Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Swirl hat

Made this for Memphis. It's the Swirl hat and can be found on Ravelry. It looks like a swirl of bright pink strawberry ice-cream....


Monday, September 19, 2011

True Blood charts

I've added some True Blood charts to Ravelry. To see them, you will need to have an account. Enjoy!
Team Jason
Team Bill
Team Alcide
Team Eric
Team Sam
Team Vamp

More coming very soon!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bottle Coozie

Wanted to make another cozy & practice the duplicate stitch as well, so I did both.


Key Cozies

Whipped these both up in about 10 minutes last night. The bright pink was a pain to get the key ring back through, but hubby got out the pliers & made it happen.
No pattern, just made it up as I went based on the shape of the key.
Hook size: E
Worsted yarn on the larger size & some sock yarn on the smaller one.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Simple Mittens

Size 8 straight needles.
2 stitch markers, 1 stitch holder
Large blunt needle

I used Caron Rhapsody. I believe it is discontinued now, but my mother picked this up at the Dollar Tree a while back.
This was my first attempt at knitting mittens..and also writing down what I did. So, hopefully these notes make sense.

pm= place marker
sm=slip marker
Kfb= knit front & back (makes an increase)
K2tog= knit 2 stitches together (decrease)

C.O. 28
K (garter stitch) 8 rows
K1 row, P1 row (stockinette stitch)..repeat for 10 more rows.
K14, pm, k2, pm, k14
K14, sm, Kfb both stitches, sm, k14 (30sts)
K14, sm, Kfb, k2, Kfb, sm, k14 (32sts)
K14, sm, Kfb, k4, Kfb, sm, k14 (34sts)
K14, sm, Kfb, k6, Kfb, sm, k14. (36sts)
K14, sm, Kfb, k8, Kfb, sm, k14 (38sts)
K14, remove marker, slip 12sts onto holder, remove 2nd marker, c.o.2, k14 (28sts with 12sts on holder)
Stockinette Stitch (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 16 rows total.
K2tog, k10, k2tog, k2tog, k19, k2tog (24 sts)
K2tog, k8, k2tog, k2tog, k8, k2tog. (20sts)
K2tog, k6, k2tog, k2tog, k6, k2tog. (16sts)
K2tog, k4, k2tog, k2tog, k4, k2tog (12sts)
Bind off with long tail to sew sides together.

Slip 12 sts onto needle.
Stockinette stitch for 6 rows.
K2tog, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2tog. (8sts)
(k2tog) 4x (4sts)
Bind off leaving a tail to sew sides together.

Turn inside out, thread needle & sew up side of mitten. Weave in end.
Then, sew up side of thumb & make sure to secure it to the main part of the mitten between thumb and first finger. Weave in end.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Tennessee Volunteers Beanie

Hubby's new knitted Tennessee beanie. It's my first knitted beanie (that's not on a loom)...I think it turned out okay. The "T" puckered. Got to work on color changing that doesn't happen all the way around...if that makes sense. However, the tiny checkerboard pattern towards the top was a piece of cake! Loved doing that part. It's also a tad smaller than a normal sized adult beanies b/c my hubby has a bit smaller noggin.
He seems to like it, even with the obvious flaws that bug me. He is so sweet! lol
I'm sure I will be making 2-3 more for the kids soon. I'm already working on the next beanie though. It is black, white, and orange...kind of Tennessee/Halloween colors I guess.