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Monday, December 21, 2009

One Last Thing

Here I was deliriously happy that I can knit FOR MYSELF, exclusively...and then I go and decide to through one last knit project for Lorelei.

My mom made these for Lorelei ages ago...they finally fit, BUT we can only find one.

slippers


They are adorable, so I decided to re-engineer some, in purple. Going at my pace they'll be done...someday. Grin.

MY slipper


I have also been working on other things...I finally finished that old orenburg swatch. It grew...I had wanted to mount it in a shadow box, but it's a foot wide. It'll make a nice dresser topper.

swatchy goodness


swatchy goodness


swatchy goodness


Originally I knitted this swatch as a teaching aide and to help in constructing my Lorelei scarf...but I fell in love with the pattern of this swatch so I decided to go ahead and make a tradition orenburg scarf--with a bit of estonia tossed in for flavour.

Lilac Blooms scarf


Of course I only just started, but hopefully it'll knit up fast.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

ALL DONE!!!

Whew! After 4 hours of sleep I finally finished the last knitted Christmas present!!

Heggie Hog


Isn't he SO cute. He's also incredibly soft. Which is awesome on the finished product, but HELL on knitting hands and wrists. I used a worsted weight cotton, at a tight guage with lot's of k2togs and k3togs. Because I was on a time crunch there was no rest...I had to work thru the pain. Yes, knitting sometimes involves PAIN. Burning, throbbing P-A-I-N!

Heggie Hog


But he's so cute!! And yes I will make another one ALL_FOR_ME! Not sure if I'll try alpaca or cotton. ;-)

In any case, I am just knitting for ME now. Glorious lace knitting, no throbbing, no burning.

Heggie and Gina


Pattern: Smith by Ysolda.
Yarn: Blue Sky Cotton.
Needles: US size 5 and 7.
Alterations: none...I even used suggested yarn.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Kitteh Is Done and a How-To!

One down one to go!

Kitteh Sofee


Lorelei is chomping at the bit for her own knitted stuffy (although sometimes she wants dolly clothes). I am thinking of making her the actual bunny.

As you know I altered the Sophie the Bunny pattern into a kitty, I thought it might be helpful to let y'all know how I made the cat ears, iffen you want to do the same. Grin.

kitty ears


Cat ears instructions.
pick up 16 sts as shown.
knit 2 rounds,
round 3: ssk, k4, k2tog, reapeat.
round 4: knit all
round 5: ssk, k2, k2tog, repeat.
round 6: knit all
round 7: ssk, k2tog, repeat
row 8: k2tog(2)
round 9: k2tog, then break yarn and thread yarn thru loop.

Repeat for the second ear. I also made a garter stitch scarf and boots.

I also included these same instructions on my Ravelry Project Page.

I already started knitting on the hedgehog and so far, LOT'S of fun.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pattern Release: Ribbon Candy

Ribbon Candy as a scarf


I am pleased to announce my newest pattern, Ribbon Candy. This wonderfully versatile scarf can also be a cowl, a wrap or a hood--using the ribbons to shape the scarf.

Ribbon Candy as a cowlRibbon Candy as a hoodRibbon Candy as a wrap


I really loved the yarn I used for this project, Queensland Collection Sugar Rush. The yarn is soft and has a wonderful stitch definition. And the drape--whoa...It also holds it's block wonderfully.

Ribbon Candy


The pattern is available in my shop for $6.00 as a PDF download.

BUY NOW!

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