Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My first knit afghan square

I have never knit an afghan square before, but a few people on Ravelry wanted to do something for Joel's girl. Joel was a member he was only 38, and driving his daughters to school on March 17, he was hit in a head on car crash. He died latter that night. We are all sad at the loss of a great person, and a young father. I wanted to show my support as well. So I volunteered to knit a couple squares.
first afghan square

It's a cute understated stitch pattern, and as someone else has designed the layout for the afghan, I thought I would keep it relatively simple, as to not detract from the overall piece.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Useful fluff

Sabrina needs a way to keep track of her DS case. She couldn't find it for months. So I decided to knit her a little case. She kept asking for a little pocket, but after seeing the cables on the case she decided a separate bag might be good. This is the left over yarn from her kitty hat. I still have some left, I will have to find something to do with all the left over....

feminine bag and ds case

Friday, March 21, 2008

Sock Monkey Mitts

I got a ton of this yarn to make sweaters for Hal's brother's family once, then thought better of it's resemblance to sock monkeys. So flash forward to several years later, I have no ineterest in making the sweaters but have the yarn and am trying to find uses for it.

Sock Monkey morning on me
I have only finished one. But here it is modeled both on me, and on my almost 9 year old daughter who wants the finished set really badly.
Sock monkey morning on Sabrina

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Yet another pair of fingerless gloves

I found this cute yarn, and had to get it (this was a while ago), and it inspired me to choose the yam for my glove swap on, without even knowing what my swapee might like, It all turned out well. Anyway, I finally got around to making a pair for me.

my mitt envy

When I finished the first one I tried to wear it to bed, so that my arm that is always cold because it is out of the covers would be warm. I found it in the blankets in the morning, so I probably won't do that again. I finished the second one. I actually like them a lot, and am currently wearing them.

mitt envy

the pictures make them look a little more red than raspberry pink which I think they look like.

I am still working on the stockings, but am trying to decide between figuring out how to make fingerless gloves with a "sock monkey" twist, or make red white and blue socks, or a brown purse, or maybe another pink felted purse..... decisions decisions....

Monday, March 17, 2008

More stuff to add to the knitting blog

I recently sent some fingerless mittens to my grandmother. It's the least I could do for the woman who taught me to knit when I was 12.greenfingerless
I sent her these, which I actually made for myself, but they clashed with my jacket, so when she asked for some, I thought of these, especially since she loves spring colors.

I remade myself some recently,

These actually match the lining of my jacket, so I was pleased.

In the picture I am knitting a hat with skulls on it, of all things.
Here is the finished product.

it was actually really fun to make, and it fit my huge head.

I need to get busy on a couple of the stockings that people have ordered. I have several months, but I hate to let things sit.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cable Hat stress reliever...

After a stressful event yesterday, I turned to knitting to relieve my stress. I guess this is a good thing, instead of turning to drugs or alcohol, or usually in my case, caffeine or chocolate, I turned to knitting. I had a ball of yarn that I have been thinking about and trying to figure out what I was going to use it for. It was an impulse buy. It was the last of it's color sitting in a sale box at my Local Yarn Store (LYS, for those in the know). When I bought the skein, it sat amongst others of it's kind that were mostly grey and silver. The outside strands of this skein were black and brown, but I could see the blue and dark purple inside. I could tell the yarn had potential.

I finally decided on a pattern, then when I needed something to relax with yesterday, I started it up.

I finished today after some modifications so that it would fit my HUGE head.


The pictures of me modeling it are a little blurry, and not very good, as they were taken in the bathroom mirror.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Left over yarn made into socks

Yvette's booties

These are my first attempt at socks. I decided that was my craft goal for the year. To learn how to make socks. So my first attempt was to be Charlotte's size, they ended up being Yvette's size, and booties, because that's all the yarn I had. :) I think I did ok.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

This that and other things

I haven't been slacking this past week, I promise. I have just been busy. I had to put finishing touches on that quilt. I have finished up the kitty hats, and I made a pair of fingerless gloves and a purse for two different swaps on

Here's Charlotte's hat, a scaled down version of the other girls'

swapbag inside
This is the bag for a bag swap. Simple, but I put a box of Pocky inside for a treat.

And these are the gloves I made for another swap. They are going to China, I hope they make it.

I also entered them in a one skein contest for another group. Not very exciting, but I did make them with less than one skein.