Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I decided I needed to make a little hat and wristers for a friends toddler for Christmas so came up with my own pattern, hopefully they fit. ;) The yarn is Plymouth Jelly Benz and is really nice to work with.
I'll post the patterns once I have them written up and proofed for any goofs.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

It's been a while

It's been a while since I posted, so much has been going on. First we moved in June and that was an epic adventure all its own, then trying to get things unpacked and arranged. We also put up a fence at my Dear Stepmothers house, her pups are as happy as she is with it. :) And many other goings on, but I still managed to get some knitting in, this is the latest one, it's going to be a Christmas gift. The pattern is from http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/pattern.php?id=3322&lang=us and I used Brown Sheep Wool Lambs Pride Worsted in Mulberry. I love Brown Sheep yarns. Let me know what you think.

Friday, June 8, 2012

What I've been working on

Well, I've been busy packing and cleaning for the big move but I've managed to get a few things finished and off the needles and a few more started. I've finished several washcloths and am finishing up a toddler skirt as well as an adult hoodie, need to finish a swiffer pad but otherwise, I'm chugging along. :) This is the yarn I used for the skirt.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Lazy Needles

We went on vacation to Wyoming a couple weeks ago to visit family, I got 2 cup cozies done on the way up, but since then, I haven't gotten anything accomplished since. Ah well. I have been busy packing for the move to Wyoming, but I really need to get back to my needles. I'll post the pics of the 2 cozies later along with the patterns. :) Happy knitting and have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Springtime Coffee Cozy

Another cozy in the collection, it's starting to feel like a collection anyway. lol

I had this sock yarn that I had gotten on clearance and really didn't like for socks, the colors are just too out there for me, but it makes for a great cozy or 4.

I'm using Walk Away Sock Yarn by Yarn Bee, colorway Toe Hold
Size 2 dpn's

Cast on using provisional cast on, 16 stitches
Knit in garter stitch until piece measures approx 8-9 inches (20.3-22.9 cm)

Using knitted or cable cast on cast on 16 stitches, pick up and knit the 16 stitches on provisional cast on, then using knitted or cable cast on, cast on 16 stitches. (64 Stitches)
Join to work in the round being sure not to twist stitches.

Row 1-3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 4-5: K2, P2 rib around

Row 6-7: P2, K2 rib around

Row 8-12: Repeat rows 4-7 one time

Row 13: P18, P2tog, P10, P2tog, P18, P2tog, P10, P2tog (60 Stitches)

Row 14-21: repeat rows 4-12

Row 22: P18, P2tog, P8, P2tog, P18, P2tog, P8, P2tog (56 Stitches)

Row 23-27: Knit

Row 28: Bind off
Enjoy a cuppa

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Another Version

Here's another color version of my Basket of Coffee Cozy.

Pattern: Basket of Coffee Cozy

Okay, here it is.

Sock yarn/Fingering weight (I used Patons FX)
US size 2 DPN's

Special Stitches:
3 Needle Bind Off ( Utube has great videos)

The body of the pattern is worked over multiples of 8 and the handle is worked over a multiple of 4.

Cast on 56 stitches and divide on to 3 or 4 dpn's and join to work in the round.

Rows 1-4: *K4, P4* repeat from * to * around

Row 5: K4, M1, K18, M1, K12, M1, K18, M1, K4 (60 stitches)

Rows 6-9: P5, K4, P4, K4, P4, K5, P4, K4, P5, K4, P4, K4, P4, K5

Row 10: P15, M1, P8, M1, P14, M1, P8, M1, P15 (64 stitches)

Rows 11-14: K5, P4, K4, P5, K4, P6, K4, P4, K6, P4, K5, P4, K5, P4

Row 15: Knit around

Rows 16-19: P5, K4, P4, K5, P4, K6, P4, K4, P6, K4, P5, K4, P5, K4

Row 20: Purl around

Start Handle:
K4, P4, K4, cast off 20, P4, K4, P4, cast off 20
Leave the 12 live stitches on the other side of the cozy on a dpn or stitch holder.

