Friday, March 30, 2007


I finally got around to knitting up some Knucks for a friend of mine. The embroidery was a lot harder than to do than I thought it would be, but I think they turned out a-okay.

These were done in Rowan Felted Tweed - has anyone else used this yarn? I had some issues with it tearing on me. I didn't know if maybe I was just hard on it or if that was a common complaint.

More info on the bloggy.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Finally Finished!

Specs on the sweater:

Pattern: Andoa Sweater from
Yarn: LB Wool Ease in black; 8 skeins.
Needles: US # 8 straight needles
Size: Medium - 45" chest
Time: Nov. 1, 2006 - March 29, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

It's Geek Day!

Since I have been on a "cleaning spree" technology wise, I thought I was share a few tips and tricks for tweaking a system.

Got a slow internect connectin? Could possibly be your settings! CheckHere for 4 Tips for Troubleshooting your Broadband connection


So, it's not your broadband, it's your wifi? Check Here to check and fluff your wifi.


Do you have a million plus songs on your computer, but yet can never find the perfect one? Here's an article to give you a few clues on gathering, sorting and blasting those songs. click here.

So, those are my geek tips of the day!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Armwarmer turned Koozie

My latest finished project was supposed to be either tank girl or my armwarmers. Well the armwarmers I started & I ended up not liking so instead of frogging I turned it into a koozie!!! Calico berrocco koozie! LOL

Swallowtail Shawl

This is the Swallowtail Shawl from InterweaveKnits fall 2006 edition. Please visit Wild Yarn for all the delicious details and more photos. I love this shawl and would recommend this pattern to anyone who loves lace. Knit on, girls and guys. ~DAWN

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Ruffly spring scarf

Here's a cute spring accessory. I made this ruffly scarf out of Linie 194 SOLO yarn. Really, it is more like ribbon and to cast on, you punch your needle thru the ribbon. It was fun and I was experimenting and thinking of other ideas you could do with this yarn.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Skully Needles?

Here is a quickie tutorial on how to make your own Skully-type Knitting Needles. Aren't they too cute? You could use this tutorial to make all kinds of cute needles. Love the idea...

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Yarn sale!!

For those of you who didn't see it on Craftster: is having a huge sale right now! Half-price yarn! I had to drag myself away from the keyboard to keep from going overboard.


My first post, eep! I suppose a little intro would be appropriate, so hi! I'm Carolyn (aka Zsanica), a 25 year old girl from Canada. As for my knitting history, I've known how to knit for a long time, but it wasn't until December that I ended up addicted to it. Naturally, I'm also huge fan of punk/rock/and other music, and I'm kind of nerdy.

What you see in this picture here is two works in progress. A Carolyn cardigan that I kind of did something "noob-ish" with.. I didn't check the dye lot number on the teal coloured yarn.. I have to make a quick trip to the store today to buy another ball.
The other in the middle is the beginning of a pair of Fetching mitts that I'm making from the WRONG dye lot ball of wool.

Thank you for letting me join!

Classes - I am Still Around

Hello People

I am still around. I am starting knitting classes at a local yarn store. They are teaching classes just for men. i am also teaching machine knitting classes. It should be great fun.

I have been knitting black socks in my spare time. They are not really evil they are just to match my uniform. I was thinking about putting a Jolly Roger in them but that is not allowed.

Someday when i have a working camera I will have pictures.

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

New Mexico meets the Blue Ridge Mountains

NM meets the Blue Ridge Mountains-- that is what I am calling this vest. I was working on another project and got very frustrated, so I wanted to do something without going out and buying more yarn. I made this modular vest-- I took a class in NM, from Patricia Warner, author of Dazzling Knits and learned how to do modular knitting. It was kind of fun, just using all of my old leftover yarn. The pattern is not in the book, it just comes with the class-- but there are many other cool modular patterns in the book. The directions are very clear and easy to follow.

The Fake Isle Hat

I have completed my Fake Isle Hat in two days. I am feeling rather pleased with it. I am not a huge fan of making complicated color knitting. It's tedious for me. It's nice to know that I can make a fair isle hat, at least. I made this hat to challenge myself a little.

Specs on the hat:
The yarns used are Lionbrand Wool Ease in fisherman (off-white) and one skein of Noro Kureyon in the # 153 colorway. The original pattern used black for the CC color. I decided to use the off-white, mainly to be different. I like it. The effect is very nice. Oh yes, I used US # 6 circular and double pointed needles to make the hat, as the pattern called for.

I LOVE this hat...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


My dashing are done! These were so fun to do!! I used some undyed llama, alpaca, merino blend that was hand spun by a wonderful little 70 year old woman here in Denver. Unfortunately the lovely deep color does not come through in my photos. This was a fun, fast pattern, about 4 hours with the finishing - all quick, mindless and easy! These were on my list of items to knit to insure that denver does not get any more snow... (denverites are all very fragile now and another snow would turn us into whiney little imps). Its close to 80 outside today, so no arm warmers for me. The next time its in the 50's I may bare my white arms to give these a wear with a t-shirt before putting them away for next fall...

Happy Knitting!!

