds me of what I want to say a Blue Healer Dog. No, I don't have a dog but, these colors remind me of one.

52 week challenge - february deadline

i am still amazed with the amount you gals are knitting. i can't even keep up with my own little ufo challenge of two pairs...groan.

just wanted to remind you that your completed projects for february have to be posted by march 4th to get your letter "f." if you've completed something and do not have your letter, please leave me a comment on this post with the date that you posted. i have been trying to give you credit the same day i see your post.

on to march!!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

52 week kal february object update

This is my finished object for February. It is from Wool/Silk/Alpaca and I used 3.5 skeins à 125m, which will be around 400m or about 440yards. I jumped in for someone who went ill but wanted to stay within a swap. Never thought such a thing works, but it was tested on a blue tea pot, as you can see, and I might forget about our teapot warmer. Tea stayed hot for longer time than needed. Perhaps will knit another one, for us.

52 week challenge

Progress report on my sock. It's A Step Above by Kathleen Power Johnson. Yarn is Aussi Sock

Fingerless Gloves

I have worked on this pair this month in secret... as a small birthday present to myself. I made the pair (although you see just one hand photographed, the other hand is holding the camera) out of 1 skein Panda Soy Positive Purple. 10 meters of yarn were left when done, and these ended up in the blanket.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

52 Week Challenge - Brenda (Owlsrook)

Completed my Wool Peddler's Shawl - Above is the completed Shawl. (Progress picture was posted Feb. 13/09) I knit this from some stash yarn and it took 421 yards. This pattern is from the book "Folk Shawls" by Cheryl Oberle.

So all of the projects I started in February are now completed, with 3 days to spare. I wonder if I have time to do something else in that time. Or else I'll just look through my patterns and stash in preparation for March Projects.

Projects Started and Completed in February:
Openwork Rib Socks - 358 yards
Mock Cable Wristers - 354 yards
Socks of Hideousness - 370 yards
Wool Peddler's Shawl - 421 yards

Total Yards for Feb. so far = 1503 yards

Brenda in Alberta (Owlsrook)
Feb. 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


PLEASE remember to tell us how much remains to be done with your ufo's. entries are based on the percentage of the project that needs to be finished.
what to do: assess as approximately "quarters" - one quarter left to do, one half left to do, 3/4 left to do. this helps us keep tally.
no credit if you don't do this.

Monday, February 23, 2009

52 Week Challenge - Brenda (Owlsrook)

Here are my completed Mock Cable Wristers - I knit these using DGB Confetti 100 Superwash Yarn, using 2.25 mm dpns. I didn't use a pattern, just knit to the lenght I liked on the wrist portion, then added a thumb, and continued on to the palm portion, which ends just at the base of the fingers. The Mock Cable is stretchy, which makes them comfortable, but also allows them to hug the hand. Total Yardage for this pair = 354 yards.

Completed Projects so far for February:

Openwork Rib Socks - 358 yards
Socks of Hideousness - 370 yards
Mock Cable Wristers - 354 yards = 1,082 yards completed so far for February.

Still on the Needles:

Wool Peddler's Shawl - about 1/3 of this remaining to finish. Hope to get it done by the end of the month. (I was doing some test knitting so this got pushed to the back for a few days).

Brenda in Alberta (Owlsrook)

ufo kal

Hi, I just finished my first real "sock yarn" sock with my winnings (Olympic challenge.) It has taken me tons of time to do this project. Owen should fit into them with plenty of wiggle room! Last sock to finish soon. I am so excited. It is a little splitty but I think I really now "get" sock construction and the techniques. I think it is time for a mini-mochi pair for me! Whee. Does anyone have ideas on which pattern to use for a fairly new beginner?

P.S. I think I will have enough to do a n adult pair from this yarn too. Ant hints on patterns for the Panda Soy cocoa mint color?