Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Red Heart Super Saver - Light Sage & Bernat Denim Style - Chino for the cuffs. Lion Brand Homespun - Edwardian throughout the whole body & Romanesque, Mediterranean, and Harvest added in.
US 10 & 10 1/2 DPN & Circular
Muff from Knitty for the Muff-along by Stoned Knitter

Great stash buster!! For me it was a great way to use up some of the acrylic (washable!) that I had bought when I first started knitting.

And for good measure pics of the muff with the "not invited" kitty, Beau.

Monday, September 04, 2006


Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (mainly) - Iron Ore, Cranberry, HollyBerry, Fern, Carrot, Winter Night, Evergreen, Coal. Kraemer Yarns: Mauch Chunky - Jelly Bean; Naturally Nazareth - Autumn
US 7 Straight (circular)
Folk Shawls

All in garter stitch - fairly easy project. Long range project.

Magic 8 Ball/Kool-Aid Scarf

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes - Dye your own, Strawberry, Lemonade, Orange Kool-Aid
US 8 Straight
adapted from Crazy Aunt Purl's Magic Scarf - mine is 8 rows, on US 8, by 6 blocks, in chunks of 8.

I dyed 3 different skeins of yarn and I'm alternating between them by sets of 8 chunks. The first skein I dyed is darker so that's why I chose to alternate. The plan is to use up all of the 3 skeins (660 yds!) - this will be a very l-o-n-g scarf! Good for those Michigan winters.

Knitted Cuff

Regia 4-ply Ringel - #1937-49385 (??)
Free pattern found online - all seed stitch

First time I really did anything with seed stitch other than practicing. Kind of cool - kind of fun.

Traveling String Laundry Bag

Peaches & Creame Cotton - Daffodil
US 11 & 13 DPN
No real pattern - based loosely off the String bag

Had the, I think, brillant idea to knit a traveling laundry bag. I'm sick of using a garbage bag or hotel laundry bag for my dirty clothes while traveling. Thus this item came into being. That and I had a good chunk of cotton left over from the 1# cone I bought.

There was really no way I could figure out to take a picture of this since it's still in process. So here's a couple pictures of one of my two cats, Beau and a pile of knitted cotton.

This look says "I wonder how I can chew on those needles without having mama swat at me??"

Fingerless Gloves for...

...Me (left hand)
Knit Picks Sock Garden - Zinnia
US 3 - straight
Knit Picks 2 needle fingerless gloves

...My Dad (right hand)
Knit Picks Dancing - Square Dance

Ring Holder Dish

Nature Spun - Red Fox
Plymouth Yarn pattern #P535

Started this on Saturday, finished on Sunday - this weekend. Very easy knit. Now all I have to do is felt it and shape it into a sombrero. That will probably have to wait until I have something else to throw in the washer for felting.

Bottle Cooler

Red Heart - Fiesta Jewel
Free pattern from Ask Poop, Please

A great way to bust some stash (and use that acrylic you bought way back when)!

Fingerless Gloves for me

Knit Picks Simple Stripes - Vineyard (no longer available)
Honestly I know there's a patter for this but it's been so long since I've worked on these, I don't know what (or where) it even is.

This was my first project attempted on DPN's and also my first glove/mitten with a thumb or fingers. I got stalled when I got to the part to start on the thumb. Haven't picked this up since.

Reusable Shopping Bag Bag

Sugar & Cream Cotton - Painted Desert
Started with US 15 on down to US 7 for most of the bag portion, I-cord on US 7's DPN
No real pattern

This pattern was born out of my need to hold some very cool reusable shopping bags that I had bought. Those bags can be seen in the last picture - they're about the size of those cheap plastic shopping bags you get from stores, they hold about 25#'s and fold into their own little pouch that is sewn inside the bag. Very handy and I'm really glad that I got them!! My knitted bag currently holds 4 but I think it would hold 6 or 7 (if I had that many).

String Shopping Bag

Peaches & Creme cotton - Daffodil
Free pattern found online with some modifications

As you can see I didn't quite get the hang of the lacey type pattern near the beginning/bottom. Then I figured it out and it turned out much better. Since this was a 'learning' type project I didn't feel the need to frog some rounds to make it look better. Besides pulling needles out and frogging entire rows scares the heck out of me and I try to avoid it at all costs!!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sunday, August 06, 2006