Working with the 12 live stitches closest to you ( should have the working yarn there),

Rows 1&3: K4, P4, K4

Rows 2&4: P4, K4, P4

Rows 5&7: P4, K4, P4

Rows 5&8: K4, P4, K4

Repeat rows 1-8 until handle measures approx 9 in (22.9 cm)

Using a 3 needle bind off, bind off the 12 working stitches with the 12 live stitches resting on the dpn or stitch holder. (Make sure you do the bind off on the wrong side of the handle so that it doesn't show)

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mocha Cozy Pattern

I have another pattern written up.
I love this one, and the yarn was perfect for it, the pattern shows up fairly well and better than expected.
Okay, here it goes, bear with me and let me know if I made any errors please, I tried really hard to get it precise, but you know sometimes the interpretation gets a bit twisted.

I used Patons Kroy Socks Stripes, in color Sultana Stripes; less than half a skein
US 2 DPN's

Special stitches:
Provisional or Crochet Cast-On ( I use a utube video)
Knitted or Cable Cast-On ( Utube again is a great source)
Skyp Stitch { slip 1 stitch purlwise, K1, YO, Pass slipstitch over the last 2 stitches (k1&yo)}

The pattern is worked over a set of 8 stitches so it made decreases a little creative.

Using Provisional or Crochet Cast-On, cast on 16 stitches.

Row 1: Into the cast on, K6, P2, K6, P2
Row 2: K2, P6, K2, P6
Row 3: (K2, Skyp, K2, P2) 2X
Repeat rows 2&3until handle measures approx 9in (22.9 cm)

Start body of cozy with row 3:
At the end of row 3 do NOT turn, using knitted or cable cast-on , cast on 16 stitches, (start placing stitches on a second and 3rd dpn whenever works for you), pick up the 16 live stitches from the cast on by removing the scrap yarn and picking up the stitches (K2, Skyp, K2, P2, K2, Skyp, K2, P2) cast-on another 16 stitches and join to work in the round.

Body Pattern:
Row 1: *K6, P2* repeat from * to * around.
Row 2: *K2, Skyp, K2, P2* repeat from * to * around
Repeat rows 1&2 until piece measures approx 1in (2.5cm)
Ending with Row 2.

Decrease Row:
K6, P2, K6, P2TOG, K6, P2, K6, P2TOG, K6, P2, K6, P2TOG, K6, P2, K6, P2TOG (60 stitches)

Modified pattern :
Row 1: *K2, Skyp, K2, P2, K2, Skyp, K2, P1* repeat from * to * around
Row 2: Knit all knits and Purl all purls
Repeat rows 1&2 until body measures approx 2in (5.1cm)
Ending with Row 1

Next Decrease Row:
*K6, P2, K6, P1, K6, P2TOG, K6, P1* repeat from * to * around
(58 stitches)

Modified pattern 2:
Row 1: *K2, Skyp, K2, P2, K2, Skyp, K2, P1* repeat from * to * around
Row 2 Knit all knits and Purl all purls.
Repeat rows 1&2 four more times, ending with row 2

Last Decrease Row:
P1, K1 Rib for 17 stitches, K2TOG; P1, K1, P1, K2TOG, P1, K1 Rib for 20 stitches, K2TOG, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2TOG, P1, K1, P2TOG (54 stitches)

Work in P1, K1 rib for 4 rows, bind off in pattern loosely.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Basket of Coffee Cozy

Okay, here's the latest one, I did a basketweave pattern that I'll write up later when I have time.
I think it turned out good.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lemon Seed Coffee Cozy

These things are addictive. I'll post the pattern after I get it written up and the kinks worked out, IE when to decrease and how most effectively.
Hope ya'll like it too.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pattern: Coffee Cozy ToGo

Okay, here's the pattern as I knitted it.

I used YarnBee Snowflake Yarn, its weight is 3
size 5 DPN's
Cable needle (whatever works for you)

C6F: Place 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold to front of work, knit 3 stitches from left needle, work 3 stitches from holder

Cast on 52 stitches, I used the long tail method, whichever cast on you use though, you'll want it to be a bit stretchy.

Divide your COstitches between 3 dpn's and join without twisting stitches, to work in the round.

Rounds 1-5: K1,P1 rib around

Rounds 6&7: *K5,P1,K6,P1*, repeat from * to * around

Round 8: *K5,P1,C6F,P1*, repeat from * to * around

Round 9-14: As round 6

Round 15: *K2,KFB,K2,P1,C6F,P1* repeat from *to* around (56st)

Rounds 16-20: *K6,P1,K6,P1*, repeat from *to* around

Round 21: *K3,M1,K3,P1,C6F,P1*, repeat from *to* around (60st)

Round 22: K4,P1,K6,P1,K4, bind off (loosely in pattern) 14stitches, K4,P1,K6,P1,K4, bind off (loosely in pattern) 14 stitches; two sets of 16 (32) stitches remain across from each other.

