Posts Tagged ‘knitting’


The Vinter Lue was fun to make and fit my son Michael just right. I used the pattern from Knitty (see link on sidebar) with just one adjustment. It called for size 8 needles and I used 10.5 throughout. I don’t know if this was a mistake in the pattern, but so many people on Ravelry were saying the hat turned out too small, I checked my gauge very carefully.  It has been weather-tested in the hills of Tennessee and said to be very warm indeed.


I used Alafoss Lopi yarn in Forest Green and Ecru Heather. The yarn was fun to work with and knit up very fast. I love working with good wool. It blocks up so easily and dries so quickly. You can see other pictures of it on my Flickr account. This project gets 5 stars all around!

I am having a time locating the white Wool-ease to finish the Keyboard Scarf, so it is still on hold… poor Bob!


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Vinter Lue in Progress


I am making the Vinter Lue hat by Theresa Vinson Stenersen. The pattern is free on Knitty. I am almost finished here. I still have to do the front and back trim and the earflap ties. Then I am going to block it. More pictures to come. This hat is for Michael and he will be here Tuesday, so my goal is to get it done by then.

I had to put the Piano Scarf on hold because I ran out of white Wool-ease and I couldn’t find it at Joanns or Michaels. I had to order it online and am waiting for the mailman to bring it. It’s true that crochet takes more yarn then knitting.

 I will post the final hat pictures and all the details when it is done.

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Poor Bob has been waiting a long time for this scarf. It always seems to get pushed to the back of the line. But now that Christmas is over, I have vowed to concentrate on Bob’s Piano Keyboard Scarf. Here you see it before I put the chain on…. one octave complete!


I started this scarf probably more then a year ago. I found the chart and knitting instructions online and started knitting away in stockinette. I wasn’t as wise as I am now, and didn’t realize that without a border this puppy was gonna roll…….


and roll, and roll! I also didn’t like the way the back looked. I got very discouraged and put it away for a while. I thought about lining the back with fabric, but nothing appealed to me. When I finally decided to get this project out and get it finished, I sat down and searched the internet again to see what other people had done. I found a double-knit scarf, but I wasn’t up to that. I did a potholder double-knit once and that was enough for me. I looks very pretty though.


Then I found this crochet version on Cats-Rockin-Crochet blog. It was just what I was looking for. Here is how far I have gotten. I am very happy with it. Bob’s scarf is well on it’s way!

Two Octaves Done!!!


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Holiday Knit Stamps

 Just found these on the USPS website. Holiday Knit Stamps. These are perfect for my Christmas cards. I always try to get cards with a knitting theme. Here is the write-up from the website…

For the 2007 holiday season, the U.S. Postal Service will issue Holiday Knits, four stamps featuring classic Christmas-time imagery designed and machine knitted by nationally known illustrator Nancy Stahl: There’s a dignified stag; a snow-dappled evergreen tree; a perky snowman sporting a top hat; and a whimsical teddy bear.

I had to share these with everyone. I am almost finished with the latest project that I can’t talk about ‘cuz it’s a Christmas present. Can’t wait till I can show all these things I’m working so hard on.

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… and I am avoiding yard work. Here is a Knitting Meme I have seen around and I traced it back to Tingletangle. Mark with bold the things you have ever done, with italics, the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.
Have fun!
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns

Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with bananafiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items

Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffitti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone elses handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool

Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern

Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets

Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

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Monkey head

OK, I couldn’t wait to start the amigurumi monkey! Doesn’t look knitted you say? Yeah, not a lot of knitted amigurumi patterns out there. So I got out the old crochet hook and got working. The ears are done and ready to be sewed on. Ami List has a good selection of free amigurumi patterns. It is here It even has some knitted amigurumi patterns. And there is a Crochet Along with many links to amigurumi patterns. I am adding the button to my sidebar.

I did get a couple of projects finished up and mailed off. A knitted jacket for Alaina……. 

Alaina’s jacket

And a couple of prayer shawls…..

Green Shawl Flowers

Green Shawl

Purple Shawl

 You will see a lot of purple on this blog.

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Beaded Bag 2

Wow, here is the picture full size! I’m getting the hang of it!

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