Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I have been working on a few of projects this past week and they are mostly Christmas presents. I figured that I wanted to get a huge head start so that I can finish everything that I want to do since I have already started getting requests for things.
Winged - The second sock that I have casted on from the book Sock Innovation. This sock took me a while to complete since there are so many cables - but this is the pattern my sister specifically asked for. They are beautiful though.

Fanned - The third pair of socks from the book. I completed the first sock and it did not take me long at all. I love knitting lace so this is a treat for me to do. I usually pick up this project when the other socks are getting to be too much. These will be a Christmas present for my mother-in-law.
Grandpa's Hat - As you can probably guess from the name, this will be a hat for my grandfather. I made him a hat a few years ago and he loved it, and says he wants another. I hope to make him two hats by Christmas. This was started when I was waiting for the oil to be changed in my car. Great project to pass the time.

Sock Yarn Patchwork Afghan - Added two more squares to my afghan. Will be adding more squares as I finish more projects. I should probably start weaving in ends... (free pattern here and there is a KAL going on for those wanting to make one)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

And more socks...

Finally finished the pair of socks that I have been knitting for my boyfriend. I had one ball of yarn that I casted on with, when I went to the store to buy more... well they didn't carry it in that colorway anymore. Just my luck. I managed to find someone on Ravelry willing to sell me two more balls, but since I didn't have the ball band I couldn't match lot numbers. There is a slight difference between the colors but it is not too bad.

BF Socks:
Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks FX in Cascade Colors
Needle Size: US 2 (2.75mm) DPNs
Pattern Source: Thermal Textured Socks
I love the result of this textured pattern, they fit great and look fantastic. I would definitely recommend this pattern for anyone looking for a good pair of socks for their man!
I had enough yarn leftover to make these baby tube socks which turned out really cute:

These were a super easy and quick knit! The free pattern is available from Crummy Knitting.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New needles

I was so excited when I ordered new knitting needles online I could hardly wait to get them. I discovered that you can buy circular needles for socks... that means no more double-pointed needles! I can't believe it took me so long to find these.
I got three different sizes, US 1, 1 1/2 and 2:

The 1 1/2 needles were originally what I was searching for because a lot of the socks in the book Sock Innovation call for that size. Then when I found out I could get circulars, I got the other two sizes also.
I have casted on for my second pair of socks from the book using the addi turbo needles:

Kristi is a pattern that was chosen by my sister for her Christmas present. It has lots of cables so I am glad I have plenty of advanced notice for this pair!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Blue Cowl

I found this gorgeous yarn at a craft store and couldn't help myself, the colors are beautiful and it is so soft. So when I got home, I realized that this yarn would be perfect for a cowl, and I started searching through my favorites on Ravelry and came across a great pattern that was perfect for this yarn.

Blue Cowl:
Needle Size: US size 9 (5.5mm)
Pattern Source: Canaletto Cowl (free Ravelry download)
I followed the pattern for the bigger size, but because I used a larger needle size, I only did one repeat of the banded eyelet pattern the second time. This made it large enough - and I only needed to use 1 ball of yarn for it.

My aunt had mentioned that she wanted a blue cowl, so I will send her a picture of this one to see if it is what she wants. If not, then I will add this one to my growing collection of cowls and make another one for her!
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, July 11, 2013


I signed up to do a test knit for a bearskin rug. Fuzzy the Small Bearskin Rug is worked in two pieces - the body and the head. The instructions were really easy to follow and I absolutely love the end product:
Yarn: David Grains Iceland Lopi - 2 balls
Needle Size: US size 10 (6.0mm)

This was such a great fun knit and I love the way he turned out!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sock Love

After receiving the book Sock Innovation by cookie a, I decided to knit the Kai-Mei socks first.
Cozy Socks:
Yarn: Sockittome Impulse by Estelle Yarns
Needle Size: US size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs
Pattern Source: Sock Innovation

They were a fairly quick knit and the pattern on the foot kept it interesting. Love this pair and I can't wait to make some more socks from this book.

There was enough yarn leftover that I was able to make this pair of baby socks using the pattern Cozy Little Toes (free Ravelry download). They were quick to make and they are so cute! 

White Cowl

I love wearing cowls in the winter, they keep me nice and warm. There are so many great patterns out there, and this is one of my favorites.
I used some fingering weight yarn held double for this project. I don't know what kind of yarn it is, it was just in a plastic bag that was given to me. It does have some shine to it and the stitch definition is great.
The pattern I used was originally free, but now will cost money to get. Featherbelle is a well-written pattern that was interesting to knit and made a really nice cowl.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Baby Stuff

I had a bunch of left-over worsted weight yarn from previous projects, so I made some baby stuff!