Sunday, July 20, 2014

Before and After

This is before






This is after




This was my first time felting. I think the slippers turn out nice. They fit great. The pattern is a DROPS Design, Pattern no EE-279. 

This is a free pattern at www.GARNSTUDIO.com.

The yarn is DROPS ESKIMO MIX, Colour 21. This is 100% wool. I used 2 skeins of yarn for the woman's size small, using size 10 US needles.

I will definitely knit this again.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Gemini

The Gemini Tee is what I have been working on. So far, a real easy knit. I'm knitting size medium. I tried it on after the sleeves and it seem to fit well. I'm knitting with Knit Picks CotLin in Pomegranate on size size US 6 needles for the body and size US 5  for the lace and ribbing. I'm following the pattern exact, no mods. I can't wait to finish and be able to wear it.


This is not a very good picture. This color is actually a lot darker.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Things I Love and Don't Love

I'm home today from work with a very bad cold. My daughter hooked me up with some doterra oils to help me feel better. So far so good. I stayed home just to get rest. I work at a very stressful place and could not imagine working all day with this cold, it would probably have made it worse.

So, what have I been doing. Well lets start with an order from Knit Picks. My boyfriend said that he would buy me some yarn, he thought that would take my mine off work. Like I said my work place is very stressful.

Anyways, this is what I ordered, and yes it did make me feel better.


The only item not shown are the Yarn Ball earrings. The yarn on the right is Wool of the Andes Sport, color is Mink Heather, this is a sport weight 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. I would like to knit the Commuter Fingerless Mittens with this yarn. The yarn in the middle is Imagination, color is Ginger Bread House Hand-Painted, this is a fingering weight 50% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Nylon. I can't wait to knit a pair of socks with this yarn. The yarn on the left is CotLin, color is Pomegranate, this is a DK weight 70% Tanguis Cotton 30% Linen. I am planning on knitting the Gemini top with this yarn. This is the part of the order that I loved. The item that I did not love was the Sock Knitting Needle Holders. Nope, did not love them one bit. I ordered two and I sent both back. The problem I had was when I put my needles in the holder it snagged my sock. I was very disappointed. These holders are made of paper board and kind of cheap in construction. The return/refund was very easy so that made up for the disappointment.

And now some more disappointment


I love the yarn it is also from Knit Picks. It's Felici Fingering Self Striping. I'm on my third try, knitting these socks. Just a reminder, gauge is important. Yep, I did not swatch and did not even check gauge. I kept thinking these seem a little tight and sure enough, they were. I knitted the whole sock even put in the afterthought heel. It wasn't until they were just completed that I  tried them on. Soooo, I ripped out both socks and started over with larger needles. I got past the cuff and to the third stripe and again said to myself I think these are still going to be too tight. Again I ripped out and will try again. As they say third time's a charm. I'm crossing my fingers.




Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy 90th Purple Lady.

The Purple Lady of Santa Maria turned 90 back in the early part of February. Here is a picture of her with two of her sons.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

New Podcast

If you like watching podcasts you might enjoy this one The Must Stash Girls.

Check it out.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wingspan

Here is a picture of my Wingspan


This was knitted with Drops Delight in the 11 colorway with size US 4 - 3.5 mm needles. This is really small! I could not tell from looking at all the pictures on Ravelry that it would be so small. I have no idea how to wear it. I'm even thinking of just ripping it out and using the yarn for socks but I'm not sure if that will work because I blocked it. My boyfriend usually likes what I knit but he just gave this a weird look. He said just leave it for now. So that is what I'm doing for now, just leaving it.     

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend

I did not go out shopping for Black Friday sales, but I did get this on sale http://www.craftsy.com/classes/knitting. I enrolled in the Toe-Up class. The instructor shows you three different toes, Moccasin, Wedge, and Short Row toes. Three different heels, Afterthought, Gusset, and Short Row heels. Three different techniques, DPNs, two circular needles, and Magic Loop. I just started the class so I don't have much to review. I like that she shows toe up with DPNs, that's the way I like to knit socks, but who knows I may choose a different technique. If this works out I may enroll in The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan class.