Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
So my dear Twinster posted on FB that KnitCrate was doing a give away, and I popped over to their page and the next thing you know---I won! It is a Hexipuff set which includes a lot of mini skeins, stuffing, and dpns, and the pattern (which I just noticed that I LOST MINE so hooray). I planned to restart the Hexipuff project now that there's a KAL on Ravelry's ITFF board so, yeah, I'm ready to go!
I hate the Internets.
Flick completely recreated their front page and while it is absolutely positively gorgeous, I can't figure out how to blog from there anymore. If you know, please let me know.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Yarn: Bulky ribbon yarn, I used a ball of Crystal Palace Trio--55 yards. This yarn is very lightweight.
Needle: Size 15, 24" circular needle.
Cast on 48 stitches. Place marker and join for knitting in the round.
Round 1 + 2: Knit TBL.
Round 3: Knit TBL, wrapping yarn three times around needle for each stitch.
Round 4: Knit TBL, dropping extra wraps.
Repeat Rounds 1-4 twice, then repeat rounds 1+2 once more.
Bind off loosely.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Two balls Rowan Cotton Braid (it is discontinued, but I think any bulky summery yarn would work). I used one entire ball and just a bit of the second ball--I've included a section you can skip if you only have one ball.
Size 15 circular needle (24").
Cast on 50 stitches. Join for knitting in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. PM to show start of round.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Purl
Round 3: Knit, wrapping yarn around the needle three times.
Round 4: Knit, dropping extra wraps off the needle.
Round 5: Purl.
Round 6: Knit
Round 7: Purl.
Round 8: Knit, wrapping yarn around the needle twice.
Round 9: Knit, dropping wrap off the needle.
Round 10-12: repeat round 5-7
Round 13: *Knit 8, k2tog (repeat 4 more times).
Round 14: Purl
Round 15-21: repeat rounds 3-9.
Round 22: Purl
Round 23: Knit
Round 24: Purl
Bind off. Weave in ends. Pop on and wear happily!
If you only have one ball, eliminate the final wrapping section (rows 15-22).
I'm wearing mine unblocked at the moment.
I've had these mini skeins of Yarntini in the stash for ever (even before the idea of mini skeins was ever popularized) and haven't known what to make with them---but I was inspired by a cowl pattern that creates stripes on the diagonal (and is then seamed) and I'm creating my own striping pattern. Stay tuned!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
I think there are six 'white' stripe secttons, so I'm getting close to the finish. Kind of loving this. However, adding six stitches to every RS means this is getting LONG! The last part won't go nearly as fast as the first part.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I spent a bit of time organizing my yarn wall today in my own super special organizational system. Here are the contents of these six sock yarn cubbies, going clockwise, starting with the top cubby on the left.
1. Sock yarn I have wound into balls because I really want to knit something with them right away but I don't know what, or sock yarn to wind into balls because I want to knit something but I don't know what.
2. Purple yarns. Um, a whole stuffed dbby of purple yarns.
3. Stripey yarns that make me happy and sing 'we are happy stripey yarns! Knit us".
4. Blue and green yarns. (To the right is 'my own personal sock yarn club'...a skein of yarn bagged with a pattern in order to facillitate knitting of stash. I did that, oh, four years ago.)
5. Yarns that would make suitable socks for Tim.
6. Red yarns, with a few purpley red yarns, and pink on the right hand side of the cubby.
So yep. There's a little tour of my head, um, yarn cubbies.