Monday, February 16, 2009

Miniature Cowichan Cardigan

I finished this on Thursday. It still needs buttons but other than that it is done! It was really fast, it only took me 9 days or so. :) I used Cascade 220 and size 3 needles. Here is the ravelry link for it.

I have a skein of dark blue Lion Wool that I wanted to use up so I'm making three 3-block strips and then I'll sew them together and it will be a blanket for my doll. I'm using blocks from the book 200 Knitted Blocks. No pics yet though.

I bought 2 skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran when I made my Fetchings but only needed one so I'm making a hat/neckwarmer out of the other skein. If I have enough yarn, it will be a hat. Otherwise it will just be a neckwarmer and then I'll make a little scarf for my doll. It's about 2 inches long so far.

I'm also going to make this for my doll because the velcro on the skirt that came with her is messed up. It doesn't close properly anymore so she just sits everywhere in the house with a shirt and her underwear and no pants (Miss Violet of LnV would approve). The only problem is I don't have any cotton yarn of a neutral color or that is blue. Her pants won't have pockets though.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Sweaters and a Snail

These are my Breeze socks. I used Patons Stretch Sock yarn and this picture isn't the greatest but oh well.
This is the Miitten I made. I only made one because I didn't feel like making two and I'm not giving them to anyone so it doesn't matter. If I get bored sometime I'll probably make the second one. I wanted to make it because I love playing the Wii! My sister bought one in December and it's awesome!
This is a Mochimochi Land snail.
I wound my STR yesterday and I took a pic of it because I thought it was so pretty! I wound it without a swift or ballwinder, alone, and there were no serious tangles! Amazing. (I hate winding sock yarn hanks usually).
Here is my Something Purple Sweater. Yes, my shirt has a penguin on it. The penguin has a heart on his belly but my sweater is covering it. ;)
I bought the button at my LYS. It's really pretty. I even found matching brown thread at home to sew it on with!
Here is my sweater on the floor.
I actually finished this a while ago but never took a pic of it! It's the Baby Bolero from the One Skein book by Leigh Radford. This was my first time sewing in sleeves and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
This is my current progress on the Miniature Cowichan Cardigan. After the twisted rib, it got a LOT faster. I have 5 more stockinette rows to go and then it gets interesting.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Finally some pics!

This is some Regia sock yarn I received for Christmas. I have one skein of this and since I just made a pair of ankle socks from a 50g skein of sock yarn with a lot of yarn left over, I think I would be able to get a pair of socks with an inch or two or three of cuff from this. Or a hat or mittens.
This is Cascade 220 that I'm currently using to make the Miniature Cowichan Cardigan. I'm still on the twisted rib which is really annoying me because it is a lot slower than regular rib but only like two and a half or three rows to go so it'll be okay.

This is a neckwarmer that was inspired by the ones that Tiennie made. I made it before she posted the pattern but I figured it out. I cast on 100 stitches and knit 2x2 rib for 5 inches and bound off. Actually I still have to weave in the ends (oops) but here it is. It only took me 3 days and I used Knitpicks Swish Superwash in Delft Heather.

This is the Plymouth Sockotta sock yarn I received for Christmas.
This is some stripey sock yarn I got for Christmas. I think I will make plain vanilla stockinette socks out of these or ribbed socks with a cable or two mixed in.
This is my My So Called Scarf that I finished on December 27. It's so soft! I cast on 24 and got about 5 feet of scarf from 1 skein of Malabrigo in the color Shocking Pink. I didn't actually measure it, but it is about as tall as me. I didn't think knitting scarves was fun but I liked this pattern.
This is my Socks That Rock in the Purple Rain colorway. I'm winding it right now so I can make the Embossed Leaves socks from the Favorite Socks book. It's so pretty!
I am pretty pissed off at the cold weather. I just want spring to start so I can start growing plants and stuff! I go to school, it's cold. I go home, it's cold. I go outside, it's cold. The only place it's actually warm is in my bed. Here is a pic my sister took last year or something. It's on my desktop because I don't like winter. flower pic

My dog comes in my room every morning around 6 or 6:30, sometimes earlier, and jumps on my bed and stays there. It's so cute! She even does it if I don't have school because she thinks she needs to wake me up for school every single day. Jasmine