Monday, December 24, 2007

Hemlock Ring Lap Blanket

This is the Hemlock Ring Lap Blanket. Very easy knitting with Cascade Eco Wool and U.S. size 10.5 needles. This is about 4 feet across making it not easy to block! But the knitting was really easy. This was taken from a doily pattern then just enlarged by using heavy worsted weight yarn and large needles.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Triinu Vine and Leaf Shawl

This took me quite a while to knit, but it was always interesting. It is knit in lace weight 100% cashmere with U.S. size 5 needles. I did not block it hard because I added to the length and width. It measures 90 inches across and 45 inches long. The color is Dark Natural purchased from Colourmart in England.
I would have to look back in my blog archives to see when I started this project. I only know that it took me months to knit. Partly because I had to keep track of every stitch on every row. Other than that, this was not difficult, but it sure looks like it was! I love this one!!

If you ask me for information about this pattern, remember I can not answer your queries without your email address.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Mystery Stole 3

Another finished project! This one took me a long time because each segment was a clue that I was able to keep up with easily. The original design had a wing on one side and the point you see on the other side. When I was working on the wing I was not happy with the asymmetrical look, so I removed the wing. Then started another piece to match the first and graphed the two together.
You can see a glint of the beads through out this piece and that was the effect I was trying for. I finished this piece and blocked it on October 5th. Now I'm back to working on Triinu's Vine and Leaf Shawl.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Icelandic Lace Shawl

Here it is finished! This is a knit along started on September 3rd, I finished mine and blocked it on September 16. The finished measurements are 73" wide - 32" long. I used Jaggerspun Heather colors and a size U.S. 6 needles. This was an easy project and I'm very happy with the way it turned out. I think I might make another one using heavier weight yarn and larger needles. What do you think?

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Icelandic Lace Shawl

This is the Icelandic Lace Shawl. This is a Yahoo Knit along that started September 3rd. The picture only shows the main body of the shawl. I still have to knit borders for it, but I didn't want anyone to think I wasn't knitting! I'm knitting as fast as I can!!
I'm the list Mom for this group, so I had to put Triinu's Vine and Leaf shawl aside to do this one. The pattern for this shawl is free from Knitting Daily. I'm using all Jaggerspun Heather colors and U.S. size 6 circular needles.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Triinu's Vine & Leaf Shawl

This is the beginning of another shawl I'm knitting. I'm using light brown Cashmere yarn from Colourmart in the U.K.
This pattern was just recently translated into English, so there were some challenges, but with the help of my friends, it's coming along nicely. The designer is Triinu Andreassen in Sweden.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Goldie Sox!

This is Goldie Sox! my latest and the greatest of all my sock machines! This is the Bronze New Zealand Auto Knitter manufactured by Jacquie Grant in New Zealand . She only made 4 of these and it is my understanding that they are all sold to U.S. citizens.
What is great about this machine is that it's a compound as well as a regular sock knitting machine. Compound means it has cylinders to make small diameter (children's) socks. The regular means it makes regular or adult circumference socks. Of course with any machine you can make the sock as long as you wish or need.
People are always surprised when I tell them that these machines knit ribbing and heels and toes. Of course the socks are seamless as well.
This machine was more expensive than any of the others I've owned. In fact, I sold two other machines to be able to afford this one. But it was worth it. This is the do it all machine and I love it!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Time Out !

I had to take time out to get a picture of this majestic fella! We call him Spike.
Mystery Stole 3 - Clue 4 finished July 30, 2007
It's getting too long to fit into a picture. I'm using Jaggerspun Zephyr in Ebony and size 4 circular needle. It has beads knitted in, but they don't show up in the picture. I think this will be a Christmas gift for my Mother in law.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

This blue shawl is called Cabo Waves. I knitted this one for a dear friend that is in her 8th pregnancy! Yikes 8th! She is best Mother I've ever known. She lives in a warm climate so I think she will be able to use this a lot. It's knitted with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Columbine Blue. I finished this one yesterday, July 21, 2007.
This is the Horseshoe Shawl. I finished it the first week of July. I made this one for a great Doctor that I see often. She is having her first baby soon and I thought this shawl would be perfect for the "middle of the night nursing" times. It's made with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece yarn in Robin's Egg blue.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mystery Stole 3 - Clue 3

Progress is a little faster now as I am getting use to the lace weight yarn and black color. This has been fun to do with the beads and so many other knitters working on the same project. Clue #4 comes out tomorrow and I'm ready!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mystery Stole 3 - Clue 2 finished

Mystery Stole 3 is coming along, but Boy, am I a slow knitter! Some of the nearly 7000 members have the clue knitted the same day it comes out. It takes me about 4 days. There are 150 rows so far with several beads knitted into the design. This has been a fun project.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Mystery Stole 3

This is the first clue to the Mystery Stole 3. I'm using Jaggerspun Zephyr lace weight in Ebony. There are beads knitted into the design but they don't show up in the picture. The idea of the mystery is we, 3000 + members are given clues once a week. Another part of the mystery is the theme. When the item is finished, we will be told the story behind this lovely knitted stole/shawl.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Finally Finished Robin's Aran Sweater

Finally! This took me at least a year to complete this sweater for my dear husband. I did take long breaks from it to make other sweaters or knit socks. I was hoping to have this done in time for winter, but that didn't happen. The official title of this pattern is "Rick's Aran" from the newsletter "Twists and Turns".

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Here are Great socks that I have knitted with the sock yarn I sell. They are great winter socks that hold up really great even when I wash them in the washing machine. I hang them to dry. I use one of my sock knitting machines to make these socks. I also make custom socks $20. You will have to contact me, I'll send you a PayPal invoice.

Monday, January 22, 2007

New Color RED SOCK YARN $5.99

I finally got the Deep Red color in my sock yarn! I'm knitting socks with it right now, I'll post a picture of the socks when they are finished. This yarn is the same as the others; 1 ply 430 yards 4 oz. per skein 24 stitches = 4 inches on size 3 needle For the rest of the World that's 393 m = 10 cm on 3mm needle
Price is $5.99 per skein