So what did I do last night? Well, nothing special, just stayed up until bloody 5 am, knitting a tiny octopus…
The little critter actually makes me feel accomplished though. And I really do wish my brother the best of luck for his final school exams. As they say, every stitch a good wish. So he gets a Lucktopus.
ETA: The pattern is by Hansi Singh (Knitting the Peculiar), acquired via ravelry
This is pretty awesome.
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I made a teddy bear for my friend’s baby. I used the Morehouse Merino pattern, but I used cotton so that it was easily machine washable, ‘cuz babies are messy. I do have to say that the ones I made out of Morehouse Merino a couple years ago were super soft.
The ravelry.com page for this project can be found at: http://ravel.me/scitchet/uoi8d
Okay so i want to learn how to use double pointed knitting needles .. Is it hard to learn?
Nope. If you can use single points or circulars you can use double points.
Woven bands knit ball complete! Kind of tricky to assemble, but it turned out so cute. All babies now need a knitted ball. #knitting #wool #knittedball
I have never made one of these, but they look so cute! I will need to make one for some baby or other.
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 ravelry.com page for this project can be found at: http://ravel.me/scitchet/u738n
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 ravelry.com page for this project can be found at: http://ravel.me/scitchet/pw5yi
fiber to yarn to FO!
Look at those sparkles!
This is a baby gift bag I made for a fellow sports fan. :-) More details about the individual pieces coming soon.
work in progress - Oxfordshire blanket
february 8 2014
i should be knitting not taking pictures
This is awesome! Someday I want to knit a cabled afghan for our California King bed. Someday.
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So I finished the hat, and it’s way too small! It would definitely fit a kid, the first couple pictures show the color much more realistically than the bottom one.
I made my husband squeeze it on his head so I could take a picture of the decreases at the crown.
Ah well! Would people be interested in the pattern for this one? It would probably have been perfect if I had done the brim with size 2 needles and then the main part with size 3’s, and had added that last inch in the main repeat to make it 7” instead of just 6”.
Love and learn! I like how the cables turned out at least!
I do like this hat!
Via Is it time to Knit?
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 ravelry.com page for this project is: http://ravel.me/scitchet/g6jzl
Couple of things I learned during Startitis Week:
- nothing gets done with many WIPs — no progress on any knitting project and certainly no housework :D
- I don’t have enough knitting needles
- I certainly don’t have enough project bags!
I am fairly certain that you can never have enough project bags.
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:
- Sock yarn is stretchy (this is a wool nylon mix).
- Knitting is stretchy (I actually knew that already).
- 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 ravelry.com page for this project is: http://ravel.me/scitchet/ln2zm
I knit this guy for my sister-in-law. She loves frogs. It only took me three Christmas knitting sessions to finish it. :-) Mostly, it was just kinda boring to knit, so I put it off and then didn’t finish it. I made it from a kit at Morehouse Farms. I do love their critter knits. Also, their merino is super soft and they have such lovely colors.
The ravelry.com page for this project is: http://ravel.me/scitchet/qwy7