Saturday, December 25, 2010
I thought, when I started, that this would be about me. Keeping all my knitting ideas and patterns in one easy place so that I could find them and remember them. But it has changed into a two way conversation, with comments and emails and that drive me to continue. I get so much back from those tiny comments (and complicated questions in the emails) and I love them all. Also I am humbled by the stats that show my blog gets hits of over 1500 most days! So thank you and keep the feedback coming and hopefully I never run out of inspiration and ideas for all things yarny!
A parting shot of the trees at the end of our yard as cars drove by last night.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Continue to work in the same manner as right mitten until 13 sts on the thumb, and place on holder as before. Cast one more on the needle over the thumb and continue to work the same way as the right mitten right through to the finish. Pick up and work the thumb the same.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
This white fuzzy thing is a knit fun fur ball, in sparkly white, and with glass beads strung below, and white ribbon above. I love it and want to make more for my tree....
Tree is done, but I still have a few other decorations to get up. Keep knitting!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
The second is the felted scarf from our Nuno-felting afternoon at Susan's house. I added a bit of needle felted embelishment in multi-grey tones, and it is very long and can be wrapped several times around the neck or hang long to the knee. Very soft, very lightweight and very warm.
Notice the sparkly mesh fabric that is the base of the scarf, peaking through holes in the felt!
The third is an attempt to create "texting gloves". I will not be posting a pattern, as I used a published one.... but you can make these using any glove pattern, and binding off the thumb and first finger at the first knuckle! Lots of glove patterns are at knitting pattern central.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
It is a sweet project and the feel of the fabric is lush. Thank you Susan!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
I also got some felting wool and a great slipper pattern and hope to make a pair soon, because my feet are cold around the house. I have never made the tall style of slipper and think they should suit me just fine....
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The Sugar Cane scarf is almost done... the pattern is really easy. Cast on 25 stitches, and work in stocking stitch (knit the right side and purl the wrong side) for 6 rows, then work in reverse stocking stitch (purl the right side, knit the wrong side) for 6 rows. Repeat this 12 row pattern over and over until the yarn is gone... or the scarf is as long as you want. The yarn is a sport weight (recommended 4mm needles -US 6) but I knit it on 5mm, to allow a bit more drape. You can use any yarnyou want, just knit on a bit bigger needle than recommended and use about 100grams.