Snow Day!

January 31, 2008

Knee deep in snow

Knee deep in snow knitting.

I’ve surfed the blogs.
Meandered through ravelry.
And am knitting the day away.

What a way to spend the day!


Brett’s B’day Socks

January 20, 2008
Brett's B'day Socks
These will be the third pair of B’day socks I’ve knit for my step-sister. It started six years ago on Thanksgiving when Brett forgot to pack socks. My mom lent her some silly socks to wear and ever since that Thanksgiving Brett has received silly socks from my mother for every holiday and birthday. I’ve joined in on the sock giving be knitting her socks. I need to get cracking on these. They need to be in the mail by the first of February.

A is for

January 19, 2008
A is for audio
I’m so glad I finally bought an mp3 player. I’ve enjoyed it so much.  Mostly, I’ve been listening to book downloaded from LibriVox. I’ve listened to many of Jane Austen’s books, getting ready for the PBS Masterpiece airing of the movies. I’m a little behind but that is what the weekend is for.
Happy Knitting

Socktoberfest FOs

November 3, 2007

I finished two socks during Socktoberfest. Yeah!

PotamtomusPattern: Pomatomus
Yarn: Koigu
Needles: 1.5 US
Notes: I was a little worried about the number of stitches cast on. I would have thought the sock would be too loose. I just forged ahead and it turned out just right. I wasn’t sure how to do the yarn over with a purl stitch next but just winged it, trying different ways each time.
I love the yarn with this pattern. I’m glad I choose this yarn instead of the solid indigo Nature’s Palette in my stash. The variegated yarn works well with this pattern.

Heidi's socksHeidi’s Socks
Pattern: Toe-up with Magic cast-on.
Needle: 1.5 US
Yarn: Lion Brand Magic Stripes
Notes: One of these socks is not like the other!
I made a mistake on the second pair and cast-on 4 too many stitches. Yeah for me and not taking good notes. Oh well, Heidi can try them on and see if the one is too big. I used the Magic cast-on and increased every row until double the cast-on then continued to increase every other row until 60 stitches (or 64 stitched-I’m such a dork). I did an after-thought heel to keep the striping going through out the whole sock. On the first sock I tried the decreases right on the ends of the needle but I didn’t like the look. I fixed it by doing the decreases one stitch in from the ends. Now I just need Heidi to try them on.

Next Project:
Camo yarnA hat for B

Cold Weather FOs

October 3, 2007

mittensBrown Noro Mittens
Pattern: my own
Needles: 7US dpns
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted & Noro Kureyon
Notes: I switched yarns every two rows. These started out as fingerless gloves in January but decided on making them just mittens. These will be perfect with my new coat. I can’t wait for the weather to turn really cold.sockssocks close-up

Boyfriend Socks
Needle: 1.5 US
Yarn: Regia Tweed 4-ply
Notes: I thought I would repeat a mistake I made inthe first sock in the second to create a design element. I did and added another miss-crossed cable a couple rows after. So much for making a matching pair errors and all. But I am happy with them and so is B. But its still a little to warm for him to wear them.

Happy Feet

September 20, 2007

red socksIt is finally cold enough to wear wool socks. I love the red red socks with the denim blue.


September 16, 2007

cece finishedIf Cece finished a few weeks ago.

pattern: Cece
needle: 7
yarn: Reynolds Saucy color 117
notes: I added a few extra inches to the body.

basic socksA pair of finished socks for a friend.

pattern: My own with after-thought heel
needles: 1.5 US
yarn: Lion Brand Magic Stripes

my so called scarfA scarf doe a friend’s b’day.

pattern: My So Called Scarf
needle: 10.5 US
yarn: Patons SWS

baby blanketBaby blanket for boyfriend’s friends. The baby is due on his b’day.

pattern: Circle of Friends Garter-Stitch Blanket
needle: 9 US
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Solid Pinks, purples and white