Friday, July 9, 2010

July project done

I started this one on the first day of July. It is a gift for my aunt...

project: Dalenni
Designer: Susanna IC
Can be found in: Yarn Forward issue 27.
Used: 4 balls of 115 m. Gedifra Kid Merino.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

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

July 8/10 - completed project for July - Lace Shawl - Started July 1/10, Using mini mochi - estimated 385 yards - using a size 3.5mm circular needle. I only modified this pattern by adding and extra repeat in each section, and deciding I liked the Eyelet edging instead of the Picot edging used in the pattern. This was a fun and very quick knit. (Progress picture was posted last week).

Brenda in Alberta
Owlsrook on Ravelry

Cast on - July

This is my version of the Ravelry SKA Mystery Sock by Chrissy Gardiner. The photo was taken on the hood of my car, explaining the reflections.

The light gray main color is Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet. Turquoise is Wildfoote. I'm also using Trekking tweed, Lorna's Laces Shepherd sock, and Dream in Color Starry.
Needles are 2.5 mm.

I'm still knitting away on my orange socks for SKA June, my Dog Days jacket project, and my swiss cheese scarf.

July Projects

So far July has been a busy month. I finished a pair of socks, started another pair, and started a cowl.

The finished socks are basic ribbed socks knit with Austermann Step. I only used 312.8 yards. I love the way they turned out, but the dark colors made the knitting difficult. The cowl is the Birthday Cowl which I am making in Malabrigo Worsted. I am making it very long so it can be pulled up like a hood. The in-progress socks are Skyp Socks using Regia Galaxy. I love this pattern - it was easy to memorize and I love the way it looks in this yarn.

Back to knitting...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

12m/12p/12boy July WIP

For July I am making these socks - Sultry Lace (Mississippi) by Debbie Haymark from 50 Socks - 50 States with Crystal Palace Panda Soy in Provence. The yarn is wonderful to work with! I'm having a bit of a problem with the fit (the only needle I had in a short circular was a 1 so I thought I'd give it a try - wrong!). The pattern is fun (thank goodness!!! ) I am now working on the second sock and I changed to square dpn in a 1 but they are tighter and I removed two repeats. I think they will be pretty when they are done. If I have enough yarn I won't rip the first one but turn it into a phone bag....we shall see if I need the yarn.

Dog Days KAL

I am making this sweater for my Granddaughter, Haley, and if I don't hurry she will outgrow it. It feels like I've been working on it forever! I am going to finish it by the end of August tho' so maybe she will get some use out of it! I know I made an extra large size 5-6 and it is a darn good thing.
I'm using size 3 and 5 needles, Sirdar Snuggly Magic Yarn and the Hoolded Sweater and Jacket Pattern. The back and both sleeves are done but I still need to do the front, the hood and the finishing.
Happy summer knitting, Renee' aka yoyosocksister.

I'm back home

Here's my finished June Skirt. I sent the email to Adrienne from my cell due to lack of proper computer accessibility. (do I EVER love the face I can email from my text messages!) Now it's time to get hopping and cast on something for July. I should pick something quick and uncomplicated, but we all know this isn't going to happen. Have a good one!

Monday, July 5, 2010

July cast-on

I started my July project yesterday:I'm using Anne Hanson's Papaver Sok pattern, and I'm not really far enough along yet to know what I think of it.

12/12/12boy July

Hi, so glad to be done with June! Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July (or Canadian Day.) I recieved some yarn for a gift anyone please pm my on Rav for a chemo hat in worsted weight. My friend Julie had her first chemo appt. last week and I want to make her things. My rav name is knit-frog-knit. And I am going to either do the "Blue Crab" socks or the "Vegas" ones too for July. Something big first for my hands then back to socks!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

12/12/12 July 4th socks for Fred

I didn't finish these in time for his birthday due to a massive brain fade mistake of skipping the heel turn and going directly to the gusset section. I was shocked when I realized the error (after thinking the sock was funny looking and decreasing most of the picked up sts) and had to frog back to the top of the heel flap and do the turn. I had been knitting in the middle of the night to finish on time and did finish a few minutes ago which is still July 4th "up over" and July 5th here down under.
I used 2 full skeins of Crystal Palace Panda cotton in delft blue and 25 gms of the red ketchup skein + a bit of cream. At least he will be able to wear them mid-July when he teaches in the tropics in Darwin. :) Thuja pattern for the cuff and plain stockinette below the ankles.

July Progress

I seem to have missed blogging about these socks. They meet the Ravelry SKA June challenge of vintage socks. I started with a 1944 man's pattern and down sized them.I used less ribbing and more repeats of the cable on the leg. My leg is 7 1/2", not 11". The heel and toe are interesting, no ssk decreases. The gusset does nave a skp decrease, which gives the same left slant. The cable was written out. I charted it to see how many rows before the next crossing.

Dog Days - July Update

My UFO Dog Days project is a jacket I started about a year ago. It is 3 color seed stitch, using dish cloth cotton. I have adapted a Vogue Marcy Tilton pattern for knitting. I started the dog days challenge with a jacket body and one sleeve. I now have 2 sleeves and still need edging all around.