Saturday, December 11, 2010

12m/12p/12b cowl

A simple lace cowl that will completely cover the head and neck. I knit the cowl, then dyed with Jacquard Sapphire Blue.

Started: 3 Dec 2010/Fin: 10 Dec 2010
Yarn: Plymouth Dye for Me Dancing Toes - 101 grams/398 yards
Needles: 4.5mm/US7

A little hat for a great-great-niece.

Started: 5 Dec 2010
Fin: 6 Dec 2010

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease
39 grams/90 yards
Needles: 3.75mm/US5

Holiday Kal-3

The 30" square blanket is part of a layette for Tatiana's baby girl, due in a few weeks! It's knit using Plymouth Encore (wool/acrylic blend), and the pattern caused the edges to pull in and not lay flat, so I used a steam iron to 'kill' the acrylic, and it then washed and dried beautifully!
Started: 1 Dec 2010/Fin: 8 Dec 2010
Yardage: 280 grams/560 yards
Needles: 5.0mm/US8

The little Feather and Fan bonnet is knit from Plymouth Dreambaby.
Started/Fin: 10 Dec 2010
Yardage: 17 grams/62.2 yards
Needles: 3.5mm/US4 and 4.0mm/US6

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Glows done

WOW! It took me some time, but they are done. Glows turned out beautiful, but I noticed that I have to go check my eyes as well. Constant cable knitting. :-)
Yarn used: Wollmeise Granatapfel. Approx 350 meters were used. Progress pictures were already posted.

gift entry

I recently got some red cotton 10 ply yarn (scarce as hen's teeth here in Oz) with Christmas gifts in mind. I decided to make some patriotic cloths and KEEP all of them as a gift to myself. :) I liked knitting all of them and they were fast, fun, easy and I like the finished items. I took some progress pics and one of them all together. 5 patterns, 6 cloths (tried 2 different needle sizes for one of them and decided I prefer the 4.00mm for this yarn).

See my Ravelry project page for more details of any of the cloths I've made recently (peacockmom on rav). All of these were made from Bernat Handicrafter Holidays solid in Christmas Red. Patterns are: Heart Flag and Flag in a Heart designed by Lisa Millan; USA Star by Carol Callaway; American Flag Dishcloth by Emily Jagos; and Long May She Wave by Sue Schaefer.

12/12/12/ entry started last night

Chicklets sock pattern by Anne Hanson using "night shade" colorway in Panda superwash wool. After all the dishcloths I've been making lately (will post many of them before the 15th, entry final date) it is nice to get back to making socks. I'm trying to avoid my typical second sock syndrome making the 2 of them at the same time, but on different magic loop needles.
We've had more peachicks hatched around Thanksgiving (we call them "chicklets") so this is particularly appropriate for now. :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Socks finished.

The pattern for these is Twisted Mockery, a mystery pattern by Lisa Stichweh. I'm keeping these!
Started: Nov. 5, 2010
Finished: Dec. 6, 2010.
Needles. US #2/2.75mm and US #1.5/2.5mm
Yarn is Hand Maiden Casbah, about 300 yards used.

Final Holiday post

These went slowly because of other projects. I still haven't written the pattern. They're for my husband.
Cast On: Nov. 11, 2010
Finished Dec. 2, 2010
Yarn: Plymouth Dye for Me Happy Feet, dyed by my yarn store owner.
Needles: Us #2/2.75 mm

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

My December Project is a Crystal Palace Yarn, Mini Mochi Scarf in "Double Irish Moss Stitch", colour is Mini Mochie #108 - Neptune. I am using 2 - 50 gram balls of this yarn to make this scarf, have just finished the first ball and starting the second.
Using size 4mm needles.

This is a nice simple textured stitch, I like it for scarves and fingerless mitts.

Brenda in Alberta

Owlsrook on Ravelry

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Socks again????

Not sure if you can see but another trip to see my daughter. She had classes in Las Vegas, I got to go play. Here are socks started and knitted on the trip. Yep knitted in the airport, on the plane, in the casinos, out in the sun (dang nice to see that).

Left 75 F degree weather came home to with a wind chill of -15 F. Not so nice to see.

Completed socks. They are Maui Magic by Adrienne Fong.