Saturday, December 24, 2016


Project Details:
Final holiday project for my buddy Becca.  100% Cashmere kit called Gretta.  Started on December 15th and finished on December 22nd.  The kit was easy and came out so pretty!  I hope Becca loves it.  Final project for the year.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

FO BatGirl Hat

Project Details:
Started on December 12th and finished on December 15th.  Super fast.  I used Aran weight yarn and held two strands together.  The pattern was free on Ravelry.  I found that for the gauge I needed more stitches and I didn't knit it to 40cm.  I thought that would be too long.  Only used 212 yards of purple yarn (turns out batgirl loves purple)!

Monday, December 5, 2016

FO Holiday Ornament & Progress

Our local knitting group is having lunch out and an ornament exchange.  I've created this little holiday gnome.  I'm thinking about making a few more for Zooey's teachers at school.  They are pretty fun to make.

In other news I've decided to take my 36 pages of Ravelry Queue and clean it up.  Sort out stuff that I just added because of a flight of fancy and instead put stuff that is matched up with yarn and ready to knit.  Or stuff I know for sure I plan to knit in the near future.  This has been taking me a week or so of 30 minutes here and there to clean.   Currently down to 34 pages and making progress. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

FO York Mittens

Project Details:  A girlfriend of mine wanted mittens that convert to fingerless mittens.  I've never made a pair before and I decided to do this pattern with 230 yards of handspun yarn.  I started on November 26th and finished on December 3rd.   It really was a fast knit once I started focusing on it.  This is one of the last holiday gifts that I need to do. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

FO Infrant & Toodler Hats

Project Details: Mike has a co-worker that just had a baby.  She has an older sister as well and they moved to Vienna.  I figured maybe both girls needed a warm holiday hat.  These hats knit up so quickly (less than 2 hours per hat).  LOVE THEM!  Started today and finished today.  November 25th.  I used scrap yarn from around the house.

FO Mike's Christmas Stocking

Project Details: Started on November 19th and finished on November 24th.  I buy these stockings as a kit and really love them.  I had made Mike one years ago, but used size 8 needles and the stocking was too small to fit anything into.  I re-made his stocking this weekend and love it!

Friday, November 18, 2016

FO Monster

Project Details: started November 12 and finished on November 16.  A quick knit!

I decided not to put mouths on them.  And please be quiet - these are for Zooey's Christmas!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

FO Totoro Sweater

Project Details:  I made this sweater for Zooey out of left over yarn from my sweater.  I was worried about not having enough, but in the end it was okay.  I used a general yoke sweater pattern.  I put little acorns on the sleeve and the two sets of Totoro came from a mitten pattern.  I can't tell you how it fits yet, because it is a holiday surprise.  But it looks nice blocking right now!  Started on October 16th and finished on November 11th.  I was shocked at how long it took to actually design the patterns and knit it up!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

FO Stopover Sweater

Project Details: I started this sweater on September 17th and finished on October 8th.  Probably the fastest knit sweater ever.  This photo is before blocking - I'll have to updated with a blocked version (it does fit better).  I used Debbie Bliss Lux Aran weight yarn.   I did add ~ 1" to the body and 2" to the sleeves.  Otherwise I just followed the pattern.  I'm loving it!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

FO Baby Quilt

Just s fast, soft and fun raggy quilt for a friend in the UK.  I hope she loves it!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FO honeycomb mittens

Project Details:  started on August 14 and finished September 12th.  Super fast knot and I love the pattern.  I used 2 skeins of yarn.  The pattern has no gauge so I'm going to have to really block these.

Monday, September 5, 2016

FO Sole Sister Mittens

Project Details:  Chevalier Mitten!! Started August 22nd and finished September 4th.  Super fun knit on size 4 needles with sock yarn (2 threads together for the whole pattern).  My only problem with the pattern is that the palm is written for a right hand and you have to reverse for a left (which I forgot to do and then had to frog part of it).  Otherwise a really fast fun knit!  I used a full skein of Hedgehog Fibre Pollen sock yarn.  These mittens are nice because they are long!

Monday, August 22, 2016

FO Bird Hat

Project Details:
This was a Knit Picks kit that I got forever ago.  Started August 15th and finished August 22nd.  Nice fast knit on size 4 needles.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

FO Draupner Shawl

Project Details:
Started on July 15 and finished on August 14th.  I used 3 skeins of Claudia hand paint.  Fingering weight.  I didn't follow the pattern too close - but I do like how it came out.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

FO Birthday Poncho

Project Details:
Started on June 27 and finished on August 10.  I used a Lion Brand pattern and then came up with the stripping I wanted.  I used Cascade Salar super bulky alpaca yarn.  

This is s birthday present for a friend and I hope she likes it!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

FO Ayako Vest

I've had this done for a month or so,but have been trying to decide on finishing.  In the end I just put a pin through it.
Project details: 690 yards.  Started on April 14 and finished on June 14.  It looked a lot smaller until I soaked it for blocking.  The yarn really stretched!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

FO Shawl

Project Detsils:
Started on November 4th 2015 and finished on May 31st.  Mountain of Light shawl.  Took two skeins of sock yarn and had one cat attack (where they frogged a few rows for me).  I love the pattern and color combos!!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Halloween Costume

This is the cartoon Heidi character that Zooey wanted to dress as this year.

FO Climbing Vines Sweater

Project Details:
This took me a while and I picked this sweater to knit because I loved the yarn.  Started on December 20th and finished on March 26th.  I would say I worked on it on and off.  I used 1225 yards of Debbie Bliss Pure Cashmere yarn (let's hope I don't felt it).  I added an extra inch to the sleeves and they still ended up 3/4 length.  Guess it is perfect for spring time.  The only other issue I have is that the yarn came in 25 yard balls.  A lot of loose ends to weave in.

Monday, February 15, 2016

FO Little Leaf Scarf

First project of 2016.  A swap scarf.  Just one whole skein of sock yarn.  Quick easy pattern to memorize and work.  Started on January 16 and finished on February 25th.  I changed the pattern a little to cast on 48 sts.  I'll probably make this again.