Scitchet Knits (and everything else)

A few weeks ago I felt like doing a seed stitch dishcloth.  So, here it is.  My nephews got me the needles for Christmas.  They have cute little dogs on the ends.  I smile every time I pick them up.

I need to finish this soon so that I can start working on a project I’m designing.  I’m going to need to figure out what I’m doing with the stitch patterns and which patterns I like the best, so I’m gonna do that in washcloths that I will give to my mom, my mother-in-law, and my sister-in-law for mother’s day.  I want to use these needles ‘cuz they make me happy.

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Here is a baby bib I made with a checkered stitch pattern.  I also put in several different button holes so that it is adjustable.  It is for a friend of mine who had a baby last summer.

The page for this project is:

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I made my first fan art!!!!!

Based on this conversation with coolcrazydoglady I decided to make some Discworld fan art for some serious Pratchett bombing.  It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do.  Usually I am doing fiber art, which doesn’t lend itself to Discworld specific bombing.  Then it hit me, calligraphy!  I have always liked calligraphy, but I really haven’t had an outlet for it.  There is only so long you can practice alphabets before you get bored.

So, I grabbed some of my massive stationary collection and my Kindle with massive amounts of Discworld highlights and set to work.  These are my first four creations.  Unfortunately I don’t have any turtle stamps, but I have ordered some!  So there will be more Pratchett bombing with an actual turtle.  I have adopted “The Turtle Moves” as my official Pratchett Bombing signature for the moment.

If there are any Terry Pratchett fans out there who also make stamps, I would LOVE a stamp with A’Tuin, the Elephants, and the Disc.  Message me if you or someone you know can do that.  I will pay you money and love you forever.

If possible I will take pictures of the actual Pratchett bombing as it happens.  My major obstacle will be that I mostly just go to work and there is only so much Pratchett bombing I can do there.

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This is the first double knitting project I ever did.  It is a cotton bib with i-chord ties.  I double knit the ties too.  I only made a couple of mistakes, which made me happy.

The page for this project can be found at:

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This is an adjustable baby bib in Chicago Blackhawks colors.  A friend who is also a hockey fan (rare in this part of the world) was having a baby last spring and I made him a Blackhawks Jersey baby bib. 

The page for this project can be found at:

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This is the first pair of Lima fingerless gloves I made.  I have no idea why I posted the second pair and not this pair.  I made these for my mother-in-law for Christmas.  I made up the pattern.  I need to type it up.

The page for this project is:

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This is Skeeter modeling his sweater back when it was new.  Also, I was in the middle of cleaning the office when he decided to strike a pose, so just ignore the piles.

Skeeter was originally a foster dog that we ended up adopting because he was just so frickin’ adorable.  He was always shivering and trying to get under a blanket, so I knit this for him to take to his new home.  This was a learning experience:

  1. Sock yarn is stretchy (this is a wool nylon mix).
  2. Knitting is stretchy (I actually knew that already).
  3. Ribbing and cables are super stretchy (We weren’t sure if he was done growing yet, so I wanted it to stretch).

This thing stretches out of shape so much.  It isn’t even funny.  He manages to get it half off with a foot or two up inside every other week or so.  The next sweater I make him will be made with cotton yarn and a less stretch stitch pattern.

The page for this project is:

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My baby brother actually used his gaitor, and posted a picture on facebook for me!

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I dyed this wool well over a year ago with Kool-aid and finally spun it up last fall.  It is single ply and ended up kind of a heavy lace weight.  I plan to make myself a shawl out of it some day.  I loved watching the color develop as I spun.

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I made a second set of the Lima Fingerless Gloves I designed.  This pair went to my brother’s girlfriend for Christmas.  I jotted down the pattern this time.  I’m going to type it up and test it again in a while before I post it to Ravelry.

The page for this project can be found at:

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THE AWESOME animal hat I knitted for my brother for Christmas.  My husband commented on it when it was done (he almost never does that) and my brother called me immediately after opening it.  It is obviously a big hit.  :-D  I used Aade yarn and charts from Alice Starmore’s Charts for Color Knitting book.

I have a feeling I’ll be making more hats like this.  The next one will have to be for my husband.  I may even have him pick out the charts.

The page for this project can be found at:

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I made this lapgan in the fall of 2012.  I don’t think I posted it then, if I did, oops.  :-)  The idea was to make color coded lapgans for hospital patients with different needs.  That way the hospital staff would know at a glance if a patient was a fall risk, for example, but it wouldn’t be in a way that broadcast the patient’s condition to everyone and anyone. 

This was also one of the first projects I knit where I used the stitch markers that my mom made for me.  She is really into beading. 

The page for this project can be found at:

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So, here is the mat I’ve been working on for my dog’s crate.  Despite the quickness of knitting, it took FOREVER!  Mostly because I just don’t get into rug knitting that much. 

Yarn:  Old Peaches ‘n Creme double worsted cotton in Newport, held triple.

Needles:  size 15 circulars

Pattern:  five rows of purling, then knit forever with three stitches of purling on either end (slip the first stitch of every row), end with five rows of purling.

(Source: scitchetknits)

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Here is another yarn I spun.  I did some of this two weeks ago and some over the weekend.  This is more of the Corriedale.  I died the top and then spun it.  I’m not sure you can tell, but this is two different pink/red colors.  One was cherry kool-aid and one was fruit punch.  I was still in a plying mood, so together they went.  I really like the subtle difference in color between the two.  I think this will become a hat for my aunt.

This was spun on my Lendrum Original.

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You might recognize this stitch pattern.  After making one of the blocks for my charity blanket, I decided it would make a great dishcloth.  So, I grabbed some orange Peaches and Creme cotton and made one. 

It makes me smile every time I see it on the sink.  It is just a happy, lacy dishcloth.

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