Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Bluey and Purpley Spiral Hat

I liked the homespun yarn from my Aunt so much that I just had to make something right away: A spiraly hat!! It's reversible: on one side the blue pops out and on the other side the purple pops out. You can't really tell which side is popping out in the pictures, it's sort of like an optical illusion. Just take my word for it. I usedthis free pattern without the pompom. I also made the blue stripes reverse stockinette and the purple stockinette, which made the blue pop out, and vice versa on the wrong side. That's what made it reversable.

Next on the to-do list: a spiral scarf in this yarn!

Merry Knitsmas

I took pics with my new camera of all my knitting related christmas stuff.charms

Tags and a little stamp that says "toadily handmade" and has a little frog on it.
And this is my mom modeling my finally finished bag!Here is the project post for it. This is my youngest cousin Carly happily wearing her knitted items.
This is my oldest cousin Jordan with his knitted items.
Dave, my other cousin, wouldn't model long enough for me to get a good picture, but my brother modeling his stuff is here

Three balls of homespun from my wonderful Aunt Dawn! She has three kids. I wonder who picked the colors....

And finally, little knitting charms. The one on the left says I *heart* knitting, and is for an italian charm bracelet. The one on the right is for a dangly charm bracelet and is a ball of yarn and needles.

Giguntic Felted Bag Finally Finished!

Lots of alliteration there in the title... but I did finish it!! I altered this pattern. (pdf file) I made the bottom twice as wide and twice as tall, picked up double the stitches, and did double decreases before and after the markers when working the body of the bag. I also added a flap to it and used 10 stitch handles. I just knitted the handle until it was long enough, no i-cords or twisting. So, here is my mom wearing it: And here's a closeup: Yay!!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Have a Jolly Knitting Christmas.....

Just telling you that I will have pics of all the christmas FOs eventually. My new camera is having a problem connecting to the computer and I refuse to use my old one. So just wait.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Senior Center Knitting!!

Today I get to go to the senior center and have a knitting christmas party for 2 hours!! Cookies, and knitting, and fun, and knitting, and the people who taught me to knit, and knitting, and swiss chocolate, and knitting, and oh yeah, knitting!!! I also have a friend that learned with me from the same people, I really hope she would come. Yay!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Little Sweater!!

I made this little sweater for my cousin for christmas:


It has a little clotheshanger, which I cannot closeup photograph, and an R embroidered on it. I used some of the leftover baby yarn from their pillowswhich was most of their christmas gift. I have to make a blue H one now for my other cousin. Back to work!!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Sock Pics

I finally took pics of my first pair of socks!! I used this free pattern and Red Heart Luster Sheen. I would have taken them earlier except that the socks weren't in my sock drawer nor were they in the dirty or clean laundry baskets. Apparently they were in my hamper because they were clean the next day.

Favorite Band Swap::What I Recieved

If you've seen the Weezer Bag, Weezer iPod Case, or the Weezer Keychain, you know that in this swap, you tell your partner what your favorite band is, and they make you something with your band on it. you make something with theirs. I recieved a stenciled shirt with my favorite band flyleaf's logo on it.

I haven't gotten the chance to take pics of this yet so here's me::


And a closeup on the logo::

The shirt is actually alot darker than the pics. Stupid cheap camera...* And the shirt is actually just the blue part, but I like the layered look.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

New Style!!

I finally got around to constructing a new style and new looks. It may be too bright and blind some of you, but it's my blog and that's the way I like it. It took me like 1 hour to mess with the CSS & stuff, and I'm happy with it. So puleeeze don't comment saying you are blinded. I'm not. I'm happy. =)=)=)=)

Pics of Stuff

I just realized I haven't put up pics of lotsa stuff. So, included for your viewing peasure, here they are::

My dad's tube socks, made for his birthday in October. Yes, that October. I forgot to take pictures for so long... He got many holes in them.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The first half of my brother's christmas teddy.This is probably the blurriest picture I've ever taken...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A pink cousin christmas scarf.Or at least half of it... the other half of the pic looked like some kinda alien!!


Ok, even though you may be dying to see more wip pics, I have promised myself NO until I get my newcamera for christmas that is WAAAAYYYY better than the cheapy one I have now. So you just wait....

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Felted Bag Story

Ok, so I just resarted a felted bag I'm making. You're probably thinking that "felting will cover up a mistake". Well, it will. But not this one. It's my mom's christmas gift. She bought 2 skeins of cascade 220 and said they were 100 yards each. I found a pattern where I need 200 yards, but the patterns usually lie to me, and even if I have correct gauge I end up using alot less. So I thought that would be fine. But then I started knitting and realized that it really wasn't 100 yards that I had, but 100 grams. I had 440 yards. But that's not where the dumbness ends. After checking gauge, I started knitting. I started the pattern for the bottom of the bag, then decided to see how big it would be when I felted it. I read somewhere that if you felt something you should CO how many you want the actual size to be plus 20% of that. So I found 5/6 of the stitches and measured them. (Do a little math here!) They were way too short for the bag I was making. So then I thought that if I have 2 skeins of the stuff I can just double size all the stitch numbers & decreases. So I ripped out and started over. blaaaa

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Ring-a-ling

I was searching for some knitting blog rings on google. And all that came up were rings where they reqired you to be 13+ years old. Anybody know of any rings that let you be younger??

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Hats and Hobo Glovies

Pics, finally.



For my cousin Jordan::


And for my cousin Dave::
My brother makes a lovely model =>

Think they'll like their christmas presents??

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Gosh, the weather is so cold my blog is snowing! And I shall have pictures of my socks, which are now **FINISHED** and my hats for my cousins. The End.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

SocksSocksSocksSocksSocksSocks

Yes, me making socks. Although I just learned to knit, socks already. All the instructions were clear in the pattern I used after I watched this video on how to turn the heel, pick up gusset stitches, and decrease gusset. So the pattern I got at this pattern generator. My gauge was 7 st/in and i put shoe size 5. Socks look fun, alot of math and shaping and complication. My favorite :).