I am just a gal who loves to knit and spin in my spare time and thought it would be nice to share my projects with everyone.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Pink Handspun Hoodie

This hoodie is made from my pink handspun yarn. I used two different rovings for my singles. One single was from a fine wool, pink with varied colored flecks. I had only a pound of this and not enough for a sweater, so I had a friend dye a pound of merino in a pastel pink and plied the two together. The affect was striking. It is light, soft and I love this yarn!
For the body I used a Knitting Pure and Simple jacket pattern. From there I didn't use any one particular pattern just ideas from several. I took ideas from Deby Lake's Neighbor Hoodie by adding a zipper band and zipper as well as the hood. Instead of 1x1 ribbing the pattern called for I went with 3 " of 3x3 ribbing. I definitely made this hoodie to fit my tastes. It is simple to look at but I love it!
In September Deby was here and put in the zipper for my Neighbor Hoodie Vest I knit. For this sweater I had to do it myself and was suprised at how very easy it is to install. It took less than an hour to hand sew it in. I even added a little beaded stitch marker as a zipper pull to match.


Monday, October 05, 2009

Braided Glory

This wrap is adorable! It is called "Braided Glory" by Deby Lake.
I used Knit Picks needles size 8 and Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim Aran. I have always
said I am not really a shawl person, but I have changed my mind. Braided Glory is unique and I can't wait to wear it!!


Flat Feet Socks Finished

I finally finished my Flat Feet Socks. I love the colors. I still need to to wash them in vinegar to set the dye and block them. I was suprised at how well the pair matched.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lady Jane

This vest was such a fun knit!!!! I really enjoyed it. It was such a unique design and after blocking is such a flattering styled vest. I knit this vest with 100% wool I had in my stash.

The pattern is "Lady Jane" and you can find it on Deby Lake's website. Which by the way, Deby came to town to visit me and was here all last week. It was so good to have her here, to sit and knit and visit with me. I dont' get to see her often because she lives 3 hours away. She really cracked the whip and got me to finish a few WIP's. :)

On the needles I still have my "Flat Feet" socks and only need to finish the foot of the second sock. I am about half done with my beaded wrap that I started quite a while ago. I am off of work recouperating from surgery and managed to get a lot done on it. I only have two more weeks of relaxation so I better get those needles a smokin!!!


Anthro-Inspired Scarflet

I found this little scarflet pattern on Ravelry and thought it was so doggone cute. The name of the pattern is Anthro-Inspired Scarflet. I used size 8 Knit Picks needles and the yarn is di.Ve Autunno, 100% Merino. It sure is soft and looked great with my Pea Coat. It was a quick fix in the midst of all of my large projects.


Monday, September 07, 2009

Flat Feet Socks

I bought this "Flat Feet" panel when I went to Stitches Midwest last year in Chicago. I finally got around to working on these socks. I have to say, I really love the hand dyed colors, they are working up beautifully. What I am not crazy about is the fact the curly yarn

makes my stitches uneven. The label says wash in vinegar and block after finishing so maybe it will straigten out the stitches. I am using my old faithful size 2 Harmony Knit Picks needles on these socks.

Sandy's Socks

These socks are done on size 2 Knit Picks Harmony needles with Sockotta yarn. I have the sweetest little sister and she loved these colors so they went to her.


This is a sampler runner I finished for niece Marie and husband Joe. Joe needed something for his bay window. The pattern is from "I Can't Believe I Am Lace Knitting" by Kay Meadors. I used size 7 needles and Catania 100% cotton yarn by Schachenmayr Nomotta. I really liked the texture and maybe someday I will make one for myself. :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Neighbor Hoodie Vest

I am almost finished with my Neighbor Hoodie vest by Deby Lake. All I have left to do is add the zipper. It was such a fun quick knit and I really enjoyed it! I used a chunky yarn, Marble by James C. Brett which is an acrylic and size 10.5 Knit Picks needles.

On the needles I have a little wedding bag for my daughter who is getting married next month and my "Lady Jane" vest both were also designed by Deby. The wedding bag is a free download on her site. I have a pair of socks on the needles and a runner on the agenda for a friend of the family. I suppose it keeps knitting interesting with lots of different projects in the works.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Totally Fraternal

These socks are totally fraternal. I normally like my socks to match as perfectly as possible. This time I just went with the flow. There was a knot in the yarn that changed the color repeats and they were quite large so I just thought I would leave it be. They are fun for a change. The yarn is Sockotta, the needles, size 2 Knit Picks.
On the needles I have the most adorable vest called "Lady Jane". A new pattern by my bestest friend, Deby Lake.


Saturday, May 09, 2009

Spring Has Sprung

The apple blossoms are in bloom, the grass is getting green and spring has sprung. This is my very favorite time of the year. I am outside every minute I can be working in the flower gardens watching everything come to life or enjoying knitting on the swing. My knitting time gets even less during the warmer months so I try to stay with easy, light projects.

These are my Socks That Rock. I bought my yarn at Stitches Midwest in Chicago last August. I had read so much about this yarn and had to try it. I loved it!! I used Silkie Socks that Rock in the colorway, Moody Blues. I used size 2 Knit Picks needles and just made a plain vanilla sock. The colors are so pretty and the socks are so soft. They will be waiting in my sock drawer until fall when I put my shoes back on again.