Thursday, December 22, 2005

Maddie's Fair Isle Hat

Hat on head!

Project: Fair Isle Hat

Designer: same as before

Pattern: Vogue Knitting Acessories

Yarn: KnitPicks

Needle Size: 6

Pattern Size: child

Start Date: Summer

Finish Date: December 22, 2005

Techniques: two colors

Comments: weave in ends as you go! Swatch Swatch Swatch

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Premie Hats

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Project: Premie Hats

Designer: Susan

Pattern: From Susan at I'm Knitting As Fast As I Can

Yarn: bits and pieces, mostly acrylic

Needle Size: 3 or so

Pattern Size: tiny, work till you get size you want, mine were about 27cm.

Start Date: Nov. 26, 2005

Finish Date: Nov 27, 2005

Techniques: Start at crown to size hat

Comments: Easy to do!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Jen's Christmas Stocking

Jen's Stocking again

Project: Christmas Stocking

Designer: unknown, an old family pattern

Pattern: unknown

Yarn: Plymouth Galway, and Angora

Needle Size: Size 4 US

Pattern Size: one size, about 22 inches finished

Start Date: sometime in Summer

Finish Date: November 24, 2005

Techniques: two color work

Comments: Aways fun to make these.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Waffle Hat

Waffle Hat for KUTO KAL

Project: KAL - Knit Unto Others - Hat

Designer: Gale Bable - EZ Knitalong List mom

Pattern: Waffle Hat

Yarn: Lion Brand WW, wool, acrylic

Needle Size: 7

Pattern Size: Adult

Start Date: Nov 18

Finish Date: Nov. 19

Techniques: Knitting in round, simple pattern


Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Mystery Shawl


Project: KAL - Mystery Shawl

Designer: Renee

Pattern: Mystery Shawl ?

Yarn: Unknown yarn, found in Thrift store on a cone

Needle Size: Size 5 i think!

Pattern Size: about 60 wide

Start Date: August 2005

Finish Date: Blocked October, 2005

Techniques: Lace work

Comments: Easy to follow pattern, nice. Will make this again, but larger!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Fair Isle Hat


Project: Fair Isle Hat


Pattern: Vogue Accessorize, page 90

Yarn: Knitpicks, 100% Merino Wool - Merino Style
Content: 100% Merino Wool
Amount: 123 yards/50 grams ball
Gauge: 5.5 sts=1" on #5 needles

Needle Size: 7 (should have been 6 as pattern stated)

Pattern Size: Adult

Start Date: July 18, 2005

Finish Date: July 22, 2005

Techniques: Two handed fair isle, some decorative stitches in ear flaps and two color crochet work on trim.

Comments: I never could get the decreases to work the way the pattern was written. I finally worked backwards and tried to minic the matching decreases in each 1/4 of the hat. Other than that problem, it was an easy knit.

Cost: 6 skeins of wool. at $2.29 - used less than half for first hat

Monday, July 18, 2005



Project: Leandra Bookmark

Designer: Susanne Buchhsbaum

Pattern: Grannys-garret

Yarn: Shimmer, Alpaca/Silk from Knitpicks

Needle Size: 2.5mm

Pattern Size: one size

Start Date: July 15, 2005

Finish Date: July 15, 2005

Techniques: Simple Lace

Comments: Easy to make

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Flower Basket Shawl


Project: Flower Basket Shawl

Designer: Evelyn A. Clark

Pattern: Interweave Knits - Fall 2004, page 64

Yarn: Knit Picks, Alpaca & Silk, Shimmer - 2 skeins worked double. 440 yds each

Needle Size: Clover Circular, Size 6

Pattern Size: One Size, worked 12 repeats: 64 inches wide at shoulders, 45 inches on a side

Start Date: June 2005

Finish Date: July 9, 2005

Techniques: lace, chart reading

Comments: My first large lace project, I enjoyed this so much, now I want to make more lace!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

CIC Socks


Project: Children In Common Socks - 2 pair

Designer: Pam Gordnier

Pattern: Chutes-N-Ladders

Yarn: Sgephard - Colour 4 Me, Orange 100% wool, 50g

Needle Size: 3mm

Pattern Size: children's small

Start Date: July 4, 2005

Finish Date: July 7, 2005

Techniques: Cables,

Comments: Easy pattern to memorize. I enjoyed putting the pattern down the instep of the orange pair.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

CIC Socks


Project: Socks for Children in Common


Pattern: Chutes and Ladders, Six Socks Knit-A-Long

Yarn: 100% wool

Needle Size: Size 5

Pattern Size: Child small, 30 stitches

Start Date:

Finish Date:

Techniques: Cables, charts

Comments: First time to work cables, enjoyed this small but.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Soaker for Anouk


Project: Soaker

Designer: Jenny Rasmussen

Pattern: Soaker

Yarn: Cotton Classic

Needle Size: Size 4

Pattern Size:

Start Date:

Finish Date:



Anouk Pinafore


Project: Anouk Pinafore


Pattern: Knitty, Spring 2004

Yarn: Cotton Classic, from the Knitting Basket, Richmond Va.

