Monday, December 31, 2007

Pattern corrected and moved

The pattern for the Stormy Morning Shawl has been corrected and moved to my Yahoo site. My ISP decided not to offer webspace anymore. :( The the pattern is here. There is also a pattern for a pair of elbow length gloves. They were my son's Christmas present.

December project

Here is my December project! Just under the deadline too! I have dubbed these Dobby Socks. I used the monkey socks pattern by Cookie A. I love this pattern. The colors came about due to the fact that I used the wrong size needle on the first sock and used too much of the ball and did not have enough for a second sock. I refused to go and get another ball of that yarn and just used what I had! I love them and will wear them when I am around the house and listening, reading or watching Harry Potter!!! Vive le' house elf resistance!! ;D

Saturday, December 29, 2007

First Finished cabled hat/project...

Gianna hat The Gianna hat from SWTC made for a good friend as a Christmas gift was a fairly quit knit and my first finished project involving cables!

I was desperately hoping to get a chance to do mittens and a scarf to match but with Christmas being only days away as I finished the hat and so many other non-knitting, non-crocheting things on the burner, it never happened.

Ah! Maybe an after-Christmas special or for her birthday!

Wishing you all the best for a wonderful New Year!
See you soon!


Thursday, December 27, 2007

December Project done and pattern posted

I finished the Stormy Morning Shawl and posted a link to the pattern on my blog. Here is a pic of the unblocked shawl. I designed it for chunky to bulky yarn. I don't know how much yarn I used for the original shawl, as it was a group of skeins that I had spun last winter.

If you find any mistakes in the pattern, please let me know. I uploaded a corrected version on 12/30/2007 to here.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

December FO: Mittens

The Very Vanilla Mittens (a.k.a. Classic Mittens) are done. I just wrote a post about them on my blog, so I won't go into too much detail here.

Hope you all had a very merry Christmas (or whichever holiday you celebrate). See you in the new year. =)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Felted Clogs for Christmas

Here's my something new: felted clogs, lots of 'em. Since I had never even completed a knitting project until 2007, knitting for Christmas gifts is new to me. Since they are felted, the clogs incorporated . . . ummmmm, felting. I had felted a purse before, but it didn't go well, so I'm counting the felting as doing something new. The clogs require a 3-needle bind-off and that technique is genuinely new to me. I might try doing it instead of kitchner for my next socks.

Merry Christmas--Annie (anniam)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mittens for December and some socks too

It snowed here in Kansas last week and the kids were low on mittens. Since I haven't knitted them before I'd thought I'd give it try.

I used the House Mittens pattern from Charmed Knits.
US/3.75mm - 32" cable needle for magic loop
Harisville New England ww wool

Mittens for Corbin

These are for my son and he loves them which just tickles me. He keeps saying how excited he is to have them and how he wants to show them off. It's quite an easy pattern and I'm working on another pair for dear daughter. I want to make more to have on hand when the next snow comes.

About a week ago I finished off these socks. The main first for these is the color toes and heel and the fancier stitch pattern.

Twist sock pattern from Hello Yarn
cuff down/heel flap
ww cascade 220 heathers in purple and green from my stash
US4/3.5mm 32" cable needles for magic loop

Twist socks

These are for me and they keep my feet toasty! The only thing I wish I had done differently is make the entire toe part out of green. I like this pattern it's easy to get the rhythm of it. I'm sure to make more. I still have some sweater yarn and other worsted yarn.

Tonight I skeined up some singles from my first forays into spinning. So in January I plan to dye these then knit up a hat or maybe some fingerless gloves.

Mittens To Match

My project for December is mittens. They're being made to match the Sugar On Snow hat that I knit last month. I love the pattern I'm using, and am planning to file it away for many more future mittens - it's a great classic pattern that could be embellished in so many ways. And it's free! You can find it here. One mitten is already finished and blocked, and the other is knit to the point where you increase for the thumb.

Now, a confession. I feel a little like I'm cheating by submitting this as my project for December. Here's why: while I've never knit mittens before, I've done all the techniques involved with knitting them - knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, ribbing.............there's not much to it. Considering that this is called "The Do Something New KAL", I feel like I should be challenging myself a little more. BUT, this is the month of December, which for obvious reasons, is a very hectic month. So I'm cutting myself a little slack. =) But I feel better since getting that off my chest. For January I'm thinking about doing Fair Isle to make up for this months laziness. You'd appreciate that if you knew how much fear the thought of Fair Isle instills in me. I don't know why that is, but it always has. Which probably has a lot to do with why I've never done it before.

My humble December project...

Is a lace bookmark knitted in some leftover yarn. This was a great way to find out that I surly never never are going to knit a lace shawl! I stick to other things than lace in the future - AND I ADMIRE you all that actually have knitted lace i larger scale!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

December project - done!

This is the Brioche Man's Vest - knitted in Knitpicks CotLin. This is a wonderful pattern by Erica Alexander in The Best of Interweave Knits. A quick knit and highly recommended. My first attempt at the brioche stitch, but not my last...

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

December Project

I am working on a shawl of my own design. :) This is the first time that I have designed one, and it is for my oldest dd for Christmas. It is a triangle shawl with a lace border, done in hand spun yarn. I will post the pattern to my blog when I get it written up.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

December project

I have started on my december project. At first it was going to be a pair of beautiful monkey socks. However, I don't think I will have enough yarn to make two, so instead of beautiful monkey socks in Fleece Artist Seawool . I will have on sock in Fleece Artist colorway Mermaid and another monkey in another colorway. I have dubbed them my Dobby Socks. I have posted the first sock in Mermaid, now I just have to decide if I want another multi color yarn or a solid as the second sock! Happy knitting!!!!


It is way past my bedtime. But my Sugar On Snow has been 90% finished for over a week now. The whole hat part was knit, I just needed to make the I-cord and pom poms. Holidays/life and I confess, a fair amount of procrastination kept me from finishing it until tonight. But it would be such a shame to come that close and not make the deadline. So I sat my butt down and finished, though I really wasn't feeling like it. =) Because of the cables that pull in, this is one of those projects that looks WAY better when it's actually on the body, as apposed to lying in a tight squished up blob. My daughter is not available at this hour to model it, so I borrowed her Barbie make over doll.

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I'll be putting together a more detailed post about this project with better photos on my blog Monday or Tuesday, if anyone is interested. Goodnight. =)