Monday, July 12, 2010

July's Knit-A-Long

This months knit-a-long is the everloving Clapotis!

For this project you will need:

Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb [50% silk, 50% wool; 205yd/184m per 100g skein];
color: Bittersweet; 4 skeins or and other worsted weight yarn of your choice * NOTE: you can use fingering weight and size 4 needles*

1 set US #8/5mm straight needles
18 stitch markers
tapestry needle

Its time to start clearing your stash!

You all know that you have that yarn that you bought for a project that you really wanted to knit or crochet. And then, big shocker, you didn't make it, and there the yarn still sits. Well now its time to start using up that stash of yours. Just think of it as making room for new yarn! Which in return gives you a reason to buy more!

Here are a few simple ideas that you can use to stashbust:

Knit/crochet an afghan in a particular colorway, mixing lots of different yarns
Make mittens/Hats/Scarves for charity
Donate the yarn to a good cause
Make pillows to match your mis-match afghan
Make something felted like a bag, or slippers

Now wouldn't it feel better to use up some of that yarn to make room for all of the new yarn you recently purchased, but still havent told your spouse you had bought it!

Friday, April 16, 2010

April's Knit-A-Long

Alright folks here is April's knit-a-long. Dane shawl, by Jane Tanner.

Here is what you need:

Materials: 3.5 oz (100g) fingering weight yarn (350 yards), US size 6 needles (4 mm) ( I would use a circular, at least 32 inches so the stitches aren't crowded)

Use different weights of yarn and needles. For example: Worsted weight yarn (400 yards), on US size 9 needles, for three repeats would make a
smaller scarf/shawl. Using 600 yards and four repeats would give you a shawl 24" deep and 60" along the top curve, blocked. For a sport/DK weight
yarn, I'd suggest a US size 7 needle.

My Sock Madness

Just a little thing that I have finished recently.I am currently in Sock Madness, a ravelry group similar to Sock wars. Here is my 2nd round pair od socks. Called Cool Beans, resembling coffee beans. They are made out of Happy Feet and Alpaca Prima.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter! Now that Easter has arrived it now means that Spring is officially on it's way!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Katarina Sweater, for Mom

I have been very busy lately and yet have managed to start on my mother's Christmas Sweater! I only have 2 inches left of the back, so I will post new pictures when that's finished.

More of Grams Embroidery....

The pictures aren't the best, Photography isn't my thing.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

March's Knit-a-long

I am adding a new feature to my blog to try and make it more exciting! Each month there will be a new knit-a-long and I will be giving a list of materials and other details needed for the knit-a-long! Hope you have fun knitting with us. Please leave a comment for the appropriate knit-a-long saying that you have your materials and are ready to go! Hope to see you join us!

March's Knit-a-Long:

Katarina Sweater, by Julie Weisenberger of cocoknits

Skills Needed
CO, BO, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing.

Pattern Includes
•Detailed, thorough instructions (with pictures).
•Size:Small (medium, large, x-large)

NOTE: The open design accommodates a range of sizes. It can be left open in larger sizes or closed with an inch or so of overlap in the smaller sizes.

Finished Measurements
•Bust: 33-36 (36-39, 39-42, 42-46)"
•Length: 19 (21, 23, 25)"
7 (7, 8,9) skeins Queensland Collection Kathmandu dk yarn. (85% Merino Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere, 50 g, 147 yds) Color on model is #400.

Jo Sharp’s Silkroad dk Tweed (85% Merino Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere, 50 g, 147 yds)

#7 straight ( I would also get a #7 circular at least 32 inches long for the collar) needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Optional brooch for closure

16 sts and 24 rows = 4" square in st st on #7 needles.

I will be using Plymouth Yarn Galaway Color# 753 and Cascade Yarns Bollicine, Sissi Mohair for this project and I am going to be knitting these two yarns together.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Look What I Did........

I am sorry that I have not been posting as regularly as I promised, but I have been extremely buisy. I am going to start posting at least once a week now.

Anywho there is a picture of what I have made during my Olympic knitting. I have made:
3 Pairs of Socks
1 Shawl/ Wrap
1 Sweater-vest
1 Felted Knitting bag
1 Alpaca Knit Hat

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Buisy, Buisy, Buisy!

Since I had this past Friday off I decided that I needed to occupy my time wisely. Thats why I dyed 6 hanks; 4 worsted weight and 2 fingeringand kept my hands buisy knitting! I will be posting pictures soon of all of the projects I recently completed. I am currently working on desiging many projects of my own and am, so far, very pleased with how everything is coming out! Today the fireplace is roaring and the weather is rainy/snowy and just the right kind of weather to sit by the fire and knit up something nice. Look forward to the near future for many interesting posts!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Grandma's Embroidery

Here are the pictures ( not very well taken on my part) of a few of the flour sack dish towels my Grandmother Embroidered today !