Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The sock that wasn't mean to be...

Needed something quick to knit at a family reunion last weekend... Grabbed a ball of Debbie Bliss merino/cotton blend measured my ankle, went with the ball band gauge and cast on. Too big for me! Will they fit Adam? Yes, but then after I am into the foot part, neither of us are so sure. The eyelets were a bit feminine and the top of the sock was a bit stretchy even for his leg.
Thus, rip... Maybe a hat next go 'round?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A new hat for Abe!

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 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


Well, the roving was either not wrapped tight enough or just wasn't meant to be. I think Adam and I got a little crazy instead of focusing on wrapping it well. Either way, we took it all off the teepee and will take the roving to the big felting machine at Twisted Warp and Skeins and make an awesome colorful piece of felt and wrap that around the teepee.
It will be fun to cut out a window or two!

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Adam and I have been musing up a teepee for some weeks now and tada! Here it is...

I can not wait until Taso wakes up!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Socks done!

I finished my plain jane socks. I used the Campfire socks pattern from Cider Moon, but omitted the pattern and just knit stockinette around. I have been drooling over their fibers lately. I'll post some pictures of the finished socks soon.
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.