Friday, 27 August 2010

bolero

I'm currently writing my first knitting pattern for a toddler sized bolero. Its taking a while. Stay tuned.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Violet

Violet

#1 Stefanie Japel = awesome!

#2 My daughter's name is Violet and I MUST make this for her!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

dishcloths and bibs

Here is what I'm currently working on. I'm trying to get rid of all my cotton at the moment. My plan is to not buy anymore yarn until my stash runs completely out!

Organizing

Part 1, books

Here are all of my knitting books. I dont have many because as soon as I discovered the HUGE amount of patterns on the internet, I have only bought books that I REALLY wanted.
Punk Knits
Illustrated Guid to Knitting
Fitted Knits
Baby Knits for Beginners
Crochet Basics
One Skein
Domiknitrix
Stitch'n bitch
A Collection of Afghans
Handknit Holidays

I have made at least 1 think from all the books except the afghan book and Punk Knits.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

I cant believe the response from posting that bib pattern. I feel bad because its not a completely original design. I only posted it because I hoped people would enjoy it, and they seem to be! I'm so happy I did.

Now that so many people like this bib, I feel like it might be time to start posting some of my original knitting patterns. Unfortunately, most of my original knitting patterns have been gifted and I dont have pictures of them, so I guess I need to get cracking on my knitting...

Friday, 6 August 2010

dishcloth turned bib


Girly Bib
 To make this bib I started out with this pattern and altered it.

The Cotton Dishcloth (Once Removed or Dressed Up!)
Designed by: Marion Torgerson
Rating: Easy - Medium
Materials: 1 ball worsted weight cotton yarn, size 7, 8, 9 or 10 US needles. (7 gives a tight knit that is still soft, yet scrubs)  (I used 7s)
Instructions:
Cast on 15 stitches
Row 1 and all odd rows: K across.
Row 2: K3, YO, K to last st, turn.
Row 4: K3, YO, K to last 2 sts, turn.
Row 6: K3, YO, K to last 3 sts, turn.
Row 8: Bind off 3 sts, K2, YO, K to last 4 sts, turn.
Row 10: K3, YO, K to last 5 sts, turn.
Row 12: K3, YO, K to last 6 sts, turn.
Row 14: Bind off 3 sts, K2, YO, K to last 7 sts, turn.
Row 16: K3, YO, K to last 8 sts, turn.
Row 18: K3, YO, K to last 9 sts, turn.
Row 20: Bind off 3 sts, K across row.

To make the bib:
knit this 20row repeat 5 times. 
To make Strap:
BO the first 9 stitches so that only 6 stitches remained on the needles
Knit garter stitch for approximately 5-6 inches.
To make Button Hole
row 1 k1, k2tog, YO twice, SSK, k1
row 2 k2, KFB of YO, k2 
row 3 knit 
row 4 BO


The size is about 0-9 mos. 

Seamless Baby Sweater

The Pattern(updated)

I'm going to start this pattern sometime soon for Violet.

Patons Pure 100% organic cotton in Aqua Plum

I thought this would be beautiful yarn for this sweater. I need to get a contrasting color for the edging.

I started this blog...

To save all the people on facebook.com who have blocked my feed because I post old lady crap like knitting.

So, this blog is dedicated to knitting. And knitting alone!

I also want to be able to contribute patterns to Ravelry.com sometime in the future and feel like I should organize my knitting thoughts/patterns.