Saturday, September 17, 2011

Prime Time KAL - 9/11 WIP

I am making a Christmas stocking for my grandson, Bobby. I am trying to match the size to one I made for Ryan and they are pretty close... I used a size 8 needle and Encore bulky yarn. I am also making a pair of baby socks with size three needles and a dishcloth with size 9 needles for my daughter's wedding shower. Between the 3 projects it will be well over 300 yards... the Christmas stocking is close to being that on its own.

Friday, September 16, 2011

September Prime Time

Gonna use this here afghan that I finished for this month because I haven't sewn my veil to the comb yet, so I don't have any nice drapey pictures to show it off yet.

The pattern is the Washed Ashore Afghan by Lion Brand. I ran out of yarn before I could finish the pattern, but it's still at least 1200 yards of crochet, if not more, so it qualifies! I used an M/N hook. I have gifted it to a coworker for use in his man-cave at home.

The yarn is some discontinued imported yarn called Unger Le Tweed and claims to be hand-wash only, but I washed it on low spin cycle in cold water, and then tumble-dried low for a bit, and it came out fine. It's mostly acrylic and synthetic type yarns, so I figured as long as I didn't let it get too hot it'd be alright.

If you wanted to see my original blog post for this project, click here.

Prime Time September

Catching up on posts for this month, here's a pair of socks I finished for my granddaughter. My own design. The color contrast could be better. I'll publish the pattern when I reknit with more contrast(y) yarn. On the first sock, I knit the foot with needles too large. I reknit with the same needles I'd used for the cuff, and it looks much better.

The grey yarn is Kroy 4 ply Socks. The contrast is Grundl Hot socks, which had more dark colors than I realized.

I'm working on a SKA challenge, knitting Aragorn socks from Janeke Maat. The yarn is Sushi Sock acquired in a sock club for men. I didn't think that the color or yardage was appropriate for my man, so i knit their pattern in another yarn. Now it's my turn, and I'm keeping these.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

primetime kal

please check to make sure that your credits for the kal through august are correct.

if i've missed one, please direct me to your post so that i can fix it. thanks.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September primetime

Wow, new world record socks for me! pattern- Great Eight needles- 2.75 started- 9-1-11 finished 9-13-11 yarn -Heritage/Italian. This is for Sock Sniper on Ravelry. Sorry, the pictures aren't so good. Camera broke at the beach.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Two projects for September!

I fell in love with SpillyJane's Gnome mittens. This is my first stranded colorwork project ever. They aren't perfect and they pucker where the 2 circs met but, when they are on my hands, no one knows but me!
Gnomes finished
Started: 8-6-11
Finished: 9-4-11
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in 7 colors
Pattern: Gnome Mittens by SpillyJane
Needles: 3.25mm
Mods: different background pattern and made mitts rather than mittens

My second project is my usual pair of socks. These are for my 13 year old son in his school colors. He wore them to school the day after they were finished and said he was showing them off in math class.
Orange and Black Stripes half done
Orange and Black Stripes
Started: 8-27-11
Finished: 9-6-11
Yarn: Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber Ewe Look Great in Stripes Hazzard County
random black leftovers for heels and toes
Pattern: 76st vanilla sock
Needles: 2.5mm