Sunday, February 27, 2011

WIP's and FO's

I started this sock last Saturday while in Destin, then did not pick it up again until yesterday. It is the first installment in Cookie A's sock club. The yarn is String Theory Caper sock yarn with 10% cashmere in Solas colorway. The pattern is Ripple Leaf Socks by Cookie A. Also included are two delicious cookie recipes. The pattern is very interesting, and the yarn is very soft and nice to work with.

Since the Cookie sock requires some concentration, and I can't really work on it if I am not sitting and doing nothing else, I casted on another of Cookie's patterns, Monkey Socks. I love this pattern and have it pretty much memorized, so I can take it with me and work on it away from home. The yarn is STR lightweight in Storeytime colorway. This color makes me very happy. Both socks are being worked on 2.25 mm needles.

One of my knitting goals this year was to make a larger shawl in lace yarn. So I rolled a skein of Wollmeise lace-garn in Die Auster WD colorway and casted on a Pamuya. (Only after making a needle run for a size 4 needle to my LYS which is 40 minutes away). But I was determined to cast on immediately. I think it is going to be beautiful.

I finished my 3rd pair of socks this year. These are in Numma Numma The Usual in Griddle Grits colorway. The pattern is Holidazed by Anne Hanson. Love this yarn, love the twist of it, love the color of it, and love this pattern.

And last, but not least, I finished my Cassis. I LOVE IT. I wore it to church today, even though it is over 80 degrees outside. The yarn is Madelinetosh Vintage in Trodden colorway, knit on size 7 needles. It was a joy to knit, due to the yarn as well as the well-written pattern. It fits perfectly.

Have a great week.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Birthday Valentine

My sweetheart is 24 years old today. Happy Birthday, John. I love you very much. BTW, you still got it.

Another pair of socks finished. The yarn is Yarntini MCN in Hope Stripe. These were knit on US 0 needles (2.0mm). They are for me.
Happy Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

More FO's

These socks are from the November 2010 Socks That Rock yarn. I didn't care for the patterns that came with it, so I decided to use an old club pattern, Cloning Anemone Rib. I love this color. They were knit on 2.25 mm needles, and they are for me.

Alex came home from school one day and said that the Art Class was learning to knit, and that they were making hats for He handed me a pattern and asked me to knit one. Since the pattern was for a hat knit flat - why would anyone want to do that? - I kinda improvised and made one of my own. The yarn is Plymouth Jelli Beenz, and it was a very quick knit on size 7 needles.
Have a great day.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


This little sweater for Ashtyn was knit in Spud & Chloe Outer, in Rocket colorway on size 11 needles. The name of the pattern is Little Miriam. It knit up very quickly because of the large needles and yarn, but knitting it made my hands hurt. Not sure if it is because the yarn is 35% cotton, or if I am just not used to knitting on larger needles. All it needs is a couple of hook & eyes sewn in at the cables at the waist. I made the size 6, and it fits Ash perfectly.
My new favorite hat pattern is Jacques Cousteau Hat. Two of Alex's friends, Jimmy and Jonathan, asked me to knit hats for them. I used Wollmeise for both, yarn held double, on size 4 needles. The first two pics are of Jimmy's hat in Forster's Gluck 100% merino.

These next two pics are Jonathan's hat in Maus Alt 80/20 twin.

I hope they like them. I really enjoy knitting hats. I made the first one in one afternoon.

Have a great day.