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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Every sweater needs a matching hat

This hat is a cross between the marley hat in Itty Bitty Hats and the Tulip sweater pattern from Dream in Color. I still have a lot of yarn left and am accessorizing away.
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Back to blogging

When insight was bought out by comcastic, I ran into some technical difficulties. I think I'm all sorted out now and can blog again. The sweater is the Dream in Color Tulips baby sweater. I knit it out of Bunny Hop from Crystal Palace and I love it!
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too cute!

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Friday, June 06, 2008

Random Projects

Here are some random projectss that I have been working on. There are two sideways sockyarn baby sweaters, and two pairs of baby socks. I've been knitting as much as possible, but haven't had much time for blogging. I'm still adjusting to being a mom of six.
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Sunday, May 04, 2008

More modeling

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Modeling all this knitwear is hard work!

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I have been knitting!

This is a baby dale sweater, not knit to gauge. It's topped off with the Upside Down Daisy Hat from Itty Bitty Baby Hats.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Still alive, barely

All 7 of us have a nasty respiratory bug that is going around. This is day 8 for me. The first two days I was too sick to knit. Day three I was able to knit 1-2 rows on a sock before I had to take a nap. Things have been steadily improving and now I am able to knit quite a bit. The hat is from Itty-Bitty Baby Hats. I used sublime yarn to match the Lily the Pink sweater I finished a while back. I also finished the baby ull socks for my 3 year old.
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Monday, February 04, 2008

4 years later...

they're finished. This was my first February goal.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Showing Off!

These are my "Little Coriolis - your second learning sock" from Cat Bordhi's new book, "New Pathways for Sock Knitters." I originally had no interest in this book. I have a sock recipe for each member of my family who I knit socks for. It's taken a while to get it down so everyone's socks fit properly. A customer at the Yarn Shop that I teach at wanted someone to run a knitalong for this book. I choked on the price of the book, but eventually caved and bought it. Since then, I have had the best time knitting the first two socks. I've sucked in another friend who has had an equally good time. These socks are addictive. The downside is that one does have to read the directions, taking the mindless bit out of knitting socks. If I did one sock multiple times, I think that I would hit the mindless knitting phase with these patterns also. The instructions are well written, and there are videos on Cat Bordhi's website to nurse you through the first sock. I only had one problem on the first sock that I had to check the videos to clarify.
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Exceeded Expectations

First Up: Modified Dublin Bay Socks for mom knit out of Great Adirondack sock yarn with silk in it.
Next up, Noro for me!
bonus January knitting: Size 10 Children's sock out of Opal 6 ply. I can get one ladies size 8 pair and one children's size 10 pair out of one 150g ball.
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Sunday, January 27, 2008

January Goals Met!

I'll have to take some pictures. I'm now pondering my February Goals. How long do you have to own yarn for it to be considered "knitting from the stash?"

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Finished objects!

Lily the Pink from Sublime made with Sublime yarn and a lot of modifications. This pattern needed a lot of help. The moral here is think before you knit. The shaped shoulders (shaped with cast-off stitches) and shaped back do not sew up well. I wasn't smart enough to figure that out in advance. I should have reknit, but was too lazy. The shoulders have a seriously deep seam allowance. I woke up on the sleeves and instead of casting off two stitches something like 12 times, I did decreases every row to make a nice gentle slope that was much easier to sew in. I also changed a lot of the decreases so that they sloped the proper direction.
A back shot of the sublime baby sweater.
Little Sky Sock from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters. I had the best time knitting these socks and remain totally proud of them.
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Monday, January 14, 2008

Another FO!

I just finished the Valentine Socks. I'll post pictures later. I'm looking at the rest of my January Goals and how many days are left in the month. Realistically speaking, it doesn't look good. I still only have 1 noro sock finished and it's mate is cast on and I think the ribbing is completed. Mom's first sock has about 3" left and it's mate is a mere glimmer in my eye. The Sublime baby sweater is coming along with many pattern alterations which have involved some ripping. I'm almost through the second sleeve. I then have to block it, sew it up, pick-up the neck band and knit the cute little frill. I'm guessing it will take a couple of tries on the neck band, sewing up and the frill. If the children cooperate, I might get it all done. I'm already starting to think about Feb. goals.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Socks from Stash Club

I just found this knitalong on the 2008 knitalong site and it looked like a good idea. Knitting stash sock yarn is one of my many knitting New Year's Resolutions. I've actually finished one pair of socks from stash yarn and I'm working on a second for the New Year. I'll post pictures later.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Not so good pictures of what is in my knitting bag...

These are all the items that I am carrying around with me and working on diligently. Well, most of them anyway. I hope to come up with 3 pairs of finished socks and one finished baby sweater by the end of the month. I already have a pair of felted children's slippers knit, I just need to find my pillowcase to felt them.
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First FO of 08

Socks for my mom. I finished them on New Year's Day. It's true, they were a Christmas Present and should have been finished sooner. But, they are done now and I am pleased.
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Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Gifts Continue...

 We are making two of these. A LOT of MISTAKES have been made, slowing down the process and resulting in very little sleep. I think Grandma would notice if a whole row was on upside down.
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