Saturday, February 08, 2014

Knitting Away the Sub-freezing Cold

Finished the shawl on November 23. Got way too busy with Christmas knitting and somehow it is now February 2014.

I did manage to make a hat to match the shawl. The pattern is Galaxy Hat. Perfect match.

I found a fun hat pattern.

Presently I am working on "Totally Autumn" blanket. Using mt Done Roving yarn. The yarn is quite busy and the pattern does not show but I'm loving it.

Trying this on my tablet and not able to upload pics.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It's Been A Long Time

I need to get back to posting here. It has been a rough few years with little time to knit never mind post about it. I have entered most of my knitting in Ravelry.

I am presently workin on Northern Summer Shawl by Jo Kelly. I am aiming to finish by the end of the week and block early next week. I originally wanted to have this finished for our trip to Montreal for New Years Eve but we can't afford to go this year. Anyway, if you really want to have fun for New Years Eve for get about NYC and travel to Montreal.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It Is Very Hard To Knit In Hot Weather

Autumn Tiger Beetle Socks
Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphom, Bugga
Color: Autumn Tiger Beetle
Needle Size: 1
Pattern: Knit 1 Purl 1
These socks were knit for my husband. I cast on 68 stitches and knit 1 purl 1 for everything except the bottom of the foot.
is the second shawl in a series of three shawls on the theme of the three Norns (Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld) in Norse mythology. I am using Trekking Hand Art in the Irland color and size 5 needles.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Knitting But Not Enough

My class is keeping me very busy. Yes I only have one class but it is Cell Biology, and lets just say it is difficult for me. I have been buying yarn though and here are the latest additions. They are all from "The Sanguine Gryphon". The 2 blue ones are Bugga, Blue Lobster, the brown is Bugga, Calico Pennant Dragonfly. The litte mini skein is Gaia Lace and It came with the Calico Painted Dragonfly. I have no idea what the color is but it is beautiful and I want more.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Spring/Winter semester is over, Summer Classes have started.
This sweater was made for my daughter's friend, Heather's baby. Her name is Zoey Pearl.
Pattern: Modified Drops Eyelet Baby Cardigan , Ravelry Link
Yarn: Dale of Norway Dalegarn Baby Ull
Needles: US 3/3.25 mm
For some reason this was a very difficult knit for me. I took apart just as much as I knit. But the end product is perfect. Not a charted pattern and a chart would definitely helped. Knit top down.
Patten: Angee by Cookie A, from Sock Innovation
Yarn: Sanguine Gryphon, Bugga
Color: Cotton Strainer
Needle: 2.5 mm
This is an incredible pair of socks. Soft, thick, and oh so comfortable. A very fun pattern, I knit as instructed, no changes.

Pattern: Lavalette
Yarn: Fiesta Yarns, Baby Boom
Color: Aquarium, 2 skeins
Needle: Size 7 for the shawl and size 11 for the bind off. This is so soft. The pattern was nice to follow and I followed it exactly. I will definitely be making this again!

Pattern: Saroyan
Yarn: Cascade 220
Color: 8903 Primavera
Needles: size 9 This is the second Saroyan I knit. It will not be the last. I love it.
Yarn: Lorna's Laces, Fingering
Color: Hermosa
Needle: Size 6
This is a before I finished picture. The scarf required 2 skeins and my 2 were not at all alike. I should have alternated but................... I have it done and blocked, just no photo. maybe next post. This was a fun knit, I enjoyed it.
Plain old knit 2 purl 2 socks for my husband. I used Regia, Nordic Color, 5516 - Oslo. I knit the socks on size 0 needles with a cast on of 80. This was my carry with me project.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I have to go to class - Words later
Vent d'est vent d'ouest by Marie Adeline, pattern link on right side
This is a neck cowl. I think that the picture is upside down, but blogger will not let me fix it.
Color: Deep Orchid
Needle: US 5 -3.75
This was a wonderful knit. The yarn was wonderful. The color was wonderful. The end product is wonderful.
Yarn" Madeline Tosh, dk
Color: Thunderstorm
This hat is for my husband. I cast on 120 stitches with size 5 needle. What a soft hat. I plan on making matching gloves.

Baby booties for my daughter's friend.She is due in June. Old pattern my mother had.
Pattern: Traveling Woman
Yarn: Wollmeise, 100% Merino
Color " WD Granatapfel
Needle: Size 6
This is a nice shawl. I may have not bound off loose enough but, I did go up to a size 10 needle for the bind off. Blocked out to 58" across the top and 21" from the middle of the top edge to the middle of the bottom edge.

Knit 1, Purl 1, cast on 72 stitches socks, for me.
Yarn: Regia, Jacquard Color 5274
Pattern: Saroyan
Yarn: Cascade 220
Color 7802, Cerise
Needle: size US 9 - 5.5mm
Worked 8 increase rows, 9 straight section rows, and 8 decrease rows.
Only had a small (golf ball) sized ball of leftover yarn.
Yarn: Fiesta, Baby Boom
Color: Aquarium
Needle: US 7 - 4.5 mm
More on this later. I have finished, just haven't blocked.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Tail of Three Scarves
Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns, Blithe
100% Baby Camel, 2 Skeins
Color: 60690 Charcoal
Needle: 9
52" Across the top and 35" Top to Tail
I have never felt any hand knit item as soft as this shawl. When I finished knitting this was just a ball of fluff but after blocking it opened up beautifully.

