Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Drawers

Here's a peek in 
a couple of my
Sock Drawers.

Ahhh, my Favorite color family !


YeeHaw, does Gerry love to knit sox,
or what .  .  .


Mostly my Grandmother's.


Short on conversation today,
but you are in my thoughts
this Holiday time.


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Sunday, December 11, 2011

I ♥ Purple

First time working with Malabrigo Lace weight yarn
I was concerned about the fabric - but have found it's fairly substantial.
Not lacy, just light weight
in this top-down seamless cardigan.

It's so simple, 
just Stockinette stitch.
Check out my Rav Project Page for more about the ADRIFT pattern.  

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This cowl knit in Malabrigo Worsted
began as a slouchy beret.
Worsted weight yarn - slouchy - Gerry's head
do not make for a compatible outcome.

The Cable/Lace pattern  [Nouveau Bohemia] is a real winner.
I lve it.

Rather than frog the Slouchy
I decided to make it a cowl.
This is going to be great when winter really sets in.
Not only warm, but really soft and lovely feeling.

If you are interested in making either the
check out Photo-Knit-Dog Designs.


These purples
make my heart happy.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's All About Yarn - - -

Yep, it is all about yarn
projects this post.

Let's begin
Into The Woods

Toe-up, Afterthought Heel,
Stockinette with a 2x2 ribbed cuff.
[2 knit stitches-2 purl stitches]
Hand dyed by

 There is still one more skein of Highland Handmades in my Stash ! ! ! ! 
This time in
Royal Purple
Regal Magenta
Powerful Reds & Oranges
Throne Room

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Also, began and finished 
a scarf.
Yes, another Stockinette project.
This time using a Size 12 needle.
Great change from the Size 0 
used knitting those socks. 

 A couple of yards of Stockinette Scarf ! ! 

A person could wrap it 'round the neck several times and be as warm as toast this winter.

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By the time I finished those two
I had to have

I turned to my In-Progress
fingerless mitts. 

I spent some time learning how to carry floats in colorway while working on these

There are loads of how-to videos on The Net

Gail at todays agenda 

Gail made a very good tutorial showing this

btw, Gail is a most creative talent whether it's knitting or sewing
or where I first noticed her
Give her blog a look
leave her a comment
tell her I sent ya.

There's a rhythm to doing this .  .  .
if I could only keep that rhythm.

I'd be going along just fine
DANG ! ! ! 
back to the really concentrating to get going again.
But am truly happy to learn this technique.

Here is where I began just letting the floats, well, float for the five stitches between color changes.
Yesterday I learned to carry that ‘float’ along each of those five sts. 

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Cold weather has hit mid-MO.
Yesterday our first snow of the season fell.

Must of gotten about an inch of the white stuff.
Which is mostly gone today.
Yeah ! ! ! ! 

Sure glad I've knitted those half-dozen
shawlette/shawls these past six months.

Put another log on the fire ! ! ! 


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