Saturday, April 25, 2009
I used 80gms of crockpot dyed Patonyle for this pair of socks. I think I knit them twice with all the frogging involved. My Easter houseguest loved them so I will surprise her for her birthday in June. She calls the ribbing below the leaf section "a cute little waist". I did the usual Anne Hanson heel flap and remainder of the sock.
I plan to finish the 2nd Green Goddess sock for May.
Here is my final hat for this month. (It is one more Phannie hat on Ravelry.) Here is the progress picture. Have a great weekend! This blog is sooo quiet! Is everyone working on the 50 socks book? Or just swimming in the frog pond this month?
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I've been busy knitting my own designs for profit. I have a little time to knit socks for a birthday gift. Ravelry's Sock Knitter's Anonymous had lace socks as an option for March, to be finished by the end of April. Here's what I'm working on. The yarn is Fortissima Socka. The stitch pattern is from a German book.
What a difference huh... the long DPN's compared to the shorter ones that I regularly use to knit with. These are really old - and once there was a point that I almost had thrown them away. I am glad I did not do that, as they really come in handy when knitting hats. And the set up for a hat is what you see on the other photo... using Mini Mochi 104.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Wow - this month really got away from me - I don't know where the days went! I did cast on for a 52 week challenge project. It was a Mystery KAL from Rachel's Knitting Room which turned out to be a table runner. I'm using a 400 gm ball of Sugar n' Cream cotton and repeating the pattern until it is long enough for my dresser.
I had my yarn and needles ready when the pattern was released at 10 am my time. Well a few choices of yarn just in case as we have no idea what the pattern will be.
I casted on. I was knitting away. Wondering as I was going why my yarn seemed to tangle so much. I have never had this problem. I finished the toes and thought I better look closer. I had casted on 2 socks on one needle using the same ball of yarn. I was using the inside and outside. I cut the outside yarn and picked up the other ball that was behaving.
I am done with them. I finish last night. This was an interesting knit. Fun pattern.
And now may I present my Sock Madness Round 3 socks......
Talias Wings by Yarnyenta
Smooshy - Cool Fire is the yarn
Tired is the knitter.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I cast on this new lace scarf last night, using Knit Picks "Shadow" Lace weight yarn, which is 100% Merino Wool and very nice and soft. The Color is called "Jewels".
The pattern is "Lacy Green Scarf" designed by Ginger Smith. It is in the Love of Knitting Magazine, Spring 2009. Since the green lace yarn I have in stash is destined for another project, I decided to use the Jewels color instead, which I think should also set off the pattern well. It is a sampler stitch style of pattern, which uses different stitch patterns for each section of the scarf.
I am about to start the second section now. I am interested to see how it looks when finished and blocked.
Brenda in Alberta
Hi, on a hat and scarf frenzy. Three hats finished two Rook and one Phannie on Ravelry. I had tons of Noro around and thought I would use it. Yardage total is 470 yds for all three (rooks 218yds and Phannie 252yds.) I actually used more on each because both Katie and I have "too many brains!" She is eight and wearing my hats! I will definately make more of these but with better yarn. I will post an occasional traveling scarf pic from each group but have them all if you want to see them and give a basic guess-ta-met on a basic one. (Two scarves 5" wide and 50" long.) Totals will be in August.