Monday, January 24, 2011

the finish line!

A few of my most recent finished projects were both knit flat! I'm a huge fan of flat knitting, and using a whip or kitchener stitch to round them out :)

First up, a pair of mittens that I knit flat on straight needles. It's a recipe I made up, but it's not polished yet. I still have to write up my thumb instructions, before it can be complete. Now... if I can just remember how I knit the thumbs :p

Punta Yarns Merisoft space dyed aran weight in "berries", was my choice for this project. A simple whip stitch was all I used to bring them together.

Next, hot off my size 7 needle tonight! A flat knitted slouch hat, Ziggy, by Woolly Wormhead. Peace Fleece worsted weight in a lovely color (I love the name!) "Mir Atlantis Periwinkle" is the yarn.


Stitched up with a darning needle and kitchener stitch.

Thanks to my friend Shawn, who was so sweet to model my hat for me. She's also wearing a Rasta Neckwarmer she made with the recommended Malabrigo Rasta chunky yarn suggested for the project

Saturday, January 8, 2011

insomnia and creativity

More pics and a mitten recipe to come for a WIP I started tonight. I've been wanting some nice snug mittens made just for my hands, and decided if it was really going to happen, I'd have to make them myself. ;) One mitt down, with just the thumb to go, then on to number two!



Aran weight Punta Merisoft Yarn on 5's. Yum!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Reasons To Knit Even If You Are Young

  1. Because you can appear to be so engrossed, even while knitting a garter stitch scarf, that you can ignore annoying, non-knitting people without appearing rude. Seriously, how could they know?

  2. Because developing a yarn habit is cheaper than developing a smoking habit. Usually.

  3. Because you can knit a sweater to get rid of a boyfriend you are no longer interested in and save yourself all of the awkwardness.

  4. Because it’s as mobile as a cell phone without the ridiculous fees for features you never use enough to justify the fees.

  5. Because when you finally do get to the old folks home, you will have something to do with your hands besides stuff your face full of jello.

    {Weekend Knitter}


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

a home for a rasta hat

Over a year ago I completed a "bad dreds day sampler hat" using bits of yarn I had received from a Phat Fiber box. Alone, the poor hat languished, not unloved but never really worn either. Today that changed - a head (home) was found! I should have known from the beginning that even though it looked awful on me, it would look awesome on my sister-in-law!

Here are a few pics from right after the cast off. I can remember this day! It was nearing 100 outside and I was making a wool hat! (maybe you can tell from the shiny face! LOL) I'm also pretty sure I was knitting while wearing a bathing suit LOL