Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas Vacation
Drive up to MaineI finished these socks on Christmas Eve. The picture is taken at Federal Jacks in Kennebunkport, Maine. I gave them to our waitress. She may still be in shock.
Shortie Socks
40 stitches, size 4 d.p.'s, Encore Worsted
Christmas Snowpeople
Christmas Day at my niece Amy's house

This is the beginning of "That Little Scarf". I used the "Walking on the Wild Tide" yarn that came in the RSC April kit. This yarn is not showing the pattern very well. The pattern is a 12 row lace pattern that involves purl 3 tbl. Pattern can not be seen very well with the intense variation of color in this yarn. Will be ripped out and the "Grasshopper" yarn will return to the stash box, maybe later.
I used leftover Kramer, Summit Hill for these "Mini Waffle Socks". The link for these seems to have been taken off the internet. It was a very easy 2 row pattern.
Yarn: Kramer, Summit Hill 100% Merino Superwash Wool
I have started "That Little Scarf" over. I looked through the stash box while putting away the "Grasshopper" yarn and found this Elsebeth Lavold - "Silky Wool" color 37
This yarn is showing stitch definition much better

Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas To All
I leave for Maine in the morning and will return on Wednesday
Pattern: Thorpe Hat ; by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Blue Sky Cotton, Color 613 Ink
Needles: Size 8 dp's and circular
The yarn used was not to gauge. I cast on 96 stitches and knit to the length of the medium size hat. I had to adjust the decreases to accommodate the additional stitches. I did not use the whole skein of yarn and have quite a few yards left over. I did not have a yarn that would be appropriate for the contrasting color and crocheted around with the same black. This is a very soft and warm hat. I can wear it to shovel with a wool hat over top.
Nice pattern. I will be making this hat again.
Sorry that the picutre does not show the hat very well. After many attemps my daughter and I gave up. Black is not easy to photograph.
Shortie Socks
Yarn: Atacama, 100% Alpaca - Color 508
Pattern: 48 stitches, knit 2 purl 2 Cuff
Needle: Size 4 dp's
So soft

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas 2007 Gifts
Please disregard the mess in the backgroundA little gift for me. This is Lanas Puras lace weight. I am going to use it to make this. Thanks for the link Jeanne.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Knitting is Officially Done!
This is my prop sock. The sock I would pretend to knit when nosey folks came to see what I was working on.
Hopefully the sun will shine tomorrow and I will take a picture of all the gifts. I need to get some of them in the mail tomorrow also.
Pattern: Ladies Mittens #5620
Source: Jack Frost 2 Needle Mittens
Yarn: Plymouth Encore, Red
Needles: size 4
Loving This Red
The Hat:
Pattern: Seaman Hat
Yarn: Debbie Bliss, Cashmerino Chunky - 3 skeins
Needle: Size 6 circular & dp's
This is a very thick and warm hat. The yarn was a joy to work with.The Socks
Pattern: Dad's Easy Cable Socks
Source: Socks, Socks, Socks
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks That Rock - Ravenscroft, Heavyweight
Needle: Size 3 dp's

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

2 Down 3 To Go
I finished these 2 scarves while waiting for the nice man at the brake store to work magic to my brakes. $1266 and 5 hours and 45 minutes later I had a safer truck and 2 gifts knocked off my list.
The red scarf is the Opera Scarf. Before blocking the scarf measures 8" x 57".
Yarn: Plymouth Encore, worsted color 9601
28 Stitches on a size 8 plastic circular needle
Close Up of Opera Scarf
Yarn: Plymouth Encore, color 1444
Brown Scarf is a basic knit 1, purl 1
Before blocking scarf measures 4.5" x 56
Yarn: Plymouth Encore, color 1444
31 stitches knit on size 8 Rosewood Straight Needle

Friday, December 07, 2007

Friday Night Knitting

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Opera Scarf
This i.s the "Opera Scarf". Knit with 42 stitches using Plymouth Encore yarn and size 9 circular needles. This measured 15.5" before blocking. I have ripped this out and am now knitting with 28 stitches.
EDIT: I just read through the Opera Scarf link and they have updated the patten since I printed it (I last knit this scarf in 2006). There is one extra stitch and is added to row 1 as the 1st stitch, knit 1.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Black Socks
Yarn: Plymouth Encore
Color: 217 Black
Needle: size 5 dp's
Pattern: 48 stitches, knit 2/purl 2Yesterday at Merrill Creek

Monday, December 03, 2007

Cocoon Coffee Shop was the place to be on Friday night . There was music, knitting, and snowflake making.

Saturday and Sunday: Yucky weather = knitting time

Blue Socks: Men's size 10.5/11

Yarn: Cascade 220
Color: 8393 Navy Blue
Needles: size 5 dp's
Pattern: 48 stitchesBlue Socks Friend, Black Sock