Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Interweave

I have gotten interweave for over a decade.  A long long time.  And this is my last issue.  It no longer holds the draw it once did.  I don't find myself rushing to knit stuff.  I'm sad the relationship is over ... but happy to see if I can find a new magazine to fall in love with.  RIP Interweave.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

FO Mits

Project Details:  This pattern was not what I was hoping for.  So, I modified it.  I cast of 3 sts and added 3 for the thumb hole.  I had gauge and yet these things are so small my kid can wear them.  Took me 2 days and I'm so unimpressed with them.  BLAH!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

FO Elephant Spring Dress

Zooey told me her elephant needed a spring dress.  So, this is the one I went with.


Project Details:  Started on April 24th and finished on the 30th.  I didn't work on it non-stop.  It is a little cupcake dress that is a free pattern on Ravelry.  I went up one size needle from the last knit and think next time I might go up one more.  I used left over sock yarn.



Saturday, April 29, 2017

FO Spud the Sheep

Project Details:  I've wanted to make Spud for a while.  Zooey's teacher asked for a sheep, so I thought it was the perfect time to try out the pattern.  I used the Spud & Chloe yarn (which I like for stuffed animals) and size 4 needles.  I started on April 20th and finished on April 29th.  The body was the longest part of the knit (all the twists).  I did go to youtub and watch how to do them.  I really loved the pattern and how it was written! 






Sunday, April 23, 2017

FO Beaded Shawlet



Project Details: Started on April 9th and finished on April 22.  I have tried to destash this yarn multiple times.  But the problem is I had 2 skeins and I spent $20/skein (and who wants to spend that).  So, instead of destashing I decided to look up a pattern that used all the yarn.  I found this nice shawlet.   I'm really happy with how it turned out and I think it is going to make a great holiday gift!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

FO Hedgehog Fibres

I have a total of 8oz of  this roving.  I only spun 4oz so far.  350 yards of sport weight.  70%  Shetland and 30% silk.  June club colorway.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

FO Elephant Stuffed Animal




Project Details: Started on April 4th and finished on the 8th.  The longest part of this was actually the dress.  If I were to do it again I would probably knit the dress on a 3mm needle not 2.75 (since it uses fingering weight yarn).  I used Spud & Chloe sweater yarn which worked really well.  The instructions were 14 pages long but really well written.   I think I will make some other clothing for her soon!





Friday, April 7, 2017

FO SOCK!!!



Project Details:  the pattern is a simple rib called time traveler.  I started them on February 11 and finished on April 2nd.  This is my first pair of socks in years!  It felt good to work on them and even better when I split the skein to begin with.  I had no idea that just splitting the bell would make me more excited to finish the socks up!  The yarn is Northern Lights by OnTheRound and pretty nice.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

FO Necklace

I got this cool kit from Purl Soho and made my first necklace!

Monday, March 20, 2017

FO Messy Bun Hat






Project Details:
A friend really wanted one of these messy buns hat.  I do love to knit for folks when they really want something - so I had no issues doing it.  Fast knit.  Started on March 18th and finished on the 19th.  I used a bulky alpaca yarn (which is really soft).  Now to ship it!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

FO First Ever Handspun Sweater



Project Details:
I started this project on August 1st 2016 and finished on March 14th.  I picked it up and put it down.  I frogged and started over.  I didn't like the neck on the original pattern and re-made it.  I tried to take into consideration how this was going to drape (since it is handspun 60% alpaca and 40% silk).  I knit it a bit shorter than I would normal and blocked it to pull the lace pattern out.


I am loving the weight and feel of this.  I'm still trying to decide if I want a button at the top or just let it fall open or a pin.  Ideas?


FO More Handspun

This was 4 oz of silk, merino, bamboo blend.  Came out to be 260 yards of worsted weight.  I'm thinking a hat for my kiddo!


Saturday, March 4, 2017

FO Handspun Sport



Project Details:  this took me a while but I'm really happy with the end result.  350 yards of sport weight yarn.  Hedgehog blend of merino and nylon.  Now to knit something up with it!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

FO Bulky Jacket



Project Details:  610 yards of Bulky yarn.  Purl Soho pattern.  Started on January 20th and finished on February 28th.  Fast knit but I'm unhappy with the icord edge and the overall size.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

3 more

Another 3 oz

Monday, February 6, 2017

SPINNING FINALLY!

It has been 2 years since I have spun.  Not my best or finest work - but I'm glad to be back on the wheel.  This was 4 oz of Hedgehog Fibre made of wool/silk blend.  Turned into 214 yards of worsted weight yarn.  Zooey wants a hat - I think I might make her one :)

Now what to spin next???

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

FO Infant Hat


Project Details:
Started on January 16 and finished on the 18th.  Fun and fast pixie hat!

Monday, January 16, 2017

FO Renfrew Hat


Project Details: I tested out a new yarn that I've never used before.  SoftYak DK from Rowan.  Feels great, but I'll be interested to see how it wears.   This is for a hat swap buddy and I hope she likes it.  The pattern in Renfrew.  Fast and easy knit - I did add 4 extra stitches to try and get the correct size.  Started on January 6th and finished on January 16th.   The hat is knit inside out and then flipped at the end (which means you are knitting not purling the whole thing)!