Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I haven't been very good at posting about knitting projects.

On October 25th, I finished the Koolhaas hat I started on October 1st.

Needles: US 6 / 4.0 mm and US 8 / 5.0 mm

Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Paints

I started another Koolhaas hat on October 18th and finished it on November 29th.

Needles: US 6 / 4.0 mm and US 8 / 5.0 mm

Yarn: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Winter Night

Monday, November 16, 2009

I'm still working on my Hooded Alpaca Parka sweater (from Knitting with Balls by Micael del Vecchio) but I've hit a bit of a snag. When I started the project, I decided to use the largest size and I think it's waaaaay too big.

So, tonight I started over. I didn't rip out what I've already done since I'm about half way through the hood, which is the last step. Instead, I started another sweater, but this time I'm following the pattern for a smaller size.

Friday, October 23, 2009

August 1st, I started another Doctor Who scarf. This time, I'm going by the pattern - it is 12" wide. I just measured it, and it's a little over 22 feet long. Did you hear me? I said it's a little over 22 FEET long. I also used my food scale to weigh it - 2 pounds, 11 onces. And, I'm not even done. I still have at least 1 untouched skein of each color. I think I may have gotten a little carried away here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I ordered a set of the new KnitPicks Zephyr Acrylic needles and they came in today. My first impression is that it feels like knitting with Denise needles, except not as flexible.


I also started another Koolhaas hat - using my new KnitPicks Zephyr Acrylic needles.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Another cup cozy, this time in the style of Jayne's Hat. It's a pretty simple pattern. I started out by casting on 40 sts; knit 2x2 rib for 45 rows.

Jayne's Cup Cozy

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I finally finished my Wasabi Socks. I actually finished them sometime last month - the bind off, that is. I used the Stretchy Bind-Off technique, but I only added a stitch before, between and after the 2 knit stitches and I couldn't decide if I wanted to un-bind off and add a stitch between the 2 purl stitches as well. I finally decided I had been working on them far too long.



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

As requested, pictures of my Doctor Who scarf.

That's a quarter on top of the roll


Monday, August 3, 2009

I started a Doctor Who scarf back in April and I finally finished it yesterday. I used this pattern. I run through the pattern just once and the scarf was a little over 7 feet long last week. I haven't measured since finishing it yesterday.

I didn't follow the pattern exactly. The pattern called for casting on 60 stitch to make the scarf 10 wide. But, since I don't like wide scarves, I only cast on 40 stitches to make it about 7 inches wide. However, I did start another scarf yesterday and I did cast on 60 stitches this time.

(ETA) Forgot to mention... The scarf is 7 inches wide and 13 feet, 4 inches long. I'm thinking about un-doing the bind-off to make it an even 14 inches long.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I finally finished Mercy! I actually finished all the knitting months ago, but just kept putting off sewing it all together. The pattern called for a one piece-continuous strap, but I went with an adjustable strap instead.


Outer Pocket

Inner Pocket

Thursday, May 14, 2009

So, I'm working on my Wasabi Socks last night and I realize that I had dropped a stitch. The only trouble is, I had already knit about an inch and a half of sock before I noticed it. No worries, I had put in a life line about 5 rounds before starting the heels. Plus, the socks were a little tight at the ankle, so I wanted to add 4 more stitches to each sock.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

And, just in case anyone has been wondering... Yes, I'm still knitting. I finished these two last night. The first is another Shifting Sands, this time done with Reynolds Smile. I only had two balls of it, so the scarf isn't even 5 feet long. The second scarf however, is 12 feet long. The yarn is some hand-spun I got from my friend Jodi, who bought it online. It's a little fuzzy and not easy to knit with and I really couldn't think of anything to use it for. So, I just started knitting a 2x2 rib and kept knitting until I ran out of yarn.


Needles: US 10
Length: 4 ft. 10 in.
Width: 5½ in.


Needles: US 5
Length: 12 feet
Width: 5½ in.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My latest Bag Stopper. I just couldn't help it.

Yes, it's kinda upside-down


Saturday, January 17, 2009

I finished my Koolhaas Bottle Cozy. I'm really happy with how it turned out. The yarn is a little dark and it's kind of difficult to see the pattern, so I'm probably do another one in a lighter color yarn.