Thursday, March 29, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
4 skeins Rowan All Seasons Cotton: Mocha Chocolate, I'll be making these pants for Tristan's 1st birthday.
Cascade 220: Charcoal Grey
Cascade 22o: Sapphire
Cascade 220: Heather
Lorna's Lace Shepherd Socks: Sweetie. It looks yellow, blue and red, but its more of a yellow, purple, and pink mix. very pretty. I think I might still be able to convince myself to wear socks made of these even though there's pink in it.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
the ribbing around the top, I really like how that came out, anxious to see how it looks after felting it.
full view of the bag
base of bag
Using double pointed needles, CO 8 sts. Divide so that there are 2 sts on each of 4 needles. [Although it is possible to divide using 3 needles, I recommend using 4 needles as it makes the increasing a lot easier. The increases occur before and after the first stitch of each needle.]
Join by slipping first st onto Needle 4. Pull last st over first st and move the last stitch onto the Needle 1.
Round 1: Knit [8 sts]
Round 2: *K1, M1* around [16 sts].
Round 3: Knit.
Round 4: * K1, M1, K3, M1 * around [24 sts].
Round 5: Knit.
Round 6: * K1, M1, K5, M1 * around [32 sts].
Round 7: Knit.
Round 8: * K1, M1, K7, M1 * around [40 sts].
Round 9: Knit.
Round 10: * K1, M1, K9, M1 * around [48 sts].
Continue in this manner, so that all odd rounds are knit and all even rounds have 8 stitches increased until you have 80 sts. Since you are increasing before and after the first st of each of the needles, the first st is going to "pop" up, off the knitted fabric.
After you have the required number of stitches, do a few more knit rows (I did about 3). for the sides, knit up about 5" all the way around. the last inch K2, P2. to finish off I K5, BO 30, K10, BO30, K10 (this will put the first 5 stitches on the same needle as the last 5 stitches).
do stockinette stitch (K one row, P next row) up as long as you want the handle. do this for both sets of 10 stitches. join together using kitchener stitch.
put bag in a hot wash with a small amount of detergent, pair of jeans or towel to agitate it. check every 10 minutes until desired felting has occurred.
Monday, March 19, 2007
here it is pre-felting:
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
Monday, March 5, 2007
A simple garter stich scarf, the second of a pair for my husband's aunt and uncle's Christmas present. Made with Red Heart Super Saver: Navy and White in honor of Penn State since they're alumni
the beginning of the afghan. this is made with Caron Simply Soft: Bone, this is almost 4' long so I only showed a portion of it. I tried to show the detail with the blurry picture, but it didn't come out too well
the headband/earwarmer thing, as requested by Amanda. made with Paton Divine yarn and another cream yarn that I can't remember)
the purse, made with Red Heart Super Saver: beige and I can't remember the brown color, but its wool
My second pair of socks, made in Caron Simply Soft: Mango
I promise pictures of all said projects soon!