Friday, December 30, 2011

Knitting With DPN's

I started gloves for Carly for her birthday with left over yarn.
I found that it works to put a needle point protector on one end of the first needle to hold my stitch marker in place, it also works as a stitch marker. And to put one on the last needle after my row counter, I have one on a cord to put around my neck, but if I'm doing a pattern that I need to keep track of both stitches and rows, this is a good way to do it, and to know which is which.
They don't seem to slow me down any either, I just whip right along.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Last two gifts that I finished.

I finished the scarf I charted and made up a pattern for. It's for my best friends hubby. I would change a few things the next time I were to make one like it, but all in all I'm not disappointed in it. Being it's for a man who works on large equipment, I wanted it to stay close to his body and not flop around and get in the way were it could be a problem.
I also finished the wrist warmers I was making for Carly's older sister. She said she loves them, the color and the pattern, I'm so glad, they were interesting to make.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yeah~!!! Finished.

Well, I got the hooded scarf finished so that it can go in the mail tomorrow, YEAH!!!
My niece is modeling for me. :)

Hooded scarf

Well I've gotten the scarf done a few days ago, now I'm just trying to get the hood done, seems to be taking forever for such a simple pattern.
But here's what I have so far.
By the way, the scarf has buttoned pockets.

Teaching Carly to Knit

Well, it's Christmas break and I have my 10 yr old niece Carly for a week, YEAH!! Last time she was here we worked on crocheting and her older sister crochets so I decided this time we'll learn to knit.
She wanted to make something for mom for Christmas, so we're making a wash cloth, just knitting every row. Nothing fancy but her mom will LOVE it. :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm addicted

To this cowl pattern, it makes nice easy gifts, with wonderful yarn, it's so soft and warm.
I'm making another one but decided on a lighter weight wool/mohair blend. The blend was just a little to light weight so I decided to use 2 strands of yarn, for the second strand I am using a lighter weight grey wool.
The two go well together, I'll be finished with it this afternoon and will post a pic.

Well, here it is, I got it finished. I love love love the way the colors came out.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Another Cowl

Here's another cowl, same pattern as the last one, but different color. I think this one came out nicer, but I love them both. I love the chocolaty color of this one though, makes me think of hot frothy cocoa.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cowl for a friend finished

Whoohoo!! Didn't take long at all, taught myself the magic loop method in order to do this pattern since my circs were too long to use easily. Once I got the hang of it, it wasn't bad, just making sure that I got the first and last stitches tight enough but not too tight was the hard part.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cowl for a friend

I decided to make cowls for a few friends for Christmas gifts. I found one that I'm doing right now for a couple of the cowls, it's the Delores Park Cowl from SixOneSeven's blog at

I really like it, I'm using a different yarn since I didn't have access to the one she used. I'm using Andes Alpaca from Yarn Bee, it's nice and soft and I love the color.

I'll post a pic as soon as I'm finished, should be later today. :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Kaya's sweater

Well, it's been cold, rainy and just dreary winter weather here the last few days, but we need the rain so won't complain. Hubby had to work inventory last night at his job, 8pm-8am so I stayed up all night finishing the sweater and getting it sewn together, then I started my son's sweater. It's the same pattern as the pink one I did, but just different neck, this one is the polo neck, the other was a shawl collar.

It's out of the Debbie Bliss book, Family Knits