Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yellow Brick Sweater

I decided to start knitting the top of my sweater for the herrringbone fabric. More updates to follow.





Thursday, August 23, 2012

Smooshie update

Almost done, half a skein left on this tv-friendly knit Cowl.
Interesting crocheted edging.
and... is it a llama?




Saturday, August 11, 2012

I love it.

Fact 1: I love Knitting.
Fact 2: I love Family Guy.
If you do too, YouTube:
Family Guy Men's knitting club
"Knit that!"

Smooshie

So the first pic is on a US 6 and the fabric was too stiff, so I bumped up the needles to 10s, recommended for this bulky yarn. I am loving the result so much I can't stop squishing it. So I dub thee : Smooshie.
It's a brioche stich, I am halfway through 1 ball with 3 more to go. Hopefully enough to make a decent Cowl. I plan to graft the edges together at the end. Glad I finally found and started a project for this yarn I bought when I was just a newbie.
Yarn : Katia Peru





Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fiesta!

I was complimented on color choices for my Fiestas today, and I am really loving them!
Easy pattern to remember and I found it enjoyable to knit, although I had a bit of trouble with the thumb as you will see later in my next post.  It will need some surgery.
I am already thinking of a cardigan to match!

Here you can see my solution to the grey in the varigated yarn:

South-Bound Brooklyn N Train from 36th to 59th

A friend told me recently she might make the Marywarmers pattern and this was my reply:
If you do, let me know, could we do a KAL?  I stopped because they started to look wrong to me and I am not in a group up here, so no one to ask.
Although coincidentally I met a lady on the train home tonight who taught knit/crochet to grad students.  She complimented me on my 2nd fiesta mitten I started.  I actually came home to see if I could find her on ravelry.  Oh well, I sent an message to somebody, we shall see.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Now its a party!

I was not ready to join the party at first. I felt the instructions, for the Fiesta Mittens, at first, to be a little over-complex, however, now that I have gotten as far as the thumb gusset, I feel I really gotten the knack of it.
You can tell from the pics that my varigated yarn has the exact grey of my main color for some stretches which I decided were not worth frogging but for the future stretches of grey I have gathered them in knots to be woven in after. This way I get the most of the bright color changes.
I also could only find one US 1, so I did the cuff in a 0 and I am using a 1 on the back of the hand and the 0 in the palm.
So far, I am loving this project!



Sunday, June 10, 2012

Weekend start for Week's project

I started these Marywarmers again after abandoning the varigated yarn I got from Schaefer called Anne, I believe, which proved to be too thin & this Jitterbug is probably a smidgen too thick. However, I think I am going to enjoy the finished product more with a little thickness to it for the northern fall.



Sunday, June 3, 2012

Chevron hat

I have been looking for this pattern! I like how it is coming out so far. I am holding 2 strands, one from outside the cake, and 1 center-pull strand. It twists a bit as you knit but I like the color variation you get. When I used this as 1 strand stockinette, I didn't like the pooling I was seeing. I would recommend a technique of knitting 2 rows & then switch to yarn from center & knit 2. I have even heard switch every row but it would help with the pooling. However, having said that my pattern called for dk, so I had to double up.
Very easy pattern to memorize for knitting on the subway.




Saturday, May 19, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Recently

Seen this past weekend: Daddy rocked the cables.
Miniature knitting
At 30 Rock on my way to work. No idea but they are lovely.
I started my 2nd Endpaper Mitt.  Cuff & 3 repeats of 1st chart. I am curious if I will run out of yarn. Also wishing I had that handy contraption I blogged about a couple of weeks ago.  It would make my subway knitting easier.  I saw someone else knitting this morning besides myself, but I couldn't talk to her as there was someone else in the way and she got off before me, so whoever you were, Happy Knitting!




Baby Totoro

I ran out of yarn and I still have to do the ears so its back to a LYS for more. Purl SoHo is only open til 7 and since that is when I get off work I am going to visit one of Blue Sky Alpaca's Brooklyn vendors to purchase my extra skein.  La Casita in Park Slope sounds fun and festive and I hope to visit before the week is out, as they conveniently stay open til 10 during the week. Review to follow.
Yarn : Blue Sky Alpaca Suri Merino in Dusk
Gorgeous yarn, slight halo, DK weight, a pleasure to knit.
This is the same yarn I used for My Caramel which I have yet to post pics of becasue it turned out so massive.  I had plans to steek it and make it a cardigan or pullover, with enough knitted fabric leftover to make a cowl, but my friend who works at Calvin Klein insists it is great just the way it is, and swayed me. Now I am no longer certain and I need a tie breaker opinion....

Between the Sheets

I started this project and like so many others it looked much better in my head.
I wanted to do a Herringbone Rug for the floor at the end of the bed but knitting Herringbone on size 17s with this stuff is miserable and life is too short.  So now I am contemplating what I should do with all this sheet yarn. I think, Maybe crochet would be easier, then I realize I dont have a size 35 crochet hook. Ahhh well, it will come to me, but in the meantime, Sheet Rug is hibernating.

Soooo

My phone's Blogger app doesn't like to post pics anymore. Not helpful.

We are not amused.