Monday, March 31, 2008
I am hereby updating my gift-a-long to do list:
1. Hazy Paves scarf - mom - Christmas gift - December 1
2. Felted clogs - husband - Christmas gift - December 15
3. Baby afghan - friend - new grandbaby - October
4. French Market Bag - friend - birthday - June 1
5. Cupcake - friend - birthday - July 1
Wish me luck. And I wish you all happy knitting.
1. Cell Phone Sleeve/husband/ belated valentine's day present
2. Golf Club Cover/husband/anniversary gift/May 1
3. Set of 3 Can Cozies/ brother in law/aniversary gift/may 1
4. Hat/husband/belated valentines day - yes this is still the hat I have been making for months. I just am not motivated. He can't wear it anymore and it is nice, I am daydreaming about lighter knits right now and just can't focus on it. It may not get done this month either, but having it on here helps me at lest to make progress on it.
Here are my entries for the Quarterly Challenge.
A hat knit for my brother for Christmas 2008. The yarn is from Brooks Farm Yarn Mas Acero and the pattern is Paris-Roubaix from Knitspot.
I made a matching pair of mittens using the same yarn and pattern.
I'm also knitting the matching scarf (but it isn't an entry)
I hope I can get my computer issues fixed so I can post more regularly. I have enjoyed seeing everybody else's stuff.
Now that I know how socks work I will be putting socks on my monthly list and ones with a pattern..lol
Hope everyone gets to get their items in on time..your all doing a fantastic job!! Making my list longer...lol
Now on to making a April list!!
I made them with 1 ball of country blue, Beehive/Patons Shetland Chunky (50gr) ball.... Can you tell how long I have had this yarn! hehe Any way... they knitted up quick and easy. I have the one sewn and will sew the other with in the hour.
Going to make a few purple ones this time and then some red.
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- Shedir hat / SIL #2 / Christmas / December
- Fetchings / friend's mom / Christmas / December
- Baby hat / baby / baby due date / April 18th
- Golf club cover / Mom / birthday / mid-March (for mailing)
And here's the Fetchings (second Q1 submission):
Both of these were knit to spec with the suggested yarns, another first! Loved both projects. Hope the recipients do as well! I LOVE having something done for December in MARCH!
The baby hat also turned out fabulously; and I've even started the baby sweater. The golf club covers are up for debate. It's clear that 1) I don't do duplicate stitch very well, and 2) I have no idea what shape a golf club is. Hopefully my mom will give me some feedback so I can make some more and add changes if necessary :)
Next to ponder is the April list! I'm expecting a little one so the list will be short. Very, very short.
1. fininsh that stupid skarf! (DONE!! It only took me six months.!!)
2. a hat for my old roomie, by monday night!!! (DONE!! The malabrigo was totally awesome, even if I did finish it late, and had to mail it off)
3. start a babette (at least 10 squares). ROLLOVER
4. start a pair of socks (my first ever) ROLLOVER but I did swatch for them.
5. a slouchy copy cat hat for my sister. (to be kept in queue until I want to make this.)
6. a ripple afghan (by MAY) ROLLOVER I am half way done.
7. four dishcloths ROLLOVER again with the halfway dones!
in april i also want to swatch for a CPH, cast on some fingerless gloves, and maybe a pair of Mosey. i know that seems like a bunch, but I am hoping that I get quite a lot done in april, as I will be having two weeks of vacationing, and traveling by car.
And sorry for the lack of pictures, but it is 2:30 in the morning, and I don’t feel like dealing with my camera
The Snow Girl Outfit
Made from Caron Simply Soft in Off White with Soft Pink and Bone stripes. The scarf and hat have been done for quite a while but the sweater I'll be going to the devil...lol Potty mouth I was at this baby..I had a hard time with the way the pattern was written, but I fumble through it and well looks good to me! I finished it with the buttons I had on hand, but I most likely will change those out once payday is here. But it is DONE!! That's my second QC!
Now to finish my sock which is just about done so hopefully be posting that tomorrow after I get home from work! Its my last item for March so I'll be making my hook fly so it done by tomorrow.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Finished items for March:
* Pidge Podge (Xmas present)
* Cup Cozy (Xmas present)
* Burgundy Helter Skelter socks (Xmas present)
* Pink Helter Skelter socks (Xmas present)
* Maine Morning Mitts ('just because' present)
I'm really pleased this gift-a-long is keeping me on track, and I won't be panicking nearer Xmas!
Thinking about next months gift list ...
Also finished up the felted mice for my cats, which, were sadly ignored. Luckily my mom was quite impressed!
1 more set of Bib and Hat for another pregnant co-worker.
Working on a Kitty Pi for my 2nd cat who we adopted about a month ago. I'm excited because its my 1st attempt at knitting in the round. I got it onto circular needles last night. Just started it March 25th so I'm pretty proud of myself!
Also cast on and I've done about 5 rows on a baby blanket for my friend due in July. I hope to have that finished by May.
And, I know its too late for the 1q Challenge, but I bought yarn to make Christmas Present scarves for 2 friends of mine.
