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.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!
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.
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.
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!