Thursday, August 24, 2006

Matching Set

I made the wallet and change purse ealier and desided that they needed something to go in . So I went to Knitting Help and checked out there free patterns. The Pattern actually came from Frugal Knitting Haus. After I figured out the differance between knit and purl life was very very good. It took me about a week to get the purl and knitting in the round down. After that it was just remember ing to count and not get distracted.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

HELP!! Knitting in the Round

As you know I finished a scaft. I have desided to add a pair of mittens and hat to the scarf. So I went and bought the needles I needed to knit both the mittens and the hat. First I tried the mittens on the double point needle...yeah that was frustration. So after putting the size 5 double points away I got out the size 11 circular needle to try my hand at the hat. After multipule attempts I put the circulare needle away and went back to my straight needles and projects that are flat. The instruction book that came with my knitting kit was not very helpful on knitting in the round. However I do have the book Anne recomended in my Amazon basket wawiting to be ordered. I might go out to Books-A-Million and get the book instead of waiting.

If anyone has any more books to recomend OR just suggetion on knitting in the round the help would be very apperciatad.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The scarf of aggony

Here are a few of my latest projects. The one on the top is a matching change purse and wallet done with two strands of acrylic worsted weight soft blue and lavender.

The one on the bottom is the scarf from....well you know. It was not an easy project to finish up as seeing it would not stop curling up into a tube shape. Thanks to Anne and the iron it now lays flat. The scarf is also made from Acrylic worsted weight. It is soft blue and soft green.

Since I have finished the scarf, I am going to move on to a chrochet project. I found some yarn that I bought while we where still in Germany, which is going to be turned into a baby blanket for Becky and the newest member of the family. :) I hope to get a good bit of the blanket done while I spend 2 days in the car going to Ohio to see the family.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Beer Cozy

Since Football season is getting ready to start I figured this would be a fun project to make. The Beer Cozy has a level 3 difficulty (according to Knit Knack By Kris Percival)

You will need:

  • 1 ball (100 grams) acrylic worsted weight yarn OR 2 balls scrap yarn (1 ounce each) for a striped cozy.
  • 4 size 6 double point kneedles
  • Scissors <-- duh!
  • yarn kneedle
  • row counter is optional
  1. Cast on 32 stitches onto one kneedle. Divide the stitches among 3 of the needles, with 12,12, and 8.
  2. Join the stitches in a circle and work 5 rounds in knit 2 , perl 2 ribbing.
  3. Work the next 14 rows in stockinette stitches (knit only since you are working in the round). If you want to make a stripe around the cozy, attach the second color beginning at row 9 and return to the first color at the begining of row 17.
  4. work 5 rows in knit 2, purl 2 ribbing.
  5. Bind off, and weave in loose ends with the yarn needle.
*Inprovisation Ideas: Knit the cozy on your favorite team's colors. You can also personalize it by cross-stitching an initial on the front.