Stripey punk rock jumper type thing

Here you go. Red and black striped jumper. With a flaw that I only noticed after it was all done!

Modelled by him indoors, Mr Me, who insists I point out that the guitar is a genuine 1990 Gibson SG. He's Angus Young in an ACDC tribute band as well as a dodgy model. The hat is mine though :-)

Beret Day

Pattern: Big Blue Beret by Kelly. This is a great pattern and a really knock out beret that I wore all day on St. Patty's day. I made some mods to it and in the process almost lost my mind. Jump to my blog to get the down low or just enjoy the photos here. Cheers!

Monday, March 19, 2007


I can be a Punk Rock Crocheter, right? This is my latest little Amigurumi creation, his name is Strummer :)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Wiki Who?

Everyone loves Wikipedia, right? Well, did you know that there is a new site called Knit Wiki, which is the same idea, but for knitters? Nifty idea and I love it. I am just giving you all the head up. Submit your patterns and stitches to the project. The more people that submit, the larger the community gets.

Irish Hiking Scarf

In honor of St. Paddy's Day, I have finished my Irish Hiking Scarf. It's funny howthat worked out. I FINALLY finished it. Woo Hoo!

- I used 4 skeins of Patons SWS Yarn in the color, # 013 Natural Earth.

- US # 8 straight bamboo needles, throughout.

- My scarf measures approximately 60 inches.

- My cats love to lay on it...maybe it's something in the yarn?

Kiss Me, I'm Irish!


Friday, March 16, 2007

Keltic cap

This is a pattern I found in the Winter 2006 Vogue Knitting magazine that's a Houndstooth Cap pattern. I've been meaning to do it for a while until I finally had the time. Since I had to destash, instead of using the colors that the pattern called for, I used some yarn from my stash. Below are different angle shots of the outcome:

Yarn: 1 skein of Berroco Keltic in Dublin

Needles: size 10 16"circulars and size 10 dpn

Other material: I cut an old baseball cap for the plastic to sew in the visor.**

**Note: You may want to have strong and sharp scissors to cut the plastic because it was thick and a real pain. Other thinner/softer plastics might do, such as a water jug or an unused DVD case if the size is appropriate.

This is the outcome that the original pattern is written for:

How cute is it? How can you resist a hat like that? What I did was that I just didn't change colors when the pattern called for it. I did it straight through with the same yarn. I posted this on my blog if anyone wants to check it out. I haven't posted the pattern yet, but will in the future.

Devil Skull Chart

It's been quiet on here, the past few days. So, I am going to post the chart I drew out this morning, on my computer. You can use it for whatever you would like. It's free and go to town with it...Right click and Save As, of course. Excuse the messy drawing...I drew this by hand in PSP 8 with a pc mouse and right-handed (I am left-handed). At least this time I adjusted the opacity tool so that you can see the squares enough to count them out. I have not tested this chart out, just yet, in knitting form. So, if you use it...let me know so that I can see if it works alright.
Happy Knitting and YAY for the weekend!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

cashmere arm cosies

I made these cashmere arm cosies from (sorry, I couldn't get the link to work). They were quick and easy to do and the perfect asset for the masquerade ball that I went to.

A pair of socks

I have just this weekend competed in the Robertson show and the comment on my pair of acidental socks was "A PAIR of socks" some how my socks both are identical but unfortuantly are far too big for my feet due to an accident. I got carried away and forgot to stop early for the toe.

I did enter 8 items and 6 of those sucessfully placed. More detail is on my blog. But stay tuned for the chickens that are hatching in time for Easter.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Expressin' The Love

I have never said this before...and at the risk of being all "mushy." I just wanted to share some love. I have to say that when I began this blog (including Punk Rock Knit Girls) I thought maybe a few of my blog-friends would join and it would end up being a "dud." Meaning, it would die a natural blog death of boredom. It baffles me that we have so many members and everyone shares their cool ideas and projects on here. This blog is a lot of fun. It's fun because of you all.

So, I just wanted to say thanks for joining and making this a lot of fun. I hope everyone else is having as much fun as I am with this. I check here daily to see what everyone is doing and I try to post as often as I have time to. Keep the ideas and projects flowing...

Hugs to all and have a great weekend.


Some free patterns I have found in my surfings, this week...

Cropped Lace Cardigan, Clessidra Socks, Beyond The Basics Hat, Shimmer Socks, April/May Armwarmers, Milo Sweater, Patchwork Throw, Naiad Scarf, Raglan Tunic, Henry's Blanket, Baby Tart, Aran Knit Purse, Felted Basket, Fuzzy Dice, Moccasin Slippers, Norberta Dragon, Poppy Cat Sweater, Mug Rug, Felted Knitting Needle Case, Eyelet Kerchief, One Baaad Poncho, Cabled Capelet, Mohair Scarf, Flower Cloth

Chop, Chop . . .

