Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Tree Jacket was completed on Saturday - January 26th - I wove in all the loose ends and gave her a nice soak. (remind anyone of canned beets???)
California has been gray and rainy...sorry, make that cold, gray and RAINY! We've had more rain this past weekend than all of last year. I'm not complaining as I love the rain.
Tree Jacket has been lying here trying to dry since Saturday. Slow as she goes.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
This is another everlasting bag stopper in the works. The yarn is Araucania 'Nature Cotton' from Chile. This is the yummiest, squishiest cotton in the world! It's so incredibly soft and the color is delicious. ooooooohhhhhh....Orangey goodness!
Garter/Gator scarf from another angle....knit, knit, knit, knit, knit, knit, -you get the idea.
And lastly, because I just can't seem to get enough of the ol'garter stitch. Tah-dah! One sleeve down....One to go! The resurrected Tree Jacket - SHE LIVES! (and wouldn't it be nice to get to wear her while the weather is cold) And knit, knit, knit, knit, knit, knit, knit......... sigh.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
It's my new ipod nano cozy! See there, it's waving "Hello".
I wanted something to protect the little guy, but didn't feel like forking out twenty to thirty bucks for a cover/case. Besides, I happen to think this cozy is waaaay better myself! ;)
If you'd like to dress your ipod up too....Here's my pattern.
ipod Nano Karma Kozy
size 2 - 32" - 40" circs ( for magic loop)
size 1,2 or 3 dbl points (whatever's on hand) for i-cord
Sock yarn (scraps - very small amount of yarn used) or favorite lace weight yarn
Super cool vintage button
Directions: Cast on 40 stitches using the figure 8 cast on method. Knit 3 rounds st st. Begin Daisy stitch pattern, making sure to mark the beginning of the round as it will move across the needles as you go. Knit 30 rounds in daisy pattern or until cozy completely covers your ipod nano. Knit two rounds st st. Begin twisted rib (knit 1 into back of stitch, purl) repeat these two stitches till end of row. Knit 4 more rounds. Bind off in twisted rib pattern. Knit i-cord using 3 stitches. Knit i-cord to desired length. Loop the end around and secure to cord. Attach the strap to one side of cozy & sew button to opposite side. Slide in your ipod and hook onto your favorite pair of jeans or most fashionable bag. Enjoy envious stares from others, you earned it! ;)
This is my mil's hat - being modeled by my sick 7 year old. The pattern is "Cherry" from Colinette and is knit with Colinette's Tao Silk. My mil has had this in her stash for over a year and I gently persuaded her to give it to me to knit up for her. (I basically had a death grip on it and wasn't leaving her house w/out it - but that's beside the point) Anyhoo....the kid was home sick last week, so I begged/bribed/forced him to wear it long enough to get some photo's.
Club head covers for some golfing friends of ours. I used bits of yarn from my stash and winged the pattern. I'm happy w/the results...but my duplicate stitch needs work. I'm hoping to distract the eye w/cute, fluffy pompoms.
And the fo's just keep on a coming. Finally, finally sewed on the straps to the everlasting bag stopper from knitty. I used cotton twill tape. This bag is so roomy and strong! Used the extra large skein of Lionbrand kitchen cotton in sea foam and found coordinating Peaches n Cream cotton in my stash for the trim.
Finally, the infamous bathroom mirror shot...complete with shower curtain back drop.
I knit the Yarn Harlots 'an unoriginal cap' for moi with EAR FLAPS!!!!!
Here's what I did if you have a hanker'in for ear flaps too!
***Added ear flaps.....***
With dbl points or short circs -pick up 14 stitches on side of hat
row 1 - p3, k2, p4, k2, p3 row 2 - k3, p2, c4f, p2, k3 row 3 - repeat row 1 row 4 - k1, ssk, p2, k4, p2, k2tog, k1 row 5 - p3, k1, p4, k1, p3 row 6 - k1, ssk, p1, k4, p1, k2tog, k1 row 7 - purl all stitches row 8 - k1, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1 row 9 - purl all stitches row 10- k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1 row 11- purl all stitches row 12- bind off 2st, k1, k2tog ( 3 stitches left on needle)** w/3 remaining stitches, knit i-cord to desired length and add pompom for extra pizazz!
This is my preferred look for embarrassing friends & family members.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
That's right ladies & germs. I give you two, Two neck warmers from a single skein. How's that for stretching your dollar. Here you can see the first one I knit for my niece Ashley for Christmas. And this is version 2. (I will be hanging onto this one)
Analiese is wearing an "unoriginal" cap in black....so hard to photograph, but who cares when the model is this cute, right?All three birthday girls together. Analiese turned 14, Neveah turned 2 and Alexis turned 23. Happy, Happy Birthday Girls!!!! We love you all! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Guess I'll wrap this post up with some quick knits. Coffee sleeves are such a great way to use up those little balls of yarn in your stash. This one is knit with sock yarn, holding two strands together.