Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holiday KAL 4

The peacock pic was taken when I was trying to photograph the cloth.

He "supervised" me. :)

Just realized I tagged my previous entry incorrectly as "gifts or not". Oops!

These cloths are just 2 of many I've knit with a pattern designed for me by Elaine Fitzgerald. See her blog for the free pattern which needless to say I was thrilled to get. Her Ravelry name is Cloverlaine and her blog is here:

It is called "A Peacock for Tunie". How exciting is that?! I'm still grinning. I forgot to take pics of the others, but the two here are more than 200 yds to qualify for a holiday entry. They were made in the correct time period having given the others away almost as soon as I made them. I couldn't post them before now because Elaine was using the pattern for her November KAL and I didn't want to spoil the fun.

November prime time footies for moi

Adrienne's Llama, llama, duck pattern. I shortened the cuff and did a plain foot with a star toe to fit me. This yarn is Nightfall in royal blue colorway by Fibrofibers. I used the entire skein and got 2 pairs of the footies. 490 yds and I have very little left. It is much nicer after having a bath which softened the yarn quite a bit.

Great pattern which I will make in a longer version for the winter. Probably one of my entries for next year before our winter starts in June. I'd start it now, but I have so many wips I've almost lost count. I'd love to finish them before the new year. Wish me luck...LOL

Holiday gift or not

Panda cotton is perfect for spring and summer here and this experimental pair weighs 60 gms from 100 gms of yarn (2 skeins). Color is peapod. I was practicing the picot cuff, EOP heel flap stitch count for my narrow heel and plain foot with 6 pointed star toe. Good for practice and walking in the summer. :) Footies a gift to myself. :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Greenie Beanies

Two Patterns Using Forest Greener Iceland Yarn.

#1 Greenie Beanie (on Rav) based on Snappy Hat 130 yards Started and finished 11/10/11 size 10 needles

#2 --Forest Greens (on Rav) made the pattern up myself using a mitered decrease that mimics "turn a square" and 3 bands of Linen Stitch to give it some more texture. Used about 85 yards...on size 9 needles.
Started: November 5, ended Nov 6th.

These are presents from Auntie.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Prime time November

Prime Time November
Surprise, I'm not knitting socks! I'm making a requested pair of leg warmers for one of my daughters. The pattern is from Sally Melville's Knit Stitch book, except that I edged mine with seed stitch. The yarn is Plymouth Encore. The pattern calls for 400 yds.

"holiday kal 4''

Well, I forgot to post my socks that I started back in September. I would have had them finished sooner but ...ah well, life intrudes.
These are the Sausalito Eyelet Socks done in Sausalito "Fall Herbs". 2 skeins and done on size 2 needles.
Cast on date: 10/1/11
Bind off date: 11/8/11
A fun, easy knit and they are all for ME!!!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

please welcome

lydia (tuarwen)

to the carefree kal group!

all caught up!

i hope.

please check for your october prime time kal and for your holiday kal credits.