Friday, March 30, 2007
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
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
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!
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
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...
Monday, March 19, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
- 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?
Friday, March 16, 2007
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.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
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
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.
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
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
Now I'm lost and don't know what to work on.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
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!
Monday, March 05, 2007
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.
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
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
Have a good weekend you guys!
♥ : Kaity
Thursday, March 01, 2007
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: 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.