So, yesterday I went and chopped off my hair. It feels good to have it short again although I don't think I'm too thrilled with the cut. Maybe I just need to get used to it.
I managed to get into an early showing of 300 earlier this week. It was awesome!!!!! Usually, I get bored with battle scenes but the moves were so fluid and beautiful. It was amazing. There were some gross parts and some freaky parts too. Overall, an amazing movie! Go see it! We have a History Channel thing on the 300 Spartans set up to TIVO later this afternoon. I can't wait to see it.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


look what i came across today
new knitty!
check out the fellas fetching... (cause it's a wristwarmer winter)

Holy Flirty Ruffles Batman!

Its done, its done, IT IS DONE!!!!! To read the adventures of the shawl from hell check out my blog but here's some pics. All that is left is the blocking once I get some wires. *sigh* Can you believe that I knit this TWICE since May '06. This pic is the last stitch of the whole thing...with Darth Vader on his pyre on tv in the background. If you read the blog you'll understand.

Now I'm lost and don't know what to work on.
well heres the one side of the new bag... i told it kicked ass...

check out more pics on the bloggy
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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

hi again...

sorry i have been MIA here.. i have been having a hard enough time posting on my own site... but now i am in full craftin swing! i whipped out one of the best bags ever... i shall post a picture here as soon as i can get one... it is sewn though not knit, but im just too darn proud not to show her off!

i will have some knitting content soon... i have to make a panta for a girl on craftsters. it will be pretty... ok... gotta get ready for work!
later gators..

Monday, March 05, 2007

Busy BEE

Ok this is a poncho i made for my daughter Nikita , a pattern from PATONS and in my desperate effort to make something for her that lasted a while i made it just a wee to big. It so soft and light but really warm. Its easy to put on her when we walk to school. I am not a big fan of fun fur but i think for little details on childrens clothing its great.
The second picture is of the IRISH HIKING SCARF. I had this finished in about a week. Would of been sooner but i kept checking it after every inch. Still needs to be blocked and the ends weaved in. Gonna be a Easter gift. I can be kind of lazy with the finshing touches. TSK TSK
The third photo is off BROOKES COLUMN OF LEAVES SCARF. I started this yesterday and yes it would go quicker if i didn't stop to admire it every few inches. This is for my aunty. She loves these colours. I am thinking i might make the matching hat and mittens as well.

A Spoonful of Fiber

I, like just about everyone else in blogland, am sick. My family is sick.Punk Rock Princess Heather was home 3 days last week, man I thought I'd lose my mind. A little fiber to cheer us up? I don't know about you, but it always makes me feel better. This came in the mail for me today from my blogging buddy Ann-marie, she has an etsy shop too. There's some yarn there similar to the Suzanne that I might snatch up if nobody jumps on it. I'm thinking a Newsboy cap and some wristwarmers (or legwarmers?), probably striped with some solid Cascade 220. Hmm....

Sunday, March 04, 2007


Hello! I thought I'd finally post and say hi.. I've been lurking and reading for quite some time now. You guys are an awesome group of folks, glad to be a part of it!

Here I am hopping on the fingerless mitt bandwagon. Fetching is quite an addictive pattern. I can't wait to finish these and wear em out! More random knitting pics on my blog.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Project Spectrum Sweater

I belong to Project Spectrum V.2. February & March are Blue, Gray and White months. So, I decided that I would make a sweater for the knit-along out of those colors and stash-bust at the same time. Here is the finished sweater, on me. I finally finished one of the LARGE projects that I have been working on for over a month. WOO HOO!

Well, there really is no pattern for this sweater. I used the calculations from The Knitter's Handy Book Of Sweater Patterns. I made the 46" chest measurement/size. (I am a 44" chest) The yarn I used was all leftovers from other projects. YAY on stashbusting! The lighter blue is LB Wool Ease in Blue Heather; 4 skeins. The darker blue is LB Wool Ease in Navy; 1 skein. The white/blue mix yarn is actually leftover Moda Dea Sassy Stripes in the color, Stormy. I used # 8 circular and Dpn's, throughout. The sweater is knitted from the bottom up with minimal finishing. I sewed the underarm holes and the loose strings. That's about it.

There is another picture of the sweater laying flat on my bed over at my personal blog. Okay, gotta run. Happy Knitting and have a great weekend, everyone!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Fair Isle all around.

I got bored, so I figured I'd post a picture of the hat I've been knitting. It's the Red Light Special hat from B r o o k l y n T w e e d. I accidentally ordered the wrong colors of yarn (2 blues instead of a Blue and a Green. Doh!), so I dunno if I'll be keeping this one. I might give it to my dad, he likes Blue, and make me another out of different colors. We'll see. I've been in a Fair Isle mood lately. When I'm not working on the hat, I pick up my Squirrel Mittens:

These things are freakin' awesome. You gotta love squirrels, I know I do.

Have a good weekend you guys!

♥ : Kaity

Thursday, March 01, 2007


Picture 247

I made this really quickly tonight. A lady in the mall admired my old icky hat, and asked me to make her one for her daughter.

Pattern Particulars

Pattern: Hot Head From SnB.
Needles: Clover Takumi Size US 10.5
Yarn: Sirdar Nova in Color 038 and Lion Beand Wool-Ease Chunky in Charcoal
Time: About an hour and half
Loved: watching Ugly Betty and finishing a hat.
Hated: nothing.