Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sideways Scarf

Pattern: my twisted mind

Found this beautiful yarn at Knitter’s Connection in Columbus Ohio.

6/21/10 Cast on 210 and garter stitch all the way!! Drop the first and last five stitches to creat fringe.
6/23/10 Finished! Have to block and will post pic. Wish I had went up a needle size or two, garter stitch is very thick, not much drap at all.

Prairie Boots



Yarn purchased at Knitters Connection in Columbus OH, from

6/25/10 Cast on, GREAT pattern.

6/27/10 Bind off! Gotta find buttons and sew on.

Slouchy Hat



Berroco Ultra Alpaca

6/29/10 Cast on and bind off. Easy pattern!!!

Had to start my decrease rounds at 7” instead of 12” since I was running out of yarn.

The yarn was one of my ‘goodies’ from the Knitter’s Connection in Columbus OH.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bed Jacket

Pattern: Bed Jacket from Romantic Styles
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca

4/4/10 Spent last night winding into balls from skeins. Ready to cast on.

4/15/10 Finished the back.

4/23/10 Body finished, working on collar. The pattern never says anything at all about how to attach the collar.

4/25/10 Started the edging, OMG, this will never end.

5/8/10 Blocked cardi & collar, still trudging throught the edging ....

5/31/10 Sewed the edging onto the cardi last night, still knitting the edging for the sleeves and have to do the icord tie. SOOOO ready for this to be finished.

6/6/10 FINISHED!!!!
If I could give you any advise on this, it would be to knit the edge and when you think you are getting close to the length (mine was about 6 feet I think) start running life lines at the end of each chart repeat.
When you block the edging, which you must do, you'll get more length, and realize that now the edging is too long and you'll need to rip back.
Wish I had run the life lines myself.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Pattern: Bellatrix
Yarn: Wicked - Hand dyed Yarn Superwash Merino Fingering Weight Sock from Twilight knits

5/17/10 IT”S HERE!!! Cast on! Am modifying pattern stitich for toeup/shortrow heels so that I can use every inch of this great yarn.

5/25/10 turning the heels….

5/31/10 creeping up the calves, they are very loose due to the stitch pattern, hope the ribbing will hold them up, or they will be very slouchy socks.

6/20/10 Finished!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Pattern: Karlchen

Yarn: Berroco Comfort Sock & Zwerger Garn Opal Uni Solid 4 ply


5/17/10 Casting on, love this pattern! I’ve used it before. Measure the head, measure your gauge, and then KNIT ON!!! Good basic pattern to modify for charts, stitch patterns, anything you want to do to a hat, this pattern is your starting point.

6/14/10 bound off, weaving in ends. YEAH!!!!