Saturday, October 23, 2010

first hat of 3 for holiday gift

I started this hat yesterday for our friend who is beginning another round of chemo and think it is going to be perfect for her. The pattern called for DK wt, so Adrienne suggested I use 2 strands of my favorite ultramarine CPY Panda wool and it is coming out just beautifully. I will post the next 2 hats as I begin them and then all 3 will be for one entry in the holiday gift category. This pattern is easy to follow and I'm sure I will make more from it in the future. Tretta hat from Grumperina. I chose it partly because it stretches for a range of sizes and also because I think it is pretty. :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Holiday Sock Finished

These are birthday socks for my Grandson. Yes, I'm addicted to Ravelry. The socks are green because of the Solid Socks group. I used an under-appreciated pattern (vintage) because of SKA.
The yarn is Knit Picks Essentials in Pine.
Needles Kollage 7" square needles in 2.5mm

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

holiday gift for me finished :)

I finished Adrienne's "Forever and a Day" pattern known by my husband as "THE SCARF" and love it. I had 4 gms left from 2 balls of CPY Panda wool/bamboo in ultramarine and it blocked to 10" x 46". Before blocking it was 9.5 x 31.5". I plan to make another for a gift as soon as some mini mochi intense rainbow arrives. That scarf will probably be close to Adrienne's original of 60" length since I will be using the same yarn; the recipient is almost 6' tall so longer will be better for her. I hope to post a picture of it on Susie when I give it to her.

This pattern is a lot of fun to make and the buttonholes and buttons are very easy to line up since the buttons are sewn on top of the opposite buttonholes while closing them. Very clever pattern which I think will be even more fun to knit with mm since the colors change and that keeps me easily entertained. I do love that yarn. :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Holiday 3 WIP

Working on several little items.... first a scarf using Alektra yarn and size 11 needles, a hat for my granddaughter using Encore yarn in Christmas colors and size 8 needles and a pair of baby socks for a friend who just had a baby with some mystery yarn from my stash and size 3 needles.

12/12/12 Carefree KAL - WIP 10/10

I am making this shawl for a friend who just lost her mother. The yarn is Red Heart (not my favorite - ahhhh I have become a yarn snob!!!) but good for throwing in the washer and dryer. I am using a large crochet hook - size K. I have used the tan, pale sage and aspen colors.

Holiday KAL-3 - 2nd Project - Brenda (Owlsrook)

October 17/10 - Completed my second project for the Holiday -KAL 3 - pictures include in progress photos of Tam and scarf as well as finished photos of Tam and Scarf and a photo of the set together. I knit these in Mary Maxim Aloe Sock Yarn -Colour #127 - Sunset. There is approximately 230 yards per 50 gram ball, and I used two full balls less about 2.5 yards, so about 457 yards approx. for the set.

The Tam is 21 inches around the brim & the scarf is made wide enough to fold over around the neck in a shawl/collar style for warmth, and is closed on the cross over of the bows with a crocheted flower button. My own modified designs.

Brenda in Alberta
Owlsrook on Ravelry

Holiday finishes

I finished my first project and then worked on something quick--striped socks for the husband!
I also started my first Holiday KAL project
Autumn Leaves Socks
Started: 10-7-10
Yarn: Mama Llama Bounty Ewe in Tarnished
Pattern: Autumn Leaves Socks by Debbie O'Neill

Autumn Leaves finished
Started: 10-7-10
Finished: 10-14-10
Pattern: Autumn Leaves Socks by Debbie O'Neill
Yarn: Mama Llama Bounty Ewe Tarnished
Needles: 2.5mm
No mods except length so I wouldn't run out of yarn

Andy's Stripey Socks 2
Andy's Stripey socks finished
Started: 10-14-10
Finished: 10-16-10
Yarn: Trekking 6 ply
Needles: 2.5mm

Carefree Holiday or Not KAL

Two items came ready this weekend - both for the Holiday KAL: - this shawl is made out of 4 ply Geelong Lambswool. 94 grams in weight was used, my estimate is approximately 400 m. Needles: 6 mm (US10) I have to block it today, and this one will be a gift for me.

The second is a set of gloves - yes... with fingers. It was time for me to give it a try... made them in green sockwool from Lidl. Just 60 grams was needed, and DH put them on to work this morning, as it was cold! (1 degree above freezing temperature at 3.30 in the morning our time.)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Green gift socks

The green socks will be finished this week. I'm half way down the foot now.

Socktober update

These socks didn't fit DH. They were a little tight and too short. Fair Isle is hard to frog. I ended back at the toe and went up one size. Progress has been good. I'm almost at the gusset with the new width and the socks will be 1" longer. Some yarns and patterns have more stretch than others.

My Mystery socks are finished through clue #3. Unfortunatly the last clue comes out on Oct. 29.

October projects

I have a progress photo of a sock that I am currently working on, hopefully I will have it done this month. I do have other projects that are finished:
Here is a set of mittens:

Here is another set of mittens:

And yet another set of mittens:

And finally crocheted ripple socks:

holiday 3 finish

Hi, here are the progress for this contest to keep them separate for Adrienne's sanity! I hope Doggerham (id on rav) sells them all! All of the progress pics and finished ones will be on my rav acct. Gotta get ready for church. Next progress pic for this contest is the Oklahoma sock out of Panda Cotton in Tropical Peach. Katie finished a dress for her doll and wanted to be included in these posts and the fun!

12/12/12boy October finish (and progress again)

Hi, Here is what I've been working on. Dishcloths for my Ravelry friend in Texas. 8 finished for the 12X and 8 for the holiday. Basic Peaches and Cream, Red Heart (and the other one.) I am glad to get them done in time for her craft fair for the United Way charity. I used about 50 yards for each one. The pattern will be on my Ravelry projects page as soon as I enter the pics there (modified with a sc edge to make it crisper.) The other half of the dishcloths I will use for the holiday contest.

Plus, here is a picture of my "jean's scarf" (with the last of the red dishcloth in my other hand.) We were doing a scavenger hunt with his pumpkin in the produce section of our grocery store. Isn't he getting big? Can you see the fun fur yarn on his pumpkin? He had to put yarn on it with candy! The skein for the scarf is a gifted sock yarn from Joann's that I had in my stash. It is an easy pattern and I hope to have it done this week and get back to my socks! They are lonely.