Friday, August 23, 2013

Decadent Socks

I finished knitting my socks over a week ago, but just now got around to posting them on my blog. I adore the color of this yarn. I have two people on Raverly who test knit the sock pattern for me, and I want to thank them, so Thank you Jean and Linn!
I am keeping this pair for myself!

A Tea Cosy

I knitted this tea cosy for a swap on Ravelry. The pattern is from the book "Gifted" by Mags Kandis.
I embellished it by knitting in two colors and adding knitted roses and mice. A big thank you to Janet McMahon for her pattern of baby mice on Ravelry.
I think this turned out really cute! I used Philosopher's Wool for the body of the teapot cosy and scraps of other wool for the flowers and mice.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Decadent Socks

I have been working furiously on my design. I have scribbled erased, knitted, frogged, and knitted again. but I have finished one sock and am quite happy with the design. The picture below is not really very representative of the color as it was taken with horrible flash, because the day was so overcast.
I am now busy deciphering my notes and have started on the second sock. I will have to make some adjustments before I will be ready to publish the pattern, because I have little quirky things I have done that will have to be clarified. I am very happy with the design and am trying to come up with a name for the pattern. For some reason, the color makes me think of Paprika! This is closer to the real color of the yarn.
So back to knitting!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Decadent Socks

 I cast on my socks August 1 with hand dyed Superwash 100% wool from Woolbearers and #2.5 needles. I have finished the first 15 rows, and I love this yarn. Everything is going smoothly so far.
I am designing these socks myself and they will be called Red Wine Socks.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


I knitted these socks for Jerry for Father's Day. They are knitted from Lion Brand Classic Wool.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I just finished knitting this little bear and his clothing for a sweet little friend!
I hope he likes it!
It was really fun and easy to knit!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Three Months! Unh-Uh!

Okay, so I have been bad, very bad to neglect my blogs for so long!

I finished the Hedera Socks finally!
They were not fun to knit, I kept forgetting to knit through the back loop, and I ran out of this yarn about 1 1/2 inches from the end of the toe, which is why my toes are over the other toes! I tried to find more of this yarn, only to find that it was discontinued, so I ordered the same color, but with a slightly different content, and it really didn't match. The socks are for my daughter, and she didn't mind the mismatch, so I guess all turned out okay.
Meanwhile, I knitted these socks, and I love them. They were fun to knit and they fit like a glove! I really like the unusual way they were knit and this was the first time I did a short row heel.
I'm keeping these for myself!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Hedera Socks

I have been knitting the Hedera socks from the book "knit. sock. love." They are the first socks in the book. I started them about two weeks ago and it has been slow going. The pattern is easy and once you get the repeats down it is actually really easy. I don't know why I have so much trouble following the repeats. I have to actually stop and check each row when I finish to make sure I put in the right amount of yarn overs. I have finished one sock and am now about a third of the way through the second, but I keep putting it down and going to other projects. The yarn is really pretty and easy to work with, so it isn't the yarn. 

I am using Pagewood Farm Denali in the colorway of Grasshopper, which is a really close match to the color of the sample in the book. I am knitting with #1 dpn needles. 
Well I guess I'll just keep plugging away until I am finished.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Design

I have been working on a new fingerless mitts design this month and have finally finished knitting two pair to try to check the pattern for errors or confusion. The first pair were knitted with Sensation Kashmira yarn, which is a very lovely yarn that has been discontinued. Sensation Kashmira is a worsted weight wool, but is actually more like a DK weight. I love the red colorway, and I really designed these mitts for Valentine's day. I was exploring ideas about hearts and x's and o's, but I love the idea of the lines apart, then meeting and parting again, thus the name Sweet Partings.  I knit the second pair with Paton's Classic Wool DK Superwash. The Paton's is very nice, but not as soft or defined as the Kashmira.
 This is the Sensations Kashmira.

 This is Paton's Classic Wool DK Superwash in the color way of Eggplant.
This pattern is available as a free download on Ravelry.