First up is SotSii Clue 3 completed! I do not recommend working with cobweb weight lace for your first ever lace project. Trust me on that! I can't tell you how many times I started over or frogged rows and tinked back stitch after stitch. And learn the value of life lines in lace! You can see that I have two still in mine currently.
Next up is the Stained Glass Afghan that will probably be a year long project. The blanket requires 357 squares. I am hoping to have the squares completed by November so that I can put them all together in December.
Pattern: Stained Glass Afghan from Vanna's Afghan's from A to Z
Yarn: Lion Brand Chenille
Hook: size H
Lastly are my first pair of socks!! I love the yarn I used!!
Pattern: Tidal Wave
Yarn: Sheila Rovelstad Designs Sock yarn (Ravelry link)
Needles: Addi Turbos size 2 - 12"
Modifications: I switch to a short row heel and I carried the pattern down the top of the foot.
I had posted about the Fetchings in an earlier post. Now to figure out what I'm going to do in April!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Will post pictures later - I have to find the camera. Not sure where I put it. I might of left it at my mom's at Easter.
That should bring me up to 11 finishes for the contest. I wish it was more but work and life are getting in the way of the knitting.
I am so excited!! Here are the three projects that I completed for March!!
Here they ARE:
This is Sheldon from Knitty
He is a baby gift for a friend.
I know...I didn't knit these but I am so proud because this is the first outfit that I made with the sewing machine I received for my birthday! This dress is a baby gift for my great-niece.
These are socks that I made for my Husband
Straun, by Yosolda
Spiral Conch Hat - great for a little one.
my own design... newborn... due june
hot water bottle cover...
pattern testing for a fellow raveller... gift for mum of the above newborn... due june
one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater...
my own design... for above baby... due june
mudkip cuddle toy...
my own design... for my son's birthday... mid april
adult afghan/wrap/throw/something along those lines...
my own design... for dear friend's 40th... mid april
Here is Poncho Pig making his modeling debut. Just imagine if I made a scarf that actually fit him.
As I mentioned earlier I left my knitting bag with most of my current knitting projects at my parent's house last week. So I had no choice to cast on something new. Fortunately, I had something on my list of Christmas gifts to make.
I bought some Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Paint at Hill Country Weavers last fall. I probably could have made this scarf a little wider, but I wanted length over width. It only took me a little more than one and a half skeins in colorway 8817. I also used the wooden US size 8 knitting needles I got in my Knitters Scavenger Hunt package.
This is the same ribbing I used in this scarf and this scarf. I'm not sure if it's technically the Brioche Rib or the Eve's Rib. (Hence the name.) I used the stitch I found in this pattern. It's a great stitch, and I love how it looks with the hand painted yarn. I also like the way it pooled diagonally.
I'm including a bonus WIP, a simple fun fur scarf out of Lion Brand Fun Fur Stripes. The yarn was provided from a friend from church, who asked me to some scarves out of it.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Michelle W (in Oz) xxx
Here's my modified March list:
Carryover: Celtic Cable bag/S bday/March 16 => DONE
Wrap Cardi /Isabel/March 22 => DONE
Thrummed Mitts/DF/March 31 (getting too warm - will add to future winter list!)
Malabrigo Lace scarf/Xmas/March 31 => DONE
Jaywalker Socks/tbd/March 31 - doubt I'll finish these, but have a couple of days left!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Since I was working on finishing this project, I was unable to start my 2nd project for the First Quarter Challenge - drat!
1. Gift Item: Tura Maeve Dress in blue (pattern) (ravelry)
Recipient: My niece-to-be
Occasion: Baby being born
Deadline: March 30 (shower date)
Other info: It was a huge hit at the baby shower this weekend. Thank you so much for all the comments and the support!
2. Gift Item: No Sew Slippers in Bohemian Green Tea (pattern) (ravelry) by Kate Pullen
Source: 10,000 Great Ideas
Recipient: Chris, my boyfriend
Occasion: Cold Feet are an occasion right?
Completed: March 25, 2008
1. Gift Item: Thermal (ravelry)
Occasion: Because I haven't knit anything for myself in awhile and thought I was due
Deadline: This month baby
Other info: So I finally got off my lazy butt and started the second sleeve. Now there's even hope of me finishing this sweater in April as I had hoped! Pictures ^___^
2. Gift Item: Cabled Fingerless Mittens
Deadline: December 2008
Other info: I have the yarn, and I plan to knit using a cable pattern from a book I got for my birthday. This item is being carried forward from March.
3. Gift Item: Hand bag or Purse
Deadline: December 25, 2008
Other info: something like the pics below
Deadline: June 7, 2008
Other info: I've purchased the yarn and chosen a pattern. Here's the yarn:
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Can tell the right one didn't turn out exactly the same, but its just a bit big so I'll be throwing it in again. But they are finished!!
The progress on my sock is coming along as you can see, just need to finish this one up and I'll be done my list.
It sure looks huge too, but does fit.
Now for that dang sweater for my Q1 Challenge, I need to get to work on it still. Hoping to get that done, just so I don't have to deal with it anymore..lol
Hope you all have a great knitting/crocheting day!!