Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Ugly, Eyeball Hurting SocksThe retail working boy child brought these feet home for me. He also brought home a man size foot. I am not a Piney!

Pattern: Lacy Pillars Socks (A Loopy Groopie Sock Pattern)
Yarn: J. Knits, Superwash Me - Sock
Color: AC# 130Needles: US 1.5
These socks sucked the life out of me. The pattern was fun but I stopped at the gusset. The blue and yellow together hurt my eyeballs and made my head hurt. I think they are ugly but they will keep my feet very warm.

Pattern: “Dark Orange Scarf” (from an insert in the Fall 2006 Interweave Knits Magazine) Fir Cone Chart
Yarn: Elsabeth Lavold, Silky Wool
Color: Moss
Needles: 7

This scarf was fun to knit and block.
Needles: 7

Pattern: Seaman’s Cap
Yarn: Kraemer Naturally Nazareth
Color: Beachball
Needles: 5
Beautiful yarn that knit up into beautiful warm hat, scarf, and mittens. I used 4 skeins.
Mittens - 40 stitches, size 4 double points.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Attic Triplets and Leftover Yarn Goodies
While searching for warm clothes in the attic I came across these unfinished afghans from the 1990's. Put them together, added fringe and now may I present..............Pattern: Aran Afghan, from Woman's Day Creative Series, Christmas 1993
Yarn: Super Saver Color: Aran
Needles: Size 9
Needed just the fringe on one side.
Pattern: Lattice Work from Leisure Arts leaflet 2315
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Color: Country Pink
Needles: Size 8
This was started in the fall of 1994. Needed sewing and fringe.

Pattern: Chevron Panels from Leisure Arts Leaflet 2315
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Color: Country Blue
Needles: Size 8
I started this in the spring of 1994. Needed ends sewn in and fringe.
I have soaked these 3 in Eucalan. The Red Heart yarn is very soft now. This Red Heart had 8 ounces, now only has 7.
Pattern: Bootie Slipper
Yarn: Red Heart Colors: Country Blue and Country Pink
Needles: Size 10
(Pattern handed down from my Mother)
Used yarn leftover from the above afghans.
Pattern: Maine Morning Mitts
Yarn: Cascade 220 Color: 4002 Jet & 9449 Midnight Heather
Yarn: Cascade 220 Color: 2453 Pumpkin Spice & 2411 Cafe
Yarn: Encore Worsted Color: Bark
Needles: Size 5
Yarns leftover from Christmas presents, going in the spare gift box.
Pattern: Woodman's socks (knit 2 purl 2)
Yarn: Encore Color: Eggplant
Needles: Size 5
Used the yarn from the socks I made my Aunt Gaby for Christmas. I had 2 skeins and had enough for both pair. Going in the spare gift box.
Working on a couple of scarfs, should be done by the weekend.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Christmas Knitting
Girl Child's Christmas Mitts
Pattern: Dashing
Yarn: Manos, Worsted
Needle: 5
Color: 46, Green
Husband's Soft Warm Christmas Scarf
Pattern: Knit 2 Purl 2
Yarn: Plymouth - Baby Alpaca Brush
Color: 1290
Needle: Size 7
Above is my prop sock. Knit with leftover yarn from other socks (encore - charcoal grey and bark).
Cast on 44 stitches, size 5 needle, basic knit 2 purl2 pattern. Gifted to the postman.
Preston's Christmas Socks
Pattern: Basic stockinette stitch, 48 stitches, knit 1purl 1 rib
Size: size 13 feet
Yarn: Encore Worsted
Needle: size 5
Color: 6001, Bark 2 skeins
Cousin John's Christmas Socks
Pattern: Basic knit 2 purl 2, cast on 44 stitches
Yarn: Encore Worsted
Needle: size 5
Color: 0250, Charcoal Grey

Aunt Gaby's Christmas Socks
Pattern: Basic knit 2 purl 2, cast on 44 stitches
Needle: size 4
Yarn: Encore Worsted
Color: 960, Eggplant
Boy Child's Christmas Socks
Pattern: Basic knit 1 purl 1, cast on 80 stitches
Needle: size 00
Yarn: Opal Rainforest
Color: Demian/Wolf
These socks seemed to take forever to knit. All that knit 1 purl one right down to the toe. This seemed to be the best pattern for the yarn, gave it some depth.
Uncle Billy's Christmas Banket
Pattern: Peaceful
Needle: Size 17 circular
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver
Color: 0631, light sage