Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Too many projects, too little time...

I've started two more projects, one is another pair of socks for SKA and Solid Socks, too much fun, one pair is  General Hogbuffer's WASTL and the other is Welsh Country Stockings,   loving these, they make for great hiking socks, and then I started a Musica Tote, , I need to get them all done by the end of the month, talk about getting into a time crunch. lol
And I still need to finish the Pinnacles and Turrets socks too,  Sheesh! lol
So much for starting Christmas stuff now.
The Welsh country stockings are my quick and easy one, the felted bag will go pretty quickly once I get really going on the chart work.  I think we all need an easy project when we are doing a very detailed, charted pattern like Wastl.
Well, I guess I'd best get back to it, not only do I need to get the knitting done on the bag, I need to get it felted, dried, and a lining sewn and attached.
Have a wonderful day/evening, see you next time.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Yoga, garden, and general life

Good morning, it's a gorgeous day, but what happened to our spring days in the 70's?  We've gone from 40's &50's to 80's, goodness.
I have been doing yoga the last two months and I'm loving it, if you think you can't, you can, a good instructor has modifications for just about everything and it is a practice not a perfect,  I'm down 7 pounds.  I have been doing spin cycle for a year and not lost any weight.

I need to get the greenhouses set up today and get the plant starts out into them, they are getting too big for the spare bedroom and need to be out in the sun at this point, just praying that we don't get any damaging hail, the big greenhouse was torn to bits last time, thank goodness for duct tape. ツ

I guess it's time that I get moving, I've procrastinated enough here, have a wonderful and positive day.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Gunners Playsuit

I managed to get a baby gift finished this last week, I used a pattern kind of, but it was very badly written even though it was from a yarn company that I really like, so I had to wing it and modify.  I'm happy with how it turned out over all though,  I did leave off the sleeves and just crochet around the arm holes since it's going south and it will be very hot by the time the baby gets here.
The yarn in Plymouth Yarns Dreambaby DK which I love love love, the pattern was a Schachenmayr patter.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mystery Socks

Well in March I joined my first Mystery Sock KAL, well two of them actually, and it's a total blast, I definitely recommend, that if you LOVE socks, go join Sock Knitters Anonymous and Solid Socks.  I'm sure that the other sock forums on Ravelry are wonderful but I figured starting with two is plenty. lol
I finished the first pair of socks and it was a wonderful pattern, Jack of the Green, and the pair I'm finishing up is Pinnacles and Turrets.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Well here I am trying to figure out a pattern for worsted weight wool socks for my husband to wear either on the road in his work boots or his hip boots while fishing.  There are not a lot of patterns out there, so I'm making my own. 
I started with the Turkish Cast on, and so far so good, I'm working with Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Superwash, it's what I had in my stash. 
I think I've calculated my increases for the foot, leg, and calf correctly but only time will tell. 
I'll post some more once I've gotten a bit farther and get a couple photo's to attach. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

A New Year

Well it's a new year, so I'm going to try to keep up with this blog and get back to doing some designing. 
I've finished quite a few projects, I'll have to load pictures from my phone though, since the computer won't download them from my phone. 
Have a great year! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

YarnOnTheHouse: a YOTH gallery experience + a new pattern

I came across this blog today, it's fabulous, check it out.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Wyoming Spring Mitts

I designed this pattern to go with Yarnster by Shannon Cook

Average adult

DK or worsted weight wool(worsted will be a little larger, so adjust your needle size if needed), I used a hand dyed from Your Daily Fiber in Ft. Collins, Colorado
Size US6 dpns, I imagine that if you like to use a circular instead, you can do that, I just prefer my dpns
Stitch holder or scrap yarn to use to hold thumb gusset stitches

YO: Yarn over
K2TOG: Knit 2 together
PM: Place marker
SM: Slip marker
M1: Make one

Cast on 44 stitches ( pattern is in multiples of 4 so if you need to go up or down in size, be sure to do so in increments of 4) 

Work in 2x2 rib for 1 inch

Body Pattern:
Row 1:  YO, K2TOG, repeat around to end of row

Row 2:  Knit 

Repeat rows 1 &2 until piece measures 23/4 inches from beginning, ending with a knit row

Thumb Gusset:
Row1: YO, K2TOG, PM, M1, PM, *YO, K2TOG* repeat from * to * around
Row 2, Knit all stitches
Row 3: YO, K2TOG, SM, M1, K1, M1, SM, * YO, K2TOG* repeat from * to * around
Row 4: Knit all stitches
Repeat in this pattern until there are 11 stitches between the markers, on the last knit row, knit the stitches between the markers then place them on stitch holder or scrap yarn and continue to end of row.

