December 1, 2013 2 Comments
I made my son some boot socks to keep him nice and warm out in the snow, and to keep those pant legs tucked in!
He was very happy to try them on and model them for me
lots of projects and a few thoughts here and there.
November 21, 2013 Leave a comment
I recently finished a pair of fingerless mittens and, for the first time, I actually wrote down what I did
So, with 3mm double pointed needles and Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool…
cast on 48, join in round.
K3 P3 for 3 rounds.
Rounds 1-6, 8-13 knit.
Round 7, slip 3 to cable needle & hold to front. K3, K3 from cable needle, K6 repeat around.
Round 14, K6, slip 3 to cable needle & hold to front. K3, K3 from cable needle. repeat around.
Knit rounds 1-14 twice before beginning increase for thumbs.
Round 1, K1, knit into front & back, knit to 2 stitches before end or round, knit into front & back, K1.
Round 2, knit.
Round 3, K2, knit into front & back, knit to 3 stitches before end of round, knit into front & back, K2.
Round 4, knit.
Round 5, K2, increase, place marker, knit to 3 stitches before end of round, place marker, increase, K2
Continue to increase before 1st marker & after 2nd marker on odd numbered rounds until you have a total of 18 stitches for thumbs (9 on each side.) Remember to cable stitches on rounds 7 & 14. When you have 18 thumb stitches, knit a round, knit to first marker, slip thumb stitches to stitch holders. Continue to knit body of glove in pattern until it reaches just past your knuckles. I ended on round 13. Then K3, P3 for 3 rounds. Cast off loosely. Pick up thumb stitches. Knit 1 round. K3, P3 for 3 rounds. Cast off loosely. Use yarn end to stitch hole closed where thumb joins to body. Weave in ends.
November 9, 2013 1 Comment
I knit a little rabbit with this pattern http://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk/free_knitting_patterns/tiny_knitted_toys/
I used lion brands fisherman’s wool. This one is going into an Operation Christmas Child box. I’ll have to make some more critters for my son to play with too.
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I made him a little vest!
and then I made another one for my little boy, with some overalls.
November 8, 2013 Leave a comment
I tried thrumming for the first time.
I like them, but they’re a bit loose. That’s why I added the drawstring. The yarn is some acrylic I had leftover from something. I used some of the wool I have from my mother & step-father’s sheep to make the thrums.
October 22, 2013 Leave a comment
I made this hat last winter, with some wool from my mother-in-law. I knit it from the bottom up, so the brim was the first thing I did. I hadn’t made a fold up brim before and I just made it up, so when it was finished it didn’t sit how I thought it would and it wasn’t long enough to cover my ears. So I tried wearing it with the brim down, which worked okay, but it was a bit longer than I’d like and way too wide. So, I finally decided to take it out from the bottom and re-knit the brim. I started higher up and used smaller needles to make it tighter, and I used all the leftover yarn I had to make it longer. The length is perfect now, but it’s a tiny bit tight I’m just going to keep stretching it and hope that helps. It should keep my ears warm now…
October 20, 2013 Leave a comment
I’ve been having a lot of fun knitting lately. After making new hats for my husband and son, I decided to make myself one too with some purple wool I’d been saving. So I looked at patterns on ravelry and decided on http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/butterfly-hat
I like it, (I love the colours!) but it’s a bit tight in the brim. I think I’ll try to stretch it out a bit rather than taking it out and making it looser.
October 13, 2013 Leave a comment
I made my husband a hat from this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/declans-hat
I followed the directions for a medium, with a 3 inch brim. I think I should have done 2 1/2 inches, and I think it might have fit better with 6 repeats instead of 7. But he likes it, so that’s good
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I just finished another one for my son.