Monday, August 29, 2005



This CK knit shell is too small for me to wear. It's a nice soft yarn. It may have fulled in the wash. I decided to unravel and it and repurpose the yarn. A lovely powder blue merino wool blend.

I don't have a project for it yet.


Sunday, August 21, 2005


Swatch for Amble Socks

I swatched some green yarn for the next 6 sox knit along "Amble".

Bottom half is on US#1 and top half US#2. Since it's a wool/alpaca blend I tried out a thin mystery yarn that feels strong like acrylic or nylon for the toes and heels. It has some elastic to it so I'm hoping it will wear well. The intended recipient was happy with the swatch colors.



Sock Swatch Messy Back

Here is the back of the swatch. To mimic knitting on the round I would bring the yarn back to the beginning of each row and knit. The swatch is wider than the area I need to measure because the sides stitches are inconsistent and loosened up.


Friday, August 19, 2005


Partial Baby Hat - Baby Boy A

Here is a picture of how the 'Baby Boy A' cap is working up.



Party day!

Turns out, Baby boy A, now at 2.5 months, has flourished to fit 6-9 months clothing. The sweater body fit but the sleeves were very tight.

I had hoped it would fit through the winter. So I'm going to knit a new one for Baby Boy A.

Needless to say the matching socks were too small. The match hat was only half finished. Thought I'd check with my DS. She did not want socks or a cap. She prefers cute shoes. And she tends to lose hats. So I suggested a hood on the next sweater. She said that would be perfect.

Baby girl sweater was given and laying it close to the baby's body it looks like it will fit.


Monday, August 15, 2005


Socks on 1 Long Circular

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Okay. Time is getting short. I need to work on the Sockapal2za socks. I've cast on with 64 stitches and working two socks at the same time.

Thought I would post an in progress pic. But I'll keep the pic in B/W and stylized in case my secret sock pal recipient found my site.


Friday, August 12, 2005


MK: Pants Leg

I finally set up my knitting machine (KM).
My son had so much fun running the carriage back and forth. And I enjoyed the practice of getting familiar with my machine again. This is my first time hanging the hem of a waistband and leg cuff. Hmm. Still need some more practice. Only finished one pant leg.


Saturday, August 06, 2005


Closeup of Socks (CnL)

As mentioned. I took a close up pic of the Chutes and Ladder sock.

I tried the sock on a two year old and the sock is too small. I also tried it on a chubby three month old. It is too small. I hope a little baby at the orphanage will get some use out of these socks.


Thursday, August 04, 2005


HP marker

Well Harry Potter makes another appearance. I saw a (Harry Potter) Gryffindor
bookmark scarf that should be a quick project. How cute. Just had to start one.

I have some yarn left over from a Gryffindor sweater I made a couple of years ago. I pulled the plies apart to suit. Such a nice combination of colors.


Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Two Different

The Chutes and Ladder socks are cute. Did anyone notice a mistake? I knitted them one at a time. First sock k2p2 rib, second k1p1 rib. Ya jus' can't take a pattern for granted.


Tuesday, August 02, 2005


CnL - CIC Socks Finished

The Chutes and Ladder socks are finished. Yes I used the same yarn as for the Baby 'A' set. I'll post a close up pic soon. The chutes and ladders look complicated but are fairly easy to do.


Monday, August 01, 2005


Sent Package #2, Baby Girl Cardi

I sent out the package to my secret pal recently. She got it within a few days. I'm glad she found the contents interesting. It's fun looking for just the right things to send.

I placed an order for something for her some time ago to be included on the last package. Unfortunately it's on back order. Hope it gets in sometime this month. Or I might have to choose something else.

1-I have a sleeve and collar to do on the Baby Girl cardigan. This cardigan is due as a gift this Sunday. Not sure if I have time to work up the matching items. (It's the same pattern as the yellow one except the opening is in the back of the sweater)
2- I sewed on buttons to Baby Boy 'A's cardigan also due this Sunday.
3- I've picked up and worked on the lace shawl from time to time.
4- And got in a few rows on the Chute and Ladder socks.

Here's what the 'A' cardigan looks like prior to fixing the boo-boos and the buttons being added...

I still love the way it turned out.



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