Work body pattern until glove measures 5 inches from beginning
Knit 6 row
Bind off

Place stitches from stitch holder onto dpns and pick up and knit 5 stitches, making a total of 16 stitches
Row 1: YO, K2TOG, repeat around
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: YO, K2TOG, repeat around
Row 4: Knit
Row 5 Knit 
Bind off

Weave in all ends and enjoy

They are actually the same color from the same skein of yarn, just the difference in lighting when they were taken.  


Hello everyone, I'm sorry it's been a quite a few months since I've posted anything but it seems that life just gets in the way sometimes. 
 I've finished quite a few projects, taken up guitar lessons and started reno on my craft room, started but haven't finished, but it's together enough for my friends daughter to use as a bedroom this summer, she's 12 and I did the walls that I've started in purple.  
I've finished a hat for a friend that asked me to make her a slouch hat, and since there was plenty of the yarn that she purchased left over, I designed a pair of mitts to match the pattern of the hat ( I'll post it in a bit).  I've finished a couple of hats, done a ton of fingerless mitts in black and yellow for a friend, a dress for a 3 year old, a pair of socks, and then one sock that is a how not to knit a toe for flip flop socks. lol  I'll post the pattern for those when I get them correct. :D 
I've finished a baby set for a boy, seeing as how it seems I am going to be a grandmother around November, but we don't know yet if it's a boy or girl, just liked the color of the yarn, but you know I'm going to be doing plenty of baby things the next several months, may have to buy Christmas gifts this year, as I will be in baby mode.  :)
I'm glad to be back and hope to post much more regularly, hope you enjoy the patterns, and have as much fun knitting them as I do. 

Kaye Jo

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Richelieu Mitts

Okay, I did these for a good friend who wants them for a Christmas gift.  I wanted to do something different so just picked two knit stitch patterns out of my 400 Knitting Stitches Book.  
I used:
Brown Sheep Wool Lanaloft worsted
US size 6 DPN's
Stitch markers 
Scrap yarn or a stitch holder ( I find that scrap yarn works better for holding the thumb stitches as it doesn't get in my way like a stitch holder does)

 Special stitches:
Knit 1 below: Insert right hand needle knit wise into the center of loop just below the next stitch, work stitch and slide off needle pulling gently at the same time to elongate the stitch
SM: slip marker
M1: make 1

Cast on 35 stitches divide stitches on to dpn’s and join to work in the round. 
Row 1: *purl 4, knit 1* repeat from * to * around
Row 2: *purl 4, knit 1* repeat from * to * around
Row 3: *purl 4, knit 1 below* repeat around
Repeat rows 1-3 for the length of cuff  (I did 9 rows)
Row 10: *purl 4, knit 1* repeat to last 5 stitches, purl 4, knit 1fb

Main Pattern: 
Row 1: *knit 5, purl 1*, place marker, M1, place marker,  repeat from * to * around
Row 2 and all other even rows:  work stitches as they are presented ( knit knits and purl purls)
Row 3: *knit 4, purl 1, knit 1*, SM, M1, K3, M1, SM, repeat from * to * around
Row 5: *knit 3, purl 1, knit 2*, SM, M1, K5, M1, SM, repeat from * to * around
Row 7: *knit 2, purl 1, knit 3*, SM, M1, K7, M1, SM, repeat from * to * around
Row 9: *knit 1, purl 1, knit 4*, SM, M1, K9, M1, SM, repeat from * to * around 
Row 11: *purl 1,  knit 5*, SM, M1, K11, M1, SM, repeat from * to * around
Row: 13: *knit 5, purl 1*, remove marker, slip gusset stitches onto holder or scrap yarn to work later, remove marker, repeat from * to * around
Row 14-36: continue in pattern as set
Row 37: Cast off loosely

Thumb Gusset: 
Pick up the 11 stitches on holder and pick up an additional 7 stitches around the thumb
Starting with row one of the Main pattern, work rows 1-12 one time
Cast off and weave in ends
I did a single crochet around the bottom of the cuff, the top of the glove and the top of the thumb, but this is as in all things knit/crochet, optional.  :)  
Hope you enjoy this pattern, it's really fairly easy.