Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fretful is DONE!

Fretful DONE!Fretful is DONE! Actually it has been done for awhile now. They were on my feet a few days after my last post. The boxy toes are not noticeable after you put them on.

The pattern in Fretful by Twisted Knitter. It is a simple pattern that has made sock knitting with a toddler possible. It really took longer than it should have because the yarn is a bit stiffer than I would have liked.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fretful in Black

FretfulI thought about frogging this one many times, but I kept at it. The colorway does not do this pattern justice. It gets lost in the mottled black and white. It stayed in hibernation for many, many  months. However, the need to knit took over and here we are on the foot of the second sock. A few more inches to go and there will be a new pair of socks for my drawer.

Some miscalculations made a very boxy finish that I will try to duplicate on the second side. New socks.... soon, very soon...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

More progress on the elephant - WIP

Tusks - wip
The elephant is almost complete! Just some straps and a drawstring to go. I ran out of yarn while doing the first strap. An email to the company righted that situation and I have a bit more yarn to finish the second strap and drawstring.  

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Crochet a zoo - WIP

PlaymatI didn't give up, I'm still working on the Crochet a Zoo playmat. It took awhile to weave in all of the ends in the body of this blanket. I even finished the border. I may have picked up too many stitches on the long side, it's a bit wavy.  The greens don't have enough contrast, but my choices were limited, so I'm happy with what I got so far.

The weather has been a humid, so there is not chance of me sitting under the blanket to work on the single crochet detail on the front.

Still a lot more to go... felt trees and stones need to be created, but I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Felt Ornaments - DONE!

Ornaments (for next year) I worked on these during my lunch hour in December and finished them up as the New Year started. I loved stitching them! Stitching is the fun part, now if only I could convince someone to cut out the pieces for me, I would put together another set! The felt pack that I ordered will definitely make two sets. If you are very careful when laying out your pattern, you may be able to squeeze out three sets. Benzie Designs also had a floss pack, but I pulled floss from my stash. I'll be sure to include these ornaments on my tree next year.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Elephant backpack - WIP

Elephant backpack WIPI hope that the holidays provided lots of memories to tuck away in your scrapbooks! As always, I wish I had taken more photos. I have lots of smiles and happy moments tucked away in my head. I managed to make some progress on the project front - here is the first of my updates.

I promise, it looks the same, but there is progress being made on this backpack. I need about 2 more inches to finish up the body. I love the color - real elephant-y!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Elepant Backpack - WIP

Elephant back packI notice that when I make an impulse buy, it is best to start on it right away. Or at least keep it near so I don't forget about it. Earlier this year I ordered a kit to make an Elephant backpack. With the little guy running circles around me, I have found that kits are the way to go. Everything I need is in the bag to start. The kit came with 3 skeins of Morehouse Merino Gator Yarn in two shades of Pebble. I casted on last month and got about half of the bag portion done. It's a simple slip stitch pattern that gives this elephant its texture. Another "slowly, but surely" for me to work on when time permits.