Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Or basket of yarn. I am pleased with the way this turned out. It makes a good storage basket for my yarn. The pattern is the same as the one for the felted kitty beds, just with taller sides. It measures 14" circumference and 10" high. I used up a lot of my stash, but then my neighbor came over and gave me 16 more balls of yarn - enough to fill it up. I can't win.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Baby blanket or lap blanket? Or maybe dog blanket. About 32" square. Pretty color, good stitch definition, but not very soft. That's because it's knit from 1970's acrylic that has been in my stash for a very long time. I'll wash it to see if it will soften up, then decide.
I like the pattern though.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
Enough with the baby knitting! Here is something to wear over a summer dress or a sleeveless top while you are walking around a museum or an art gallery. The pattern designer called it a bolero, but I call it a shrug. Knit in Cotton-Ease, a washable cotton -acrylic blend. Very easy to knit, it's essentially a rectangle with a little seaming at both ends.
OK, I'm still going to knit baby things!
Friday, August 01, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Latest baby knitting, made with Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, cotton acrylic blend from my stash. Pattern is free from Knitting Pure and Simple. Yes, it was easy to knit, made in one piece without seams.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
Size: 14" Bear
Materials: worsted weight yarn about 100 yards
Needles, #5, #7 16" circular & dp, Markers, Scrap yarn
Gauge: 18 stitches & 24 rows to 4" on #7 needles
Begin at neck edge:
With # 5 circular needles loosely cast on 41 stitches
Row 1& 3: (RS) Knit 3, Purl 1, Knit 1 rib until last 3 sts, Knit 3
Row 2 & 4 : (WS) Knit 3, Knit 1, Purl 1 rib until last 3 sts, Knit 3
Change to # 7 circular needles.
Row 5: Knit 7 (front), PM, Knit 7 (sleeve), PM, Knit 13 (back), PM, Knit 7 (sleeve), PM, Knit 7 (front)
Row 6: Knit 3, Purl until last 3 sts, K3
Row 7: (inc row) *Knit to stitch before marker, Kfb, SM, Kfb repeat from * 3 times, knit to end of row ( 8 sts increased). 49 stitches
Row 8: Knit 3, Purl to last 3 sts, K3
Row 9: Repeat row 7. 57 sts
Row 10: Repeat row 8
Row 11: Repeat inc row but at the end do not turn, join by knitting the last stitch and the first stitch together. Mark beginning of round. 64 sts
Round 12: Knit
Round 13: *Knit to stitch before marker Kfb, SM, Kfb, repeat from * 3 times. Knit to end of round. 72 sts
Round 14: Knit
Repeat Rounds 13 & 14 until there are 31 sts each for the front and back and 25 sts each for the sleeves, end round at underarm.
Body: Next round. slip left sleeve sts to a scrap of yarn, knit back sts, slip right sleeve sts to yarn scrap, knit front sts. 62 sts. Knit 8 rounds.
Change to #5 needle. Work K 1, P 1 rib for 4 rounds. Bind off in rib using #7 needle.
Sleeves: Put sleeve sts on #7 dp needles, picking up 3 sts, 1 on either side and 1 in the middle of the underarm. 28 sts. Join yarn and knit 8 rounds. Change to #5 dp needles and work K1 P1 rib for 4 rounds. Bind off in rib with #7 needle Work other sleeve. Weave in ends.
Abbreviations: dp- double pointed, inc-increase, Kfb- knit in the front and back of the stitch, PM- place marker,
SM -slip marker, sts-stitches
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
A felted bag using up stash yarn. I love felting. You could even say I was addicted. It's about 16" wide and 10" high. I neglected to put anything in the picture for scale. If I was more artsy, I would have done a photo against a sunset.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
My knitting guild has a charity project called Precious Pals whereby members dress a stuffed animal to donate to the police department to give to children in crisis. I took this monkey and made him a camouflage sweater and cap. I think he's rather cute. I have been doing lots of other knitting, but I just haven't finished anything.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
That's first finished object (FO) in knitterspeak. Another pair of slippers. Yep, the Man Booties were wearing out fast. These are made with two strands of yarn, felted of course. Wool is Paton's Classic from my stash (yea!) Pattern is Fiber Trends, with an I-cord bind off instead of a cuff. They were fast and easy to make. Barbara's been complaining of cold feet, maybe I'll make her a pair.