Thursday, May 14, 2009
Materials: I used Dusty Purple through Lion Brand CO optional, Size 5 knit needles (use what you want), Yarn needle to weave in ends.
YO: Yarn Over
PSSO: Pass slip stitch over and off needle
K2 Tog: Knit 2 stitches together
Sl 1: Slip 1 stitch
CO 34 stitches
Row 1: K2 *yo, k3, sl1, k2 tog, PSSO, K3, yo, k1* last 2 stitches knit.
Row 2: Purl and all even rows (knit the first 2 and last 2 stitches of the purl row)
Row 3: K2 * k1, yo, k2, sl1, k2 tog, PSSO, k2, yo, k2* knit last 2 sts.
Row 5: K2 * K2, yo, k1, sl1, k2 tog, PSSO, k1, yo, k3* K last 2.
Row 7: K2 * k3, yo, sl1, k2 tog, PSSO, yo, k4* K last 2.
Row 8 do purl row
Repeat rows 1-8 until scarf measures the height you prefer and then loosly BO weave in ends
Thursday, February 19, 2009
"Gingerbread" is someone I found online who knits and her site is cool:http://thegingerbread-knitter.blogspot.com/ Anyway her dog looks so much like my mom's. Her's is female, my mom's is male. He is a rat terrier and a large breed chihuahua mix. This has nothing to do with knitting but I couldn't help myself..Here is for you Bonnie. Meet Teetoe
I have more of him somewhere, but I can't seem to find his pics on the my silly computer!!!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Yup we have 2 Llama's. They are the cream of the crop as far as blood line and their wool is sought after as well. These 2 here are beautiful animals. I am doing some research on how to wash and card their wool. Anyone who knows about Llama's know that they do no secrete the lanolin oils like that of a sheep. So when you do Llama wool to spin you either have to have the oil on hand to help spin it or you have to mix sheep wool with it. So I may get 2 sheep as well. I have been studying online in how to wash and card wool and I think I will give it a try. A dear friend of mine in Washington said she would spin it for a few skeins of yarn. And since I am not using it to sell but to give as gifts then what a wonderful offer! We use these Llamas to guard our goats (just pet goats). So the wool was just a bonus!!
So now I need to buy the carding tools and the soap to use is Dawn dish soap so that isn't to bad!!
I haven't gotten to my socks (last post) I have been busy putting up fencing and a million other things I haven't even began that project yet!!
Labels: Llama and wool
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Mom and I decided to go see Nooks and Crannies New yarn shop in Corvallis Oregon. It is a yarn shop HEAVEN!!!
Mom ordered me the book in the mail called Knitting circles around socks (order yours HERE)
Then today we went to the yarn shop website HERE.
Anyway the pictures did not take for how breath taking the yarn actually is in person. Here is my feeble attempts. (ABOVE)
Now I am going to attempt sock making with 2 circular needles TOGETHER!!! Interesting, but excited to learn.
The darker one if you click on it you can see its dark chocolate richness and the purple is stunning in person. The light picture makes everything almost pastel but it really is not.
Wish me luck!!!
Oh and I am working on tearing a part of the stocking I was working on to redue the picture I was knitting into it.. I had to put it down for a bit. I was ready to pinch my own head off, so am taking a break lolol
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Once I got the first stocking done, Now its time to start the old but new for me tradition of making stockings for my kids and their kids etc..I started Gabe's first. Because I got the concept pretty much I am creating my own. Each will be customized for each kid. I searched on the internet for different charts and I am adding each of them their name at top, and around 2 pics on each stocking. Gabes will have a deer seen and probably a deer head or a Rudolph the red nose reindeer head. We will see. I will be posting pics of the finished stocking.
If it ever gets done that is, I was moving my chair and somehow the yarn got caught underneath my chair and I was dragging it around and didn't know it was underneath. Bought got sick when I finally noticed it. Haven't had the nerve to see the damage yet and I have to much to do around the house to knit so will be looking at it possibly tomorrow. Wish me luck!!!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I finished this a couple days ago and finally have the time to post the finished results! Here is the stocking!
I must say it was one of the easiest patterns I have ever used! I had to make the wrong side the right side, its just the way I messed up but since I knew enough about knitting I knew how to fix my problem only not the pattern having problems.
Hope you try one out!
Monday, December 1, 2008
I decided to go ahead and make a stocking. Its funny because I design patterns myself but for some silly reason have always had a fear of knitting stockings, that they may turn out funny or I work and work and it does not turn out. Well I decided to give it a try. I am working on a secret exchange gift for a volunteer on HAIN. This is what I am making. So far so good and no double pointed needles, which is a bonus!
My youngest sister's grandmother (like my own) tradition is to make stockings for her kids, their kids and so forth. Now she is to old to make them and I decided to keep her tradition alive. She taught me the CO, Knit, Purl and Bind off stitches, the rest I learned on my own. I know I have made her proud and she gave me her pattern. It is an older pattern and details are not the best, so I decided to do a look around and find some patterns online (thanks to the internet) I was able to find many free patterns. I am excited and hope to inspire you to keep a tradition alive in your family. Our kids are getting further and further away from many traditions and have learned to be a throw away society. Why not give them something they can pass down? A quilt, a handcrafted stocking, an afghan or whatever else your family does as a tradition.
Happy Holidays & Merry CHRISTmas !
P.S. I used thinner Yarn for the white so it looks tighter..hummm