Saturday, December 01, 2007
It is the infant size, but certainly won't fit Abe at almost 8 months. He, along with Taso and Adam, are hard to fit into the standard hat sizes, though. They all have large brains.
Taso said I should embroider something on it, but I think this hat is done.
Friday, November 23, 2007
I finished a patterned chullo (pattern: EZs fast cap) . I needed merino to knit it late Tuesday evening, so I picked up some Paton's at Meijer's and went to work.
Finished, lanolized, and ready to be handed over to it's owner tomorow afternoon.
Also included, my Abe and I relaxing on the sofa.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Not a to-do list, more of a “what have you done” list…
Bold the things you have ever knit
Italics the ones you plan to do sometime
Leave the rest
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with camel yarn
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fibre yarn
Domino Knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Publish a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Dyeing with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegating yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Knitting in public
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Especially if you are drinking hoppy ale.
This is especially true if you only have to do said count one time and it will effect the entire outcome of the object.
Addendum to Rule 1:
Waiting to work on the object until SnB at the bar is not a wise choice. You will not notice that the count is off until the next day when you realize you are now ready for another drink because you have to frog the "quick-knit" hat.
A quick birthday gift for a friend who just turned one. Pattern can be found in Opinionated Knitter. Quick and fun knit. Both of my boys modeled it, but neither seemed to catch the simplistic beauty of the hat. The back has a really nice swirl and the shaping lines on the side are cute. I crocheted a border around the entire hat as I added the ties and it really made it look finished and clean.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Thus, rip... Maybe a hat next go 'round?
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Started this early afternoon today and finished it just a bit ago. The shaping doesn't fit his head the way I would like, but it is a hat and a warm one at that!
My handspun Corriedale (kool-aid dyed, Pam's handspun llama, our handspun plied together, and some green Tibet recycled silk and wool.
This hat began life as Spiral Rib Hat found in the Baby Hats section of knittingpatterncentral.com. After the ribbing, I started the spiral rib and didn't like the stitch pattern with the two-tone yarn. I frogged and then knit straight stockinette for 5 1/2". Checked out Susan B. Anthony's book o' hats for some inspiration on a gnome-like cap. I did whatever came out of the needles to the end of the hat and finished off with a short Idiot cord.
For the brim, I just chained on two and crocheted back and forth, sometimes skipping sts to produce a brim. Single crocheted around the entire rim of hat twice.
Monday, September 17, 2007
It will be fun to cut out a window or two!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
I have been working on a pinwheel sweater for a trade for some hand sewn winter short pants. Pretty excited about that. I went into the pattern thinking it would be a super quick knit, but simple does not always equate quick. I am doing the garter border, two or so more inches to go, and am getting bored! After that there is the billion stitch I-cord trim and the sleeves. It is going to be a great sweater, but wow, I already have over 10 hours into the thing! A little worried that I might run out of yarn, but I say I have enough, so that is that!
I started to work on the Cider Moon socks this evening at knitting circle and finished them up this evening as I had grabbed my knitting bag, but forgotten the Pinwheel sweater in the van.
Irie's hat is all packed up and ready to be shipped tomorrow. I hope it fits and that she loves it! Taso loves it and I have enough of that chunky hand spun merino left to knit one for him.
Wow, I have so many things that I want to do, things I need to knit, and with two very small children, where does the time go?
Well, the Abe-ster needs some momma milk. I'll leave you with a picture of Abe's very first swing ride.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Well, the pants and shorts never arrived! After much waiting and multiple trips to the post office for both of us, she was kind enough to make me another pair of pants. So awesome of her! I decided to knit her daughter a hat as a thank-you.
Here is Taso modeling Elizabeth Zimmermann's Spiral or Snail hat knit in my own handspun merino top.
Finally, a pair for me! The yarn is Nancy by Schaefer Yarns(love their yarn SO much!) and was kindly donated to me for no reason other than she could barely look at, by Pam at Twisted Warp and Skeins. She and another woman had tried knitting and weaving with it and they both just seemed to despise it. The colors were so pretty I took her up immediately when she told me to take the huge cake of yarn home! I started socks that night! With a fiber content of 95% merino and 5% nylon, the yarn just said socks. The nylon is actually a runner thread twisted around the merino, I think that will help keep the socks strong. Kind of like holding nylon with your yarn while knitting the heel, maybe?
The second sock is just about done, a few more inches on the foot and then the toe. I am planning to try some toe-up socks next. Let me know if you have any great patterns for toe-up socks! I would like something a bit prettier, not just a boring stocking stitch!
This is not the best picture, but you sure do get a great view of my unshaven legs!
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
After I washed the hanks, I hung it to dry in the bathroom. I had a bit too much twist and thought maybe I could hang some ketchup to straighten it out. Then I started worrying that would cause a kink in the bottom of the yarn. After Adam snapped this photo, I took the ketchup back to the pantry.
This is what I finished at the Tuesday Circle at Twisted Warp and Skeins last night. 325 glorious yards all spun on one bobbin!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
and some knitting! I finished this sweater for Abe awhile ago, but have yet to post the specs on it. Just a simple Knitting Pure and Simple sweater.
Taso likes to help Abe learn to roll.
Abe in hand-knits by Grandma Bonnie.
Taso being a beach a bum at Lake Huron.
Abe and Taso snoozing in the backyard.
Hockey Tu-ton on the "toitet"
(Taso likes to call himself Hockey Tu-ton and wear Adam's hockey helmet, for days at a time.)
Friday, June 01, 2007
i have been messing with the previous post for ten minutes + and it still isn't looking right. oh well, at least there are new picture for whoever is looking at this!
Brown handspun alpaca by Pam
Green Kool-Aid dyed recycled from a thrift store sweater wool.
Red Bartletts wool.
Yellow Bartletts wool.
Red Bartletts wool.
Blue Peace Fleece.
Orange Kool-Aid dyed recycled from a thrift store sweater wool.
Blue Peace Fleece.
My handspun llama.
Food coloring and Kool-Aid dyed recycled from a thrift store sweater wool.
Same orange, same red as above.
Coffee dyed recycled yada yada yada.
Lisa's handspun llama.
Well, it is lovely, but proving to be a bit heavy for the warm weather we are now having!