The stitches that have no working yarn attached to them can be placed on a stitch holder or extra needle for use later.

Working with the stitches that have the working yarn still attached work in pattern as follows.

Row 1: K4,P1,K6,P1,K4
Row 2: P4,K1,P6,K1,P4
Row 3: K4,P1,K6,P1,K4
Row 4: P4,K1,P6,K1,P4
Row 5: K4,P1,C6F,P1,K4

Repeat this pattern until handle measures approx 9 inches or desired length, ending with row 5.

Place the other set of live stitches on an extra needle if they are on a holder and using both sets of stitches do a 3 needle bind off to connect both sides of the handle.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Coffee Shop ToGo

Well, I'm in the midst of designing a new pattern, I expect to have it finished in just a bit.
It's a coffee cup cozy for the to go cups from the coffee shop or convenience store and it has a handle.
I had seen a pattern on www.ravelry.com for one that I made, but didn't quite like the way it came out so I decided to create my own patter. I'll post the pattern as soon as I finish the cozy and get the last bit written down.
Here's a pic of what I have so far.

Okay, I have the finished product, I just have to finish writing it up.
Let me know what you think please.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Skyp Sox

Got the SkypeSox finished. I used Patons Kroy Socks FX Camo Colors
I love the way design.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My latest project

Started a pair of socks for my landlords husband for his 70 something birthday.
They are the Simple Skype Sox from Ravelry.com.
I love the way the pattern is turning out.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Golden Eyelet Cable Mitts

Well I just finished the first fingerless glove of the set earlier today, can't wait to get the other done tomorrow.
I used Lion Brand Sockease that I had in my stash and the pattern's from "Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders".

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I love this pattern, it was so easy to do. I also LOVE the yarn, beautiful and works up like a dream.
The pattern is from Knitty called Vog On. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTvogon.html
The yarn is Zitron Trekker Hand Art.

The second pic is the truest color.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Well, I'm working on my second ever pair of socks. I love this yarn, it's Zitron Trekking Hand Art.
It's so soft to work with.
The pattern is from Knitty http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTvogon.html
I can't wait to get them finished.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Shannon's Fingerless Gloves

I found this pattern on www.Ravelry.com/shannon'sfingerlessgloves
I loved the pattern, the thumbs were a little interesting to get the cables right, but I like the way it came together.
I made these for Kaya who'll be 7 next month for her birthday along with a slouch hat.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Anyone who would like to help

This young lady is trying to save her families farm in Cheklosolvokia
Anyone interested in purchasing her wonderful patterns can find them here at her Etsy page. http://www.etsy.com/shop/popelkaLida?ref=si_shop
This is a pattern she is working on now.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Swiffer Pad

Well, I got the pattern from Skullcharms @http://skullcharms.blogspot.com/search/label/swiffer%20cover%20pattern
I love it, only took a little while to make once I sat and just worked on it. Next time I would fold the ends just a bit more to make a bigger pocket area on each end to hold onto the mop part, but I think this will work just fine.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Super Slouchy Hat

I found this pattern and decided to whip one up. It went really fast, about 30 min. I made it for a child.
I'd make it again.
The pattern is from Ravelry, http://crazysockscrochet.blogspot.com/2011/10/crochet-pattern-super-slouch-hat.html

Ritzy Stable Mitts

I made these to go with the hooded scarf that I made last month.
They were very simple to do, but I had to redo the second one for some reason, 3x's, once I messed up on one of my cable segments, and once I dropped a stitch that went back to far to pick up and fix with a crochet hook.

Oh the pattern is one I got off Ravelry, by Armida Joy

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fingerless Gloves for Carly

Here are the fingerless gloves I just finished for Carly's 10th birthday on Sat.
I got the pattern @ http://www.vallieskids.blogspot.com/
Stripe It Up Fingerless Gloves
I love them, I would probably use a verigated yarn the next time, but I like the way the left over Vanna's Choice turned out, it's the yarn I used for her sweater.