Friday, March 28, 2008
This was made to snugly fit my small hands. My wrist circumference is a little less than 6 inches. This pattern is very easily modified to fit a range of hand sizes and can be changed to add pattern, colorwork, or whatever your heart desires! The pattern is in a multiple of 4.
DK weight yarn of your choice, one skein/ball is enough (not much used for this project).
US 2 dpns, 4 of them
Small amount of waste yarn
Cable Round: *Put 2 stitches on cn, hold to back. K1, K2 from cn, P1* repeat between the * to end of rnd
Cast on 48 stitches, join round (Careful! Don't twist!).
Rnds 1-4: Work 2x2 ribbing
Rnd 5: Cable round
Rnd 6-11: *K3, P1* repeat between * to end of rnd
Rnd 12: Cable round
Rnd 13-19: *K3, P1*
Rnd 20: Cable round
Rnd 21-45: *K3, P1*
Rnd 46: Using waste yarn, K7. Slip those 7 st to left needle, K7 again (knitting those same stitches again), continue in K3, P1 rib
Rnd 47-52: *K3, P1*
Rnd 53: Cable Round
Rnd 54-56: *K3, P1*
Carefully remove waste yarn and put live stitches on needles (7 on lower needle, 6 on upper needle). Bind off 7 lower stitches, pick up 2 st and bind off, bind off 6 upper stitches, pick up 2 st and bind off.
Weave in all ends. And there you have it.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Here is a new pattern I designed. Fingerless mitts. Shawn named the pattern 'The Timiae Special.' Strange, but I like it anyway. This is from the Bumblebee Fields I spun up. You can kind of see in the top picture the neat cabling on it.
Now for the wedding stuff!
Shawn's brother (Cory, he's 3 months younger than me) got married today! Haylee, his wife, is very sweet and I'm glad she's my sister-in-law (well, almost, but it's too complicated to say my fiance's brother's wife!). She does have an irrational fear of birds, though. It was a nice, simple wedding. A lot of work beforehand, though! But I'm looking forward to my own wedding.
Enough rambling for now. I just have weddings on my mind :-)
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
-Knit at least 2 pairs of socks a month. Not really just a spring goal, but something that I'm working on for spring!
-Knit up the Flickering Flames wrap. I have the yarn, just need to modify the scarf pattern into a wrap and make it.
-Spin all the fiber I have! It's really not much, maybe 12 ounces.
-Card all the locks! That's kind of a chore. Not that it's really all that much that I have, maybe around a pound, but washing is a pain and waiting for it to dry is the worst. I have no patience.
-At least get started on, if not finish, a new felted messenger bag for me using the Patons Classic Merino Shawn's parents got me for Christmas. It will have a dinosaur on it.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Blogless In NJ is the grand prize winner! Roving and stitch markers for you!
Christy B is getting 8 stitch markers!
Emily is getting 8 stitch markers as well!
I will be contacting you guys (or contact me if you left no contact in the comment) and will be getting the stuff out soon!
Thanks everyone for entering the contest! It was fun... I may have to have contests more often!
Now, for what we did for St. Patty's Day... it is Spring Break for Shawn and me. We are at my house right now and yesterday was pretty uneventful. We took Moma out to Chinese for lunch (Daddy was napping) and drove around Zebulon looking for a place with free wi-fi. Of course, the places I knew that had it had closed down. So no luck there. Then we rented movies from Movie Gallery (Dan in Real Life... loved it. Hitman... very good. No Country for Old Men... not so much). Shawn and I rode horses and then I trimmed Acorn's feet (Winchester and Rowdy were trimmed Sunday). Then we spent the night watching movies. Not very St. Patty's Dayish, huh? I did wear green, though no one else did! Shawn says he should wear orange since his family is Protestant Irish. Whatever, he still got pinched!
Monday, March 10, 2008
We had an exam this morning. Ugh. It was in Intro to World Religions. Not a bad class and not a bad prof, but the tests are a little difficult. 25 multiple choice and an essay. Multiple choice is easy, you say? Well, he makes sure to toughen it up. A lot of tricky ones that will make you second guess yourself or be torn between 2 or 3 of the choices. The essay wasn't too bad. I much prefer an essay exam to a short answer one. I can get myself through an essay and spit out an impressive one, but short answer... either you know it or you don't. I may or may not be posting the grade on this one...
I am loving the comments! Interesting stories! I bought more stuff for stitch markers this weekend.
I was working on the Side Step Socks, but realized that they are too big for me. So, I frogged both Saturday and am now almost finished with the leg on the first one. I'm having to use dpns since I don't have US 1 circs. But I do enjoy dpns... probably more than the 2 circs, but it's just so much slower to finish a whole pair. I should have the first one finished by Sunday and would have made a dent into the second one. Shawn bought me some great shoes last week. They have a little heel and show off socks well. I love them.
Shawn's brother is getting married in a little less than 2 weeks (Saturday after this). My future sister in law, Haley, is having her bachelorette party the Thursday before and her bridal shower the next day (the day before the wedding). Of course, I'm going to both. I need to find a gift, though. I don't know anything about all this wedding stuff and what you're supposed to do. Is there a gift for the bachelorette party, the shower, and the wedding? If so, I will just have to pick one of those to bring a gift to. I'm poor. My old best friend is having her bridal shower this coming Sunday. Moma and I are going. Not sure what to get for her either. I'm a little nervous about going as I will be seeing a lot of people I used to know. I'm so antisocial. I hate seeing people I used to know. Moma is the same way.
Shawn's youngest sister, Jessi, is going to be my maid of honor. We've been doing some pre-planning on the wedding and have some great ideas. I can't wait. Oh, and the Blue Skies Alpaca is IT! Yay! Shawn loved it. It's perfect. AND.... I got the pearls for it this weekend! They're fake, but look nice and have a big fat hole in them so I can string them onto the yarn. Michaels, on sale for like 2.50 for 300. I just need to get the right needles and I'll be starting on it soon!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Here's the real funny part. I start working on the mouse. It's knit in one piece, starting at the nose. I am doing this gift entirely in my handspun (even the stuffing is reject handspun yarn) and am using some purple/pink Norweigan wool I spun up over Christmas. Look at what I have so far:
Even the colors are working against it! Maybe it's just our minds in the gutter, but that looks very... um, risque? Is that the right word? I don't know. But I do know that it's very amusing, especially next to the snake...
Now that I got that out of my system, I love the comments everyone is leaving! They have been great to read. I've decided that I will be drawing a third winner for stitch markers. I'd actually like to send everyone some, but that's a lot to make! I'm not sure my bead collection is large enough.
I went to Cast-on Cottage today and got some yarn. Nothing too jaw-dropping, but any yarn is good yarn to me. Here's what I got:
DreamBaby DK by Plymouth Yarn Co. Very soft and very inexpensive. This will be used for making preemie hats.
Berroco Comfort Sock. This is entirely synthetic, but so so so soft and 100% safe for the washer and dryer. I'm not a fiber snob entirely.