Saturday, February 6, 2010
I finished a project for February and started 2 more.
The finished shawl is Renee Leverington's Winter Mystery Shawl 09 . I used JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 in Lady Slipper with 8/0 Light Amethyst Silver Lined #522 from Bead Wrangler (although the beads are too small to see in the photos). The shawl is gorgeous and I look forward to wearing it.
The 2 new projects are Multnomah, which I am making with Rowan Tapestry in Whirlpool and Pieceful Creations Sampler Lace Stole, for which I am using Halcyon Yarn Satin Bamboo in Copen Supreme.
My Saskia shawl continues to grow, although I don't have any new photos.
Thank you very much for the Panda Silk yarn.I love the color (a beautiful gray/blue) and can't wait to find just the right pattern for it.
GablesDeb on Ravelry
Friday, February 5, 2010
The pattern for Round 2 of Iron Knitter. The picot cast on. Just after I finished this cuff......the cable pulled out of my needle. After grabbing another needle one size bigger getting ready to find those stitches laying all over and a few deep breaths, a few hail marys (no I am not catholic but thought it would not hurt) a few swear words, and getting both cats out of the house.
Well that next needle same thing happen. Cable and needle did not want to be together.
Finally got them on another needle and started knitting again. They seemed big but you knit as per pattern.
Finally got to the heels and used the needles from the first accident.
Got to the foot and found a size 2.0mm. Only mods is I continued the diamond pattern down the foot on the sides.
Yep these suckers are way to big for me. So have a wonderful friend that happen to come by and visit just after I took the picture and before I frogged them. Yes, I used the word frog Adrienne. I can spell it, I can type it, I can say it, I just don't like to do it.
Well they fit this friend. So I am blocking them now and will take blocked pictures later. Edited as here they are....all blocked and ready.
Don't ya love my solar lights (the tulip). I have all kinds of them. Guess with as many as I have one could say I collect them.
Waiting for round 3 to start. Date is set for Feb. 12th for that round.
all wonderful projects for january! can't wait to see february's!
clarification re: contest for most cpy projects: projects knit with crystal palace yarns count for both the regular 12m/12p/12boy AND the cpy contests and must meet the yardage requirements. each completed cpy project counts as 1 credit (shown as an * after your name).
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I had happened to find this yarn at my LYS and was really taken with the primary colors. I thought that the stranded pattern would work well with the bright colors and never realized this is actually a “little kid” sock yarn!
The pattern was an easy knit and is a very interesting construction. Instead of a standard heel flap and gusset, you actually knit the leg pattern all the way down the back of the leg and put an inverted triangle gusset as you work down. I did mine in a double moss stitch but the pattern has instructions on two other stitches also.
The pattern does eat the yarn up fast though. I used all of the two skeins and had to do the toe of each sock in Knit Picks Essential “Dusk” in order to finish. Probably about 460 yards total.
This is also the fastest I’ve done socks so far. I did the second sock in only 6 days! That may not be fast for some but produced my first knitting related callous!
As you can see my puppy Poky likes them too! =)
There were 6 ... but the blue one got frogged, as did another greenish/reddish one that went undocumented. They were just too ugly, and I love my sister. That blue one ... way too much like wearing Grover's inelastic pelt.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Here is the start of the February Project. Since I am going to be a Grandmother again next month, I thought I better do a baby project. This is going to be a ribbed sweater. This is suppose to be a 6-9 month size, but it looks bigger to me, which I guess is o.k. It will fit her eventually. The Yarn is Bernat Baby Coordinates.
The legs have four colors. The heel is eye of partridge in two colors. There are beads on the ruffle and at the seams of the leg colors.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
So, using some of Joann's Sensation yarns (Rainbow Classic in, I believe, its called Denim) I started on his hat. The hat pattern I used is a simple cap called a tobaggan hat, although for Zachariah, I doubled the ribbing so that it would keep his ears warmer. The mittens were a pseudo pattern that I got from the same book as the hat and the scarf is crocheted, length wise.
I discovered in making the hats for the girls that I can whip one of these babies out in a couple of hours. The mittens are very very simple and I got them out of the same book that I got the hat pattern.
So lets see if I can post some pics . . . keep in mind that I was home all day today (or when i wasn't sitting at home, I was sitting in the doctor's office and a swim meet . . . I get tons of stuff sitting around waiting for the kids).
The top pooled stuff is the cap. I was almost to the point of putting it on dpns. I hate using dpns, so I often put off doing it until I have to do a couple things at once.
The one mitten was done, well, except for the thumb which I needed to use a dpn to finish and the other mitten was mostly done.
And then I finally decided I needed to use the dpns. This is a pick of the thumb completion of one of the mittens:
I am going to use the rest of the yarn to complete the matching scarf.
BFF Socks (Cookie A.) in Fleece Artist Sea Wool 'Seafoam,' 2.5 mm dpns.
I'm fairly happy with them, although I think they'll be a little slouchier than I'd prefer.
Unfortunately, this is the only progress picture I have. She did take a picture of me but I told her that I would hurt her if she didn't delete it.
Monday, February 1, 2010
The finger tips are needed to operate the phone. I hope she likes them. The yarn is Regia 6 fadig, and I used 68 gm.
mini mochi in tropical ginger
bet you didn't think i had other colors besides neptune, huh!? LOL! although i think it would be absolutely stunning in neptune...hmmmmmmm.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
is my plan in Zauberball black/grey/white colours for my Mom for her birthday. I hope to cast on tomorrow.
I have been test knitting a toddler cardigan that I signed up for on the Free Pattern testers on Ravelry. It is knit in the round and steeked up the centre front to make it a cardigan. I have never steeked before, but loved the pattern, so figured I could do it. So, I knit a test swatch, did the crocheted steek as per Eunny Jang, cut the ladders and it totally unravelled about mid way down and then all the way when I pulled it. Thank God I did a test swatch.
I am wondering if anyone has any advice for me about this? I have been hunting on the internet and some sites have me completly confused and others look like what I did exactly. So, I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask my "circle of knitters" as I am at a loss.
Thanks for any help. If you would like to pm me with any suggestions on Ravelry, I would greatly appreciate it. (My name is jaerrt)
So plain Cranberry it is... yarn is Schoppel Zauberball. 350 meters are used.