Saturday, September 24, 2011

leaf wrap scarf started for Holiday or Not KAL

The first leaf took 1.5 hours, but was easy to do watching a mystery. I think this will be a good take along project. I'm already thinking of spinning and dyeing some yarns for another one. :)

September Carefree KAL

This month I made a pillow for my son's new desk chair. He chose the pattern and his favorite colors--the Italian flag. He's thrilled with the results! I'm happy to say that I am too.

This was made from an Italian pattern that actually had four rings. My son wanted three colors, so I modified it slightly changing the size of the rings. Unfortunately I ran out of green when I was working on the backside so it's not quite three equal parts, but if I didn't mention it, you probably wouldn't have noticed. I used ca. 350 meters of yarn.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Holiday or Not KAL This will be my first Holiday or Not KAL entry. Looks like a fast project and I might end up making a couple of them for gifts. :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September Socks - Primetime Kal

Busy month... the start of the new school year and quite something to do on the knitting front as well. A lot of projects can't be showed yet, as they are due to appear in magazines. And we've had our share of sick people as well.... Wietse had an ear infection but is improving, and now both Alexa and Steven are sick - they ate outdoors last Sunday and got food poisoning. Miserable. Personally I'd love to see the kids healthy instead. I did finish a pair of socks though....
Yarn used is Fliegende Untertasse - Flying Saucer. 330 meters were used to create this pair.

update on the frogged sock

I ran out of the blue and green yarn and decided to let it be the "featured design element" with the interesting stitch used for the leg. I used some skinny bugga in blue lobster color and a smaller needle for the heel flap and remainder of the sock. Fits nicely now and I will take a better pic of it when Fred is wearing them next month.

He said the parrots will be jealous when they see the socks. :)

I plan to make another pair using more of the blue lobster and with a few inches of the green and blue clown stitch repeats as an accent stripe. I'll need to weigh the remaining yarn to make sure I don't run out (again).
I had actually knit the heel flap and turn using the blue green yarn and knew it would be hopeless to try and make them match. This way the heel flap has the stronger yarn and it was very easy to just switch colors at the end of the leg section.
Spent a lot of time at the frog pond lately, but I think the end result is worth it. Ribbit...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

fixed mitts- primetime

Here is a picture of the finished mitts for August. I figured it out.
Susie's Reading Mitts
Love them! Making a pair for my now in blue!
(sorry it took so long!)

update on Sept primetime entry :(

The glorious Clown sock start hit a road block and will now be my October Primetime project. Sigh...My gauge was off and the sock was too loose which meant it wouldn't last long. Thanks to Adrienne for mentioning that and suggesting I frog back to the end of the leg section. I'd rather do that and have them last a long time. I also ran out of the yarn so the foot part will have some skinny bugga in it.

I'm submitting the completed Broken Chocolate Bar by Corrina Ferguson socks for my September entry. I ran out of the yarn for it and had to complete the second sock with some Panda cotton (Sahara colorway) which fortunately worked beautifully. :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Send in the Clowns primetime Sept project

I got this terrific pattern designed by our own Adrienne on the 16th and decided to make it immediately. Fred told me it looks like "parrotdaddy socks" so that's what we call them now. I will finish by end of September and probably make a second pair soon.

WONDERFUL pattern which is a lot of fun to knit and quite fast. It just seems to glide off the needles the way the stitch pattern is set up. This is a real winner and is great for breaking up some wild looking yarn. I have a lot of that kind. :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Gypsy Rover came over the hill.....

This is my Gypsy Rover Shawl. Based on the Caireen By SusannaIC. I used almost all of 4 skeins for Plymouth Encore DK -- about 575 yards. Shawl measures 54 inches by 12 inches.


These are socks for my father-in-law.  I started them on Aug. 27, finished today Sep. 18, 2011.  Yarn is Jo-Ann Sensations Soles & More that I got on clearance for less than $2 each.  The balls are 60g each and I used 100g total, about 438 yds, needles US 1 - 2.25 mm.