Friday, November 30, 2007

Lots of FO's...

Warning: very picture heavy post!

First up: 2 mock-mocks or Dickies as they are commonly called (tee-hehe I am ten yrs old). I hate for my neck to be cold and made one last year for myself- then lost recently.They are my own "makey up" pattern , Adrienne Vittadini Trina yarn, 7 16" circs, raglan increases. I did them a little different this time with ,raglan increases and it works well. Last time I did a flap in the front and back which is good for V neck shirts. I love them because it looks like you are layered, have the neck area covered and can easily take them off when you warm up.

Next is Sitcom Chic.
I used Caron Simply Soft Shadows and don't like it. I like it well enough in the skein and knitting, but just didn't like anything once I actually put it on. I think its just heaver than I imagined or whatever.... I sewed ribbon on the inside of the edge and put the clasp on. Its going to be gifted to someone at Christmas now. Oh well, try again!

The Mayor and I made some gnomes (there were more, but they went to live elsewhere) courtesy of Kristy's blog surfing...Fun project to do yourself or with a kid. The Mayor had a really good time.

Next: Clover Leaf Socks in Lorna's Laces Shepherd worsted. The pattern is Lorna's Laces, it and the yarn were purchased at Loop when I went for the dyeing class.Lookit that heel! Finally a short row heel I like and looks good. These are comfy and were a quick knit.... to be gifted to someone special (and if they don't fit they are MINE!)Last up my Killer Mantis socks! LOVELOVELOVE 'em
The pattern is from Lorna's Laces, called "Slipped Rib Socks". The yarn is my Yarn Pirate October club yarn, "Killer Bees" colorway.
I started these Saturday and finished Wednesday night. A great combination of easy pattern and super yarn made this a quick knit. The pattern is great for showing off handpainted yarns and easy to memorize- only 4 rows (& 3 are the same). Mr Wonderful commented that they didn't look like bees at all- more like Mantis hence the name change.

I love these socks so much, they make me smile every time I get a glimpse of the green. I even washed last night so I could wear them again today!

Ok, I think I'm all caught up now... whew!

Next up- finishing Spa Sets for Christmas and a pair for Gentleman socks for Mr Wonderful.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Not Dead....

just have no bloggy motivation. :(
I have been knitting, LOTS. Want proof? check out my Ravelry projects- I'm cbast25. Oh and I'm totally engrossed in knitting socks for myself- out of the YP Killer Bees from October. SO.MUCH.FUN.

so. I owe you pics of Sitcom Chic, 2 dickies, Clover Leaf socks and soon to be FO'd Killer Mantis socks.
got it.
OH and Gnomes too.

talk later


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Saturday Sky

Another picture from Jim Thorpe PA......
I'm still alive. This bronchitis really kicked my butt and I just did not feel like doing anything more than I had to, ya know? I'm on the upswing finally, just in time for Thanksgiving! ack! Its like this week! How did that happen?????
Knitting has continued and I finished Sitcom Chic (and decided its not for me ) and 2 dickies, as well as some polymer clay gnomes (thanks Kristy!)
Pics soon!


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Puppy Paws

I was surfing the Morehouse Farm site, minding my own business when a little voice pipes up from beside me" Mommy! Are those paw mittens? I would really like some paw mittens!". Sigh. Helpless when he asks for handknits, I complied. Really the best part is the Morehouse wool. So soft and squishy and great to knit with. But rotten for seaming (must add a bit more twist before seaming to keep the yarn together)
He loves them! I think next time I'd have a bit more "thumb" to the mittens, but he will wear them and have fun so its worth it.
Still trying to catch a nap....

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Saturday Sky

Yesterday's sky (I know, I'm late again) was taken in Jim Thorpe PA. Cloudy, chilly and a little rainy. Perfect weather for our Murder Mystery Weekend.
Unfortunately, I've come down with a bad case of bronchitis (formerly just an upper respitory infection) and could not fully partake of the enjoyments. Bleh. Got meds (again) so I'm hoping to be lots better soon!

OH and I did manage to finist Puppy Paws for the Mayor- I've posted them to Ravelry and will upload pics here soon...

Must nap now...


Saturday, November 03, 2007

Saturday Sky

Nice and Chilly! Fall is really here and I can wear my fingerless mitts and sweaters, hurray!
Have a great weekend


Friday, November 02, 2007

Doodlebug Sweater and No-Tie Hat

The baby sweater is finished!
specs: Doodlebug Raglan Sweater for Baby (scroll down)
needles: Knit Picks size 6
Yarn: Moda Dea Cherish
This is a great pattern, knitted top down and you can use any yarn from fingering to heavy worsted! Plus the sizes fo from 0-6 months to 4T !
How pretty are those pearl buttons?

Next up is the No-Tie baby hat
specs: no-tie baby hat - I purchased my kit at Patternworks
I used the same yarn doubled to get gauge on 7's.
This is another super pattern since directions come in Knit AND crochet!
The idea is you take a Petal flap and pull it through the slot on either side- No-Tie!
I was pleased the the baby's mommy was thrilled. She is supposed to take pictures of the baby in the outfit so I'll upload when I get them.

I've also finished a set of fingerless mitts for myself and started another sweater- this time for me! pics soon

Have a great weekend

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