Tuesday, August 28, 2007


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Some FOs and my dog

While I was at horse camp, my sister bought a skein of Lion Brand Wool in Ocean Blues. I made her a cell phone case and I'm going to felt it today or tomorrow. I had a pattern that I saw that was something like this but I can't find it again. I cast on 36 stitches on size 9 dpns and knit in stockinette for about 6 inches. Then I cast off half the stitches and made the flap and I did a whole bunch of k2tog's until I had 3 or 4 stitches left. I also made a small buttonhole on the flap. Then I sewed the bottom up.

Pre-felting dimensions:
Height without flap: 6"
Height with flap: 8 1/4"
Width: 4"

I made a Cupcake Critter yesterday! I found the pattern here. I made it with SnC cotton in some pink color. I forget what it is called. It is crocheted.

Tomorrow we are getting cable so I can watch Knitty Gritty on Friday! I will also be able to watch all the horse racing that's on ESPN like the Breeders Cup! I was so mad when they switched it from NBC to ESPN because we only ever had basic cable but then I got my grandparents to tape it for me. I also have a few random pics of my dog Jasmine on my bed. They are pretty cute. You can read her blog here. She doesn't write that often, but it is interesting anyways.

Friday, August 24, 2007

I finished my socks!

I finished the second sock yesterday! It fits perfectly like the first one does. The stripes on them match almost exactly. Today I also knitted a mini sock out of my sock yarn since I have a lot left. It is so cute and I finished it when we were at Applebees for supper since it can fit in my purse.

I also made an apple. I still need to make an icord stem out of brown yarn but it is otherwise done. The pattern is from here: apple

My sister just learned how to crochet! Today she made a little bird. The pattern is from here: bird
We went to Michaels twice today! The first time was to get a size G crochet hook and size 6 needles. Then later we found the other G crochet hook that we thought was lost. The second time was to get an F crochet hook and plastic googly eyes for the birds my sister is crocheting.

I also have a little bit on my Cascade Fixation ankle socks.
If anyone saw the last post before I deleted it, I was in a really bad mood when I posted it. I was mad because I was having problems with my sock. I thought it was long enough to start the toe decreases but it wasn't so I had to frog it a bit. I got it all figured out though. Then I didn't know where my camera was so I couldn't take pics of my socks.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My second sock is on to the foot portion now. I hope to finish before the knit night at my LYS tomorrow so I can show everyone my finished pair of socks. They think I'm a child genius or something because I'm already knitting socks and stuff and I'm only 15. I'm the youngest one at the knit night.

Last week I was at horse camp. It was really fun. I went to Hoofbeat Ridge Camps in Mazomanie, WI for the Adopt a Horse Week. I adopted a cute pony named Star.

The last time I was at my LYS I bought a skein of Cascade Fixation in color 9442 and I'm going to make a pair of ankle socks with it. I think knitting socks is fun!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Sock 2 update

I had to frog what I had done of the second sock (like 3 rounds) and then I started again and I messed up again! But then I looked closer and found my mistake. Instead of doing knit 2, purl 2, I accidentally did purl 2, purl 2. It's all fine now and I have approximately an inch on it now. :)


I finished my sock today! It fits really well. I started the second sock but I think I messed up the ribbing so I will have to start over. x.x It is taking forever to start this second sock!

I started a ballband dishcloth yesterday and I will probably finish it tonight. I'm using SnC in Playtime and Black.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Dishcloths and Sock

I redid the Wisconsin dishcloth pattern with cotton yarn just so I could see if it would look better since I can knit better now. I ran out of the purple yarn halfway through so I switched to robin's egg blue yarn.

I'm on to the foot of my sock. I've been procrastinating and starting other projects so I am still on the first sock of the pair.

In April I made a dishcloth for a yahoo group called Monthly Dishcloths. It is called Diamond Drop Lace and mine looked completely different from everyone elses. Today I redid a little bit of the pattern in pink/white yarn. I got a big (12oz) skein of it at Michaels for $2! It still doesn't look perfect but it looks better.

the blueish one is the one I did in April.