Wednesday, June 19, 2013

More Favorites

I have been finding some amazing free patterns lately. Here are a few more of my favorites:

Happy Knitting!

Monday, June 17, 2013

New Stuff

I have had sock knitting on my mind this past week. My knitting habits seem to come and go in waves, and sock knitting seems to be a recurring one every few months.
After visiting my LYS for one ball of sock yarn, I of course came out with four (there was a sale and I have no willpower when it comes to pretty sock yarn):
1. Sockittome Impulse by Estelle Yarns
2. On Your Toes Bamboo by S.R. Kertzer (discontinued)
3. On Your Toes with Aloe Vera by S.R. Kertzer (discontinued)
4. My First Regia by Regia
I also ordered two books from Amazon that I am anxiously waiting for in the mail:
 Sock Innovation by cookie a
I am really excited about getting some projects done, and in the meantime I am continuing to work on my White Cowl, which I should be done today.
Happy knitting!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I know I shouldn't....

I shouldn't be knitting, but a few rows won't hurt right?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Here is my To-Do List so Far

A week into my recovery, and I am missing knitting terribly. I may even have slipped in a few rows, and then I got into a lot of trouble when my boyfriend caught me. So I am adding patterns to my to-do list and it seems to be getting longer and longer everyday.
Here it is so far (not in any particular order):
Kendrick - Cowl (Free Ravelry Download)
Java Socks (Free pattern from Knitty)
Featherbelle (Free Ravelry Download)
Tequila Shawl (Free Ravelry Download)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Sock Yarn Patchwork blanket

I was so excited to finish school so that I would finally be able to find some time to knit... So as soon as I could, I started this really nice patchwork blanket with my remaining sock yarn from my stash, and I got a lot done in a short amount of time:

It is a free pattern that is available here, and there is a thread here on Ravelry discussing this project and possible trades people want to make. I have already posted my yarn on there if you are interested in doing a swap!
So I was all excited about this project and racing along to finish...

And then this happened....
I somehow managed to fracture my thumb... and I have no idea how I did it. I have to wear the brace for at least two weeks... and I already miss knitting! What am I going to do? I am just going to have to favorite a whole bunch of patterns for when my thumb gets better, until then I won't be getting any knitting done :(

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cat Blanket

Every time I knit or crochet a blanket, my cats seem to lie on it within 5 seconds of me casting off. It's like they have an alarm that goes off in their heads every time a comfy blanket becomes available.
So when I set out to make this blanket, I purposefully did not make it too big because I knew it was going to be used by my cats. That being said, it is a perfectly good lap blanket, or you could easily add more stitches when casting on to make it larger.
Blackberry Stitch Blanket:
Yarn: Ultra Fil Stella (this was a yarn given to me, it seems to be discontinued) - any fine or light weight yarn will do.
Needle Size: US size 13 (9.0mm)
Gauge: Not important for this project, you want a loose fabric so use large needles!
Finished Measurements: 35 x 26 inches
CO 93 sts (multiple of 5 plus 8 for border)
Row 1 - k4, p to last 4 sts, k4
Row 2 - k4, *(k1,p1,k1,p1)into next st, p4tog. Repeat from * until last 4 sts, k4
Row 3 - Repeat row 1
Row 4 - k4, *p4tog, (k1,p1,k1,p1) into next st. Repeat from * until last 4 sts, k4
Repeat these 4 rows until desired length, cast off loosely. Weave in ends and block.
I casted off at 28 inches and blocked it to get the finished measurements.

 My cats seems to love this blanket, and I think the stitches look gorgeous!
Happy Knitting!