Saturday, July 3, 2010

June Project

Socks again.

Tofusie - not thrilled with the yarn. Third time with the Andersson heel - this time I tried something else to get rid of the wrinkle I've been getting in the front at the ankle bend. I switched to continuing short rows for an additional eight rows after the heel decreases were done, using Cat Bordhi's wrap method. Think this is going to work, but it was a lot of knitting backwards (48 stitches at the max). We'll see how they feel and fit after washing.

12/12/12boy June and present!

Hi, Here is my item for this month. It is a doll sweater for my daughters American Girl Doll. The doll was gifted to her this last month too! I am so grateful that a Ravelry member gave it to her that I had to make something for it! But, I will never do another sweater! The whole time I was worried I would run out of yarn too. I will definately use a solid next time too! Too much making the sleaves and body of the work match jazz (picky,picky,picky!) I also hate being a self taught knitter and not feeling comfortable with the directions on a new project. And, too much sewing up. I used 50 gm's of Opal (the same color as my Rhode Island socks.) The doll is holding the leftovers! Now she can knit! We are making her a pair of knitting needles too! It looks more like an 80's dress that needs leggings because of my gauge I think! But, I can't rip it out.
And here is my gift for the last 50 Socks/ 50 States Rav group! A wonderful color I love in Panda Superwash! I am so glad I did not start the Blue Crab socks! I will be making mine red! Yeah, yeah, yeah! Thanks Adrienne for all of your hard work and Susan for the wonderful gifties! It makes no yarn budget easier to take! Off to cast on! Pray for us again too. Darin lost his job (for the third time) and will be off to California soon to get some work! Have a great Fourth of July holiday! Drive safe ya'll! I have never been so excited to finish a project but, back to socks!

Friday, July 2, 2010

12m/12p/12boy - July 2010 In Progress - Brenda (Owlsrook)

July 2, 2010 - I started my July project yesterday - July 1,2010 (Canada Day). I have selected Gail Tanguary's pattern "Lace Triangle Shawl with Picot Hem". Thank you Gail for making this pattern available to everyone. I am using Crystal Palace, Mini Mochi in Colour #109 - Treasure Chest. Have just finished the first 48 row section of the lace pattern. This is a really nice flowing pattern, and fun to knit.

Brenda in Alberta
Owlsrook on Ravelry

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Finished up June

I final project for the month of June, the crocheted shell purple sock. As a reminder I also did a crocheted pineapple tube sock and a knitted wool sock.

June Projects Finished

I finished the Rubik's Cube socks.
Rubik's Cube finished

Started: June 20, 2010
Finished: June 24, 2010
Yarn: Black Bunny Fibers Classic Merino "Rubik's Cube"
Other info: 72sts on 2.5mm needles

Then I decided to "finish" the Frog Pond socks that I ran out of yarn on.
Frog ponds in progress again
(the color is more true in this ^ picture)

Frog Ponds finished

Started: June 10, 2010 (with a different yarn)
Finished: June 30, 2010
Yarn: A Swell Yarn Shop Duet "Spring Willow"
Pattern: Adrienne's Frog Pond Socks!
Other info: 64sts on 2.5mm needles

June posts...

I started this one in October 2009

Now this one is done:

I need to block it today as the shawl is curling enormously. Almost 1600 meters are worked in this one, on 3.5 mm needles.
It came ready yesterday as I have been steady working on it for the past two weeks. Five pattern blocks were added since I picked the shawl back up - so 50% was already done.

A pair of wristers in June... made out of Lambswool for the 12/12/12 boy. Design is my own. On its own 180 m of yarn in it, so it goes together with a shawl... designed by Kerrie Allman, can be found in Yarn Forward Magazine issue 16. Also knit in June...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

12/12/12 for June

Let me know if you think I need more yardage. I have some little things I can add do it that I did this month. :)

Crochet Shawl: Tropical Tea Party
Blog Post: Rip It Good
Hook Size: F
About 460 yards of Knit Picks Stroll Handpainted in Tea Party

And to make up the yardage, I made two amigurumi. The mouse is a modified pattern and I posted that, also.

Penguin Amigurumi
Mouse Amigurumi

Both done in worsted weight I had sitting around.

Last minute June project

These socks have taken quite a while, but they're done now:
The pattern is Running With Scissors by Phyll Lagerman, and the yarn is Fortissima Socka Mexiko Color '24.'

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June's Projects

I almost forgot to post. Time seems  to have a way of slipping by me, way to fast. I knit 2 small shawls and am working on several socks. The sock mojo seems to have gotten lost this month. I just couldn't get the yarn and the pattern to work.
My first shawl is called Triangel by Caroline Lang. I used Noro Kureyon Sock yarn in S233 colorway. I liked how this shawl turned out it was a fast and easy knit. I used it as my travel project.                                                                                               My second shawl was knit for Mom, she wanted something small to take with her make east. I had a hard time to finded the right pattern that worked with this yarn. The yarn came out of a Woolgirl kit Club "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red Slippers. The yarn is dyed by Zen Yarn Garden  her Bling yarn with silver. So I needed the right pattern and to make sure that I had enough yarn. I used Seriously Simple Shawl by Wendy D. Johnson, this is a great shawl. I didn't make it quite as large as the pattern because I knew that I would run out of yarn. I ordered another skein and said a little pray that it could be matched. Jen, from Woolgirl, sent me 2 skeins but neither where a good match. So I decided to make the yarn change at the end in the last repeat so over all it doesn't look that bad and if you didn't know about the problem you might not even notice.
Well that's it for this month till next month. Happily knitting

12m/12p/12b More socks!

The blue pair I just couldn't resist...the yarn was on sale...$5 for a pair of socks!

The orange pair was inspired by a trip last month to Bryce Canyon, Utah.

12m/12p/12boy - June 2010 In Progress & Completed- Brenda (Owlsrook)

June 2010 - In progress and Completed photos of my June 2010 project - Tidal Wave Socks in Crystal Palace Panda Wool - colour is "Misty Greens". I would estimate the pair to be approximately 340 yards based on my remaining bit of yarn.

Now on to something new.

Brenda in Alberta
Owlsrook on Ravelry

Where did June go?

June has been a yard work month at our place. But, I did manage to get 2 blankets done. First one I wanted to play with crocheting a few rows then putting the blanket on knitting needles doing a few rows then repeating the process. I for one love how this blanket turned out. It will look so much nicer in Aug when my first grandchild Carter is wrapped in it.
My daughter needed a baby blanket for a special friend. So she calls me......Here is it. Fun and quick. Did this looser than I normally would as it is going to Texas. I thought Texas babies don't need really warm blankets.
The 2 blankets together.
Guess I better get back to the yard. Nice to stop and visit with you all for a bit.

Monday, June 28, 2010

With Days to Spare

Finished my socks and it is only the 27th of the month!!! Used size 2 dpn and the pattern from the 50 Socks - 50 States CD - Treasure Lace (Montana) by Denise Henderly. The yarn was Simply Socks Hand Dyed Solid Sock Yarn in Magenta and Rose. Really enjoyed the pattern and the yarn. Think the stripes turned out pretty cute and I also like the reversed colors. Next project is another pattern from the CD and a UFO. Happy Knitting to all...Renee' aka yoyosocksister

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Panda cotton birthday sock

The first sock finished this morning and I hope to finish the second by July 3rd. If not, Fred will know the pair will be ready for his trip to the tropics mid-July. 1 full skein of the Delft blue and just a bit of the red ketchup and cream. Fits him just right and I'm ready to cast on the second.