Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Here is a super quick and easy hat. Great for first time cabler. I used woolease yarn - easy care - size 8 needles (mens size) size 7 ladies . I would say. I would go down a size on ribbing - nice snug fit. If you so desire.
Pattern from KnitHead Hugger site.
Go make one - or several!!!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
I used dark blue (photo is lighter than actual colors) and black. Size 7 needles - I have found the gauge to be off with this yarn - seems to be thicker than natural wool would be - Very quick and easy knit. Two hats , two nights! I knit till 6.5" on both hats then decreased with a plain row between the decrease rows.
She recently made another one in Noro - just gorgeous! Check it out.
I added some rows of crochet - to finish it off.
Used Lion Brand Jiffy yarn - 4 skeins.
Gifted to a friend.
Pattern was free on Ravelry. I used some green wool yarn in my stash and the white is handspun merino.
Pattern is here:
Uploaded by butterflyjones03 on 6 Oct 08, 7.55AM PDT.
I used Plymouth Encore yarn 2 skeins 0 in soft white (off white) and size 10.5 needles. I knit this till it was my height 5.5" - soaked and blocked. For my daughter.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Just enjoying the process.
One skein is different from all the rest as there was still some yarn left and so I had to wind it into a ball and ply on itself. It came out totally different . Colorway and the way it plied to itself. It is the one in the front of the photo - smallest skein
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
This is just gorgeous! I love the lacework on this and it works up very fast - I did all this in 2 nights, This is Garnstudio & Drops Designs.
Number 107-8 Spring/Summer 2008 all free patterns.
I am using Knitpicks Shine sport yarn in turquoise - so far I have used 3 skeins and I am up to the arm shaping - so maybe 4.5 skeins total. I am dong the Medium size on size 4 needles to get gauge.
In case you need to know - since I love details and have had a hard time with trying to get things to fit properly. I am size 40 bust and 37 waist - I have learned that I need to allow for negative ease on certain garments. I ususally make them huge - - I am also taking into account that this yarn has a little stretch to it . Previous top I made I had to redo two sizes smaller. So you can image - I was doing size 42" finished size and it was humungous! So do gauge swatch and figure in yarn type and ease (neg or positive) depending on garment fit.
Love it, I will be making another one in white!
Ok, I finished this in a week. What a great , mindless project and Fast !
I used 3 and 1/3 skein of LionBrand Cottonease (my first time using this) I found that this yarn is not super soft but has a softness to it. Not as soft as other yarns that have a sheen to it but enough. My hands didn't get dried out or anything. And I do tend to have dry hands. Again, the details. I made this a medium - I did the long tail cast-on as I cannot do the loop cast on - way to wonky for me and I didn't like the photos of others who had droopy necklines and low to boot. So I did the long tail and two rows of 2 X 2 rib. continued with pattern as written. I did the 5 decreases in the waist and then just above hips I did 5 increases back to original stitches. I knit till 14" as I don't want this 40 something lady to show her belly. Then did 6 rows 2 X 2 rib.
I finished the sleeves with 4 rounds of st st. and decreased one stitch on last round to have an even number to work with for 2 X 2 rib which again was 6 rows to match bottom of sweater ribbing.
I went back to neck and added one row of sc around neck , single crocheting 3 stitches and skipping one stitch, then sc in 3 and skip 1 - to bring neck in a little and it lays very nice! I am super happy with this one! I tried it on and it fits perfect! One happy person!
BTW I haven't blocked it yet so it looks weird in some places but once it is blocked it will be Great!
Uploaded by butterflyjones03 on 7 May 08, 4.33AM PDT.
Friday, February 15, 2008
We are using Brown Sheep Lambs Pride- worsted wool - Mine is being knit in the color (Spice)
10 skeins on hand with size 10 needles
Fast , quick knit.
This stuff is totally gorgeous - yummy fibery goodness. I cannot even describe it.
You must get some.
This is from Spunky Eclectic
I purchased 2 4-0z bundles of roving
BFL - soft and buttery smooth
I am starting to spin it up as we speak.
Really want to try the Andean plying technique - not sure -the 3-ply skein from the wheel . I am using the Ashford Traveller. Ready for a new one! Who says you can only have one.
I used - 1-pkg cherry - 1-lemon/lime - 1-orange.
I did add vinegar - glug, glug - then let it sit like 30-40 min before putting it in lavender rinse water.
JoJo - 6.5 yrs old - our family adopted her from Shepherd Rescue when she was 15 months old - what a doll she is
Shepherd/hound mix Great dog.
Nikki - is 7 months old - adopted from Adirondack Save-A-Stray - rescued puppies from high kill shelters.
She was 8 weeks old and almost died - she was one of 12 pups who never got any food - she is a great dog. Just spayed two days ago so she is calm right now :)
She is black lab / pit mix - The rescue folks told me no way she was pit - but look at those eyes! I say she is - but she is a sweetie pie. No aggression at all. Very obedient. Still working on her laziness to go pee outside! Arrggggghhhhhhhh!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Arrgggggggghhhhhh! What a difference that made in how the fleece carded up
I was not real happy with the stuff. Fought with it lots. It was supposedly already cleaned. Ok?? hmmm.
Well, it was not the greatest but I learned a lot from this experience.
As I went along I learned to allow the fiber to card and spin the way it wanted to and stop fighting with it.
I ended up with a semi-soft yarn. Worsted weight. It is ok - I will dye it, maybe a hat, who knows.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I sat down and made these mitts for my boys - and one for adults as well. I used cotton batting - which is way better than the poly batting as it is warmer - next time I would use two layers of cotton batting on the front and back piece so that there are four cut out pieces of the batting. Other than that the pattern worked out great.
Pattern is free and can be found here: http://www.thelongestyear.typepad.com
Also there are other photos on my Flickr account
Thanks for looking!
I used some Sugar and Cream yarn that I purchased years ago - in Raspberry - Used 1/14 skein for the sweater. At this point it is done - just blocking right now. Will add a sheer brown ribbon to the sweater. Also made a hat to go with it. Will show it when all done.
Quick and easy to make and just adorable.
Here are some Fetching Fingerless Gloves I made back in November 07
I used Patons Decor Yarn which has some wool in it and makes for a nice soft wearable piece - also washable.
Free pattern on http://www.knitty.com