Friday, August 31, 2007
I'm punk, I rock, I'm a knitter and I'm happy to be here ;-))
But.. at this moment I'm very busy, I'll be at Archeon all weekend on a Viking re-enactment fair. No knitting for me, the vikings didn't knit, but i'll be nålebinding socks. Nålebinding is a ancestor of knitting. In english you say needlebinding.
So.. I'll be at work for a few more hours, go home, get my stuff together, hug my cats and tell them to be nice for the 2 friends that come feed them, give their med's and hug them twice a day and later this afternoon I''l be off for the weekend.
I also have a new job, from november first I will be working less hours a week, for almost the same amount of money. So more fiber-time for me ;-)) I will be popping in more often then too. So I'm here, popping in every now and than, but from november first the fun of more blogging can begin :D
Have a nice weekend!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
- less than 5 x 150g balls
- hand-spun 100% wool dyed in a khaki green.
- straight forward, no nonsense pattern in garter stitch with the only decreases being in the sleeves
- only 2 seams
- 5 buttons
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
A couple of nights ago, we decided to take a break & go see Stephanie again down in Aurora. This would be about 1hr from where our knitting group gathers. She remembered me from last time (which was kind of cool; okay, I was seriously excited) & posed for a great pic with Lydia (my Blythe doll that I took to meet her). You can read about the whole story on my knitting blog, "The Creative Castle". She then took a pic of us for her blog in return which can be seen on her site, "Yarn Harlot".
Although not enough time to blog on the list here, I certainly try to check in & see what everyone is up to. I love what you've all been doing from knitting to crochet to hair colours, lol.
Talk to you all soon ^..^
You can't see the back in this picture, so I'll show you what the back looked like before I dyed it.
Oh, and I have totally been knitting. Like my cute halter/boy short set from Knitting Lingerie Style. Some socks. A short-sleeved Eiffel, and a ton of baby booties. Go check out my blog to see what I've been up to!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Love this hat.
Pattern: Cabled Rangoli Hat http://desiknitter.typepad.com/rangolihatpattern.pdf
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca, 1 skein
Needles: size 6/ 16″ circulars
** there are errors in the written pattern BUT if you follow the chart instead it it right on.
Also here is a TIP:
knit the Nupps ([p1, yo,p1,yo,p1]) very loosely and when you get to the Purl 5 together it will be a piece of cake.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
I feel like I haven't posted in forever... I have been knitting though. Knitting and travelling. I made these two pair of socks while driving across the country. They are both free patterns from Knitty. The purple socks are the Monkey socks and the pinkish socks are Hedera socks. Both pairs were really fun to make!!!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
It has been bucketing dow with rain so it gives a good excuse to curl up with dvds and work on the shawl I have going. I hope to get more FO's done from a pile of UFO's. Some will really benefit by being done as they are 2nd socks that have been put aside due to orders that needed more attention.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I've been busy with some knitting! Which, isn't a big surprise I guess.
Here's a picture of my ribbed lace bolero. I finished this in July, it's made with a really soft merino. This will be a bit more practical come the end of September, because the little thing is bloody warm!
And to the right...
This is the beginning of my Waist-Cincher Top from Knitting Lingerie Style. I'm hoping it works out fine, the girls I found on Ravelry making it (oh, I go as Zsanica there) were having issues with the armholes and bust area..
I've been paying close attention, but, I won't know until I start the V-neck.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Now back to your regular knitting...I just had to share my new baby. The cute "baby" is currently digging dust bunnies out from beneath the refridgerator, behind me. Stinker!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
And I had to try dying yarns with Kool Aid, I love how the colors turned out... if you like them too, you can find them in my new Etsy Shop
Saturday, August 11, 2007
There hasn't been much knitting here at the house of sunneshine. Too many things going on... Of course that makes it seem like the "on the needle" projects take forever. I had been dying for a monster hat from Insubordiknit - finally splurged and bought one. As I was knitting it, I realized that I wouldn't wear it. So I turned it into fingerless gloves that I love. And on chunky handspun, they took less then two hours total!
I haven't named the purple haired pirate yet, soon I'm sure...
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Kaity's bag was just so cute that I had to have one of my own. Two balls of Noro Kureyon and sore arms from hand felting got me this. I love it! More pics on the blog.
BTW, anybody else on Ravelry yet? I'm "twitchyknitter" over there and I want more friends!
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
exclusive yarns that are not in you local yarn shop.
The first exciting yarn that I came across is Russell Crowe Brand Super Bulky Yarn.
