Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Brown Hat - DONE!

Started Dec 14/09 Finished Dec 28/09

Hubby needs a hat too so I hope that I have enough of this yarn to make this hat. I'm using size 8 needles since another project is using the size 7 needles.

I went 8" for the body before decreasing to fit hubby better. I had to froggle it since 6" wasn't going to do it.

Needles: Size 8 circular

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Roanoke

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-boyfriend-hat

Monday, December 14, 2009

Postal Mitts - DONE!

Started Nov 19/09 Finished Dec 13/09

These will be fingerless gloves for the mail lady. I hope she likes them since they are Monsoon color. I plan on a pair for me but I won't make the arm 6" though.

Nov 30/09 Started on the thumb of one glove. Six inches of the 3k, 1p takes a while!

Dec 4/09 Finished one mitt!

Needles: Size 1.5 circular

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock - Mediumweight in Monsoon

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fitted-mitts

Monday, December 7, 2009

S's Neckwarmer - DONE!

Started Dec 6/09 Finished Dec 11/09

It's getting cold in AZ so hubby needs a neckwarmer! Now I have officially 6 projects going. A very easy and fast knit!

Needle: Size 8 circulars

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Roanoke

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-ribbed-neckwarmer

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Traveling Woman Purple Shawl - DONE!

Started Oct 1/09 Finished Nov 17/09

Yes, another project started. I currently have 5 going on (not counting this one). I really wanted to knit with Wollmeise since I have 3 skeins of fingering weight and 2 of lace weight. So far I'm pretty happy with the yarn which is bad since its hard to get and gets on the expensive side. I have to do the set up till I have 201 stitches. Luckily someone knitted this pattern in WM so I have the changes I need. So far its been pretty easy but I haven't gotten to the lace parts yet.

I did 4 repeats of chart A and complete chart B!

Oct 3/09 I'm about half way through the set up stitches. I need to have 201 and I have 105 right now.

Oct 20/09 I have one more repeat of chart A before going to chart B.

Oct 26/09 I've done 3 repeats of chart A. It looks like I have lots of yarn so I will try for a 4th repeat

Needles: Size 6 circular

Yarn: Wollmeise Sockenwolle 100% superwash in Petit Poison Nr. 5

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/traveling-woman

Sunday, November 15, 2009

S's Christmas Socks - DONE!

Started Oct 9/09 Finished Nov 15/09

These are going to be hubby's Christmas sock. They were going to be a surprise but he has such wide feet, I couldn't knit them with out having him try them on. As it was, I had to cast 48 stitches rather then the 44 the pattern called for. I'm doing this on circulars (magic loop) rather then on double pointed needles. This is a really easy pattern. If I wasn't trying to do 5 other projects at the same time, I would have finished these socks in about a week.

Oct 23/09 Finished one sock!

Needles: Size 6 circular

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Roanoke

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thuja

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

B's Handwarmers - DONE!

Started Oct 24/09 Finished Nov 6/09

This is for my youngest. It's starting to get cool around here in AZ. These will be perfect for her!

Oct 28/09 I've finished one and started the 2nd one!

Needles: Size 2.75mm circular

Yarn: Fiberphile Yarns & Hand-Dyed Fibers MCN Luxe Lace in Ice Violet

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/riverside-handwarmers

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mrs. F's Christmas Scarf - DONE!

Started Oct 5/09 Finished Oct 23/09

I don't have size 9 needles so I'm doing this pattern in size 10 needles. I casted on 15 stitches and modified the pattern because I don't have much yarn and rather have it longer then wider.

Needles: Size 10 straight

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Fedora

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/autumn-days-scarf

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ms. J's Christmas Scarf - DONE!

Started Oct 2/09 Finished Oct 5/09

Another Christmas gift scarf for the girls' teachers. Since I only have 75 yards, I decided to only cast on 14 stitches so the repeat in the middle is for 10x.

Needles: Size 13 straight

Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Caution

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/obligatory-lace-scarf

Monday, October 5, 2009

Green Scarf - DONE!

Started Sept 26/09 Finished Oct 4/09

Another Christmas gift. Rather then knit 3 scarves with the same pattern, I decided to knit 3 different patterns. This is just a 3 rows. I finished this while waiting at the ER for 6 hours. My oldest was sick and it took that long at the ER on Sunday!

Needles: Size 8 straight

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Jalapeno

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/morning-snack-scarf

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Christmas Scarf - DONE!

Started Sept 10/09 Finished Oct 1/09

This is a Christmas scarf not because of the color but because they will a gifts for one of my daughters' teacher. Don't have size 9 needles so doing this with size 10. This is an easy pattern but you can't knit back if you make a mistake. I've had to frog it and start again after the 2nd row of mistakes.

Sept 15/09 Had to frog this scarf 2 more times. The pattern is a 2 row repeat but with all the yarn overs, if you make a mistake there is no just knitting back or taking out a row or 2. You have to frog the whole thing and start over. Grrr!

Needles: Size 10 dpn

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Pomegranate

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My First Toe Up - DONE!

Started Aug 2/09 Finished Sept 25/09

Fiberphile has KAL (knit a long) and she said any pattern from Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson. I just got that book from Amazon.com not too long a go. I decided to do the Lacy Rib Socks http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lacy-ribs-socks. They will be in Fiberphile Yarns & Hand-Dyed Fibers Mosaic Super Squish Sock's Dark Bloom. I finally managed to do the Turkish cast-on last night after 4 tries. Watching someone do it on You-tube with needles in the left hand helped me a lot (the book shows it with the needles in the right hand). I figured out that I knit left handed continental method rather then right handed English Method.

So far this is a nice and easy lace pattern!

Aug 18/09 Started the gusset!
Aug 20/09 Finished the heel, its not pretty. I’m glad I did the Silver Sock class before this so I knew what I was doing wrong at the heel. I messed up and the count wasn't working but I knew that I should be picking up the side so I just did it. I ended up with way too many stitches some how so I had to decrease which is why it doesn't look at all like it should.

Aug 30/09 Finished the first sock!
I did a much nicer job of the heel on the second sock. It always take me one try of a pattern to figure out the kinks. I would have finished quicker if I didn't try to work on 5 projects at a time.
Needles: Size 0 47" circular needle

Yarn: Fiberphile Yarns & Hand-Dyed Fibers Mosaic Super Squish Sock in Dark Bloom

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Christmas Hat - DONE!

Started Sept 2/09 Finished Sept 10/09

It's time for Christmas knitting. This hat will be for our neighbor. She wanted a blue hat. I casted on only 56 stitches rather then the 72 (it was way too big). I am doing it on size 10 since I don't have size 10 dpns. I ended up finishing it with a magic loop.

Needles: Size 10

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in 135 Spice