Thursday, February 28, 2008

My own pattern


I wanted to make a skull cap with a Norwegian snowflake. I had yarn from a sweater that my mother tried to make one time. So the need to use the yarn I had to make a hat I want resulted in this hat. :D If I ever figure out haw to graph and transfer over the snowflake, I may self publish the pattern.

1 skein MC
1 skein CC
I used Heilo yarn that was reclaimed from an unfinished sweater.

Size US6 16’ circular needles. Or whatever gets you the right size.

Cast on with MC 84 stitches knit in connect to knit in circle. Knit in US Moss stitch for 8 rounds. (K1P1 for two rows, then P1K1 for the next two rows) You can do whatever ribbing you like, but the moss stitch was a nice feminine touch for my mom.
Then knit one row plain, and then start on the pattern:

After the pattern knit flat for 32 rounds. Then place a marker at every 12 stitches. Decrease rows start now. K2tog before each marker, then knit a row 4 times, then k2tog before every marker each round until you have 12 stitches, cut string long enough, then thread through remaining stitches pull through the center, and finish off.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Another one down

As soon as a start one project, all the kids want one. I have now made 5 kitty hats. I am currently making one for Charlotte, she does want one, I assure you. She keeps fussing when one of her sisters puts theirs on.

here is Yvette's that I actually finished a while ago. She loves to pose.

this is Arcadia's she wanted a different yarn for her pom-poms

And Sabrina's is the most recently finished. Yes, that is a foot in the lower corner. children!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Another set of fingerless gloves

I think I may be in a rut. Kitty hats, and fingerless gloves. I have finished two other kitty hats but have yet to get good pictures of them. I just finished these fingerless gloves yesterday, I had let them sit around forever at 95% done then suddenly thought I would finish them up. they fit Madeline perfectly, and she put them on and ran off to see the Spiderwick Chronicles movie with some friends from church.

mexican wave fetchings

The yarn was sort of funny. It's a dk weight, and sort of verigated, so the color of the gloves changes a little.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

auction quilt 98% done

This isn't a knitting project, which I have been working on most as of late, but the auction project that I "volunteered" to do for the first grade class. All I have left to do is sew the rod pockets on the back so it can be hung on the wall. This involves handsewing which may take me a while. When it's gone, I can get back to knitting. yay!

Monday, February 18, 2008

More hats

I was guided to this lovely norwegian-esque hat pattern, and had to try it, even though it called for tiny needles, and I haven't worked with those in ages. The pattern and the yarn were gorgeous. I knitted it, and decided it was going to be too small, so I ripped it all out, added width, and length to the pattern, and re-knitted it, and it doesn't look right on me. You guessed it, one of my kids took it over.

Here it is from the top...


It's a little big on her, but looks cute.

I also made the kitty hat one more time, with a hello kitty flair.


I need to make 3 more of the kitty hat, as well as 13 stockings. I finished one of the 14 that have been commissioned for this next year. :D

I also want to make a crocheted bag, and a few more fingerless mitts before the weather gets too warm.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Felted bag

Ok, if you haven't noticed, this is now my knitting/handicrafts blog. I discovered and have to admit I am addicted. I have always considered myself an avid knitter anyway, now I have so many more options...

I found this pattern for a little clutch. I knit it up in one day, then felted it. I have never felted anything before. It was so much fun! I am hooked!



Monday, February 11, 2008

Knitting OCD, and the quilt

I had the bright idea to make Hal a hat for Valentine's day. Cute, right. hand made, from the heart. I even went to the trouble of finding an existing pattern, then modifying it with a design I like, a Norwegian snow flake. I love those!

So here it is:

snowflake beanie

It's too small! then he tells me he wouldn't want a hat anyway. POOP! What do I do now?

On the other hand I made a black kitty hat for Yvette, and finished quilting that quilt for the auction. I am about 90% done with the quilt. I have to make some stockings for some friends, and I think I keep putting them off. don't worry guys I will get them done! I have a couple months, right?

Friday, February 08, 2008

A little OCD maybe?

I joined a knit along for the first time ever. I thought it would be fun to knit a similar project with other people. We were given a whole month to complete a hat. I have been knitting fingerless mittens insesantly for a week or so, in fact I have yarn for another pair, and am in the middle of my 4th pair. I have that stupid quilt to finish, plus I recently got a request to make a family a set of Christmas Stockings. Do I finish these projects before starting the hat? NO! I jump feet first into the hat and knit it to completion in just over 24 hours. Now every single one of my kids will want one of these, not to mention I am thinking I need to make a hat for hubby for valentine's day. Not the kitty one, just a conservative male type hat. A Norwegian patterned one would be nice, but I have no idea where all my norwegian patterns are.