Monday, December 01, 2008

green, finished

I love how it takes no time to make hats. Well it probably takes a little while, but not on rainy Sundays.

green hat

It's for a friend who has a rather large head. I know I said it last post, but hopefully it fits!

Prime Rib Watchcap #2
Debbie Bliss Maya in olivey green
Size 8 addi turbos, knit in the round - size 7 Latern Moons to finish the top
This site explains how to do it - the stitch is called Prime Rib OR Brioche Stitch

hat top

Next up is an emerald green hat in Karabella Aurora 4 for another friend. I need to find a pattern first!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Started a new hat today. A gift for a friend - this is about one year late, but at least I'll have it done for this winter. I hope it fits!


It's a prime rib watchcap - Zimmermann style. Debbie Bliss Maya in green (I thought it was Manos - very similar. Can't even remember when or where I got it). I am doing it in the round instead of flat - thanks to The Brioche Stitch site. I tried to cast on using the Italian cast on she shows on that site, but I couldn't get it to stay straight on the circular needle. It looks okay as is, so I'm going to leave it.

It's a nice cloudy/rainy day, great for watching movies and knitting. Not as great for taking pictures, but that's okay. Looking forward to December!

apple pie

Monday, November 17, 2008

scarf with no. 20 edging


It's finished!!

Scarf with No. 20 Edging
Victorian Lace today
Lacey Lamb in super brightest blue ever made
Size 3 needles

Started October 4(?), 2008
Finished November 17, 2008

This scarf traveled from Florida to Virginia, back to Florida, then to New York, back to Florida and now is on its way back to Virginia. Of course, hardly any progress was made on those trips, but I still like keeping track of where my knitting has gone.

I made this for my school's auction. The last two years I've made the same baby outfit for this because that baby outfit is really fast, and I never remember until the last minute. This time I remembered, but it still ended up being done at the last minute.

The strangest thing was trying to figure out a value for this. How do you value hand knits? The yarn is worth about $15, but the time...

blue scarf with no. 20 edging

blue scarf

blue scarf

Sunday, November 16, 2008



Almost done. I can't wait to block this sucker.

Saturday, November 08, 2008



Thank you pointy fence in Brooklyn!

It shall be fixed and cleaned and will look like new again.

prospect park

Monday, October 06, 2008

unfinished business

1. Lead or Follow Scarf - This one is getting ripped. I just don't love it enough for
all that work.

2. Melon Shawl - Definitely going to finish. I do love it, and it's not very much work at all. I've got 45 repeats out of 70 done and it's for my mom, so I've got to get it done before it gets too cold up there.

3. Rib & Cable Pullover - I still think I will finish this one day. I like it enough for
all that work. It is quite a bit of work, but once I get going it's not too bad. Maybe I will finish it before I turn 30.

4. This brown sweater - Not much of anything yet and I think it should be ripped.

5. Dale Baby Cardigan #2 - Well, this was supposed to be for my godson and was going to be sized for a 1 year old. I started it when he was about three months old and he just turned 2, so it's definitely not going to be for him. I only have about one or two inches more done since that picture, so I might give up on it and use the wool for something else.

6. Jaywalkers, part 2 - I love love love this yarn, so I will finish these. I haven't touched them since that post, but I'll keep them for when I feel like doing some socks again.

7. Ruffles Scarf - I started this at least three years ago, probably more. It was supposed to be a Christmas present, but I never finished it. I will finish it one day and give it to someone, and probably not the person who it was originally intended for.


I think that's about all I have in progress at this point. Hopefully I'll be able to look at this post next year and some of these things will be finished.

4 1/2 hour odessa

Yesterday morning I went to my closet and looked for something that would make a nice quick hat. I had a present to make and I didn't want to buy anything for it. I found this pretty purple merino that I bought in England three years ago. It was originally for socks for my mom, but it didn't go as far as I needed it to, so I ripped those out and the yarn cakes have been sitting in the stash ever since.


Odessa by Grumperina
Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK
50g = 137yds
Took just over one ball, but I bet if I had done one less round on the main pattern, I would have been able to do it with only one ball.
Size 4 needles for the ribbing and size 6 for the rest (I used my Lantern Moon dpns)
No beads this time, but I would like to try that one day.
Started & finished 5 October 2008

It's a really cute design and I hope this girl likes it.


Sunday, October 05, 2008


I started knitting again. Maybe it's the cool weather (cool meaning high 70s), or maybe it's because it's near Christmas and I've started thinking about presents. Not really sure.

Anyway, the last two years I've made a baby jacket for my school's auction and this year I started early so I could make something way better. Since I love knitting lace, I started a scarf from Victorian Lace Today. I'm using Lacey Lamb, probably the thinnest yarn I've ever used. It's bright bright blue, and I love it.

Scarf with No. 20 edging

I'm working on the melon shawl again, and hopefully will get it done before it gets too cold so my mom can actually use it this year. I think I'm near 50 of 70 repeats of the center, and then there will be edging to do - my favorite part of making lace shawls.

This morning I made an Odessa. It's still wet from blocking, so pictures will be taken tomorrow. It's for a birthday present for someone I don't know at all - hopefully she will like it. It's an easy pattern but so pretty at the end, more about that later.

Monday, September 15, 2008



Pasha from Knitty

He needs some eyes, but I have to figure that out.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

baby blue bear


Teddy Bear from Debbie Bliss' Simply Baby
Sublime Yarn Aran (cashmere, silk & merino)
size 4 addi turbos
started June 29, finished July 3, 2008

A friend of mine's sister had a baby in the end of June and I found this cute little bear pattern to make for the baby. I hope he likes it.

This thing is knitted in pieces - one for the head, two for the body, two arms, two legs, two ears and a snout. The directions don't tell you to sew the sides of the ears together, but that's what you do. Also, the snout looks better if you lose the cast on row when you sew it on. I had to sew it on twice to get it in the right spot and make it straight. Everything else is pretty straightforward.

I have had a request for a penguin, so that might show up next on here...maybe in another 6 months!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008