Yarn: Madeline Tosh Worsted
Color: Silver Fox, 2 Skeins
Needle: 9
59" across the top and 38" top to tail.
Nice soft yarn and a quick knit, love it!

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Silkie Socks That Rocks
Color: Walk On The Wild Tide, 1 skein
I received this yarn as part of the Socks That Rocks Club and never used it to knit the sock pattern that came with the yarn.
Needle: 6
Measures 41" across the top and 38" top to tail.
Although this is a small shawl it is very soft and oh so colorful.
I am still working on my k1 p1 socks. Just for fun I cast on this smoke ring. The pattern is very fun and the yarn is a joy to work with. More when finished.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Christmas Vacation
I made it through the Fall semester. I took 4 classes. I loved them all and am looking forward to the Sprin semester, I am taking 5 classes. So while I have four weeks off in between I am Knitting.
Pattern: Multnomah
Yarn: Trekking XXL, Color 290
Needle: Size 3
How crazy was I to use those darn square needles again. I wanted to make this shawl and it calls for size 3 and that is what I have. This knit up to a very light weight scarf. I love it.
Pattern: Seaman's Hat and Some 4 needle gloves
Yarn: Drean in Color, Classy
Color: Don't Be Blue
It is very cold here in New Jersey. I bought this yarn for a certain Christmas present but I used a different yarn instead. So I needed a hat and an extra pair of gloves. I have actually been wearing this hat and the gloves with a pair of my 2 needle gloves inside, brrrrr!
Pattern: Sea Spray Shawl
This is in process. I am using a baby camel yarn that has been in the stash for years. It is so soft!
This is my current purse project. Knit 1 Purl 1, 72 stitches, size 0 needles.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Yellow Scarf, Mara, and a Couple of Christmas Gifts
Pattern: Seaman Cap
Color: 0404 Charcoal Heather
Needle: Size 5 circular, 16"
A gift for my cousin John
Men's 2-Needle gloves
The pattern is from a Doreen Knitting Book copyright 1961
Color: Light Grey Heather and Malt Heather
Needle: Size 2
Christmas Gift for Uncle Bill and my Father in Law
Pattern: Mara
Yarn: Wool Pak
Color: 05 Pink
Needle: size 8 36" circular
I had 2 different dye lots of this yarn. I knit with the first skein until the ribbing and used the second skein for the k1 p1 and K2 P2 ribbing. Not much left over.
Yarn: Bouton d'Or Mango
Color: Vanilla
Needle: Size 8

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

2-Needle Gloves
I love making these gloves. I know there are alot of loose ends to tie in but I really just love the whole process.
Yarn: Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn
Color: SY-600 Symphony
Needle: Size 2
I used a little more or less than half of a skein for each glove.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

This Peace Fleece has been sitting in my stash for awhile. It is left over yarn from my Aran Sweater. I also made a pair of dashing with this yarn, I was worried about running out when I made the sweater.
Yarn: Peace Fleece Worsted 3.6 skeins
Color - Siberian Midnight
Needle: Size 8 Circular
This shawl is for my husband, I just wanted to try out the pattern and asked him if he would like the end product. Seems it will be perfect for watching t.v. and taking out the garbage.
Ladies 2 Needle Gloves
Not quite finished yet and the picture does not accurately show the correct colors. I will try again when the sun decides to come out. And ....... I know there are patterns for making gloves on 4 needles but I love this pattern. It was given to me bya dear Aunt a long, long time ago.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"It's Always A Sunny Day" Multnomah

Pattern: Multnomah
Yarn: Wollmeise, Twin 80% Superwash 20% Nylon
Color: Sonne
Needle: Size 3 Circular

You may remember this started out as the Swallowtail Shawl.

First off the needles. I used Kollage Yarns, Square Circular Knitting Needles. My husband bought these for me for 2008 Christmas gift. This was sthe first time I used them. They claim the “won’t kink, kurl, or knot”, they do. Also the stitches have a difficult time going over the join. One of the tips all of the finish wore off and left it rough feeling, the other tip is fine.

Now for the yarn. I LOVE the color. That being said, I am not sure if it was the yarn/needle combination or what but the splitting was unreal. Every row I had to fix a couple of stitches.

When blocked out the scarf measured 43.5” by 17”. A little smaller than the patter calls for. I followed the pattern exactly except that I completed 13 repeats of the Feather and Fan border.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Pomatomus Finished
What a great knit. I started this sock on August 12, 2009 and I finished this morning.
Pattern: Pomatomus
Yarn: Marion's Sock Yarn
Needle" Size 2 Brittany Double Points
These sock were knit exactly to directions. They are soft, beautiful and fit my feet perfectly.
I received this video in an e-mail this morning. It certainly made my day. Hope you like it. Breakfast

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Montego Bay Scarf Finished
Took a short trip to Maine over the weekend. Found shelter in the Peneobscot Bay. Weather was beautiful. Went to the Common Ground Fair. Finished the Montego Bay Scarf.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Montego Bay Scarf
I have so much homework that I just could not pay attention to the charts in the projects I have going. The Every Day Wrap is not too hard but is a worsted weight yarn and seems to have a lot of dust and loose fibers and I prefer to work on this outside. This scarf is fun and easy, unlike homework. I am using Lanas Puras, Melosa in Maple Cream. Size 8 needle. More later back to homework, math test today.