This Yarn comes with Russell Crowe's personal promise that he will beat up anyone responsible for selling you a bad yarn. If any skein of his yarn has more than one end he will personally beat up the Factory Manager for you.
This promise also extends to other brands of yarn. He is right now hunting down the makers of Rowan Yarn because there have been more and more ends turning up in the skeins.
I hope you find this fine Merino as nice to knit with as I have.
Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.
I like making them with crazy eyelash yarn that I'd normally never ever use. It's a great way to use small bits of yarn, or the inevitable ball of fun fur that a non-knitter gave you for christmas.
a cozy my friend Rosa made.
a cozy of my own.
On size 8 dpn's, cast on 26 stitches and work in a 1x1 rib for about an inch or an inch and a half. this will be the "shaft" of the knob.
switch to size 6 dpn's, and work the next row in stockinette, increasing until there are ten stitches per needle. You should now have 30 stitches.
Knit 4, tbl around. You should now have 36 stiches total.
Knit 5, tbl around. You should have 42 stitches.
purl one row.
knit 5, k2tog around
knit 4, k2tog around
knit 3, k2tog around
knit 2, k2tog around
knit 1, k2tog around
thread all stitches onto the yarn, and pull tight to fasten off.
I tagged a house near mine so i could observe the reactions. They people kept it on for about 2 weeks, until I switched the cozy to a crochet one in the middle of the night. That one was gone within 2 days. Further proof that knitting is far superior to crochet.
although crocheting rocks as well.
Hi All, My first post here. I must admit I haven't been doing much knitting other than socks lately - quick and portable - hard to beat that :). In my quest for sock patterns, I came across, and bought this one yesterday. It seemed a no-brainer to share it with this group and my "Pirate" knitter friends. The pattern is from Heartstrings.
I've been enjoying seeing the projects being knit here - there's a punk camo skirt a few posts below that is fantastic. Hopefully, I'll have something interesting knitted to share with you soon.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
I needed to destash so I made this. It's made out of RH Lustersheen that was given to me (details at my blog) on size 4 straights. Knitting this up, the stitch pattern seemed annoying, but interesting to me. Other knitters say that it was a fun and quick knit. I guess the experience may vary between knitters.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Mom's is on the left, my sister's is on the right, and mine is in the middle. I love my mom's and I think they did awesome jobs. I have more pics on my blog if anyone wants a closer look.
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Friday, August 03, 2007
I ran out THAT day to buy the noro, which and since become my new favorite yarn. At first I was skeptical, because whilst casting on, the yarn fell apart. I had to start casting on 96 stitches AGAIN!!! After that, I decided I loved it again, even after I found this weird, black chunk of who knows what tangled up with the yarn.
The pattern was pretty straightforward and easy to do once I got into the rhythm. My camera is being fixed, so all i have to go by is the cell phone picture. The top is kind of pointy, but I'm thinking about adding a pom pom to mask it.
I went out and bought a new ball today to design my own. I LOVE THIS YARN!
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Well, this is my first post. I've been a crocheter for as long as I can remember, and just switched to knitting about a month ago. I've had tons of time on my hands due to breaking my leg 3 months ago, and have done nothing but sit in front of the computer and craft the whole time.
Anywho, this is really my second finished knit project. The first one was a willy warmer for a friend of mine. I have a picture of it on my blog.. This is a cute stripy had I made this week. I kind of forgot to switch colors up near the top, so it's got a big purple circle at the top, but it'll be perfect for cooler days. I think I'll make my boyfriend one next, in black and red.
Well, hopefully I'll have some more finished projects to post someday soon...
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
It is from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms. I'm becoming quite enamored of this yarn. Too bad it costs so much. The buttons are from my collection. I hope my friend and her little one likes it. Its a pattern I would definitely do again. Actually I'm planning on buying the book. So many cute things in there, and with just a color change quite gothy/punk too.
specs are on my blog if anyone's interested (and if you are i'll be THRILLED but no pressure). it's my first attempt at writing down what i did in a pattern format and they were VERY simple... cause lets face it, i'm not exactly into the complicated at the moment (or ever) heh
I did want to share some fun knitterly news, though. Last week, IKEA opened a store in Portland and Hubby and I camped out for 2 days beforehand to score some free furniture and such. We brought a massive air mattress with us and the news found that rather amusing (I'm not sure why) so Joe and I were on the news quite a bit and in one two different segments, I was caught knitting on camera.
If you check out my blog, you can find links to see a fellow punk knitter knitting on the news.
Happy summer knitting, all!