Saturday, April 25, 2009

Scarf Finished

Well, I finally finished the gathered scarf. Not a lot of time for knitting lately, but this was a fun project. I made it out of Berrocco Comfort Sock Yarn on size #4 and #8 needles. I cast on 60 stitches instead of 48 and decreased to 30 for the garter stitch rows. I used the whole skein and the scarf is 5" by 57". I like to make scarves 3" or more longer, but did not want to use a new skein for 24 more rows. I am pleased with the results. Happy Knitting.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Little Crocheting

The owner of my favorite LYS Knitting on the Square in Chardon, Ohio is having a baby in June. She is such a gracious owner and has a very inviting shop with couches, chairs and lets us sit and knit without fees. So I made her the above for her baby.

The off white loopstitch sweater and hat are from a book called Leisure Arts #4, Baby Talk and is made with Cascade Heritage Sock yarn. The off white loopstitch booties are made with the same yarn. The blue loopstitch booties are made with Regia Sock yarn--ballband went with the gift. The loopstitch booty pattern is from a book called Spinnerin #201, Wee Moderns. Both books are vintage and out of print.

It is always such fun to make baby things. Happy Knitting.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Another Nurse Day

Just another one of the many nurses I have in my collection. I just thought it would be fun to share these with you. This nurse was handpainted just for me by a very special friend who passed away on Dec 19 of last year. He gifted it to me in 1995 and signed it on the bottom. And just how special is that. What do you collect. There will be many more to follow.

Happy Knitting

Saturday, April 4, 2009

And Finally Some Knitting

First up is a Gathered Scarf. I am making this out of Berrocco Comfort Sock Yarn Color #1813. It is making a really nice scarf but don't think I would make socks out of it.

Next is a pair of socks made from Bearfoot Mountain Colors handpainted yarns, color Gray Wolf. I absolutely love this sock yarn--so soft and wonderful to work with--worth every penny. I used the 56 stitch 56 row sock pattern. My mods-- 40 rows 1x1 ribbing followed by 10 rows st st. I then followed the pattern for the heel flap, heel turn, and gusset. I did 48 rows of st st for the foot and followed the pattern for the toe. These fit my size 6 to 6 1/2 foot. I used a size one 40" circular needle and the magic loop method. Since I have learned magic loop, I don't think I will ever go back to DPN's.

Next are my 2 Multidirectional Scarves.
the green one is made from Plymouth Boku color #3 and the last one is made from Lion Wool color Autumn Sunset. The Lion Wool one was my practice scarf and I used the original ending which is not very symmetrical. On the Plymout Boku one I used the alternate ending which I like much better. This was an instant gratification knit--very fast and easy!! I will be making it again.

I have less than 100 rows to knit on the second sleeve of my Einstein Coat--then the collar, block, and buttons. It has been hibernating a lot. Have also started another pair of socks,

What are you knitting? Happy Knitting.