Needle Size: Size 4

Pattern Size: 18 months

Start Date:

Finish Date: May 2005

Techniques: Shaping neckline and armholes, button holes, assembly

Comments: First time to work with nice cotton, and took some careful tension.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Mom's Socks

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Project: Go Team Socks
Designer: ?
Pattern:Yarn: from a frogged Thrift store sweater
Needle Size: Size 1 DPN's
Pattern Size: Womens Small
Start Date: April?
Finish Date: May 26, 2005
Techniques: DPN, wording, stripped heel
Comments:fun sock

Sunday, April 24, 2005

1000 Stitches

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Project: Socks for Hubby

Designer: Judy Gibson

Pattern: You're Putting me On

Yarn: Merino, thrift store sweater - 80% wool, 20% nylon, very soft

Needle Size: Size 1 Clover DPN's

Pattern Size: Men's large, worked on 60 stitches

Start Date: April 16 2005

Finish Date: April 24, 2005

Techniques: Heel Flap, gussets

Comments: Nices fitting of all socks I have made for him.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Om Yoga Mat Bag


Project: Yoga Mat Bag

Designer: Stephanie Mrse

Pattern: in Stitch'n Bitch Nation, pg. 169

Yarn: Lion Cotton

Needle Size:

Pattern Size: One Size

Start Date: April, 2005

Finish Date: April 12, 2005

Techniques: lace pattern, 7 rows

Comments: Cotton Yarn Stretches Alot - need to wash it as it has grown.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Rags to Riches Socks


Project: Socks for Husband!

Designer: Judy Gibson

Pattern: You're Putting Me On

Yarn: Thrift store, recycled sweater, 100% wool Worsted Weight

Needle Size: Size 2 DPN's - 56 stitches

Pattern Size: Men's Large

Start Date: March 2005

Finish Date:

Techniques: Heel Flap, gussets

Comments: Plain sock - great pattern, east to follow.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Stashbuster Spirals

Stashbusters Socks

Project: Stashbuster Spirals


Pattern: Stashbuster Spirals from Six Socks Knit-Along

Yarn: Lion Brand Lumberjack, Fortissima, Sockenwoolle

Needle Size: Size 0 clover,

Pattern Size: 56 Stitches

Start Date: March 2005

Finish Date: March 30, 2005

Techniques: Useing three yarns together

Comments: Great pattern for using leftovers!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Mittens, AKA Hockey Mittens


Project: Mittens

Designer: Ann Budd

Pattern: The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns

Yarn: Knit Picks, WW Wool of the Andes, Gray

Needle Size: Size 3

Pattern Size: Child small

Start Date:

Finish Date:

Techniques: Thumb Gussett

Comments: Easy pattern, check for errata for the book

Petite Lace Scarf


Project: Petite Lace Scarf

Designer: Jane Davis

Pattern: Knitting with Beads : 30 Beautiful Sweaters, Scarves, Hats & Gloves

Yarn: Knit Picks, Alpaca Cloud, Peppermint - 440 yds/50 grams 1 skein

Needle Size: Clover Size 5 circular

Pattern Size: One Size

Start Date: February 2005

Finish Date: March 2005

Techniques: Knit - Purls - YO's, Reading charts

Comments: This was my first Lace experience. It took alot to get the feel for it and I finally worked with a double strand.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Baby Bear

Project: Bear for Skyler

Designer: Unknown

Pattern: BHG- Austrailian Online Issue, June 2002 - Original Link no Longer works, this was title Knitted Bear and I think I found it in their craft section - Celebrate the Centenary of the Teddy Bear

Yarn: Red Heart - Baby Teri - Wal-Mart

Needle Size: not sure now! I know I didn't use the size called for since my yarn was lighter in weight

Pattern Size: One size

Start Date: January 2005

Finish Date: February 2005

Techniques: shaped pieces, gussets, seaming, shaping with stuffing and thread

Comments: Not hard to do, but lots of pieces envolved, right and left. Mine came out small I though, but you need a nice tight fabric so the stuffing doesn't show. I used store bought eyes.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Lumberjack Socks

Project: Lumberjack Stripes


Pattern: Generic Sock

Yarn: Lion Brand - Lumberjack Color and Bernat Hot Socks

Needle Size: Size 0

Pattern Size: Women's Small

Start Date: January 5

Finish Date:

Techniques: SR heel with stripes


Friday, January 21, 2005


Project: Haiku Sweater for Skyler

Designer: Kristi Porter

Pattern: Knitty - Haiku

Yarn: Lion Brand - Cotton Ease - Color: Popcicle (?)

Size: small size

Needle Size: Simply knit a swatch in garter st to obtain your gauge and copy it into the spaces provided within the pattern. Then, do the math to obtain the appropriate number of sts for your size and gauge. Write these numbers into the "sts" spaces provided in the Pattern.

Start Date: Late December 2004

Finish Date: January 20, 2005

Techniques: Garter Stitch and Seed Stitch, simple sewing together of pieces, I-cord Buttons, Buttonholes

Comments: A good first sweater for beginners, easy to follow pattern