Saturday, April 25, 2009

Double the Knitting, Double the Fun?

Double Knit, Double Knit ...


Double Knit fun?? Not so sure about that ...

Otherwise known as Reversible Knitting double knitting can be mind boggling.


After taking a class in this technique of knitting and struggling to wrap my brain around it, went home and did another practice piece and then just jumped right in and made ...


A double knit Headband. PDRM5256_edited


Now I'm having Fun! PDRM5262_edited

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sometimes I forget ...

to Post an FO. What? How could I, huh?


But I have an excuse.

Project info
: Ruffled Fingerless Glove
Vogue Spring/Summer 2009
Needle and yarn
US 3 / 3.25 mm
: Aslan Trends Glaciar Del Cielo
2 skeins = 274.0 yards (250.5m)
: 2853 Grey
I'm knitting on so many WIP's that once I finished my cotton fingerless gloves , well it was discovered I had finished a pair of socks as well.

How'd that happen?

Well it's easy to do with socks since we all just do so many of them, huh? This one is just a Basic Ribbed Sock. But wait. I love my basic socks. You don't knit socks you say? Well I'll teach ya if you're interested in a class at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn in Salem, MA. Ask them for the next class scheduled when you're in there. And if you don't live near by ... check out your LYS. Once you start knitting socks ... you just won't be able to stop. But you'll have the most comfy feet in town.

Another Basic Sock

This one is knit with Brooklyn Handspun, Instant Gratification in Forest. Great for the boots on a cold Winter snowy day of shoveling or waiting for the train at the station going into work.

Hey, I love my socks!!

Another Basic Sock

So they're going in the sock drawer for next year.

Nothing funny about that!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Oops ... another FO off the needles!

Gilded Lilly from Mac & Me, pattern #104

Gilded Lilly #104

Needle: US 6 / 4.0 mm
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
How much? about 5 skeins = 960.0 yards
Colorway: 48 ... a Grey Green

I love the looks of this shawl scarf!! It has a nice drape. I absolutely love! BUT ... boy it was a long process as a matter of fact to just knit the last 4 rows and bind off. Took a whole afternoon just for the bind off. Of course, I got interrupted a few time or put it down now and then for a break ...

But I thought it might take "forever"!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Friday, April 03, 2009

Just a Little Something ...

I made for my best friend, Sammie's birthday.

Little Pin Cushion & Sheep Pin Topper

It's a little hand pincushion and a sheep pin topper. Just in case you didn't know. She collects pincushions so she should have one of mine right? But, I think I need to work on it a little more before I package it up and mail it out before the 18th. I think I need to look at it awhile and fiddle with it before I have it just the way I want it. Because once it's in the box ... it's gone.

And then ... I just might make one for me!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Spring has Sprung!


And I am soooooo ready for it!

Bill's first day out, almost FreedomDH is finally off to the Adult Center 2 days a week. He calls it school. Here he is coming back after his first day. He said he mostly watched TV ... but, today I find out that wasn't really true ... but he's seems to be enjoying it because he was up early and getting dressed before he really needed too. "Want to be ready on time," he said. I love the great attitude ... hope it continues. He's really doing great! Leaps & Bounds ...

And of course I'm getting some more knitting done.

This is my "Reading Buddy" to be send to Uganda and to give to students at Ford School in Lynn. It's a quick projects using just left over balls of yarn.

Reading Buddy

And there are projects in the works or being planned...
Dymphna V-neck Pullover
Working on my Basic Sock for beginner's class
Galazy Socks
Mac & Me Kid Silk Ruffled Scarf

Reading is always happening at a slower pace these days coz I read when I go to bed. So you might guess how many pages I might get thru before falling asleep ...

Knitting the Threads of Time

Occasionally I finish one ...