Friday, December 30, 2011
Well this is it. This will complete my finished objects for the year of 2011. (I don't think I can whip anything else out before midnight tomorrow.)
Started December 22, 2011
Finished December 28, 2011
Yarn Handspun Wild Ivy in Hooligans
Needles Size 3 Hiya Hiya 16 inch circular.
I really like this hat and I eventually I will make more. I didn't have enough yarn to do the whole 14 inches so I started decreasing at about 9 inches total.
Friday, December 23, 2011
I finished my Christmas knitting. I really don't knit for Christmas but someone asked me to make a pair of socks for her mom for Christmas so I said I would. Her family does "special" things for Christmas and she thought her mom would LOVE a pair of hand knitted socks. I thought it was a really sweet thing to do for her mom.
Hermione Everyday Socks
Socks that Rock Lightweight in Rocktober
Needles 1.5 Knit Picks Circulars
Started November 15, 2011
Finished December 18, 2011
I really enjoy knitting with Socks that Rock it is one of my favorite yarns.
I started a couple of new projects yesterday. I am making the Sockhead hat out of some handspun. The roving was dyed by Wild Ivy Designs. I also started a pair of Jeck socks. I am using Socks that Rock in the River Rock colorway.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I finished spinning part of the Polwarth/Silk in the Tapestry colorway. I have about 250 of a light worsted to worsted weight. It is amazing how much this "poofed" up. I had 300 yards before I washed it and now I only have around 250 yards. I love this fiber and I think that it is one of my new favorites.
I am spinning some Polwarth now. It is the Haunted Vineyard from the KnitGirllls spin a long/knit a long.
Monday, December 05, 2011
Oh how I enjoyed knitting this sweater. Which is a good thing since her older sister wants one like it but in pink.
It was such a fun knit. The only problem I really had was when I was trying to do the sleeves magic loop and I didn't like it so I put it down for a while. I hope I can remember just how much I dislike magic loop knitting. So I don't "try" it again. It just leads to frustration for me.
I think she likes it.
Tiny Tea Leaves Cardigan
Yarn is Berroco Vintage
Needles Size 6 and 7
Started September 25, 2011
Finished December 4, 2011
Sunday, December 04, 2011
My first stranded knitting project that I have ever completed. I used some Wildfoote sock yarn (that I wouldn't recommend) and some handspun. The pattern is the Selbu Modern and I used size 1 and size 3 needles. I really enjoyed making this hat and at some point I will probably make it again.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
I made lots of progress but didn't quite get as far as I wanted. I am just a couple of inches left of being done with the first sleeve on the sweater. The striped socks I didn't really make a goal for but I did knit about an inch on them. The other socks I am in the process of decreasing the gusset.
I am making a new goal and I am giving myself until December 7th. I will finish this sweater, finish one of these first socks and at least work on the other one. I am also going to dig out my Twist cardigan and start putting that in the mix so I can wear it this winter.
The hat I will show off tomorrow.