Friday, September 2, 2011

Aug is over already????

Needed a baby gift so wanted to see this done in a solid color. Sadly did not get to go to the shower, but the new mom was very happy with it. As am I.

Hat does look tiny. Had to take quick pictures as this was going out the door as fast as it came off needles.

A good friend is now a School Sect. So I made her school color clogs. Ya know for those long days...she can go running down the halls when everyone has gone home.

August Primetime

Hi almost forgot to add my finished project pictures!

Here is my final project to add and the finished ones (from my progress post.) It is a pair of Susie's Reading Mitts. I love them so much and can't wait to make some for me!

mitts progress

This link has the finished picture because I sent them off so fast.

I used Jo Sharp Tweed yarn (2 skeins)

Started- July

Finished- August

Needles- 9

Here are links to the progress pics (to make it easier.)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

August Prime Time

Lots of little baby projects this month for a friend's daughter. Her baby girl is due in October. Most of these were made with Encore acrylic/wool blend so that they can easily be washed. The little skirt is Bernat yarn that will make the little flowers if you knit to gauge.

august socks!

whee! i managed to finish a pair of something that matches.

surfer girl
my design for august sotm club
yarn: meilenweit holiday stretch

surfer girl prog

surfer girl pair

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Where did August go?! Prime Time

my flickr seems technically challenged - randomly deleting access to pictures. . so first of all here was my progress pics from July:
and on to August. . . I had some basic toe up socks in vesper stripes and Honey Badger's in dancing dog dyeworks.

PrimeTime KAL - August

Just in time..
So I have completed TWO projects for August, and I'm very pleased with myself. Both are socks, yardage for each is approximately 350-375yds as I have a little bit left over from each (hexipuffs!). The first is "Waterfall", and I used Zauberball in a lovely rainbow shade (a friend asked me if I was making pride socks lol). The pattern was great, it was my first toe-up, and I really enjoyed it. I like using 3-4 needles so didn't get fancy with a 2-circular cast-on or anything like that. A plus is that I think I finally figured out my short-rows - yaaayy! Here is the in progress pic

and the finished pic

Second project is just a basic pair of socks, using Regia self-striping yarn. I must say I'm not too impressed with the "self-striping" of this yarn, it was very muddy, and the colours didn't follow a regular pattern. Ah well, they'll make a nice pair of winter warm socks, and I did these top-down which I think I like better than toe-up. It's good to know both techniques though, I think.
Here is the in progress pic

and the finished pic

I actually finished these about a week ago but have limited computer time due to having both of my kids on my internet connection.

August Primetime

I'm very happy to say that I'm done with this project, it has been on the needles way to long. She didn't use it as a veil but wore it at the reception.
I used Baruffa Cashwool colorway 1, I used around 1000 beads and needles US 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Now to start some fun things and finish up half started projects. Maybe use some of my Sock Summit stash.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August Primetime Project


Finishe Pic

So I have tried to get this picture the right way up and it is just beyond my computer skills tonight. Other than the picture, I am very happy with this sweater I made for my daughter. The pattern is Seamless Blue and I used Knitpicks Comfy Worsted. I used 4.5 balls of yarn(so nearly 600 yrds) The drape is nice and works well for this pattern.

Jill (jaerrt on Ravelry)

Monday, August 29, 2011

This August I finally finished my Strangling Vines Scarf. It took a bit over 400 yards of Handmaiden Sea Silk and was knit on size 4 knitpicks needles. It blocked out to almost 8 feet long! I put more info about it on my own blog. :)

Prime Time August Project

Hey All!
I made another Coquille Shawl for my sister Cathy during August - along with a few pairs of socks. Gah - I'm already behind on my 52 pair plunge by 2 pairs! I purchased some lovely MM in Red Zone at a cool LYS in Long Grove, IL on vacation and used about 486 yards making the small size. This time I hard blocked it by giving it a good soak and I love how it turned out. Magpie is modeling:

Looking forward to fall getting here and September. Fall to me means College Football Season, which is my favorite sport.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Prime Time KAL - 8/11 WIP & Finished

I made so many little things this month I was trying to decide the best way to post them.... sorry Adrienne, I posted the first WIP picture on 8/11. First I made a baby hat for my friend's grandbaby from the book Head & Toes by Gwen Steege using size 5 and 6 needles and Knit Picks Merino Style Yarn in Cornflower, Petal and Vanilla. I also made a pair of booties to go with the hat using Saartje's Booties with size 3 needles from Ravelry. I think they turned out darling and hopefully will actually fit at the same time. The hat and booties together are approximately 160 yards...

Another friend is having two grandbabies within 2 weeks of each other so I thought it would be fun to make the Berry Baby Hat by Michele Sabatier from Ravelry for the little girl. I used Cotton Fleece in Wisteria and Holly Green and size 7 and 8 needles. I made the Watermelon Hat by Stephanie McPhee for the boy using the same needles and Cotton Fleece in Barn Red and Holly Green. To add to the fun I made a pair of toddler socks for Berry Baby's big sister using the Wisteria yarn and the Party-Time Lace pattern from Knit a Dozen Socks by Edie Eckman. The two hats and toddler socks weighed over 100 grams so it was at least 215 yards. Had fun with all the little projects!

August Prime Time Entry

This shawl was no fun! The pattern required 350 meters of cotton. The cotton I used was something I had already attempted turning into a sweater, but after using up 1-1/2 balls of the 3 I'd bought, it quickly became apparent it wasn't going to happen. I figured there had to be enough there to make a shawl. There was, but my complaint is based on the fact that the label said there were 550 yards per ball! I've been lied to before, but this is a bit ridiculous. I used more than 2-1/2 balls to complete the shawl. (The yarn was wound onto large cardboard cylinders, so it was all very deceptive.) The shawl was intended for me, but you'll notice it fits my 7-yr-old she needs a shawl! On top of all that, this was the splittiest yarn I've ever worked with. I needed to work in bright light to make sure I was always picking up every single strand of the yarn. Live and learn.

This is pre-blocking. It didn't stretch much when I did block it.

At least the background scenery in these photos is nice. The start is in the Dolomites and the finish was next to the Ligurian Sea. I had a nice vacation despite the dog of a knitting project I was working on.