Saturday, August 29, 2009

Man Slippers - DONE!

Started Aug 26/09 Finished Aug 29/09

So far this is a real easy knit. I would suggest that you sew up the heel before deciding how long to make them. I made them bigger thinking they were too small but then realize they were really too big and had to take them apart.

Aug 28/09 - one done already

Needles: Size 13

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in navy 2 skeins


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pink & Purple Sock - DONE!

Started Jul 8/09 Finished Aug 26/09

My second sock! I hope to actually finish a pair of socks.

Jul 24/09 I'm about 2 inches before the heel. It's pretty easy for now its K2, P2

Jul 27/09 I got to the heel and turned it! The gusset was a bit trick but I got it.

Jul 31/09 I moved to the magic loop method! So nice not to see ladders in my sock!!

Aug 4/09 Working on the toes. Almost done the first sock!!

Aug 5/09 Finished one sock!!

Aug 8/09 The second sock seems to go faster on magic loop then double pointed needles.

Aug 16/09 I've started the heel on the second sock.

I ended up changing the instructions to work on the magic loop. I'm very happy with my first pair of socks!!

Needles: Size 2

Yarn: Stitchnpretty in Dreamtime

Pattern: This actually an online tutorial on how to knit socks with lots of great pictures here:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Slippers - DONE!

Started Aug 13/09 Finished Aug 23/09

I'm making a pair for me first so I can figure out the bugs of the pattern and then making a pair for a gift. So far its pretty easy and I'm done the heel and working the body after an hour of knitting!

Aug 16/09 I've finished one slipper!

Aug 20/09 I've started the other slipper.

These would have taken me about 3 days to finish a pair if I didn't have 4 other projects on the go!

Needles: Size 5 double pointed needles

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Blackberry


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sold My First Set Of Stitch Markers

I make jewelry as an online business. I just added stitch markers as something knitting related. I got a custom order for a set today! They are $10 for silver colored wire or $13 for anti-tarnish sterling silver. The crystals are Swarovski.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

My First Wollmeise Purchase!

Actually the name of the store is Rohrspatz & Wollmeise. The yarn is dyed in Germany. Most people refer to the yarn as Wollmise or WM for short. It's very popular yarn and most of the time the store is empty. When there is yarn (sock, worsted and lace weight) its gone in a matter of an hour or less. I happened to be on Ravelry when someone announced that there was lace weight yarn on the site. Lace weight has been out of stock for some time. Well, I managed to make my first purchase on the site. I have Wollmise (3 skeins of sock yarn) but I purchased them from The Loopy Ewe. I managed to get a skein (which is over 1700 yards!) of Ballerina which is Muted lilac-shades. I can't wait to get it in the mail! I'll post a picture here when I get it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baby Booties - DONE!

Started Aug 8/09 Finished Aug 11/09

So far this is a really easy knit! I've knit 2 bottoms in about 2 hours. Good thing since I want to get these done and sent off before its too big for the baby girl.

Aug 10/09 Finished one already!

They aren't very pretty and I finally figured out what I was doing wrong at the end of the last bootie.

Needles: Size 6 double pointed needles

Yarn: Bernat Satin Sport Solids in Lavender Lace