Saturday, April 10, 2010

Another April entry to share: Jeeves socks for Chris

Our friend, Chris, has been helping Fred make me shelves to store lots of yarn so I decided to thank him with another pair of socks. I love making this pattern in DK wt. Fast, easy, yet interesting and when Fred tried them on, he asked for a pair right away. I know I'll make many more using this free pattern from Sarah Wolf on ravelry. It is definitely a winner. I weighed the finished pair: 130 gms of Bendigo Luxury 8 ply with 3 full leg pattern repeats. I'll use 4 repeats for Fred since he likes the leg a bit longer.
I'm thinking of knitting it using 64 sts with fingering wt for me (after a few wips that need finishing).

April 12m/12p/12boy Progress

Here are my 2 Works-in-Progress this month:
The top one is a Booga Bag knit in Fisherman's Wool in Natural Brown and the bottom one is Pembroke Vest in Cascade 220 superwash. I've knit 400m of the Fisherman's wool so far and have about 200m more, then felting.
I am nearly halfway through the vest front then I have to sew it together and do the neck and armholes. Both are gifts, so I am doing them simultaneously in hopes of finishing both!
Jill (jaerrt on Rav)

Friday, April 9, 2010

12/12/12boy April start

Hi, Watch out, sunglasses needed! Here is the pair socks that I am making this month. I am using Opal yarn double stranded. The pattern is Rhode Island from the 50 socks 50 States cd! I like this so one much. It sure is bright!

April Start

Another toe-up sock. Trying the Judy Becker cast on and the Andersson heel on this pair. Patons Kroy color 54565 - stash diving is fun! Next sock, I'll probably go back to my usual cast on - no advantages with this one and a lot longer tail than usual.

Regards to all, aj


I am still trying to figure out how things work but I will get it. I am hiukkaknits and my country is USA. I am not sure about which kal to join. I think I am late to the party for some of them. I just want to knit and I am currently working on the Luna Moth Shawl that I started 3-31. I do enjoy all of the finished items and hope to add mine shortly. May spring bring you inspiration!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Market Bag - April Project Finished

Here is my finished project for April. It's amazing the knitting you can get done when you are off of work! This one only took me 5 days to complete. This is the "Fantasy Naturale" pattern off of Ravelry and was made for my Knit Bits swap group. My partner said she liked the color purple. I used three balls of Lily Sugar'n Cream - One in Hot Purple and Two in Violet Veil Umbre. 300 yards total.

I had never tried to make a market bag before and am very happy with the results. It has a really solid garter stitch base and then a simple lace pattern for the body. The handles were made with a bind off/cast on method and are strong. I tried a very heavy bottle of wine in it and it did just fine. My Mom is holding the bag in the one photo with three extra large skeins of yarn in it.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April finish

I started these socks on March 1, but other projects took precedence. Finished on April 3.
Yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Jeans color.
Pattern is Fiber trends Walking Away Socks in the Reflections variation.
Needles 2.5mm

Monday, April 5, 2010

12m/12p/12boy - April Finished- Brenda (Owlsrook)

April Project Completed - CPY Panda Wool - Red Lacquer Socks - estimated yardage
340 yards. I did these magic loop with 72 stitches using size 2.25mm needles.
- Now onto to a new project - something in Mini Mochie

Brenda in Alberta
Owlsrook on Ravelry

April projects

I'm working on two very different projects this month:
the In the Woods shawl in Bayou colorway (so mine is In the Bayou), perfect for a Louisiana knitter.

and the Lotus Blossom tank for my daughter:
I hope I can finish at least one this month!

12m/12p/12boy - mlj1954 - March projects

This weekend, we drove from our home in Northeast Ohio to my sister's in northern Kentucky to celebrate my niece's 8th birthday and Easter with my sister and her family.  It was a good thing.  I worked on dishcloths for my daughter for her wedding.  But, I forgot to post these pics before we left.

in process . . . on the foot.  This is LionBrand.  Kind of scratchy

on the needles

I thought I had a better picture of how the heels matched. 

the Lorna's Lace pair.  Very soft.  Softer than the Lion Brand and these are really the same size.  Even though they look like different sizes. 

And both pairs.  And see, you can see in this pic how nicely the heals on the brown and blue pair match. 

Start of a scarf

The start of a scarf is visible on the image. I had this yarn at home for quite a while now - and no matter what I tried - it did not want to be knit into something difficult. So for a change, I tried a simple pattern on this, with a nice effect. The needles are quite heavy though - Alexa purchased me a pair with built-in lights a while back. The batteries in the end of the needle are making the needles heavy. But I like the progress thus far.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Start of an April project

The long weekend has given me some extra time to knit, so my April project is going well. I'm knitting Cookie A's Sam socks with Mountain Colors Crazyfoot in 'Moose Creek.'
I hope I'll have enough yarn.

April Started

This month's project is about getting ready to sell items at the farmer's market in May. So I am making a bunch of dishcloths.

So I finished this first dishcloth. Someone else had done this windmill pattern in this group and I wanted to try it. It looks cool, but I am not crazy about the sewn seam in this dishcloth. I might look for another pattern to do.