Saturday, October 16, 2010

Another start

Here's my latest new project, Scatterling socks:The Mingus socks I was working on last month have been frogged because they weren't big enough, but I have something else in mind for that yarn so I'm not too disappointed.

Friday, October 15, 2010

check for your "S"

i am all caught up with giving credit for september. do you have your "s"?

October Finishes

One of Crystal Palace's new colorways. This is Bodega Bay, Mochi Plus. I think it works up very well in entralac. Love how this turned out.

With the left overs I made Laura Andersson's Topsy-Turvy Cowl.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Already posted a progress picture

and here is the pair... completely ready. I used Knit Picks Essential for this pair - approx 330 meters are used.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

12m/12p/12boy - Oct. 2010 Complete- Brenda (Owlsrook)

October Project Completed - Mini Mochi Gift Set (ruffled garter stitch neckwarmer, ribbed and seed stitch hand warmers, matching gift ruffled gift bag). Completed photo of set, and progress photos are attached. This took 2 50gram balls of Mini Mochi Color #114 - Blooming. I had just over 6 yards of yarn left over. so estimated total yardage for the set = 384 yards. These are my own pattern designs.

All were knit on a size 3.25 mm circular needle. Although the gift bag looks smaller in the photo, when opened up, it has a 3.5 inch square bottom, and expands to hold the neckwarmer and hand warmers.

Brenda in Alberta

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

12m/12b/12p Buckingham Scarf and gloves

Gift for my granddaughter's trip to San Francisco for her 30th b'day!! The scarf and gloves are knit from Buckingham by Plymouth yarn...and extravantly scrumptious blend of 80% alpaca and 20% silk. Fabulous! The scarf pattern is free from Plymouth, and I designed the gloves to coordinate. The scarf photo more accurately reflects the colour of the yarn.

The scarf weighs 82 grams, and used 357 yards, blocked at 8"x78". The gloves weigh 50 grams, 218 yards.

November 12/12/12 started + holiday gift progress

Simple skyp pattern by Adrienne Ku for Fred in another peacock (peahen, actually) color only this time in my new all time favorite yarn which is as rare as hen's teeth here in Oz. A dear friend sent me a skein and has RUINED me for other yarns! LOL Lovely to knit as a break from the cotton 10 ply which I've been using for gift dish cloths and towels. That is murder on my hands and I can only do them for a short time before I need to stop and give my hands a break. I will post a pic of progress so I don't lose the pics (again) so you can see what is finished so far. I plan to make at least 7 dishcloths to go with the towel for a Christmas gift. My friend has a new home and this is her favorite color. I did send one cloth home with her recently, and she loved it.
The cotton is at least 15 years old (maybe 20) and I have 10 more skeins of it. Cotton yarn is also extremely difficult to find here so I'm really glad I brought it with me from California 9 years ago.

12/12/12 October socks finished

Macho socks knit cuff down with plain stockinette below ankle in Skinny bugga "Blue Orchard Bee" until I ran out of yarn and then added "Southern Green Stinkbug" to finish the second sock. Love knitting with this yarn.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Holiday Knitting

I have a pair of socks in the works. I'm double dipping on Ravelry with an under appreciated pattern for SKA from a vintage book. Also, it's green for Solid Socks, and will be a birthday gift for a grandson with a December birthday. The yarn is Knit Picks Essential in Pine.

It's Socktober here

Nothing on my needles but socks.

TTL Mystery Socks by Kirsten Kapur in Jojoland Melody. So far we have 2 clues. I lengthened the leg by one repeat, as I like a 7" leg. These are likely to be gifts.

Alp Hikers from the Ram Club. They were supposed to be an underappreciated pattern for SKA, but weren't available to the public before July 1. These are for DH. The yarn is from Unique Sheep.

I'm knitting a 3rd pair of socks, but they will be for the Holiday KAL.