Friday, October 28, 2011

So little time (or lack of concentration?)

So much has been happening and I've been so busy. Sometimes it feels like I start on one thing, get halfway done then get distracted. Eventually though, things get done. Here are a few projects in the works or are finished.

One Byte Sock is finished.

A new robe for Miss L the Younger

Close up of robe. The trim is from the ribbon section of Hobby Lobby.

Knitting Needle Case for Miss L the Elder

Inside view

Bolster Pillow with leftover fabric & trim

A few bibs for charity.

More charity bibs (although only 1 is shown.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Some Christmas Gifts

I finished up a couple of Christmas gifts for the kids today. Being in a bunk bed, Mr. M needs something to hold books and things, so I made him this:


I finished a little jumper for the elder Miss L and today I made a little bag to go with it. I like it so much I might make a few more for gifts and such. It will hold a skein of sock yarn nicely I think.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Decisions, Decisions

What to do?
  1. Cast on new socks for Six Sox Knitalong? probably
  2. Work on Roy's Byte sock since I haven't finished the first yet? nah
  3. Work on new baby blanket design? nope
  4. Finish hand towel? nah, need to do that for mindless knitting.
  5. Work on Ben's Christmas gift? definitely not since I somehow messed up on the count in Intarsia and will probably rip the whole thing out & start the shark over again.
  6. Work on Lauren's Christmas gift? same as the hand towel.
  7. Hand sew the hem on Lorelei's Christmas jumper? the words "hand sew" ought to give away that idea
  8. Work on Micci's Christmas gift?  hands are still healing from steam burns over the weekend from the iron.

New socks it is. Gorgeous yarn. Bright, cheery, remind me of Fiesta, particularly since I bought them during Fiesta - on sale, of course.

These are Roy's new sock (second still has to be made, of course). The pattern also comes from Six_Sox_Knitalong but is an older pattern. They are called Byte Socks and mine read "I Love Roy" going around with "half space love half space" going down the heel flap.

Daisy Mae (or Flower Petal) Baby Blanket


My Flower Petal Baby Blanket is finally uploaded.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Birthday Fun

She liked her hat

September 22nd was my heart granddaughter’s 7th birthday. She loved both her new hat and new robe.

Her cousin enjoyed the ice cream. Someone enjoyed ice cream.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Birthday Gift

Miss L the Elder has her 7th birthday is this week. Her mom was busy looking at fleece a couple weeks ago at the fabric store but didn’t get any. I went and got some yesterday and this is the finished product:

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Hard to tell but there is jumbo hot pink Rick Rack around the collar section which goes all the way down.

The other thing I made her was a picot slouchy hat. She loved the one I made my sister-in-law but I couldn’t find the yarn, so used a different one:

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pretty Maid Soap Cover

Pretty Maid Soap Cover

Approx 2 oz Kitchen Cotton (Model: Sugar ‘n Cream in Country Stripes)
#8 (5.0 mm) needles
Size G crochet hook (optional)
YO = yarn over
SSK = slip, slip, knit
K2tog = knit 2 together
M1 = make one – slip right needle under bar between the two stitches. Lift and place on left needle. Knit into the back of the lifted stitch.
*abc* = repeat between asterisks
Cast on 44 stitches using knitted cast-on.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8: K2, P40, K2
Rows 2, 4, and 6: K2, K1, *SSK twice, (YO, K1) 4 times, K2tog twice, K1*, K2
Repeat Rows 1-8 a total of four times for body of dress.
Waist & Bodice
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K1, SSK 10 times, K2, K2tog 10 times, K1. (24 sts)
Row 3: K1, SSK 5 times, K2, K2tog 5 times, K1. (14 sts)
Row 4: K5, SSK, K2tog, K5 (12 sts)
Rows 5-7: Knit
Row 8: K3, M1, K6, M1, K3 (14 sts)
Rows 9-11: Knit
Row 12: K4, M1, K6, M1, K4 (16 sts)
Rows 13-15: Knit
Row 16: K5, M1, K6, M1, K5 (18 sts)
Rows 17-21: Knit
Row 22: K5, BO 8 sts, K5
Row 23: K5, CO 8 sts (using “e” cast-on), K5
Row 24: K1, SSK, K to end.
Repeat Row 24 until there are 3 stitches left. K3tog. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Optional Ties
With size G crochet hook, make 2-50 stitch chains. Attach at waist & tie in back.
Designed & copyrighted by Anne Haas. 2011 For private use only.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Some favorite 2011 FOs

Tunic & Hat for Miss L the Younger's fourth birthday


Test knit shawl for Holiday Mystery Gifts group


A chemo hat for my sister-in-law in Sinfonia Cotton


Chemo hat for sister-in-law, but this Miss L the Elder wanted to keep it. Too bad.

About time

I have been busy. Currently I have on the needles:
  1. Test-Knit Stole
  2. Brittany Jumper in pink for a great niece
  3. Hearts and Ribs - my own design based on about three different patterns - for my heart granddaughter's birthday
  4. Shark Vest for a nephew
  5. Jacket for a niece
  6. A series of hand towel designs for Holiday Mystery Gifts