Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Toodles & Happy Knitting!
Saturday, July 28, 2007
At Mystic River I asked about regional yarn producers and picked up some Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets. The colorways were really beautiful and reminded me of Schaefer (but I still love Schaefer and Caron soft best:)
Just wanted to provide the links incase anyone is in that area and unaware of the stores. If anyone has a store they love in the Jersey/NYC area, let me know.
I did see some cute animals while on vacation. If anyone is interested in seeing these cutie pies here's the link. I'm an animal lover, what can I say:)
Friday, July 27, 2007
Any ideas? Suggestions? Any help would be most appreciated! :D
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Are you proud of yourself? You've lured another knitter/crocheter who loves loud music and emulates the word quirky perfectly. Are you proud of yourself? Well, you should be!
But in all seriousness, I've loved looking at this site for about a year. I've finally gotten a hang of the whole blogger thing, including uploading pictures. So here I am!
The picture is a pair of socks I made for my mother -in-law. For Christmas, she gave me the Knit Socks! book (the one shaped like a sock). Husband Man got the first pair of trial socks, and MIL gets these.
I've got two other, no, three other projects in the work. I think it's only three. One is a scarf made out of Paton's Soy Wool Stripes, which I'm loving. Second is a rug made out of all my random scraps. I've also started work on the Accidentally On Purpose vest in Stitch 'n' Bitch. Wish me luck. I have a million more inches of stockinette stitch to go before I get to drop stitches!
(ostara = taylor)
When I saw a storage for them online, made of an old pair of jeans, I just had to make one for me.
Of course I added a few changes to grunge it up a bit, I did not seam the cut edges but frayed them. And instead of sewing across the legs of the jeans, I added eyelets to hold them together.
In the upper part, I created a big pocket by sewing one time across the width of the jeans, there I can storage my dpns. The pocket will be used for small supplies as cable needles, stitch markers and so on.
Every needle size has its own compartment, except for the really big ones starting at 12mm. I think I can easily recognize them, so I don't need any more compartments.
Of course the needles on the photo are not all that I have, I just added a few yet to test my creation.
If you want to see more detailed photos, visit my blog.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I used # US 3 needles and a minimal amount of Rowan Wool Cotton in the color "hiss." It's a light purple, lavender color. I added a strand of silver thread to make it sparkly.
I am not thrilled with the cozy. But it will work for the time being. Until I come up with something better. I love gadget cozies...
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
I have just finished this baby set for a friend, pattern is Cutie Patootie found at berocco.com. I made a few changes for the hat - just one i-cord and white blanket stitch around the seam. The finished items looked so small to me, I thought they would never fit.... But after I saw how big they are for the doll of my son, and after I saw the tiny baby - almost smaller than the doll, I recognized that I totally forgot how small newborn babies really are.
Now I have been asked to knit some socks and a baptism bonnett too, but I don't find a great pattern for the bonnett... So if you know about something, please link me to it.
And of course I already started something new, I want to make a shawl for me, inspired by a pattern found at the anticraft... Photo will follow soon.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
My blog has moved. I am no longer at blogger, which makes me a wee bit sad. For some reason the last few weeks of my using it...blogger behaved badly. I now am sharing a domain with my best friend and using Wordpress. My new blog is: Rilana Knits.
What have I been knitting on lately...? Well, a pink Lace Nightie (PDF) It's a free pattern from Spring 2007 Interweave Knits. I am almost finished with it. I am steadily decreasing on the front section. After that...it's I-crod forthe straps. Woo Hoo! I will post the finished photos as soon as I complete this project. I am also thinking of knitting a pair of matching pink G-string undies. I may as well make an "outfit" with it. Naughty me!
Toodles for now! Stay cool, my friends!
Pattern: Meathead Hat by Larissa Brown
Yarn: Lambs Pride Bulky “Tahiti Teal”, 1 skein
Needles: Size 15 straights
Cute cute hat. I think I will make the next one for me in a nice red for Christmas time. It is rather an elf like hat.
Started: October 2006
Finished: July 1 2007
Materials: Snakes, Snails, Puppy Dog Tails, and watermelon (lots and lots of watermelon)
Pattern revamps: I had intended on making the girl version, but apparently the boy version is easier for me having made 2 boy versions prior to this one
Project Notes: Maybe I should have used circulars, project was getting "ungainly" and "not as portable" near the end- but the end result of the pattern is fantastic! ;)
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
The only problem is that barely fits into my celular phone :'( ...but I don't undestand why!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I'm Zel & new on here...here's my current work in progress. I want to do something with puzzle pieces that pop out in garter. I've torn it apart a few times and will likely do it again. I really like the colors. It's a baby sweater. I'm not prego yet, but maybe later in the year. :)
I've been crocheting for a long time, and making all different sorts of stuff since I was tiny. I am a teacher and love my job. I live with my husband and rabbit, and knit with my sister and mom constantly. I love this site and look forward to posting more:)
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Needles: US Size 10.5, 29" circular
Pattern: Amanda’s Squatty Sidekick. For a while this pattern wasn’t available, but now, if you register for the Knitting Daily Newsletter, you can have access to it.
My Cropped Raglan Sweater for MY daughter Linnéa...
Pattern: Lionbrand. (Free)
Small worked out fine for my 7 years old girl without beeing too large...*lol*
Yarn: 4 Seasons DK from King Cole, 50% cotton/ 50% acrylic. About 4 balls á 50 gram.
Needles: 4,5 and 5,5. Crochetneedle 4 for the front.
So speedy/easy/fun to knit! And she LOVES it!
Thursday, July 05, 2007
I've made me a new podcast, this one is The Bill Murray Appreciation Society Movie Soundtrack Compilation Podcast.
I've also been busy learning to do a bit of crochet. After ages of not being able to get my hook through my chain I followed a handy bit of advice and did the initial chain with a larger hook. I've been freestyling in the round, trying out the look of different stitches as I go, with a vague ultimate aim of having a bag at the end of it. I'm on the finishing touches at the moment, the main bag is done and I'm just sorting out the handle. Here's a close up of the stitches:
I found that once I'd done my chain a bit looser, the actual crochet itself is very simple and it's easy to get into the swing of it. The only real difficulty I'm having is understanding the instructions, which are like some new complicated science language for a newbie. I'm gonna see if I can teach myself to read the charts.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Pattern: Molly’s Headband (PDF, you have to scroll down a bit to find the pattern)
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Malibu Blue (Just a little bit, not even half a skein)
Needles: US Size 6
I love this headband! I was a little skeptical while knitting it, but It turned out awesome. It was super fun to knit, just a little bit of lace, very easy. I’ll definatly be making another. My only problem is that the i-cord ties are a bit too long. I've casted on for another one, and I'm making the ties 6 in. instead of 12.