Saturday, December 25, 2010

December FO Posted

I finally finished my December project, without too much time to spare. It is another pair of socks, made with 1 skein (450 yards) of ONline Supersocke 100 Emotion III-Color yarn. I wasn't sure I would get these finished when I lost my knitting mojo after open heart surgery in November, but I was determined to get them done. Happy New Year to everyone!
Deb (GablesDeb)

Merry Christmas too All Dec. Knitting

I can't believe that the year is almost over. It's Christmas Day all ready and I've got knitting to share.
I finished my Heart to Heart Shawl by Sivia Harding . I started this pattern once and just didn't understand the pattern and then after doing several lace projects this one was easy and had so much fun knitting it. The yarn is cashmere and so yummy added the beads and had a great time.
I have made 7 hats for quick gifts and a few mitts so that has taken most of my December. This has been a great KAL and has helped me to finish projects each month .
Merry Christmas and Happily knitting.

carefree kal 2011

i am totally on a roll here today! LOL!

i cannot believe that the year is almost over. we need to start thinking about whether to continue our year long kal challenge or not. who is interested? would you like to continue our current format or would you like to move this all over to ravelry?

would you like more mini kals like our ufo or holiday kal? mystery kals?

tell us what you want.

not a member yet? just email me at carefreekal at gmail dot com and i will get an invite to join the blog out to you.

eta: we would love more participation here! so, invite a friend to join and if your friend does, both your names will be entered into a drawing for some cpy yarn. make sure your friend tells us you sent her/him. or if you aren't already a blog member, join now and your name will be entered.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I just happen to know that someone here that designs socks and lets us know when prizes are having a Christmas Eve Birthday. Oh and this person also knits a lot of socks but only single ones.

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS A may all your dreams come true. Even if they are that your socks get paired.

Another roo cloth

8 ply cotton from Bendigo Mills in Australia and 3.5mm needles makes a great face cloth. Adrienne helped me add the hearts which represent our roos, peacocks and corgi. :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I finished something!

I have finally finished something. Yes, it's just a beanie, but I actually got to sit down and knit this month, and finish my one knitted gift before christmas. It's posted too late for the holiday KAL, but it found its new owner's head a whole week before christmas. This is my brother's new beanie. The ribs are coded to spell photographer (his passion) in binary. Hurray for finishing building the hangar, finishing the move to Germany, and finishing the beanie!

12/12/12 assortment

I have knit several items to make the minimum required yardage and have probably knit about 400 yards for this entry. I decided to use the colors and all of one skein to keep track and then went into more for fun. The little avocado dishcloth is for a friend who owns an avocado orchard.
The original December project of socks is still on needles. I'm waiting for new glasses to finish them. Might save them for a Valentine's present for Fred. The night shade color way has red in it so that works, right? :)
More little things on the 4mm needles and I will post as finished and photographed.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you and I look forward to another year of sharing knitting with all of you thanks to our generous and valiant leaders. Hugs from way down under--Tunie
PS. Happy Birthday to Adrienne on Christmas Eve! xoox

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WINNERS from 12 months/12 projects/12 balls of yarn

first, i am all caught up with the november and december projects; so if i missed giving you an "N" or a "D," please let me know.

winners drawn from pool of everyone who completed a project between january and june:

1. nolaboard

2. yoyosocksister

winner from pool of everyone who completed a project with crystal palace yarns;


and the winner of two skeins of the not yet released "sausalito is:

deb (gablesdeb)

congratulations! winners, please email your mailing addresses to me so i can send them on to susan!

eta: 12/17/10: i need addresses people. if you don't want your yarn, i will have susan send it all to ME!!!

12/20/10: i have only heard from one person. if the winners do not contact me by friday, dec. 24th, i will draw new names.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sweater finished

One for Wietse this time, in red. He wanted one for Christmas, and I had fun making it. But he has grown rapidly in the past couple of months - I had to use 700 yards to make this sweater...

Started it: Dec 17
Finished Dec 20

Sunday, December 19, 2010

More Holiday Knitting

#1 Stocking and Mittens

The stocking is for my great grandson. It's #28 in th4 family series. I used worsted weight acrylic, knit on #5 needles. It used about 185 yards. I also knit 2 pairs of mittens for grandkids, totaling about 150 yds for both pairs. Worsted weight wool knit on #4 needles.

I showed a progress picture for the stocking, The mittens went too fast. Also, it's winter here and the light is not good.
Project #2

I thought I showed progress photos for this one, but here they are. The pattern was an Advent gift by Stephanie van der Linden. It's part of her Advent calendar.

This was my first time doing TAAT. It worked well for the legs, but the feet decrease on the top of the foot, while increasing on the bottom. I finally gave up and used 2 circulars per sock.